Thank you guys so much for your responses <3 I'm probably going to pepperdine because i dont feel like usc/ucla would be worth the cost. Lieut Kaffee you summed it up exactly, i feel like i dont have as much to lose by going to pepperdine and the legal market is just too unstable for me to sit out another year, raise my lsat by 2 or 4 points and still have to take out over 100k in loans for school. i dont think my parents would be willing to support me if i sit out another cycle, cause im in my mid 20s.
@ticklemesilly i've been reading about how conservative pepperdine is, but i think i can handle it
the only thing is, i feel as though going to U of Arizona would be a better outcome because not only does it have a lower cost of attendance, U of A is one of only 3 law schools, so from the outside looking in, it looks like arizona's legal market has less saturation and U of Arizona would be prestigious enough for the jobs available