im interested in what ppl have to say about duke's faculty also. so... :bump:
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yes, good luck all!!!!!!
remember to bring some food for yourself. even if its small. nothing that might upset your stomach though.
tissues are good too.
also, if youve studied like crazy, and you know the stuff, then you know it. i was pressed for time when i took it (more than anticipated, it was freaky) but after all my preparation, i think instinct took over, and that instinct was pretty darn accurate when i didnt have time to second-guess myself. feeling happy inside, and feeling calm and collected is key.
oh yes, and:
warm-up your brain before starting the test. you dont want to use the first half of the first section "warming up" - so do some brain work 1-2 hours before you sit down to take the real exam.
« on: June 03, 2005, 04:01:24 PM »
I was deciding between some of the same schools..I visited all 3, and ruled out Duke right away even though they offered me 30K, mostly because of location (Durham is awful if you've lived in Chicago all your life!) and - like you said - the homogenous student body. I did love the professors at Duke, but students definitely seemed nerdier at Duke compared to both GULC and USC, even though they're probably all pretty equally intelligent. USC seemed nice (the campus is beautiful) and people were pretty cool..def. the place to go if you like the smaller class sizes, b/c you know GULC's are out of control!! Got 30K from them too, but decided on GULC (w/ zero $!!) oh well..
Haha nerdier. Someone had to say it.
I liked the ppl at USC the most, I think. Friendly, and funny! But then again, I only talked to a couple of ppl. One guy wanted GULC so badly, but it didn't happen for him. The other guy was weighing Columbia and USC. Mmm hmm.
I've talked to a couple of Penn ppl online and through email and they seem cool too. Okay it's a bad time to be writing this message b/c I'm at my worst moment - I'm so confused I don't know which school I want. Argh.
« on: June 03, 2005, 03:53:57 PM »
What did you pick?
My original post is the thought process I go through each day. And things are always changing! I'm actually down now between Duke and Penn. And still wondering what I can do to get off the UVA waitlist (and still wondering, if I got off, would I accept?).
I ruled out GULC. I just cant do a class size that large. I want to run into a fellow alum and think "wow you too?" and feel some sort of warmth, not think "yeah I don't know you, heck there were a lot of ppl I didn't know". And I've always been more of the small group, or one-on-one type. Kinda quiet. But honestly, I enjoyed GULC's admit day more than any other - for some reason it felt a lil like the b.schoool at Emory, the classrooms and all. I think if GULC was located where the undergrad is, or if it were a smaller class size, it'd have been perfect for me. Instead I've got two choices, small less costly rural school v. small expensive city school.
I hope I can make a decision soon though. I'm a lil neurotic due to my indecision.
Doesn't Rutgers-Camden give you in-state tuition after you've lived in NJ for a year? I was under that impression for some reason. And if that is true, why would you live in PA then? My boyfriend is looking at Rutgers-Camden... and I was wondering if he could live in Philly (with me) and still go to Camden for school.
If he starts looking in Philly, I'll let you know.
« on: May 04, 2005, 02:50:19 PM »
« on: May 03, 2005, 11:35:50 AM »
OK, decision time.
just a lil tidbit ... i was browsing the internet attorney profiles of a New York City law firm, and stumbled across a partner who attended st. john's with a full ride. it was cool to see him, as well as others, successful at a prestigious law firm without having gone to a "top 10 school". like you, i am also trying to figure out how much scholarship money is worth in the long run. its really hard to say. good luck with your decision! and i agree about asking duke for more money.
« on: May 03, 2005, 11:29:52 AM »
Penn started pulling off the waitlist before the seat deposit deadline???
in case its of any importance... i was just recently accepted at penn. i had not been waitlisted either. when is the first deposit deadline?