Applying to USD?

<p>Does anyone know how difficult it is to get into the University of San Diego's School of Business Administration? </p>

<p>The more I think about it, the more I realize that I would really love to be in SoCal for my undergrad work, but the only schools I applied to in Cali were Chapman and USC. I'm not sure I'll get into either so I'm looking at other possibilities. I'm a double major in finance and accounting with a cumulative GPA of 3.59 at a small Catholic private school in Portland if that helps any. I got a 3.72 last semester though, and hope to achieve the same or better this semester, so hopefully admissions will see an upward grade trend? </p>

<p>Do I have a chance at getting in to USD?</p>

<p>How much do you actually like being at a small Catholic private school? Enough to keep going to one? I thought USD was amazing-- the campus is absolutely stunning and the location couldn't be any better. The only down side? It felt exactly like Part II of my small Catholic prep school, sans the rain we have here in the PNW. It's a very conservative school and was startling similar my high school. I was accepted as a freshman but declined their offer. Just something to think about. </p>

<p>And where do you go? University of Portland?</p>

<p>Yeah I'm at UP right now, the lack of rain is really what I'd be looking forward to! </p>

<p>I'm not Catholic myself but I don't mind Catholic schools. I tend towards the conservative side anyway, but does USD really stress Catholic education? Part of the reason why I'm transferring out of UP is the requirement of several, rather pointless religion classes like Biblical Traditions that detract from my main education focus.</p>

<p>How do you like UP? Your school offered me a lot of money to go there as a freshman, but I just couldn't do it. I'm from Seattle so Portland is a smaller city, UP is super conservative (from everyone I've ever met from there), and like you I was determined to go to Southern California. Did you grow up in Portland? I definitely know what you mean about wanting to get away from the rain. I was born and raised in Seattle but lived in Southern CA for a while and it was amazing. Though whenever it would rain I'd immediately get a bit homesick! Go figure! Hahah.</p>

<p>I'm not religious and I went to Catholic schools K-12, so I'm pretty biased against them. When I visited USD, I kind of got the impression that it is pretty Catholic there. I know you have to take 3-4 religion courses, but I know you do at UP too so you've probably gotten 1-2 of those out of the way already. </p>

<p>Here's a link to their page about their "Catholic Identity": USD:</a> About USD: Catholic Identity</p>

<p>The money was definitely what drew me there. Overall, the school is ok. The teachers are more involved than larger schools, the classes, at least within the b-school, are pretty interesting, and the campus is beautiful. I'm from Hawai'i though, and the weather is just too much for me. The main thing too is the ridiculous classes they require for b-students; Software Applications, Intro to Leadership, Professional Development, etc. I don't really want to be forced to stay an extra semester after I walk just so I can take courses like this.</p>

<p>In terms of the school being conservative/liberal, the school's policies are generally very conservative; they almost expressly forbid pre-marital relations, intervisitation hours at night are extremely limited, it's pretty much a dry campus, all the parties are off campus, etc, but the people here generally tend to be more liberal and there are a lot of Dems and Eco-greens here on campus.</p>

<p>Do you know what my chances would be at USD? Or since you seem to know Cali pretty well, Chapman?</p>

<p>Anyone can chance me?</p>

What did you end up doing!?