Transfer student here. Got accepted to USC and Purdue this year and I'm highly interested in hearing how others would pick between the two.
I'm going into Computer Engineering and Computer Science/Computer Engineering as a third-year, although at USC I'll need a minimum of 3 years and 2-2.5 at Purdue. USC is about $15k more/year for me and I won't be needing loans.
I wish I could say I'm confident in my decision, especially given that I have less of a month left of summer, but I'm still not sure how I feel about deciding between the cheaper and higher-ranked option (Purdue) or having a better fit location-wise (USC). (I know ranking isn't all that important, but I don't know if fit is worth thousands, either.)
If anyone's passing through and has questions about applying/transferring to these schools I can also answer them!