given your numbers, i think it is fair to say you swept the friggin floor with you applications this cycle! i am so proud of you! you were a regular shoot em up tex!
are you really still considering u of h with all those fancy T20 schools up on your jock?
Hey, thanks! I'm wearing my "Defied All Predictions" badge with pride. It's a good thing that Penn likes MA's. The weird part is that I missed at the T14 schools where people predicted I would be accepted. But, after rereading my application and visiting Penn, I realized that I couldn't have done more to tailor myself to fit their profile (they mean it, they really do, I'm proof!). It was complete dumb luck, but hey, it worked out.
I'm from Houston and UT is no longer impressed with my prodigal daughter routine (but it worked for grad school!), so UofH is my only chance to return home. And I can do so with less debt than buying a car normally entails. Am I going to take it? Probably not. Is the possibility of winding up in the same place 5 years from now $150,000 less in debt going to haunt me for a very long time? You betcha.
But I also have a relationship to consider. Penn puts me much closer to the boy and doesn't tie me to one city like UofH does (boyfriend is in med school, he'll be matching to residencies the same year I finish law school). Long-term, it probably is the better choice for me. Now I just need to convinve some loan officers of that.