West vs. East coast

<p>Hi, so I've been accepted into the following: Duke, Vanderbilt, University of Chicago, and University of California - Los Angeles and Berkeley (I was waitlisted at Brown, which I thought was my top choice, but I'm not counting on getting off of the waitlist). Unfortunately, I've never visited any of these colleges. I'm from Florida and I'm definitely looking for a change of atmosphere. I'm a liberal, artsy/creative type and I'd love a place that would nurture that side of me while allowing me to pursue a science major, probably neuroscience. Basically, could I hear comments on the fit for me, lifestyle, atmosphere, and education between any of those universities, but especially the following:
LA vs. Berkeley
Berkeley vs. Duke
LA vs. Duke</p>

<p>Thank you so much!</p>