Just wanted to revive this thread and see if anyone's considering coming to the admitted students day on 27 April.
I wasn't originally planning on attending, but who am I kidding? Living in LA has been a pipedream of mine since I was 15. Even if I decide not to go because the BF prefers NorCal and/or Pacific offers me more money, I'd like to have the opportunity to evaluate the school in person. Plus, I have family down there who've offered to let me stay with them, so really I just need to pay for the cost of the flight (and the $200 deposit that's due the week beforehand
). I think the cost will hurt me in the short-term, but looking at this from a long-term point of view, $450 is not going to kill me. And, as I said above, I'd get to visit family, so it's a good thing all around.
Now. . .have any part-timers been awarded scholarships at all? This is a big concern for me, since they cost a bunch (also, would anyone mind explaining the discrepancy between the cost of full-time and part-time? 3 years full-time would cost approx. $101K whereas 4 years part-time is around $89K. Wouldn't the same amount of credits cost the same amount? Or are they not including the cost of summer sessions in that part-time figure? I'm confused).
I'm going to email the dean of admissions this week to verify the date of the program and to inquire about scholarship possibilities. I see they've got a public interest scholarship, but although I want to go into PI work, I don't have much of a background in it to speak of since I had to work throughout undergrad. We'll see.
I'm just about as excited about Loyola as I am about Pacific. Hopefully one of these makes itself known as the clear winner before I get incredibly frustrated and confused trying to choose between the two of them.