« on: June 28, 2009, 01:08:49 AM »
The biggest factor in choosing Penn State over Pittsburgh was that I just felt more comfortable there. The fact that I went to PSU for undergrad certainly helped, but they also just invested a ton of $$ into a brand new law building which was 100X better than what Pitt had to offer. In the end even though Pitt would have ended up costing a little less I decided on PSU because I felt it has a better upside, and is on its way up in the rankings. A lot of people think because PSU is in the middle of nowhere you should avoid it, but it still has a big name that hopefully will carry well throughout PA and NJ. All of the schools I was looking at were pretty close in the numbers (employment rate, starting salary, etc.) so in the end I just chose the school that had the best facilities and living environment (IMO).