<p>Hi guys I could use some advice.
I got accepted to my top 2 universities, but I have no idea where to go.
I'll be majoring in Criminal Justice
Corpus is much closer to home and a few of my friends are attending or will attend that university, and also it's much cheaper.
Loyola New Orleans is out of state and more expensive, but they make me feel as if i'm not a number based on their letters and emails unlike Corpus which they take a few weeks to respond, but i don't know if it may be just because Corpus gets more applications than Loyola.
I received a $7000 merit award if I attend Loyola which should cover some cost and I've already filed my Fafsa
Also what I am worried about is with Loyola being a jesuit university and me following a wicca faith I worry of discrimination that I have faced before.</p>
<p>Hi guys I could use some advice.
<p>Your really need to wait until you get the full aid package to decide. Even with $7000, it would still be cheaper to attend A&M Corpus. These are two very different schools. However, if the finances work out so that you can choose between the two of them, I would suggest Loyola. While I believe that you can get a great education just about anywhere if you decide you want it, it will be a lot easier at Loyola than Corpus. If it doesn't work out, you can always transfer back to Corpus. </p>
<p>Are there any other schools you are applying to? If not, there are a lot between Corpus and New Orleans that you could still apply to but you would be running up against financial aid deadlines.</p>
<p>I'm a sophomore here at Loyola so hopefully I can help you out. But first off, congratulations on your acceptance and scholarship to Loyola!</p>
<p>I was in a similar situation to yours when I was in high school in that I was deciding between Loyola and a state school close to home. Once I came and visited Loyola and spoke with an admissions counselor, I really felt at home. Loyola really doesn't treat you like just another number. Every person I've encountered since I've been here has been so eager to help in any way they can- professors, students, and staff. I have professors from first semester freshman year that still know my name and speak to me on campus! </p>
<p>As far as your religious concerns go, I can tell you without a doubt that you will feel right at home here. Although we are Jesuit University, there are people of all different faiths here. Jesuit Universities are actually notorious for being very accepting of non-Catholic students. In fact, only 50% of our students are Catholic. I myself am Catholic, but I have good friends that are Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, agnostic, atheist, etc. As far as I know none of them have ever experienced negativity of any sort for their religion (or lack thereof). Also, as part of the common curriculum here at Loyola, you have to take "Intro to World Religions" as your religious studies requirement, so you aren't forced to take any Catholic-specific classes. If that's what your interested in though, those classes are of course available to you :) </p>
<p>Don't be afraid to venture out of your comfort zone. I did when I chose to come to Loyola, and it has been one of the best decisions I've made in my life. Plus, there is a considerable population of Texans here if that is a concern! There are people here from all over the country and the world, so our student body is extremely diverse!</p>
<p>The best advice I can give you is to come visit Loyola's campus so you can get a good impression of what life is like here. I promise you won't regret it! In fact, just for visiting campus before May 1, you are automatically given a $1,000 tuition credit for your freshman year.</p>
<p>Good luck and let me know if you have anymore questions!</p>
<p>Loyola New Orleans is a GEM of a school. Adjacent to Tulane...in upscale N'Awlins....</p>
<p>Its Board is very distinguished and includes Sean O'Keefe, former head of NASA (now with EADS North America), and many prominent Jesuits from around the United States. I strongly recommend it. I can't speak to Corpus Christie.....but I can speak to you about LoyNO. Run, don't walk to Loyola! Congratulations. </p>