« on: March 22, 2006, 11:53:21 AM »
I definitely agree that Loyola would be a better choice than Pepperdine but I just don't like the area Loyola is in - I hate the Downtown area! And that's the reason I'm currently leaning more toward USD because I've lived in LA my whole life and can no longer stand the congestion, traffic and gross Downtown area that I'd most likely have to work in after I graduate.
Chapman is also very tempting as I already got full tuition for the first year and I may have a good chance at renewing that. But it's just ranked so low that I'm afraid when I get out I won't get a lot of the employement opportunities that those who graduated from better schools (like Loyola, Pepperdine or USD) will get. Plus I did a cost-benefit analysis and basically concluded that with the high cost of living in Orange County and the low average-to-high starting salaries of Chapman graduates, even though I'll be way more in debt if I go to Loyola, Pepperdine or USD, I'll still be financially better off because of the better average starting salaries of graduates from those schools.
But I don't know, everyday I change my mind. I'm going to Chapman's Admitted Student thing this weekend, USD's on Monday and Pepperdine's on April 7th. Hopefully that will make it easier to make a decision.