I'm going to enter college this fall, and I will have a choice between UCSB CCS Physics and Berkeley Physics. The way I see it: CCS offers me more research opportunities, smaller classes, more happy and social student body, probably a higher class rank (Cal is supposed to be more competitive than UCSB), likely a higher GPA, priority registration and closer relationships with professors. Berkeley offers me more distinguished faculty, more professionally happening location, prestige and higher ranked departments in case I switch out of physics. I'm leaning towards CCS as you can probably see. I want to go to grad school in physics and I enjoy research, so I need and want to have research as a priority. I also think the idea of "creative" work suits my learning style, but I think you people would probably know better than I do. It seems like at UCSB CCS I'm a big fish in a small pond, and at Berkeley I'm a guppie in the Atlantic Ocean. Which would you choose, and why?