I've been admitted to both USC's part-time program and Pepperdine's full-time program, and I've been invited to interview for USD's full-time program. Going into the application process, I was set on Pepperdine, but now, I'm starting to have second thoughts because USC is ranked so much higher and it is a "bigger name." I don't know if those are big enough reasons for me to go there. If I was planning on going into investment banking or consulting, it would be a no brainer. USC would win, but I want to focus on entrepreneurship with the intention of working in the arts once I'm done. My background is in the arts, education, and non-profit. Collaboration is extremely important to me (as long as I'm in charge
) as is open communication. I also really want to study abroad and it seems that Pepperdine has more options in this respect.
I'm curious to know if anyone has any advice or insight to help me make a decision.