It is subjective, I applied and Stanford is my first preference overall because of my interest in Law Science and Tech. While Berkeley is ranked No.1 in IP - Stanford has a better ranking overall. In general, I have noticed that some of the most exceptional people that I look up to - also seem to have come from Stanford. The exclusivity, smaller class size, the professors in the LST course, the courses offered are several factors that made me choose Stanford.
You should look up these professors, their background, read what they write about, the work that the college is up to etc. You should also look up what alumni from that course are doing in that specific stream.
Thanks for the reply; I share most of your sentiments (class size, alumni, profs in my interest field, location)...
Stanford was also my favourite going into the process -
Good luck, and thanks for the help.