I'm deciding between UC Berkeley and UC San Diego as my undergraduate college, both majoring in biology. I intend to move on to medical school after my undergraduate studies and become a doctor or work in the health field. Berkeley has the prestige and ranking as #1 public university in the world. How could I pass on that? San Diego has the reputation as one of the top biology-orientated schools in the world. How could I pass on that as a biology major? Campus-wise, Berkeley has beautiful Greco-Roman architecture, and San Diego has the weather and beach five minutes away. Atmosphere-wise, Berkeley is awfully competitive and stressful, and San Diego is laid-back but utterly boring. I live in San Francisco, but I wouldn't mind getting away, nor would I mind staying home. Which one?