IamKristieHi wrote:Am I nuts for still considering Chapman after getting the scholarship to Loyola?
Congrats on the two scholarships. You aren't nuts.
As far as "better job prospects," I would call and talk to current students from both schools to get a realistic picture of how dismal job placement actually is. Loyola has slightly better job placement rates overall and will place better than Chapman in the LA market. The two schools probably break even with job placement in the OC market, but Loyola might have a marginal edge based on its stronger alumni base. ITE, neither school is going to place well unless you make very good grades.
Do your scholarships come with strings attached, i.e., requirements to maintain a certain GPA? If so, is one school more lenient than the other?
If you really want to stay in the OC, Chapman is probably a more logical choice than Loyola. You have $30K more scholarship at Chapman and you will save between $40K-60K in COL by living with your father. That's huge. If I were in your shoes, I'd press both schools for more money by using your respective scholarships as leverage. Figure out how you can get a legal education and accumulate the least possible amount of debt.