I am now facing a dilemma of making a choice between Berkeley and Princeton. My intended research field is condensed matter experiment, especially topological materials and 2D materials. Both graduate schools have the suitable group for my research of interests. Also, I know both of them have very great reputations. I know it is odd to get the advice from strangers don't know me well, but it is really important for me to get something other than my understanding of both schools. Because I am an undergraduate from China, I may not know how native Americans consider these two graduate schools. Hope someone could help me with the decision. Thx.