I got admitted to both of these schools and can't decide which to go to. I know that USC is better known with a huge alumni network and all that jazz so I would have better chances of getting jobs in the future, but the campus feels plain to me and the surrounding neighborhood is sketchy. I feel much safer at UCI and I love its location, campus, and laid-back vibe, but I have the feeling it isn't as impressive a school as USC, so I don't know whether to go with where I feel more at home but may not get the best jobs, or to go where I don't love but where I would get better perks. My major is journalism, which has good programs at both schools, and money isn't a problem (I got scholarships that make the cost about the same for both schools). Any insight?
Also, I applied to and got denied by UCLA which was my number one school, and am still entertaining the possibility of transferring there from which ever school I end up attending so I don't know if it would be easier to transfer from UCI or USC?
As you can tell I'm really confused, and any help is greatly appreciated!