Gonzaga positives: 3rd tier, Beautiful Campus, attached Undergrad campus, great reputation in NW, outstanding facilities, a low cost of living =$350 a month for a 1 bedroom apt!Gonzaga negatives: lack of diversity (im from san francisco!), its in dreary Spokane (aka SPOKOMPTON), median salary rates are between 45-55k (OUCH!). Outside of CA.
I agree w/Ivywhore on this one (shocking, but true).Gonzaga has a strong reputation in the NW. I can easily counter Natsirts arguement that two attorneys think it is the worst school because I have spoken w/many attorneys in the greater Seattle area and they all had great things to say about Gonzaga. It doesnt hurt that their "name" has become known in the last few years cause of Adam Morrison. DivisionI sports will do wonders for name recognition and school awareness!
All that may be true but I'm not convinced Gonzaga will give that much of an edge, if any, if you're trying to end up back in the Bay area. I don't think the Gonzaga "name" will help that much. Cal Western will offer a scholarship, diversity in a GREAT city, and preparation for the California bar. Cost of living will be higher, but you should be used to that being from San Fran. I'm biased though, being from San Diego.
thanks for the input guys. i'm actually visiting cal western next week, so i should have a better idea of the school by then.