5ky wrote:Tom Joad wrote:5ky wrote:If it's easier to get in, it's because their tuition is outrageously expensive and nobody wants to go.
Yeah but it is worth it since it is Berkeley. It was a center of the Civil Rights movement. You have a great chance to live and work in California your whole life. The Beach Boys, the Grateful Dead, DJ Shadow, Sierra Nevada Brewery, etc. It is the place to be.
For an out-of-state student starting next year, Berkeley will cost 76k for the first year, and 79k for the second year (provided they don't establish in-state residency). Given the fact that Berkeley isn't nearly as generous in handing out aid packages, would you really advocate a person go to Berkeley at a cost of 225k compared to 100k at Michigan or UVa if they got a decent scholarship? CA cannot be that great. This, and only this, was the premier reason why I did not go to Berkeley.
This is a genuine problem though. Probably wont matter to people who are deadset on california, but to everyone else, who wants to pay almost 80k a year for law school? Their tuition rates are boderline ridiculous.