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I didn't mean just Pepperdine. I meant any west coast school. I was just curious if you had even applied to west coast schools. Once you go below the top schools (i.e., Georgetown and above), schools become increasingly regional. This should be a factor in your decision. Now, if you have substantial connections or a job already lined up and you just need the degree, then obviously it wouldn't matter. Anyway, I just wanted to make sure you were taking school reach into account. Villanova and PSU won't have much of an alumni base/connections in California, at least compared to west coast schools.
Also, I believe PSU will move up some more in the rankings, while I'm unsure if Villanova will change as much.
You are also looking at MBA programs. Everyone here is focusing on the law side of things, but few have addressed that the Smeal Business School at Penn State is a very good business school. As far as I know, more highly regarded than Villanova. But, I will say I am not well versed in MBA programs and how different schools stack up, but it is something that you should take into account as well. Best of luck to you!