And: There really is an east vs. west coast divide in academics, at least in the social science departments/divisions. Virtually all of the best departments on the east coast employ top faculty from Harvard, Columbia, NYU, and Chicago, with virtually no-one from the west coast, while the west coast departments like UCLA and Berkeley tend to use a lot of people from UC schools, and very few from New York, Boston, or the Philly area — just a couple here and there from the midwest.
Strange. I wonder then, without having first-hand experience or the tools to gain it, nor uninterested opinion from others, what I will be sacrificing/gaining by choosing either?
Another half-hour and I’m out.