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I'm goin' to Villanova

I'm goin' to Villanova
« on: April 05, 2005, 09:14:01 AM »
It's official: I'll be at Villanova this fall. I'd welcome any chatter with current VLS students or prospectives.

Re: I'm goin' to Villanova
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2005, 01:58:14 PM »
I just received my acceptance today.  I really wasn't expecting it, so I had other plans made.  Now I'm not so sure what I want to do.  If I (meaning mom and dad) can come up with the money, I think Villanova is my best option.  What made you decide to go?

Re: I'm goin' to Villanova
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2005, 01:09:58 PM »
It came down to a choice between Villanova and Rutger-Camden. And Villanova does a much better job of placing in Philadelphia, which is where I want to be. Rutgers really has a sense that it is for New Jersey people and that they place mainly in New Jersey.

Re: I'm goin' to Villanova
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2005, 02:43:58 PM »
My parents just told me they can't help me.  Have you looked into financial aid at all?  I'm going for a tour this Friday.  I'm a little thrown by what I hear about the school.  Everyone tells me it's yuppy, and that's not me at all. 

Re: I'm goin' to Villanova
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2005, 03:10:59 PM »
All loans for me. Yuppy? I thought those died out in the '80s.

Re: I'm goin' to Villanova
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2005, 03:21:30 PM »
You know what I mean....they call it a 'snootiness'.   That's just what I've heard.

Re: I'm goin' to Villanova
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2005, 03:29:53 PM »
Your visit will help you get a sense of the students. It's not a great idea to go by the "that's what I've heard" method of choosing schools. I know several people who went to Villanova and they loved it.

Re: I'm goin' to Villanova
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2005, 03:33:23 PM »
I know, hopefully Friday will go well.  LS hasn't started yet and I'm already sick of it.  Are you from the philly area?

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Re: I'm goin' to Villanova
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2005, 08:03:39 AM »
Well, I'm probably going to Villanova and I'm not "yuppy."  A family member of mine is gonna be a 3L and he says that there definitely are a lot of snobby wealthy people up there, but he also said there are some nice people (rich and not-so-rich).  Although the building's nothing special (at least the one we'll be in until we graduate), I could not get over the area.  Not to mention, it's one of the closest schools to my home, so it'll be nice to hop onto 476 and 95 and be home in a half hour.  Anyway, I'd be happy to talk to anyone that'll be at Nova next year.  After all, we'll be classmates.  PM me if you'd like...
      Michelle

Re: I'm goin' to Villanova
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2005, 08:46:02 AM »
I know, the visit to the school gave me a better perspective.  Where are you from michelle?