pillowpet wrote:what other schools are you guys considering? I'm planning on staying in the Bay Area, so it has pretty much come down to USF and SCU for me (awaiting Hastings). I'm having a tough time since both schools are pretty much equals, but SCU has a slight edge in reputation throughout the Bay Area. My costs are pretty equal for both. USF does have a nicer/modern campus and I like the fact that it is in the City. However, living in SF costs an arm, a leg, and some loans. Right now, I might just lean towards SCU for the beautiful weather : ) For those in a similar situation, what's swayed your decision?
USF and SCU are top contenders for me as well. I've lived in San Jose my whole life and while I've never visited the USF campus, I can tell you that the SCU campus is BEAUTIFUL. Just being there you can feel the camaraderie and the studious atmosphere (at least in the library). I know that both these schools seem to be on everyone's ****list because of the numbers (in terms of employment) but from my own personal experience, I've met lots of successful lawyers in the bay area that attended here. I worked at a bank and I can tell you almost every lawyer I met there (of which there were many, including many who work in the District Attorney's office) almost exclusively attended SCU and loved it. While I feel that both schools are great choices, what makes SCU my top choice is the overwhelming presence it has in Silicon Valley. If I wanted to work in the city or in other parts of California, my choice would most likely change but for what I want to do and where I want to work, SCU is a clear winner.