UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

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UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby cotiger » Fri Dec 13, 2013 1:25 pm

Congrats everyone!
Admitted Students Weekend: April 10-13

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby Gary » Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:07 pm

Congrats everyone!

Also has anyone gotten an acceptance packet or letter? It doesn't matter if the info is online.... I just like mailings :P

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby wtrc » Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:31 pm

Got in earlier this week. Checking in, definitely a possibility and in my top few choices, depending on how the cycle goes. Congrats all!

Does Berk do stipends for the ASW? I'm across the country and getting to California in the spring can be pretty expensive.

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby almondjoy » Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:40 pm

Checking in as well! Hoping for an awesome acceptance packet! lol

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby Typhoon24 » Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:47 pm

Checking in! Admitted via email Dec 4th.

Acceptance packet came in today. SPOILER ALERT lol:

Included a couple of letters talking about Berkeley's programs, two magazines, and a mini brochure. It came in a cool folder. No handwritten note.

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby Nooblarzlarz » Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:09 am

Moonlight wrote:checking in!

UR as of 11/4. Getting nervous lol

Getting nervous about what? You're already accepted right?

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby cotiger » Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:11 am

Moonlight wrote:checking in!

UR as of 11/4. Getting nervous lol


I think you're looking for this thread: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=214175

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby wowhio » Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:57 am

I will probably be at Berkeley next fall. Getting more and more excited about it all the time. (And believe me, I was really really f-ing exciting in the first place.)

That bit in the admissions packet there they listed all the average January temperatures in Chicago, New York, Boston, and Berkeley? I'm dying for that not-so-mean temperature of 50 right now.

No more Ohio winters for me.
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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby Nooblarzlarz » Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:38 pm

Checking in! I'll see you all in April :D

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby Let It Roll » Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:33 pm

Checking in. One of my top choices. :D

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby Mariposa28 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:58 am

Checking in as well! I am seriously considering attending next fall, I was very excited to get my acceptance this morning.

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby Nooblarzlarz » Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:06 pm

Got an email with Calnet login info for ASW

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby kershka » Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:44 pm

Nooblarzlarz wrote:Got an email with Calnet login info for ASW


Me too and they seem to be fairly generous with defraying airfare costs. At least compared to some of the other T14. Hope to see you all at ASW!

ETA: Also, was everyone's packet focused on public interest? I ask because my entire application was focused on my interest in PI work but Berekely's also really well-known for their social justice programs. Just curious if these were personalized or if everyone gets the same things.
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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby thestatusguo » Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:43 pm

Checking in too! :) Spent a significant portion of my summer there and Berkeley is awesome! Definitely a very possible option. See you all at ASW!

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby wowhio » Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:29 am

kershka wrote:Also, was everyone's packet focused on public interest?


I got the public interest brochure in my packet, but my application was also pretty focused on public interest.

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby Nooblarzlarz » Wed Dec 25, 2013 8:30 pm

So is Berkeley reducing their class size? In the packet I got in the mail from them, one of the letters mentions there being only 240 slots whereas the 2016 class had 263. Has there been any other indication that Berkeley is trying to reduce their size?

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby berndie90 » Thu Dec 26, 2013 7:46 pm

Checking in - right now Berkeley is right up there with my top choices! If I'm interested in business law, I realize that Berkeley may not be the #1 choice, but I am interested in working in San Francisco. Does the location outweigh the focus on social justice?

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby brotherdarkness » Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:18 pm

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby nutsforboalt » Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:32 am

Checking in! Accepted via phone call 12/23, best christmas surprise ever. Berkeley was my top choice so I'm 99% sure I'll be attending. Has anyone found any good threads on where to live near Berk?

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby worldtraveler » Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:09 am

Nooblarzlarz wrote:So is Berkeley reducing their class size? In the packet I got in the mail from them, one of the letters mentions there being only 240 slots whereas the 2016 class had 263. Has there been any other indication that Berkeley is trying to reduce their size?


There were a series of meetings to discuss reducing class sizes but I don't know what the final decision was.

berndie90 wrote:Checking in - right now Berkeley is right up there with my top choices! If I'm interested in business law, I realize that Berkeley may not be the #1 choice, but I am interested in working in San Francisco. Does the location outweigh the focus on social justice?


The majority of the class goes on to work at a firm, so I think you'd be in good company.

nutsforboalt wrote:Checking in! Accepted via phone call 12/23, best christmas surprise ever. Berkeley was my top choice so I'm 99% sure I'll be attending. Has anyone found any good threads on where to live near Berk?


I would suggest living close to campus for your first year. Either on-campus housing or housing within Berkeley but on a direct bus line would be best. Housing in the area is really expensive though so it will depend a lot on your budget and what you want (roommates, own place, dorm room).

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby wowhio » Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:06 am

So... What are you all planning to do in terms of lodging for Admitted Student Weekend? I was just checking and hotels are super expensive dear Lord.

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby berndie90 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:13 am

wowhio wrote:So... What are you all planning to do in terms of lodging for Admitted Student Weekend? I was just checking and hotels are super expensive dear Lord.


Maybe if ten of us share one hotel room, we can afford it? :D

Looking on Kayak, there were a couple brand-name (albeit two-star) hotels at under $100 a night. I guess that's an option. Berkeley doesn't offer any student housing options I assume?

Otherwise if you're looking to go super budget, there's a hostel right off of campus that has beds for only $32 a night. Piedmont House.

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby wowhio » Tue Dec 31, 2013 4:12 am

berndie90 wrote:if you're looking to go super budget, there's a hostel right off of campus that has beds for only $32 a night. Piedmont House.


Thanks for this very helpful tip.

Update: Booked! C'mon guys, let's fill the place up!




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