Stanford > Boalt >> UCLA/USC >>> Davis/Hastings/Irvine >>> Pepperdine/Loyola >>>>> everyone else >>>>> online schools
OP, you are looking at nearly 200k debt when you add in compounding interest on a 10 year loan. Think carefully before you pull the trigger. Consider retaking the LSAT to increase scholarship offers.
Sigh. What methodology are you using for the # of arrows? Considering you just had Hastings and Pepperdine as peers a few hours ago, this seems kind of arbitrary.
California is big. Pepperdine does better in LA. Hastings does better in SF. And although I agree that Davis and Hastings are better schools than Loyola or Pepperdine, if the OP wants LA more than SF, I think you can justify going to Pepperdine over Hastings at similar cost.
Still though, at those prices both Pepperdine and Hastings are terrible options...so maybe my point is irrelevant.
The arrows dont mean anything.My methodolgy is USNR and their relative rankings. Lazy, I know. Davis is 29, Hastings is 44, Pepperdine is 49. Honestly, yes, it is rather arbitrary.
The 27k tuition difference over three years + intrest is significant imo.
All things being equal (as in the op is indifferent to LA/SF), Hastings is the better choice. It is higher ranked and less expensive.Like you said Bdole, placement is better in their repective cities. OP says its a plus to be in LA so it really comes down to if OP would rather go to a lower ranked school for 27k more than move to SF.
OP, would you be living at home if you went to pepperdine?
I agree that the prices of both are too much.