« on: June 07, 2007, 11:16:17 PM »
Okay here is my problem: I was planning to go to Santa Clara (I've already paid my deposits and I have $17k waiting for me there), so I've been looking around for places to live. I found a really inexpensive apartment with brand new appliances, granite countertops, hardwood floors, etc. I had completely made up my mind as far as which school I was going to, so I signed the lease on this apartment.
Naturally, the day after I signed the lease I found out I got into Hastings! Hastings is technically between 45 min to 1.5 hours away from this place, and with the price of gas I don't think commuting is a good idea. I can try to get out of my lease which will cost me (the landlord already cashed my deposit check). I could have to end up paying a couple of months rent. I would probably be out about $3k.
I should also mention that I applied to Hastings through their Legal Education Oppotunity Program. Its a progam that allows students with gpas and lsat scores lower than what they typically take, but the student has to go through this program.
Hasting is ranked 36 and SCU is ranked 91. Any advice???