i have visited usf, but i haven't been able to visit mcgeorge yet. (mainly because they haven't sent me a decision or an invitation to visit yet.) i asked because i hadn't visited both schools and therefore i can't compare the impressions of each school. i initially applied to mcgeorge as a backup school, but now it's becoming a viable option. but of coarse i don't want to make the wrong decision and end up somewhere i'll be unhappy.
had you been to sac before? did you think you were going to dislike it? why did you decide you like that city? i've never been, and i'm just curious. several people have said they are not into sac, and i don't know why. it sounds like it's a good size city, not a cow town, and c'mon, they have 2 trader joe's. it can't be all that bad!
thanks for the comparison, edalb! they have all of my information, so maybe i'll recieve an acceptance letter soon enough to be able to visit them.
I had never been to Sac before when I went. Before I went, all I had heard was bad things (mainly on this board actually), so I was expecting to really dislike it. In fact, I only went to the Legal Scholar's Day thing because they offered to pay for it and I figured it couldn't hurt to have a trip to California out of my wintery hell in Michigan paid for. But I'm so glad I went, it became a top contender because I was so impressed with things there. Its a nice, pretty campus. Despite being a 13 acre island in the ghetto, you dont feel unsafe at all, and there's plenty of parking and law enforcement monitoring things at all times. Everyone there seemed to love being there, even the students. They had trouble coming up with things they didn't like about it, even when there were no faculty in earshot to hear them.
As for the city specifically, everyone I talked to said it was a fun city with lots to do and see. I unfortunately didn't find the "nice" parts of town until shortly before I was scheduled to leave, but I was glad I found them. I've read online in several places the greater Sacramento area is considered one of the nicest places to live in the country. Obviously this includes all little surrounding towns and such, but it was nice to read these things. They receive lots of sunshine, minimal rain (actually i consider that a negative, since I love rain and storms), and thank GOD, no snow. But if you want snow, Tahoe is an hour or so east. Several law students mentioned to me they go snowboarding regularly in their free time.
Bottom line is, my main reason for remaining skeptical is all the "bad" things I've heard about Sac, entirely from this board. I just don't understand what is so bad about it. What am I missing? It has the ugly parts that cities always have, but I saw plenty of nice areas too... I'm waiting for someone to spell it out for me.