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Plate millesim 2022

One of America's most prestigious (public) universities, UC Berkeley is synonymous with academic excellence around the world. The campus spans 500 acres and has more than 35,000 students of all nationalities enrolled in 130 majors. The university was voted the best American university for the first time by Forbes in 2021. It is a true American campus where you can relax on the grass and watch the students walk by, all wearing their hoodies in the colors of the university's baseball team.

For a bird's eye view of the campus and the San Francisco Bay Area, take the elevator up to the campanile, the Sather Tower, the university's symbol, which rises to 99 meters. Built in 1914 on the model of the Saint Mark's campanile in Venice, it is open every day from 10 am and closes at 3:45 pm from Monday to Friday, at 4:45 pm on Saturday and from 10 am to 1:30 pm and from 3 pm to 4:45 pm on Sunday. 3 US$ for the climb (2 US$ for seniors and under 18 years old).

We recommend that you take the guided tour of the campus with student volunteers, which is always an enriching experience! You can register on the website. An application called Cal Secret can be downloaded and allows you to discover the secret corners of the university. Take a walk along Strawberry Creek, near the main entrance(Sather Gate), this small path dotted with trees and nature is a favorite place for students to enjoy their free time near the small creek.

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Visitor Center open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm. Free guided tour. On weekdays at 10am since the visitor center; the weekend from Sather Tower (at 10am Saturday and 1pm Sunday).

Members' reviews on UC BERKELEY CAMPUS

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Bergère Chatô
Visited in august 2015
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Une des grands universités américaines, et un campus tout à fait typique ! ça vaut au moins une promenade, pour s'imprégner un peu de l'ambiance :)
Visited in july 2015
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Un lieu que je recommande de visiter.

Tout est surprenant: la taille du campus, l'hétérogénéité des bâtiments, les multiples bibliothèques, imaginer les milliers d'étudiants qui fourmillent,...

On peut compter une bonne demi-journée pour faire le tour à pied. Il y a de l'ombre et de quoi s’asseoir. De même on est pas loin des commerces pour se restaurer.

Reste à trouver la place pour se garer.

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