They both cost about the same to me, since pacific gives automatic scholarships for those whose GPA qualifies, so cost isn't really the deciding factor. Pacific is a master's college (private) and PSU is a state school, public. I am interested in doing pre-med, so I want some research opportunities. I will be transferring and my credits transfer to both schools. I got into the honors program at PSU as well.
Since pacific is a private school, do you think there will be less research opportunities there? Which school do you think is better for pre-med?
Also, I heard rumors that private colleges are easier than public schools because private colleges want to maintain a good "GPA reputation", meaning, they want their students to get better grades in order for the "average" GPA of the college graduating class to be higher. So do you think Pacific would be easier for me?
In both cases I would be living with my parents, since we live right in between PSU and Pacific, so I am able to drive to either school.
Also, at PSU I will be required to take 400 level honors courses ("junk courses lol") in addition to my pre-med stuff. I've already taken a year of junk classes at the community college (humanities, english, writing, social science, etc), and I'm not sure whether pacific would require me to take any more junk classes, or if I can just take science classes there without taking any additional classes. The thing is, if I do go to PSU, that would mean I would have to take 20 credits per term (PSU does quarter system, pacific has semester system), and that's quite a lot!
Do you have any suggestions for which school to go to?