Borhas wrote:23fulltimecowboys wrote:I got into both of my dream schools. Set on environmental law. Which one I attend will almost certainly be decided by where my SO matches for residency. We're pretty settled on Berkeley (that is, her nearby residency) as #1 for her rank list, which is due in the next day or two. Haven't done a campus visit at either one (thought the chances were too slim, esp to travel across the country). Obviously won't know about money, but interested in PI and both have great LRAP. Berk also appears to match T14 offers (except NU).
Am I crazy for not pushing her into a less desirable residency near NYC? Anyone think the CA mess is going to make Berk tank? Penn is a somewhat distant third, only because of lack of real enviro program.
The CA government is a mess, the Californian economy itself is a different matter. CA government has funding problems because it is poorly run (ie ballot initiatives run amock, illegal immigrants using govt services, unable to tax real estate well etc), if the CA economy tanked the US itself might tank.
go to Berkeley
This. Don't worry about the mess in CA (and it is a mess), if CA goes under so will the federal government.