i was so sure about santa clara....i have a full ride to chapman, now tied at 93 with santa clara, and i don't know if that's a better deal?? ugghhhh
Well, it is just Bay Area vs. Orange County.
Decide on that.
ok chapman is out. deciding between santa clara and seattle u. i'm really worried about those rankings...they just keep falling....
Well, I was debating between Pitt and Santa Clara, and eventually I decided on Santa Clara based on a number of factors.
Rankings be damned, the school I wanted to attend didn't change over night, and as long as the same resources are still present, I don't see a reason to change course. Simply ask yourself, would you rather live and work in Seattle or the Bay Area? Also, depending on what you wish to specialize in, which school offers you the best set of resources to pursue that course? The answer to those questions should eventually lead you to an answer.
In my case, I couldn't see myself living and working in western Pennsylvania and enjoying it. If I'm going to be in debt, I might as well be living somewhere that makes me happy (no In-N-Out Burger in PA!). I also want to specialize in Intl. Business Transactions, and Santa Clara, with its summer internships in Tokyo and Hong Kong as well as course offerings on the subject were enough to sway me. Pitt on the other hand didn't specify their foreign internship opportunities and when I emailed them back in September to find out, never replied to my question. Course offerings also didn't seem as plentiful.
Anyway, sorry for the long post, but I felt if I could let you see the processes I went through in choosing between two schools you could do the same. Good luck!