Is anyone going to that reception thing on Tues 4/24? I live in SD so I'll be there
Quote from: pbnwu on April 18, 2007, 01:22:29 PMIs anyone going to that reception thing on Tues 4/24? I live in SD so I'll be there What reception? I was just admitted on the 16th so I have no idea. I guess I won't be there then.
Quote from: Roman815 on April 21, 2007, 02:54:26 AMQuote from: pbnwu on April 18, 2007, 01:22:29 PMIs anyone going to that reception thing on Tues 4/24? I live in SD so I'll be there What reception? I was just admitted on the 16th so I have no idea. I guess I won't be there then. Did you get an acceptance packet? In my packet was a little flyer about the ASD. It says you have to RSVP by the 16th.
Unfortuneatly my packet did not have this flyer. I hope that there will be another ASW not only because I want to get a better feel for the campus but also because I need to convince my stepfather that USD is just as good a school as Loyola if not better. He went to Loyola and would love for me to go as well. I on the other hand prefer USD. I visited a few weeks ago after going to the San Diego Zoo and really liked the library. The people I spoke with were friendly too. Do you happen to know how and when we get our financial aid packets? I'll be giving up 15K a year from McGeorge (plus free books the first year) to go to USD so I am looking for some decent loans. I thought that USD might give me some scholarship money to match McGeorge but when I called they said that they don't match funds. I had already sent an e-mail asking for them to do so but I haven't received a response. I hope that USD with no money is a better choice than McGeorge with 15K a year. I think USD is worth it but my wallet won't agree in a few years unless I get a pretty good job.
Roman:Hey, I know I already replied on your LSN account but I'll write what I said here as well for others who may be curious. I turned down 20K a year from Loyola to go to USD with a 16K a year scholarship. I would never, even if I was threatened to get all of the teeth knocked in, want to live in L.A. I could definitely suck it up if I'm able to transfer to say UCLA, but I after graduation I would still never want to live there. UCLA would afford me oppurtunities to move outside of the city of course, where as Loyola might not so assuredly unless I rock it really hard and end up in the top 5 - 10% (which is a possibility, but I don't want to take a risk). BUT with USD, even if I do pretty bad in law school I can still practice in San Diego, which is in my opinion one of the most amazing cities out there. To break it down: Loyola is regional, USD is regional. I like USD's region better. Also this is a quote from Ken from LSN:" The University of San Diego Law School is the preeminent law school of the 8th largest city in America. While not considered a national law school, it has a very strong regional reputation. Because of the natural beauty of the campus and San Diego, it attracts good faculty members and students. Although the US News Law School rankings have it ranked as 65th, their faculty is just in the top 25 in quality according the Leiter rankings (put out by U. of Texas law professor, Brian Leiter). Thus, I think the University of San Diego Law School is underrated by US News. Additionally, it is nice to be top dog in your city. Conversely, although Loyola is also ranked 65th, they are a distant 3rd in LA. Everyone loves San Diego and I think you would be quite happy there. If you are in the top 10% of your class you have a huge amount of opportunities. If you are in the top 25% of your class at the University of San Diego Law School, you still have many options. Those below that range have a harder time finding good jobs, but I anticipate that you will do well once in law school.Loyola is not bad, but the law school is separate from the campus and is in a not great part of town near downtown Los Angeles. The law school complex is an attractive and modern set of buildings, but it does not provide the collegial atmosphere of the University of San Diego Law School. If things do not work out at USD, Loyola is the clear second choice."Dog friendly living is hard to find in San Diego! Anybody know of any tips for a one bedroom $1000 - $1250 by the beaches that will let a 75 lb Doberman live there? Yeah I know, what am I thinking?~Jess
Dog friendly living is hard to find in San Diego! Anybody know of any tips for a one bedroom $1000 - $1250 by the beaches that will let a 75 lb Doberman live there? Yeah I know, what am I thinking?~Jess