I was down at seaworld yesterday and decided to check out USD since it is off the same freeway exit. I have to say however, that I was extremely dissapointed. While the buildings are nice and the campus is up in the hills, there were many things that I really disliked. First, the area around USD, the stores, the buildings and such, do not really reflect the nice parts of san diego. It was like once you cross the freeway (seaworld is on the other side) it goes down hill. Honestly, the area just really is ugly and run down. As for the law school building itself. I was unable to actually go inside since it was sunday, but the campus layout was pretty much a clump of buildings and parking lots. The law school was tucked away in the back off a side road that branched off the main artery of the school. While the building was fairly nice, the sign which marked it was in the middle of a grouping of three buildings and the law building itself did little to stand out. We had to figure out which one it was by process of elimination. All and all, I guess I can't complain too much since I haven't been inside it or seen any of the classes yet. But I have to say, campus appearence and location relative to things plays a big part in my choice.
Hey man congrats. I am anxious to see the campus this Monday. The consensus seems to be it is old and worn down. I feel a bit bad for the school at the moment. First the e-mail about the rankings, then the career services flyer. I wonder how many people who wanted to go there were silly enough to not put down a deposit because of the drop. USD will pop back up next year. I most likely won’t be attending but I almost want to explain that the stupid ranking thing had nothing to do with my decision.
Do you need a car at USD? I'm thinking about going there and am really excited about the beach, but is it hard to get to without a car? Also how is the public transportation? Thanks!