Best UC Berkeley Dorms
Here are the 5 best dorms at UC Berkeley. This ranking was put together based off of what students rated UC Berkeley dorms on the RateMyDorm UC Berkeley Page.
Rated 4 / 5 stars by 2 UC Berkeley students
"I lived in a single room in a two-bedroom apartment with a full kitchen and a really nice bathroom. The amenities were extremely nice, including a washer-dryer in the apartment, a dishwasher, and a TV. Management was really nice and helpful. The gardens on the rooftops are also a pleasure to walk around! My only reservation is that the walls are quite thin, which makes it really easy to hear what your roommate(s) are doing and noise from other nearby apartments. I suppose the price is also pretty expensive! In terms of the location, it's about 6 blocks from Sproul plaza and a few blocks away from restaurants and shops on both Telegraph and Shattuck. So it's a pretty nice location! It never gets too too loud, but I wouldn't say the surrounding blocks are the safest."
Rated 4.1 / 5 stars by 13 UC Berkeley students
"Lived in building 12 in for the 2018-19 year. Loved Clark Kerr as a whole because of the people, the hiking trails, and the atmosphere. The walk to campus never felt like too big of a chore. Unfortunately my year there were quite a few issues with water heating and we ended up taking cold showers for over a month, and heating/AC were practically nonexistent. The building needs some work but it was the only building as far as I know that hadn’t been renovated"
Rated 4.3 / 5 stars by 2 UC Berkeley students
"Wheelchair Accessible (Roll in bathroom, Automatic door buttons, Single room, accessible window handle) Very quiet and clean. Lots of washing/drying machines on the first floor. Spacious study lounges. Close to campus."
Rated 4.3 / 5 stars by 3 UC Berkeley students
"Martinez is mostly for transfers and upperclassmen. The building has both regular dorm rooms and apartment-style units. I lived in a regular double room. It’s the second-newest building on campus, so everything is still very clean and modern (although it lacks the hotel-like feel of Blackwell, the newest building). On the dorm side there aren’t many rooms on each floor, so it’s always quiet and spacious. I didn’t meet many people from my floor over the year. There are two large bathroom areas on each floor, a lounge on each floor, a small gym, and a computer lab."
Rated 4.8 / 5 stars by 14 UC Berkeley students
"It’s brand new and fancy. The rooms are small but the layout gives you your own personal space. Rooms have a microwave and fridge included. The lounges on each floor are nice (they have pool or ping pong tables and a tv), and every floor has a laundry room. Unfortunately, the doors are very heavy and too close to the ground to fit a doorstop, which prevents the “open doors make happy floors” type community. The doors are also loud so if you are a light sleeper pick the bed closest to the window."