if you take your summa cum laude degree from a "top private" school and attend any school outside the T13, you are completely wasting your degree and all of your hard work. Please listen to this, and what others have said. You probably spent hundreds of thousands on your BA. You probably didn't even get to have a good time doing it if you graduated in the top 1-2% of your class. The kids at my top private who were summa fucking lived underground lol. If you aren't even going to use the resources that degree provided you, then what the fuck was it worth? law school is only worth attending for people with your presumed pedigree when it can ENHANCE their opportunities -- that is, T13 schools. Not only will you be over qualifying yourself for the work you could get right now (anything in education sector, consulting, or if you are STEM, research and engineering comes to mind), but you will not be opening up new opportunities to become an attorney. Don't do this.
I knew a guy who took the Oct LSAT senior year of college with me. We both didn't do very well (mid 160's). I said fuck it, stuck with the job I'd lined up in consulting, took a class and studied like hell and retook Oct 2012 for a 172. He took a "T70" offer at loyola straight out of school instead of reapplying; I didn't blame him at the time, NOT going seemed scary, but I took the plunge because I knew after doing research, including TLS, that the alternatives sucked. Even my pre-law adviser told me to still apply since there were lots of "good schools" I could get into w/ that LSAT -- lol, no. The guy who went to loyola couldn't line up a summer SA, so now he'll be begging for scraps as a 3L. I'll be at CLS with francesfarmer with professional WE to boot.
As for Berkeley, that's a good outcome for anyone. It's an amazing school. The conversation turns to debt. Given your inexperience and LSAT score, you have a tremendous amount to gain and very little (its only time) to lose by waiting and retaking. If you were really summa at a "top private" university, you have the critical thinking skills to score 170+. You just need to study harder, make more time for it, and apply those skills in a specific way. Berkeley is the better choice among the two because it will actually open some opportunities you wouldn't otherwise have, but its still a huge risk that you honestly don't have to take.
Don't make the mistake I've seen others make. With your GPA, I'd be HYS bound. Most of us would. Line up a job with that amazing GPA in the meantime, start studying TODAY and register for the October LSAT. Like actually, leave this forum, go to the LSAT prep forum -- no fuck that, just leave the internet and go study -- and don't return until you're choosing b/t Harvard and a Butler scholarship in March 2014 and make a real thread.