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UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 1:25 pm
by cotiger
Congrats everyone!
Admitted Students Weekend: April 10-13

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:07 pm
by Gary
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

Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:31 pm
by wtrc
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.

Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:40 pm
by almondjoy
Checking in as well! Hoping for an awesome acceptance packet! lol

Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:47 pm
by Typhoon24
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.

Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:24 am
by Moonlight
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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:09 am
by Nooblarzlarz
Moonlight wrote:checking in!

UR as of 11/4. Getting nervous lol

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

Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:11 am
by cotiger
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

Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:52 am
by Moonlight
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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:57 am
by wowhio
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.

Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:38 pm
by Nooblarzlarz
Checking in! I'll see you all in April :D

Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:33 pm
by Let It Roll
Checking in. One of my top choices. :D

Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:58 am
by Mariposa28
Checking in as well! I am seriously considering attending next fall, I was very excited to get my acceptance this morning.

Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:06 pm
by Nooblarzlarz
Got an email with Calnet login info for ASW

Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:44 pm
by kershka
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.

Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:43 pm
by thestatusguo
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!

Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:29 am
by wowhio
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.

Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Posted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 8:30 pm
by Nooblarzlarz
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?

Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 7:46 pm
by berndie90
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?

Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:18 pm
by brotherdarkness
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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Posted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:32 am
by nutsforboalt
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?

Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:09 am
by worldtraveler
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).

Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:06 am
by wowhio
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.

Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:13 am
by berndie90
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.

Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 4:12 am
by wowhio
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!