USD or UMass/Bridgewater?

<p>I got accepted to University of San Diego, but found out it's going to be $35,000 for one year (and i qualify for $29,000 in loans, which needs a cosigner because of my bad credit). After being accepted there, I started thinking about the possibility of going to the University of Massachusetts in Boston, which is $21,000 for out-of-state tuition. USD is private and UMass is public, but which one has the better reputation and prestige? I was also looking at Bridgewater State College in Mass, which would only be $12,500 for out-of-state tuition. i would really like to live back east, but don't want to relocate and turn down USD if it means I would just be moving to go down in reputation (college-wise).
Thank you</p>

<p>The overall prestige of their academics are about the same, but it varies by major. As for reputations, they depend on where you want to live.</p>

<p>That's a little much to take out in loans. You should have worked harder in community college to qualify for scholarships (and you should have looked into this before you even started cc). Quit screwing around and get those grades up.</p>