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Incoming 1Ls / Re: OFFICIAL "I am going to ______ in the Fall" Thread
« on: March 30, 2005, 01:45:00 PM »

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Penn State-- Dickinson
« on: March 28, 2005, 04:13:10 PM » fiancee is a huge fan.  We went to the Eastern Conference finals last year against Tampa.  Had a blast.  About a 2 hour drive from my place.  Unfortunately, no such trips this past year.  Damn lockout.

It is a conservative area, however there are synagouges (sp?) here.....not many, but they are there.  And central PA is very nice in the Spring, Summer, and Fall. 

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Stetson?
« on: March 28, 2005, 01:04:04 PM »
I have decided to head to Stetson in the fall.  It was a hard decision, but I am glad to hear good things.  I am not happy to hear about the lack of decent, availible men.  I have just been waiting to get out of East Tennessee. I thought it was just the guys here  :-\  Maka Nani thanks for mentioning about the Tampa Bay Sports Club. I was thinking about getting back into soccer too if i could find a league.

I guess I will see you there.  Congrats on the full ride.  Wish I had an extra 5 points right about now.

Don't know if they send you the emails, but I saw this today:

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Penn State-- Dickinson
« on: March 28, 2005, 11:22:42 AM »
20-30 minutes.  The turnpike travels south of Hbg, but if you jump on I-81 in Carlisle you can get anywhere you need to go. 

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Penn State-- Dickinson
« on: March 28, 2005, 11:00:12 AM »
Where do people shop in Carlisle?  I only saw one grocery store!  Where do people do anything there?

There is the Carlisle Mall, but it isn't that big and Harrisburg has 2-3 more.  If you want a lot of shopping, there are a ton of outlet malls in Hershey and Lancaster.  I live in York (about 30min SE) of Carlisle.  For high-end shopping there is the King of Prussia Mall near Philly.

Every summer Carlisle hosts a series of events at the fairgrounds.  That is usually when I go there.  They have a bike show and car show that I attend.  As far as anything else, is a small town and Harrisburg isn't much better.  I enjoy AAA baseball and Harrisburg has a team that plays on City Island.  There is some really nice camping and hunting around there.  There are cultural events around here, but you often have to pay attention and look for them.  There are enough historical areas if you are into that stuff.  Gettysburg is really close and that makes for a nice day trip.  Ski Roundtop is pretty close to Carlisle and there is fishing and boating on the Susquehanna.  Hersheypark is really close and they have some great rides there as well.

If you are into the bar and club scene and are used to big cities, then this place will most likely be a dissapointment.  I used to live near LA and Vegas.  I came away very spoiled and have yet to find anything close to that here.  If you like the quieter pub atmosphere, you should be fine though.  I find that if I want to do anything fun I have to go look for it which is pretty consistent with most small towns I have lived in.  It is there, but not screaming at you all the time like in a larger city.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Penn State-- Dickinson
« on: March 28, 2005, 10:28:12 AM »
I live near there and it is a little drab right now.  It gets a heck of a lot nicer from April through November.  It's close enough to Harrisburg that you can find enough to do.  If you are from a small town, then it will prolly be just fine.  Hershey is close and Baltimore isn't far away either.  You are directly off the turnpike, so traveling to Hbg or Philly isn't unreasonable.  Also, don't expect to buy alcohol from grocery store/gas stations here.  You have to go to the state store for liquor and the only places that sell beer is at the beer distributor (cases only).  You can get a six or twelve pack from the few small stores or bars, but the price is very high.  I know this seems small, but it took me a while to get used to when I moved back home.

I don't know which way the school leans, but the area all around here is heavily conservative.  I thought my family was going to disown me last year when they found out I voted Democrat.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Penn State-- Dickinson
« on: March 28, 2005, 03:48:48 AM »
There isn't a quota.  Penn State isn't really a "state" school.  The undergrad campuses receive some money from the state gov., but not as much as the actual state schools (Millsersville, Lock Haven, Slipper Rock, IUP, etc.). So I guess that is why there is separate rates for out of state.  However, the law school doesn't do this.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Penn State-- Dickinson
« on: March 25, 2005, 08:23:12 PM »
Hopefully you got the spot I gave up (all those posts about withdrawing made me feel guilty).  Carlisle is a pretty town and I enjoyed the campus when I did my visit.

They were prompt in returning my email about my withdrawal, but as far as during the application process, they took their sweet a$$ time.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: William and Mary
« on: March 24, 2005, 02:24:41 PM »
Got mine too....I am pretty happy with that, I didn't think I would even get that far.  Even if they took me, I still would have went to stetson.  The reputation and everything else was good, I just wasn't too impressed with the students after my visit.

Congratulations!!!!   I got the same call tonight, thought it was a nice touch.  Plus the girl sounded hot!!

Had you already received your letter?

I already had the letter by that point.  Didn't get a nice surprise like you did.  I am withdrawing from them today (been too lazy to write the letters).  They did give me $6k in scholarship, but that wasn't enough to move back to the land of the snow.

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