<p>hey, just wondering if i could get some advice. is berkeley too big and is it really that great of an undergraduate school?</p>
<p>no, its a horrible ugrad school and its reputation comes from magic</p>
<p>lol, i will reply in this thread again......
GO TO DUKE.... ^^</p>
<p>I had the same dilemma, they were my top two. Duke is a 20 min drive, so I'd be a bit better grounded, but Berkeley just has that intangible excitement and I sort of like that fact that I won't know anyone in the state. What ultimately swayed me was the realization that most of the male students I met were frat-boy aristocrats and the environment didn't seem especially conducive to studying (not a big basketball fan). Duke offered more coddling, and I already had connections with the department through an internship, but it simply was too conservative and not much like a college town. It does all depend on the major though, but I went with Berkeley.</p>