Any OOS or international student here?

<p>from which state if you're OOS or country (continent will do) if you're international??</p>

<p>How much is your total annual budget to attend Berkeley?</p>

<p>meeeeee!
well, i'm an incoming freshman from maryland.</p>

<p>with the huge out of state fee price hike that's coming this summer.....
i'mma pay 52k a year to go.</p>

<p>52K? Wow, that's a lot of money, dear. :) </p>

<p>Which other schools did you get into?</p>

<p>What made you choose Cal?</p>

<p>Thanks, btw!</p>

<p>I got into UCLA, UCSD, UCI, USC and the university of maryland. (not like i concentrated all across the country or anything haha)
UMD was free, while every single one of the other schools ranged from 47k to 52k.</p>

<p>and just because i'm lazy, here's my post from a long time ago about why i lovelovelove cal:
<a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/1062161930-post10.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/1062161930-post10.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>welcome :]</p>

<p>hey.. i'm from Bangladesh. (asia)</p>

<p>my dad will pay something around 50k annually ... that's around 200k for the whole thing.</p>

<p>I really hope berkeley is worth the money !!</p>

<p>...it's not. Go to a private school if you're paying that much money.</p>

<p>i'll probably be going for eco/business. the only privates i applied to were cornell and harvard. I got into cornell.. but a rejection from harvard.</p>

<p>the time is over anyway for changing plans.. but would cornell have been a better choice for eco/business over berkeley? is haas not worth 200K ?</p>

<p>should i be applying for transfer or something next year?</p>

<p>"...it's not. Go to a private school if you're paying that much money."</p>

<p>The best post ever! </p>

<p>En1gma, did you understand what he was trying to say? He's trying to tell you that you're better of at places like Baylor or Drexel than at Berkeley because they're privates and Berkeley is public.</p>

<p>i think he meant one of the ivies or something like that.</p>

<p>but seriously.. why is there so much berkeley hate around here? i've been a long time CC reader .. and sakky's posts are really concrete and logical ...... and i hardly get anyone rebutting effectively.</p>

<p>sakkys's posts are insightful. The problem is, he dwells too much on the negative aspect of Berkeley. If you want to get loads of negative feedback about Berkeley, he's the best resource person to consult for that. If you want to get the positive and neutral feedback, you have the option to not read his posts. Nonetheless, his presence is valuable on this forum as his posts are leveraging the over-glorified Berkeley name. </p>

<p>My other angst on that issue is that he does not have a counterpart from other elite schools, which makes the whole thing sine-sided, against Berkeley's. </p>

<p>I would really want to read the negative sides of Harvard, Yale and Princeton. I know they've got loads too.</p>

<p>I meant go to Cornell. Unless you really think you won't be able to adapt to the weather in Ithaca.</p>

<p>How much would cornell have cost?</p>

<p>^^ the same as berkeley. 200K for 4 years. I was worried about my chances and didn't apply for aid anywhere. </p>

<p>I did quite a bit of research and asked ppl around and i think the consensus was that for economics Berkeley would be the better choice. what do you guys think?</p>

<p>and true.. ithaca's weather was a big no-no for me. And i didn't/don't care much about the 'ivy' tag. This will be the first time i set foot on US soil and i felt Berkeley would give me a more "true" experience of American culture with all it's diversity and size compared to a private school.</p>

<p>But now after reading the posts here i get the impression that Berkeley isn't valued much in USA and that i might lose my edge in graduate school and employment prospect in competition against a fellow ivy graduate. So i guess my question is how big is the difference in prestige for cal when compared to an ivy like brown, dartmouth or columbia? Is it quite significant or marginal? and how well do you think i have to do in academics to compensate for that shortcoming?</p>

<p>Here just some stuff for you to check out</p>

<p><a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/business-major/56075-rankings-undergraduate-economics.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/business-major/56075-rankings-undergraduate-economics.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p><a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/college-search-selection/686909-berkeley-vs-cornell-please-help-me-one-2.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/college-search-selection/686909-berkeley-vs-cornell-please-help-me-one-2.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p><a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/college-search-selection/201381-undergraduate-economics-ranking.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/college-search-selection/201381-undergraduate-economics-ranking.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

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But now after reading the posts here i get the impression that Berkeley isn't valued much in USA and that i might lose my edge in graduate school and employment prospect in competition against a fellow ivy graduate.

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<p>That's not true. In fact, there are more Berkeley grads going to grad school than any school in the US. Of course, the smaller schools would argue because they would come out better when measured on averages.</p>

<p>Let's try to update this. Do we have OOS and International Student on here? Please state which State or country are you from.</p>

<p>I'm a junior transfer from a CCC. Originally I'm from Germany and I'm paying ~$50k a year, so $100k total. I got into all the UCs but didn't apply to any privates. Since my major is EECS there are no privates I would have chosen over Berkeley except for MIT and Stanford... but I wouldn't have had a chance to get in there I guess ;) Hope I made the right decision...</p>

<p>Hey Thomas, </p>

<p>I'm a german undergraduate student who would love to spend a year abroad at the University of California in Berkeley. Unfortunately my university doesn't have a cooperation with Cal so I thought about the option of applying at Berkeley as a free mover. Do you know if it's possible to apply as a visiting student for just one year? </p>

<p>Kind regards.</p>