pitt, wisconsin, maryland.
Quote from: cmickey on April 24, 2007, 11:28:01 AMmt airy and germantown in general are not that nice. there are pockets that are nice.. commuting to temple via public transportation would be kinda annoying from those neighborhoods as well.Can you explain why the public transportation from those areas is difficult? Are you talking about the regional rail lines?
mt airy and germantown in general are not that nice. there are pockets that are nice.. commuting to temple via public transportation would be kinda annoying from those neighborhoods as well.
Thanks for the area info. Unfortunately, the only way we can afford to live in most of those areas is if we buy somthing really small which just won't work, we'll drive each other crazy. We might buy right outside of Manayunk so that would be alright and we are looking at a few places in University City.I chose Temple over George Mason, Miami, Villanova, Drexel and University of New Mexico. It was a real toss-up for me between Miami and Temple but my fiance preferred Philly and we are closer to our families in NY. Plus I am interested in trial advocacy so Temple is great for that.
Has anyone noticed that the Temple law school website and viewbooks are not nearly as impressive as some from much less respected schools (i.e. "third tier")? And, it's not just the appearance -- it's also relatively hard to find information on the Temple website; and the viewbooks are pretty thin and lacking in detail. It can be hard to overlook these weaknesses and seek out the hard facts that really matter. Do you think these "marketing" issues help explain why Temple's "conversion" rate is relatively low? (The percentage of admitted students who actually enroll is lower than most schools I've considered.)As far as the aesthetics of the website and viewbooks... Do you think there's any relationship to the very, very plain appearance of the facilities? Is this a Philadelphia thing? Is style just less important in Philly? Of course, since I like Temple and plan to attend, I like to think these factors are weeding out people who are too easily influenced by those things, thereby resulting in a better, smarter student body.