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Choosing the Right Law School / Penn vs. Cornell
« on: April 18, 2005, 09:06:25 PM »
Leave it to the universe to throw me a curve ball right when I thought that I finally had a decision made.

Not that I'm complaining.

Cornell Law is offering me $14,400 annually (almost 1/3 off total tuition). This came completely out of left field.  It's absolutely incongruous with aid offers from other T20 schools (read:  $0 from Penn, $0 from USC, $0 from GWU, etc.). They must really hate Penn. It's the only explanation.   :)

I don't know what to do anymore.  I am 100% sure that I would be happier in Philadelphia.  What I don't know is if I would be $43,200 worth of happier.   

Oh, and as an FYI, if you haven't gotten your finaid package from Cornell yet, it clearly doesn't mean that you didn't get anything (as I had previously surmised). :)

Got my finalized financial aid awards from both schools today.  Merit awards I already knew about plus loan eligibility.  Damn, W&M sure is cheap.   :-\

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / PENN!!
« on: March 20, 2005, 08:21:57 AM »
I love it.  Admitted students weekend was great.  And the calculator/clock has got to be the most delightfully geeky promotional item I've ever received.

Anyone else have thoughts?  I've pretty much made up my mind.  Now I just have to find a place to live, a roommate, move across the country...

And of course, there is the matter of signing over my soul to pay for it (that probably still won't cover it).  The financial aid presentation, for their very best efforts, was wholly depressing.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Penn Admitted Students Weekend
« on: March 09, 2005, 09:43:23 AM »
Sorry if there's already a thread for this, I couldn't find one...

Who's going?  I'm really excited... I haven't been to Philadelphia since I was very small, so I'm anxious to check out the city, see the campus, etc.  Very curious about this Penn "collegial" vibe that gets touted so much.

For Philadelphites (Philadelphians?  Phillies?), any place I should be sure to check out?  I'm definitely going to try to make it out to various neighborhoods to see the areas in which I might consider living... anywhere else?

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / $ at Houston
« on: March 04, 2005, 06:29:03 PM »
Letter was sent to my parent's address in Houston.  Apparently they're waiving out-of-state and giving me $16,000 annually on top of that (so, it's a full-ride plus $2000 or so).  I know some people are waiting to hear, just wanted people to know that letters are starting to go out.  Best of luck! 

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / USC Financial Aid Packages
« on: March 04, 2005, 12:39:23 PM »
Apparently some were mailed yesterday, for those who are waiting.  I got nada for scholarships/grants, so I have dutifully withdrawn (stats are in the link below).  It seems that the forces of the cosmos are aligning to send me to Penn.  :)

Good luck to those waiting.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Duke says no...
« on: March 03, 2005, 06:34:33 PM »
There might be something to that 3/1 cut-off afterall.   :)

Oh well, skipping all the way to Philly, kiss my a$$ Duke...  ;D

Good luck to those still waiting!!

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