curry1 wrote: lolRCscrewyou wrote: cub1014 wrote: LurkerTurnedMember wrote: RedPurpleBlue wrote:
Moneytrees wrote: Regardless, Berkeley will always be Berkeley. Other schools are really good, too, but telling someone you went to Penn, UVA, Michigan, NYU, Northwestern, or Duke doesn't have the same ring to it or reaction from everyday people.
Duke doesn't have the same reaction as Berkeley? You must live on the West Coast then because the reaction seems pretty equivalent. In fact I'd argue Duke has more pull outside the West Coast but that's been my experience.
Agreed, but I'd even say people on the West Coast have a better reaction to Duke than Berk. Everyone and their mother went to Berk, it's not really an uncommon thing. I think the only California school that still pulls a *gasp* reaction 10/10 times is Stanford. Meanwhile, despite law school rankings being all over the place, these schools never fail to illicit good reactions to CA natives: Vanderbilt, Harvard, Yale, Duke, and Georgetown.
odd pro-vanderbilt trolling.
Haha it was. I was almost taking it seriously until I read Vandy, and then thought, "Damn it! Trolled."
And there's no real point in saying Duke is better known for academics and just generally than Berkeley. Just look at INTERNATIONAL rankings. Top schools from the U.S. tend to be Harvard, MIT, Berkeley, and Stanford. Duke is nowhere. That's because Duke isn't on the same level as the former four schools or schools like them. Basketball doesn't beat the free speech/rights movement, having almost all the graduate programs ranked in the top 10 or 5 spots, international recognition, being almost regularly in media, and the leader in progressivism, social movements, and academics. I'm not saying Duke is a bad school. It's really good and I have friends who went there. But if I didn't go to University of Chicago, and I had the choice between UVA, Mich, Duke, or Berkeley, I'd go to Berkeley hands down. The weather and location alone wins.
Here are international rankings based on global and regional reputation. Berkeley is behind Stanford by .1 and is 4th. I'll let you click through the rest of the pages to find Duke and Vandy. https://www.usnews.com/education/best-g ... s/rankings