Why we love UC Berkeley

The moment you opened up your portals in nervous anticipation and read the words, “Congratulations and Welcome to the University of California at Berkeley,” your life changed in ways you couldn’t imagine. College life at UC Berkeley is inexplicable and has to be experienced for it to be comprehensible. For one thing,
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Weird questions to ask your campus tour guide

As we get farther into admissions season, it’s going to be more and more common for us to see prospective students and their parents traversing campus with a solitary, blue and gold striped tour guide at the head of the pack. These bi-colored paragons of leadership must be sick and tired
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Preliminary data show increase in UC applicants

Preliminary admissions data from the UC Office of the President indicate a 5.8 percent increase in the total number of UC systemwide applicants from fall 2014. Data from the application cycle show 158,146 people applied for freshman admission for at least one UC campus — a 6.5 percent increase from
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Number of applicants from China to campus graduate programs surges despite national decline

Applications from China for graduate programs across the United States declined by 1 percent this past year, following a 3 percent decline in 2013, according to a recent report compiled by the Council of Graduate Schools. But despite this leveling off of applicants, UC Berkeley and other large institutions still attract Chinese nationals to their graduate programs.
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