« on: February 23, 2009, 11:47:52 AM »
I would not go to USD. In fact, I did not go to USD. USD's a good school, definitely, and it has a good success rate for local placement.
That said, it is an ultraconservative school, with an even more conservative undergrad student body. The facilities are starting to show their age. The architecture on campus is beautiful, so that's nice. I'd also be concerned about the trends in numbers coming out of USD recently, check out the U.S. News rankings over the last few years. Check out the bar passage rates. USD 81%, Loyola 87%. Heck, USD didn't even have the best passage rate in San Diego, Cal Western came in at 85%.
Not that bar passage rates are the be all end all, and I really don't care much for the US News Rankings, but when all the metrics of USD are southward bound (and the only thing south of San Diego is Mexico)... I'd probably pick Loyola.