« on: February 22, 2008, 08:24:37 AM »
I would take advantage of in-state tuition at Temple. I also believe I will be eligible for need-based aid however I have not received my financial packages yet so that is part of the frustrating part.
I feel like the way Penn State is investing in Dickinson they might be on the same level as Temple and Villanova in just a few more years(Atleast in USNews). What is everyone's thought on that? I am trying to create some sort of ranking in my head so I at least know where I'd probably want to go under the perfect situation.
I have heard a couple of people I know mention that they never felt unsafe on the Temple campus, still the neighborhood simply gives me pause and I'd likely have to fight the objection of some family members by choosing them.
What is Villanova and Temple ended up being the same cost? Am I still shortchanging myself and if so by how much do you think? Is it worth living and going to school in a safer environment? I liked both schools when I visited so I suppose cost will end up helping decide on these schools.
Finally, since I am not sure exactly where I would want to practice is there any real market for Dickinson grads in Philly? I may want to be closer to Philly at the end of the day which is why I am asking but might also prefer Penn State on a combination of cost and job opportunities.