« on: December 21, 2006, 12:53:24 PM »
I've heard from california natives that Stanford doesn't carry the same kinda name as the Ivy league schools, especially in some of the rich areas of California (Santa Barbara, for instance) where East Coast prestige is very important. I'm a west coaster (not cali) and I can't believe that, because where I'm from Harvard, Yale and the other Ivy league schools are a big deal, but Stanford is at least their equal and Cal is in the same league as most of the other Ivy league schools as well due to its tech reputation.
I'm biased against the east coast though, because I really don't get the appeal. More people, worse traffic, 3 hour time difference means sporting events start 3 hours later, it's hot and humid in the summer and freezing in the winter, and I could keep going but I think my sentiments have been expressed.