Yeah, I also agree that people that weren't on the host committee still seemed to be happy and liked talking about how much they liked Penn. I didn't get that feeling at Georgetown or Cornell. And during the dean's speech at dinner I could really detect the excitement he had about the school in his voice. There really is something in the water.Another observation I had was that it was heavily skewed toward people like me who are coming straight from UG or only have a year separation. I didn't meet as many nontrads as I did at other schools. Also, it seemed like EVERYONE there was deferred by Harvard. Lots of conversations about what schools people were deciding between were punctuated by "...unless I get into Harvard."
there were a lot of socially awkward admitted people. But then again, I think itís all like that at all these events. (this is my first admit event Iíve attended)
and i second the str8 outta ug comment. there were some people who were listing the schools they got into, when i didnt even ask. very weird.
Quotethere were a lot of socially awkward admitted people. But then again, I think itís all like that at all these events. (this is my first admit event Iíve attended)It IS a sort of awkward situation.um, it was, but there were some extremes. Me: Hi! my name is XX, what's yours?girl: XX.silence silence silence-_- Me: so where are you fromgirl: I came from Brownsilence silence silenceThen I escaped my dinner table. I met 4 or 5 people like this. And yes, my sample can be very biased, I know. Quoteand i second the str8 outta ug comment. there were some people who were listing the schools they got into, when i didnt even ask. very weird.The people I met - not too many, granted - included several who were several years out of school. Maybe we sought each other out. Noone volunteered the schools they got into, but there was definitely a lot of awkward verbal dancing as people wanted to find out where other people were looking/ had gotten in/ been rejected from, etc., and to let other people know about their situations. But everyone I met at least waited until they were asked.