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加州大学伯克利分校

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加州大学伯克利分校,University of California berkeley(UC Berkeley)学校概况         加州大学伯克利分校,University of California berkeley(UC Berkeley) 是州立加利福尼亚大学的9所分校中历史最久、最著名的一所。1868年创建于奥克兰市,1873年迁至伯克利市,1952年采用现校名。学校实行1学年分3学期制。学生每学期应修习15个学分。研究生部负责管理全校各学院研究生的学习。该校的研究生部是美国最大的研究生部,研究生占学生总数的三分之一,每年约有500名研究生获得博土学位。1966年,美国教育理事会评定该校为美国最杰出的研究生培训中心。本科生院招收中学毕业生,学制4年。学生修满180个学分,可获得学土学位。本科生院还配合研究生部培养研究生,授予硕士和博士学位。专业学院以培养研究生为主,招收本科高年级学生或具有研究生程度的学生,除授予硕士、博士学位外,还授予专业和学术研究等学位。教学单位为系和跨系科的组,共100多个,其中跨系科的组30余个。此外,学校还没立研究所与研究中心,以及大学推广部等。学校在暑假还开设暑期班。        加州大学伯克利分校,University of California berkeley(UC Berkeley) 在加利福尼亚大学董事会领导下,由校长负责管理学校。该校设学术评议会,处理学术事务。该校的劳伦斯辐射实验室、劳伦斯科学馆、古生物学、动物学与人类学等博物馆,以及可容纳1万名观众的希腊式赫斯特剧场等设施,较为著名。图书馆由总馆、莫菲特大学生图书馆、21个分馆和许多专业图书馆组成,藏书5百多万册。伯克利分校的师资力量雄厚。1983年,在1500名教授、副教授和助理教授中有124名全国科学院院土和全国工程科学院院士,其中包括11名诺贝尔奖金获得者。学生入学条件较严格。学生大多来自本州,约有11%的学生来自其他49个州,还有6%左右的学生来自世界80多个国家。学校规定报考该校的本州中学毕业生必须在高中阶段学习历史1年,英语3年,数学2年,实验科学1年,外语2年,高级课程1年或2年,考试的平均积分为3.3分或学习能力倾向测验的平均成绩在500分以上者方能入学。        加州大学伯克利分校,University of California berkeley(UC Berkeley) 占地1230多英亩,它从伯克利城区一直延伸到林木覆盖的伯克利山麓。校园内终年绿树成荫,草坪如毯,花开不谢。80多座巍峨的建筑物散布其间,更显得清幽典雅,让人流连忘返。在校园深处德维内尔人文大楼后面的广场上耸立着一座高塔,它就是伯克利分校的标志性建筑――萨瑟塔。萨瑟塔是仿照威尼斯圣玛可塔的式样设计的,塔高307英尺;塔内有12个大铜钟,大小不一,最大的重达4118磅。萨瑟塔的顶端还建有一个48个钟铃的报时钟。大钟每天敲响三次,报时钟24小时报时,钟声悠扬,在整个校区久久回荡,别有一番情趣。登上塔楼,纵目远眺,但见旧金山市鳞次栉比的楼群,水天一色的海湾,状如长虹的金门大桥,一切都尽收眼底,使人心旷神怡。 该校设有15个学术部门:1个研究生部,5个本科生院(化学、工程、文理、环境设计、自然资源)和9个专业学院(商业管理、验光配镜、教育、新闻、法律、图书馆与情报研究、公共卫生、公众政策、社会福利)。  
专业排名
综合排名 21
计算机科学(CS) 4
化学(Chem) 3
生物学(Bio) 4
电子电气工程(EE) 3
数学(Math) 5
物理学(Phy) 6
机械工程(ME) 3
经济学(Econ) 6
环境工程(EnvE) 2
土木工程(CivE) 1
工业工程(IE) 3
生物医学工程(BME) 13
材料科学与工程(MSE) 6
化工(ChemE) 3
统计(Statistics) 2
社会学(Sociology) 1
法学(Laws) 10
传媒学(Communication) 74
商学(Business) 7
艺术(Arts) 35
基本数据
本科录取率: Unknown
本科学费: 31022
本科书本杂费: 1307
在校本科生人数: 24767
学生教师比: 16.0 : 1
SAT数学要求 620 - 760
SAT语言要求 580 - 700
SAT写作要求 600 - 710
成功毕业率: 0.9
平均课业负担: 15学分
专业排名为 USNews 2012 最新数据,基本数据由CollegeProwler提供
简评

Before its recent campaign to improve food, Cal’s poor campus dining gave prospective students a reason to attend UCLA instead. Now, Cal Dining is proving itself by offering the nation’s first all-organic salad bar and hiring gourmet chefs to design meals. While everyone likes to make fun of dorm food as second-rate to local dining, no upperclassman would turn down a free "swipe” to Crossroads, which is why when the dining halls are open to the public during move-in days they are packed with older students. The huge, 800-person capacity commons is clean, modern, and gives students more of a buffet-style setting, rather than a cafeteria atmosphere. Most students buy a lunch item at the Golden Bear Café and catch dinner at Crossroads. The other on-campus restaurants serve less-enticing entrees with less variation, but they are nonetheless good places to grab a quick snack or sip coffee and read. Most students also agree that the meal plan is a good idea for incoming students because it’s considerably flexible, convenient, and affordable, and it gives students one less thing to worry about when adjusting to Cal.

 

Every cafeteria offer a several entrées each night, a soup and salad bar, an American entrée like chicken and potatoes, pizza, burgers, sandwiches, Asian, Mexican, and pasta. There is always at least one vegetarian option, sometimes to the point that there’s no strong “real meat” entrée available. Also, almost every cafeteria offers soft-serve ice cream and several dessert options, which are inconsistently good. Almost everyone agrees that while the food is nothing compared to local restaurants and most stop eating at the cafeteria after freshman year, it is fine.

 

UC Berkeley was designed to be the “Athens of the West,” and its beautiful Greek architecture is definitely admired by students. After the initial design, however, any goal at uniformity was abandoned, leaving the campus with a random mix of styles and designs that mirrors its mismatched, eccentric personality. When it comes to academic facilities, Cal can’t be beat. Its libraries and research laboratories are some of the best in the world and are available to students. The school definitely delivers in other areas, as well, without making students feel spoiled. Many students say they’d enjoy a few extra cardio machines or newer computers in the library but agree that neither is a necessity. There are several places to study on campus, and it’s easy to find a room for a club meeting. Likewise, the campus is spotted with athletic fields, and the gym is big enough to accommodate the student body. The University has also found a prominent place in the arts community with its renowned Zellerbach Playhouse, which serves as home to some of the most celebrated groups and performers throughout the year.

The two most complained about facilities are the student medical center—the Tang Center—and the Career Center. While Tang offers many services, including free counseling, students often joke about the poor quality of the treatment. Furthermore, it is a pain to use the facility if you don’t buy the school’s insurance plan, SHIP. The Career Center is several blocks away from campus and requires an appointment for most of its services. This makes it difficult to drop by and ask a question or to explore the Center’s programs and services. Toward the end of school, many students feel anxious about what to do next and have to rely on the Career Center’s mediocre website for guidance. However, the Career Center does provide weekly e-mails that inform students of internship opportunities and job fairs that occur on campus.

 

Berkeley has never really prided itself on its “hot” guys and girls, maybe for good reason. While some conventionally and exotically attractive guys and girls can be spotted on campus every day, most Berkeley students choose to focus on their activities, schoolwork, and friends, rather than their appearances or clothing. Many guys complain about the small proportion of physically attractive female students at Berkeley. For the most part, girls exert very little effort into their appearances, and it definitely shows. The girls, however, are not without their complaints about the guys at Berkeley. Many complain that the guys at Berkeley are either too shy or uninterested in the opposite sex to initiate a conversation that could lead to a possible date. Due to these factors, the dating scene is barely existent.

Although the opposite sex at Berkeley may not offer much from the dating perspective, both sexes speak highly of the opposite sex as friends, conversationalists, and activity partners. Many students have interesting opinions and beliefs and, for the most part, seem to be down-to-earth. The guys and girls at Berkeley appear to have their heads on their shoulders and respect each other for their intelligence, activity in the community, and high level of motivation.

Berkeley has never really prided itself on its “hot” guys and girls, maybe for good reason. While some conventionally and exotically attractive guys and girls can be spotted on campus every day, most Berkeley students choose to focus on their activities, schoolwork, and friends, rather than their appearances or clothing. Many guys complain about the small proportion of physically attractive female students at Berkeley. For the most part, girls exert very little effort into their appearances, and it definitely shows. The girls, however, are not without their complaints about the guys at Berkeley. Many complain that the guys at Berkeley are either too shy or uninterested in the opposite sex to initiate a conversation that could lead to a possible date. Due to these factors, the dating scene is barely existent.

Although the opposite sex at Berkeley may not offer much from the dating perspective, both sexes speak highly of the opposite sex as friends, conversationalists, and activity partners. Many students have interesting opinions and beliefs and, for the most part, seem to be down-to-earth. The guys and girls at Berkeley appear to have their heads on their shoulders and respect each other for their intelligence, activity in the community, and high level of motivation.

It may seem surprising to hear people refer to Berkeley as a “college town.” At a school so large, you might not expect people to feel like they’re regulars every place they go, yet with its relatively limited number of quality places to hang out, study, and eat, this reputation makes sense. For some people, it’s a good thing because with a school as large as Berkeley, the feeling of closeness in the community is a nice counterbalance. But for others, the closeness is more of a nuisance than a true benefit. While you may see the same people on your way to school every day, they’re often people you don’t know by name, or people you want to avoid.

 

The city of San Francisco is a nice escape from the college town doldrums—it’s a necessary reminder of what the world outside of the “Berkeley Bubble” is like. If you manage your time well, going to the city—or anywhere outside of Berkeley—doesn’t have to be an all-day affair, and you can fit this breather in easily between class, studying, and extracurricular activities. Also, many clubs and student groups organize events outside of Berkeley for people to attend during the week and on weekends. Getting outside of Berkeley’s altered reality is not only good for your social well-being, but it is helpful for maintaining your grasp on the more moderate outside world.

 

Berkeley’s nightlife is quaint. There are a few popular bars that almost always promise the same lot of people every night. Then there are the few choice bars, farther off the path, that Berkeley kids who are sick of the tired local scene often escape to. But, according to the majority of students interviewed, being involved in the Greek scene is the easiest and most surefire way to have a rocking social life, though an awesome night out is entirely possible if you aren’t in a sorority or a fraternity.

If you’re not going Greek and you’re tired of the same bar-goers you see every night at Kip’s and Blakes, then your best bet is to head on over to the most romantic and arguably hip city in the U.S.—San Francisco. Anything that you could want to do—have a nice dinner, watch an indie movie, go to a rave, get crazy at a strip club, get nasty on the dance floor, just grab a beer with your friends—you’ll find a perfect place to do it in some nook of the city. In some ways, you have the best of both worlds—you have the convenience of college town dives to zip into and grab a cheap drink, yet you also have the glitz and glam of city bars and clubs at your fingertips.

Students at Berkeley are more than satisfied with their off-campus food selection. Ranging from cheap ($3 for a bratwurst with the works at Top Dog) to not so cheap ($75 for a prix-fix meal at Chez Panisse), the food in the Berkeley area almost always lives up to the hype. With the on-campus food often less than palatable, the endless variety of off-campus dining choices is not only nice, but, to some degree, necessary. Students agree that there is a cornucopia of places to sit, eat, drink, and socialize, no matter how much money is in your wallet or what you’re in the mood for.

If you live in the dorms and you don’t have a car, you’ll most likely be sticking to the around-the-corner favorites—Top Dog, La Burrita, Durant Avenue’s “ghetto food court,” Gypsy’s Trattoria Italiano, and Blondie’s. But if you are feeling a little sick of the grease and the same crowd every night, then be happy to know that there is still an entire world of cheap, good food just a few more blocks away (sometimes a little more). So skip the dining commons once in a while and head out somewhere a little more risky, maybe somewhere farther than you’re used to walking, like College Avenue, University Avenue, or Solano Avenue. You’ll build up an appetite that’ll definitely be satisfied.

 

The off-campus housing search at Berkeley isn’t easy. Students complain about expensive rent, costly utility bills, competitive seekers, and lazy landlords. In addition, few end up in locations to their exact liking, but all say that they’re grateful that they even found a place. The demand for housing from the 40,000 undergraduate and graduate students drives up the rent prices to ridiculous levels. Berkeley is very aware of the housing crunch and provides several services to help students in their transition from dorms to apartment life. Many students cite the importance of planning early and at least thinking about post-dorm living options in the early spring if planning on moving in the early fall. Start even earlier if you want to move in at the beginning of summer.

A couple of students said they lucked out and found their places at the last moment, weeks or days before school began. While you might see “Roommate Wanted” signs in the bathrooms at school throughout the year, finding a new place to live at the last minute or during the school year is time-consuming and adds a lot of mental stress. Try to find people you’d possibly like to live with early on, talk to them about possible plans, and start visiting places as soon as ones that interest you pop up. Try to stop yourself from committing to the first place that seems “okay” out of laziness or fear that you may have no other options. Talk to other friends who are already living off campus and ask for names and numbers of people they may know who are graduating or renting out their place.

 

While most students are pleased with Berkeley’s weather, many Southern California students like to brag that the weather at home is much better. This is because even the sunniest days here can start out a little gray, and the wind makes the sunny town feel cooler. Berkeley is a place where you’ll need sunglasses, flip-flops, an umbrella, and an overcoat, no matter how beautiful the weather seems while moving in.

During spring and fall, the weather is sunny and warm, without being too hot. Most students walk around in tank tops and flip-flops, and many sit in the sun between classes. Still, if you wake up and it’s sunny, bring a sweater to class because it could be chilly out in an hour or freezing by night. In winter, rain makes the town seem much gloomier. Sidewalks here are generally cracked and uneven, creating puddle after puddle. Thanksgiving break is a good opportunity to swap out summer clothes for more pants and a warm overcoat, since finals can become a lot harder when you're wet and cold. That said, even these “extremes” are not that bad. The weather is seen far more as a perk than a problem, and most students just use winter to become excited for spring.

 

While Berkeley is nationally recognized for many reasons, its top-notch academics are probably its most notable feature. Students at Cal are proud to be getting an Ivy League education at a quarter of the cost, and they say the larger class size is worth the price difference. While every Berkeley department is ranked in the Top 10 nationally, Berkeley’s research gives it an international reputation. Class competition varies by department. Pre-med courses and prerequisites for the Haas Undergraduate Business Administration major are notoriously cutthroat, since students know how much their grades will influence their futures. The colleges of Chemistry, Environmental Design (architecture), and Engineering are generally considered more difficult that the College of Letters and Science and often involve more class time because of labs and studio sessions. The homework loads in these schools are also fairly daunting, though most students figure out how to handle their schoolwork by sophomore year. While students can definitely get competitive, most are more likely to help their classmates than sabotage them.

Nobody will notice if you miss a lecture, and many classes are podcast, so students often cash in on this option. In reading-based courses, some students do all of the reading but never attend lecture, some attend class but never read, and some find a happy medium. As long as you turn in whatever papers are assigned, you should get a decent GPA. Still, it’s clear when a student does all of the reading and goes to every class, and these students normally end up with the best grades.

 

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外国学生评价
校园安全情况的评价:[Moderately Safe] : There are quite a few reports of minor crimes, but as long as you are relatively smart and aware of your surroundings, you should be fine. Wed Feb 15 08:00:00 UTC 2012
其他方面情况的评价:[The Anthropology Program] : Is one of the best in the country. I am still new so I have not had a chance to utilize it to the best of my ability but I plan to in the future. Wed Feb 15 08:00:00 UTC 2012
学校多样化情况的评价:[At First Glance] : I didn't really see anyone that I could fit in with, but after finding out about some clubs on campus (like RAZA Retention And Recruitment Center) which is not limited to but aimed at Latino/Latinas I felt more at home. There are several clubs and even housing that are "themed" but not limited to that certain group. There is diversity on campus, but you have to go look for it. Keep in mind, it is a big campus! Wed Feb 15 08:00:00 UTC 2012
学术氛围情况的评价:[Welcoming People] : It is only my 1st semester at Cal so I have not experienced much in the Anthropology department much. However there is an Anthropology Library and Museum, which I like a lot. The Anthropology Adviser is simply the best. She is very helpful, and she does not know the answer to a question, she will find someone who does. She truly cares about doing her job to the best of her ability and helping the student. This unlike another adviser from a different department that I met with. There is an Anthropology Undergraduate Association that I just recently joined. So there are many welcoming people/groups in this department. Wed Feb 15 08:00:00 UTC 2012
校内就餐情况的评价:[Dining Halls] : I live in Unit 2 and the closes dining hall is Crossroads. It is the dining hall I eat a the most because it is convenient and has the most room to eat at. They offer different cultural dishes. From chow mein to tamales and the traditional American classics of hamburgers and pizza. There is always pasta available, so if all else seems undesirable, your best bet is here. Wed Feb 08 08:00:00 UTC 2012
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