I'm really stuck now (although I know some people will kill to be in my position - I fully appreciate that and know how lucky I am). With that cursory statement out of the way let me dive into the problem.
With a rejection at Stanford, I'm driven to choose between what I have now. I am accepted to (from Norcal, so in state to UC):
UC Irvine, UC Santa Cruz, UC Davis, UCLA, UC San Diego, Cornell U, and UC Berkeley. I applied to CS in the Engineering school at all of them. I still have NYU and Carnegie Mellon pending but I'm pretty sure that either I won't get in or won't go there. So currently I have narrowed my choices down to (in no order):
Cal (UC Berkeley), UCLA, and Cornell.
I've already visited Cal (I live like an hour or two away with good traffic - never happens of course), will go to UCLA on Apr 9th for the Engineering school thing, and never visited Cornell (have only been to New York once, and spend time only in NYC and Niagra Falls for a day each). I will go for Cal Day and still haven't decided if I will visit Cornell on my Spring Break or not.
Now with many people from my school shunning Cal to go to UCLA, and a lot of negativity on the Cal board, I'm really wondering what to choose. Here is my criteria for selection:
Food, Housing, Social Life (parties, people, etc.), undergraduate studies and of course the general college experience. As for area, I already know how the Bay Area is like, and I've been to LA a fair amount of times, but I'm not too sure as to how NY is. I've only been in thick snow for two days in my entire life to judge if I like it or not..
So after the long post, can people please help me decide? (See I'm not asking people to do the work for me - I just want an extra source of information).
Thanks! I know this a lot of work and this thread is not the first and definatly will not be the last.