The Brainalist wrote:I like the city of berkeley.
I like the movie theatre.
I like the restaurants (especially that rib place at the end of university)
I like the mountains.
I like the bay.
I like the bart.
I like that it is close to oakland, which has a place in my heart.
I also like a lot of other places. That doesn't mean I am only going to say nice things about it. I'm just trying to say it is overrated by people on this board. A lot of kool-aid being drunk here.
The school, I can take or leave. I like the gym and the pools. The campus is okay. Main library was okay. Not the best and not the worst I've ever seen. I don't get the urge to be one of about 35,000 students there, about 90% of which piddle around the state and aren't really exceptional.
Yes, I've been pretty consistent in knocking it. Kudos to anyone who gets in and goes to the law school, though. It is a competitive program and has great professional options. No doubt about that.
I don't understand your point here. Because you like the city you get a free pass to troll on a school in the city? I don't even like Berkeley that much (if you paid attention carefully, I didn't actually say a single positive thing about the school or the city in this thread). I just found your constant backhanded "compliments" and straw man attacks to be incredibly annoying. All the schools in the top 10 are pretty amazing to me. I don't understand why you have to single out any one of them to attack constantly, or why you can't just let some people be enthusiastic about a school they love.