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Deciding Where to Go => Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists => Topic started by: Nagel on July 09, 2008, 07:07:35 PM

Title: La Verne ($12K) vs California Western
Post by: Nagel on July 09, 2008, 07:07:35 PM
I do have slim pickings, but I have to choose between going to school in my hometown or moving to San Diego:

La Verne with a $12K scholarship if I stay in the top 40% of the class vs California Western.

La verne would be the most convenient pick since I could just live at home and the tuition is $12K cheaper.  However, ULV is a provisionally accredited school and not as established in SoCal as Cal Western.  I am thinking about transferring after my first year, so is there any advice for my short term situation?
Title: Re: La Verne ($12K) vs California Western
Post by: casper13 on July 11, 2008, 12:50:26 PM
Cal Western, better local network and there are only 3 schools locally to compete with and of the 3 Cal Western is second best.
Title: Re: La Verne ($12K) vs California Western
Post by: TimeToPanic on July 11, 2008, 01:01:59 PM
Definitely Cal Western.  I visited the school and there was a lot of good things about it.  La Verne should not be an option at this point.  Beware of Cal Western's attrition rate however.
Title: Re: La Verne ($12K) vs California Western
Post by: StevePirates on July 12, 2008, 03:58:08 PM
I go to Cal Western.  If you have any questions about it, let me know.  The attrition rate isn't so bad.  It includes a healthy number of transfers, and voluntary opt outs.  The "curve out" portion is no where near as drastic as you may have heard. 

I do not personally know anyone who didn't make it through 1L who tried.  I'm sure some people did try and missed the mark, but I don't know any of them.
Title: Re: La Verne ($12K) vs California Western
Post by: Dreamin192 on July 22, 2008, 09:59:41 PM
Absolutely go to Cal Western, you shouldn't even have to think about that one. La Verne has a poor reputation in So Cal and Cal Western is one of the best schools in San Diego, well next to USD.