« on: May 12, 2006, 07:32:59 PM »
I really didn't like anything about Santa Clara either. Originally, that was one of my top choices (of schools I thought I had a decent chance to get into), however, I really got a negative feeling from them. Perhaps I was hoping for a little more enthusiasm on their part, but getting 1 letter of admission and a financial aid packet hardly wooed me. All of the other schools I have been admitted to at least made some type of effort to show that they were interested in having me attend. I agree that the campus is pretty, but it seemed awfully quiet to me.
I think as far as prestige goes, you will have to do well in any of those schools to get the best jobs, but I don't think you will really have a hard time getting A job graduating from any of them.
As far as regional reputation, I am not sure that Santa Clara has a "much better" reputation overall. I worked in law firms for a few years, and Santa Clara never really seemed to be held on a pedestal. It is better for IP and technology stuff, so it matters if that is the type of law you are interested in.
Seems more like a matter of personal preference.