All the cool kids are going to Penn.
Messages - RokoMotion
How useful do you see the Wharton Certificate being for job prospects? Is it popular? How else do people use the interdisciplinary stuff at Penn?
Also, what do you think is the greatest misconception about Penn, from your experience. What is your favorite thing/least favorite thing about your school?
« on: February 15, 2008, 10:51:46 AM »
I think YP arguments are, at least somewhat, ridiculous.
First, the difference in acceptance percentage that would result from YP or not among the top applicants really isn't that signficant. As discussed in a recent thread (too lazy to look it up right now), most of those variables contribute very little to ranking in USNEWS.
Even if it WOULD affect rankings somehow, these are the students that the school would be luring in with scholarships, etc.
I really think a lot of it has to do with the quality of applications they get. Higher ranked applicants, often, put less work into their applications at schools they feel they are presumptive admits. That means little to no optional essays, subpar "WhyPenn/WhyMichigan" Essays, and a general lackluster feel. I think this probably comes off in their essays, and can contribute to the ding.
I'm not saying that YP doesn't happen, but I think that in our efforts to peg law schools as ONLY caring about GPA/LSAT, we fail to give them a little credit where it's due. Instead of thinking that maybe they judge a person based somewhat on quality of application and desire to attend, we create theories that are solely numbers driven to make ourselves feel better. In a majority of cases that we call YP, I call BS.
Yay! Glad I could help. Now, i just need a name for myself, unless that other rhymnoceros has left. Who was s/he anyway? Maybe they just came by to taunt me with a Penn acceptance post. Well at least 50% of Rhymnoceroses getinto Penn.
« on: February 14, 2008, 08:37:07 AM »
I could be wrong, but if you met this woman at a "law school fair," isn't it safe to say that it probably wasn't a scam? Especially if you recognized who she was and she was rude to you then, also?