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Pepperdine at an additional $16000 per year, worth it?

Pepperdine at an additional $16000 per year, worth it?
« on: June 15, 2009, 07:58:44 PM »
As I looked into housing arrangements in malibu, I recognized how ridiculously expensive it was. If I go to Loyola, I could live at home. If I go to Pepperdine, I am looking at an additional $16000 including utilities and everything per year. Although Pepperdine did offer more $4000 more than Loyola, I would still be paying $12000 more per year. Is it worth it to chose to go to pepperdine over loyola?

Re: Pepperdine at an additional $16000 per year, worth it?
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2009, 11:05:01 PM »
Heck no!!! Loyola is an awesome school with a great alumni network and except for a couple programs (Int'l Law) many believe Pepperdine trumps Loyola.  No, definately not worth it, GO TO LOYOLA!!

Re: Pepperdine at an additional $16000 per year, worth it?
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2009, 11:19:04 PM »
Go to Loyola.

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Re: Pepperdine at an additional $16000 per year, worth it?
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2009, 01:38:54 AM »
Loyola.

Re: Pepperdine at an additional $16000 per year, worth it?
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2009, 01:46:56 AM »
Heck no!!! Loyola is an awesome school with a great alumni network and except for a couple programs (Int'l Law) many believe Pepperdine trumps Loyola.  No, definately not worth it, GO TO LOYOLA!!

Sorry can you clarify what you mean by trumping loyola? I am exactly planning to go into international law, thats why your comment makes a lot of difference! Thanks. please tell me a little more about it if you can. thankuu

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Re: Pepperdine at an additional $16000 per year, worth it?
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2009, 01:53:05 AM »
Heck no!!! Loyola is an awesome school with a great alumni network and except for a couple programs (Int'l Law) many believe Pepperdine trumps Loyola.  No, definately not worth it, GO TO LOYOLA!!

Sorry can you clarify what you mean by trumping loyola? I am exactly planning to go into international law, thats why your comment makes a lot of difference! Thanks. please tell me a little more about it if you can. thankuu

Don't worry about international law coming from either of these schools.

Re: Pepperdine at an additional $16000 per year, worth it?
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2009, 01:57:29 AM »
Stop the insanity.

You need to minimize debt and quite honestly, Pepperdine doesn't have that much better a reputation than Loyola in Los Angeles.  Plus, if you're going to Pepperdine, you either have to live in Santa Monica and commute into Malibu (which can be hell on PCH) or live in Malibu (mad $$$).  There's no good reason to justify Pepperdine over Loyola.

Re: Pepperdine at an additional $16000 per year, worth it?
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2009, 08:12:03 AM »
I would also choose Loyola over Pepperdine, FWIW.

Re: Pepperdine at an additional $16000 per year, worth it?
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2009, 10:46:34 AM »
Go to Loyola unless you know right now that you want to do entertainment law or mediation, then go to Pepperdine, otherwise its not worth it to go to that school because of the cost of living in Malibu.  I am a little concerned with Loyola's fall in the rankings, and problems with their administration, but I don't think its enough to for you to worry about at this point.  The school is pretty strong in LA, so you should be able to get a decent job from that school.

Re: Pepperdine at an additional $16000 per year, worth it?
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2009, 09:02:23 PM »
the fall in rankings and reputation is exactly why i want to attend Pepperdine more. I am just not sure if the costs are worth it. Anyone know anything about job prospects in both schools?