the real challenge is to see how SLOWLY you can spank the monkey... 59. this is tough.
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« on: March 27, 2005, 11:10:19 PM »
plus u don't speek english good.
« on: March 27, 2005, 11:08:07 PM »
You guys have any recommendations for any apartment complexes in squirrel hill? I heard that the Mozart Management people aren't very agreeable.
Do you just live in a rented house? I've been searching on the Internet, but haven't found much.
« on: March 27, 2005, 09:10:44 PM »
My top choice school (Pitt) dropped from 47 to 52 (or somewhere around there). However, I noticed that their placement rate @ graduation, average salary, and student/faculty ratio were better than my other choices, some of which were higher ranked. Evidently, USNews weighs things differently than I, which is an important factor to consider.
Why pay $30,000+ per year at Emory (top 50), when I can pay $4,500 at Pitt (not top 50), and Pitt's average salary is higher?
I've decided on Pitt. I will be moving in with a friend from high school who will be a mechanical engineering grad student starting in the fall. We're starting to look for places now. Does anyone familiar with Pittsburgh have any suggestions? I have a buddy at Pitt undergrad who lives in Oakland, and his particular part of town scares me.
I heard something about Squirrel Hill? I'm vaguely familiar w/ the area as my girlfriend lives in North Hills (parents would kill us if we lived together). The only constraint that I have is my dog.
You'll also notice from the subject line of this thread that I'm working on my Pitt vocab. Ok. Gotta go red up my room now.
I have two friends who attend Case undergrad. They are very unhappy with the communication between the administration and the students/families. I commend your actions. It's a shame that someone as bright as yourself will end up in Columbus .
That really sucks, especially since your numbers are way above their medians. USF tried to pull the same thing with me, the whole "Sure you're overqualified for this school and all, but wouldn't you like to spend 30k a year to come here?" thing.
I refuse to let Case win this game. I think the way they handled this situation is ridiculous. Not just for me, but for the people who are even more qualified than I.
Pitt increased my scholarship, so I'll be going there.
Good luck to all of you who are sticking with it.
« on: March 25, 2005, 08:37:17 PM »
Does anyone have any experience with this type of situation?
you have to use more than just the fact that one school is more expensive than another. for example, i discussed my love of pittsburgh, and connections to the city (fiancee lives there).
as far as your 2nd scenario with two comparable schools, i'd go for it. just let them know what a big factor financing is in your decision.
i used the fact that i got $66,000 at slu (final tuition $5500/yr), a full ride at akron, and $4500/yr at temple (final tuition $8500/yr). pitt ended up giving me enough to make it less than slu. THAT was an offer i couldn't refuse.