« on: April 27, 2006, 03:45:38 PM »
Since you are from Northern CA, what do you think about the Bay Area? Or Berkeley specifically? That was one of my things too, they didn't make Berkeley seem like a nice place to go to school.
The city itself is well...very different from anywhere else I've ever been. That's the best I can explain it. It's extremely diverse (ethnically and in a social-economic sense), urban, and liberal. As a freshmen coming from suburbia, I did experience a bit of culture shock. I was used to quiet streets, manicured lawns, track housing, etc.
It took me a good year to get used to my surroundings. That being said, I did come to appreciate the area. There's a ton of things to do and really a million different crowds you could run with.
After spending 4 years in Northern California, I've come to love the area...it's one of the reasons I chose Boalt (among other things). I think you would make a good choice in picking Boalt (plus then I'll have someone to watch Sox and Pats games with LOL).