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Unit 3 Reviews

3.6
20 reviews

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Unit 3 at Berkeley is a dorm known for its prime location, being close to campus and various food options. Despite being one of the older buildings, it offers spacious rooms with good natural lighting, ample storage, and study lounges on each floor. The dorm is praised for its social atmosphere, making it easy to meet new friends. However, some students have mentioned safety concerns, cleanliness issues in bathrooms, and maintenance issues like broken elevators. The communal laundry room can be inconvenient, and the dining hall may not be the best on campus. Overall, Unit 3 provides a true college experience with a strong sense of community and a convenient location for students to enjoy their time at Berkeley.

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10 months ago
Verified Student

Building is a bit old but the location is convenient - close to campus and a bunch of restaurants and boba

Lived in a double room
1 year ago
Verified Student

Not bad, your experiences really depend on your floor. I got lucky and had a relatively social floor and everyone was chill and friendly. I also got lucky with a double that was in one of the lounges, so we had extra space. The bathrooms could definitely be cleaner and there are for sure some safety...

Lived in a double room
1 year ago
Verified Student

I lived in Beverly Clearly (BC) and it was really nice! I lived in a triple with the room being very spacious, good natural lighting, and 2 built-in closets and a wardrobe closet for each person. There were 4 bathrooms on the floor (with them being cleaned every day except for the weekends) and a tr...

Lived in a triple room
1 year ago
Verified Student

The bunk beds for the triple rooms are dangerous since they are too close to the ceiling. There is no way to sit upright in the bed as you will hit your head just crawling into bed. I have contacted the fire department and they have said that they are a safety violation. However, maintenance and dir...

Lived in a triple room
1 year ago

As a freshman living in unit 3 (Priestley) I would say the best thing about it is the location as it’s very convenient (close to campus , and Telegraph) and the people here are definitely more social and are friendly. I will say though that the building is old and could definitely use some revamping...

Lived in a triple room
2 years ago
Verified Student

I think the location of unit 3 is the best part of this dorm, even though it may be the oldest. Because of it's proximity to campus, it is a great dorm if you want to be in the central hub of all the food, nightlife, and closeness to campus. The bathrooms are spacious enough even though they may be ...

Lived in a triple room
3 years ago

I lived in the Ida Sproul building of Unit 3 and we got a corner room, so our room was a little more spacious. Ida Sproul wasn’t very new or extravagant and our elevator broke a lot, but it was clean, we got an amazing view, and the atmosphere was really welcoming and nice. Unit 3 is also only five ...

Lived in a triple room
3 years ago

I wouldn’t recommend putting it as one of your housing options simply because it is the oldest of the units potentially the worst dorm beside foot hill. U3 is close to campus and other food options as well as Cafe 3 Dining Hall which is in the vicinity. It costs the same to live in a unit 3 double, ...

Lived in a triple room
3 years ago

Unit 3 has a reputation for being the crustiest dorm, which is great because then no one requests it and you are more likely to get the room type you want (especially if you want a double, which can be hard to come by)! Unit 3 is one of the closest dorms to campus and has a dining hall in the unit! ...

Lived in a double room
3 years ago

I was lucky enough to to get a double so space wasn’t an issue. For us, we had to take our laundry all the way to the basement of cafe 3 which wasn’t that fun and the bathrooms were pretty clean most of the time but you can only ask for so much when sharing with so many people. Overall, I had a grea...

Lived in a double room