UCB is, hands down, ranked the best and most rigorous public university in the nation, perhaps in the world. However, with the exception of UCB and UC Merced, all other UC's run on a quarter system. Why is the most rigorous school on a less rigorous system? And since UCB is so successful, why don't other campuses copy its example?
Which system do you prefer? And what were you experiences with each of them (if you had the chance to encounter only one, please tell me also!) Thanks