« on: June 04, 2012, 04:20:29 AM »
Hello all, first post and i could really use some help
a bit about me
27 years old and a successful business owner
3.2 GPA UCLA
i applied to southwestern, loyola, chapman, pepperdine, and cal western
i got into southwestern, chapman, and cal western
i got wait listed on pepperdine, at this point pepperdine is a no brainer if i get in over the next coming months
cal western is out of the picture thanks to the fact that i live in LA and would like to keep it local, i just bought a condo in glendale
if you had to choose between southwestern and chapman, which school would you go with?
as of this year, chapman is now a tier 2 school.. i have done my research on it.. my worry with chapman is that there isn't enough alumni around because its relatively new and i know how important it is to network.. southwestern has been around for a while...
There is also another factor involved.. chapman is paying 80% of my first year, with a promise of grants every year for good grades.. i have not received anything like that for southwestern, which kinda pisses me off seeing how they are ranked worse and have a worse bar passing rate then chapman..
i live in LA, glendale specifically.. and i will not be moving.. so the drive to chapman is dreadfull.. but the possibility of saving nearly 80k over the next 3 years is enticing....
but lets put the money aside... per the communities opinion i would love to know which school is thought to be better to attend?