Impressions of NYU, Penn, and Chicago

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where should i go?

chicago
14
36%
nyu
6
15%
penn
19
49%
 
Total votes: 39

miamiman
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Re: Impressions of NYU, Penn, and Chicago

Postby miamiman » Sun Apr 04, 2010 2:52 pm

keg411 wrote:
sophie316 wrote:Go to Penn. If debt isn't an issue, go where you feel you'd be happiest. No point in wasting your father's money being miserable for 3 years and wishing you'd made another decision. Penn is an amazing school.


+1

I really think the differences between CCNMVPBDCN, in terms of opportunities, aren't so massive that it's worth going somewhere you would be unhappy.



+2

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tintin
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Re: Impressions of NYU, Penn, and Chicago

Postby tintin » Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:40 pm

added a poll

MJMD
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Re: Impressions of NYU, Penn, and Chicago

Postby MJMD » Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:27 pm

From your description of the 3 schools, it sounded as though you easily enjoyed Penn the most, despite not expecting to like it at all. When your choice is between three schools of this calibre, you should go where you'll be happiest. Go to Penn.

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Re: Impressions of NYU, Penn, and Chicago

Postby anli » Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:32 pm

Go where you will be happiest. There is no significant difference in opportunities between those schools. Your performance (which in part will be determined by your comfort and happiness) will be the deciding factor for your exit options.

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Re: Impressions of NYU, Penn, and Chicago

Postby lilybbloom » Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:43 pm

sounds like you fell in love with Penn/Philly, and as a native Philadelphian I understand the appeal- Philly is really an awesome place, I never understand people who rail against it all the time, in the end I figure they've never actually been to visit.

Also, I was probably one of those people you saw playing solitaire in Epstein's class the other day :? Don't take it the wrong way- I tend to multi-task a lot. Also, most of what Epstein says goes over my head (but he's the only prof I've had that experience with).

Hyde Park does suck (University City where Penn is located isn't a great area, but still superior to Hyde Park). But Regents is a nice place to live, and the 6 bus takes you straight up Michigan Ave. through the loop all the way up to Wacker, which is where the shopping area starts. So it's not completely isolated. And most 3Ls (and some 2Ls) live somewhere downtown, not in Hyde Park.

I understand that you got a nerdy/intense vibe from UChicago, but we aren't all like that, I promise!

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Re: Impressions of NYU, Penn, and Chicago

Postby sophie316 » Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:50 pm

lilybbloom wrote:sounds like you fell in love with Penn/Philly, and as a native Philadelphian I understand the appeal- Philly is really an awesome place, I never understand people who rail against it all the time, in the end I figure they've never actually been to visit.

Also, I was probably one of those people you saw playing solitaire in Epstein's class the other day :? Don't take it the wrong way- I tend to multi-task a lot. Also, most of what Epstein says goes over my head (but he's the only prof I've had that experience with).

Hyde Park does suck (University City where Penn is located isn't a great area, but still superior to Hyde Park). But Regents is a nice place to live, and the 6 bus takes you straight up Michigan Ave. through the loop all the way up to Wacker, which is where the shopping area starts. So it's not completely isolated. And most 3Ls (and some 2Ls) live somewhere downtown, not in Hyde Park.

I understand that you got a nerdy/intense vibe from UChicago, but we aren't all like that, I promise!


I had epstein for torts at nyu last semester...i think that's true of everyone!!

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Re: Impressions of NYU, Penn, and Chicago

Postby tintin » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:16 am

lilybbloom wrote:sounds like you fell in love with Penn/Philly, and as a native Philadelphian I understand the appeal- Philly is really an awesome place, I never understand people who rail against it all the time, in the end I figure they've never actually been to visit.

Also, I was probably one of those people you saw playing solitaire in Epstein's class the other day :? Don't take it the wrong way- I tend to multi-task a lot. Also, most of what Epstein says goes over my head (but he's the only prof I've had that experience with).

Hyde Park does suck (University City where Penn is located isn't a great area, but still superior to Hyde Park). But Regents is a nice place to live, and the 6 bus takes you straight up Michigan Ave. through the loop all the way up to Wacker, which is where the shopping area starts. So it's not completely isolated. And most 3Ls (and some 2Ls) live somewhere downtown, not in Hyde Park.

I understand that you got a nerdy/intense vibe from UChicago, but we aren't all like that, I promise!


is it all study all the time at chicago? also, how intense is the conservative contingent?

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lilybbloom
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Re: Impressions of NYU, Penn, and Chicago

Postby lilybbloom » Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:10 am

I don't study all the time, but I'm sure there are some people who do, especially this quarter (spring quarter is the worst because we have 4 classes with finals, 2 of which are cumulative from last quarter). This weekend I probably did about 8 hours of work, and on a normal weekday I'll do 2, but starting this week that'll probably increase to 3-4 because we get our appellate brief prompt distributed on Wednesday.

There are a lot of libertarians, I've noticed. And Federalist Society is pretty strong. But I wouldn't say the students are majority conservative.

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Re: Impressions of NYU, Penn, and Chicago

Postby tintin » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:57 pm

lilybbloom wrote:I don't study all the time, but I'm sure there are some people who do, especially this quarter (spring quarter is the worst because we have 4 classes with finals, 2 of which are cumulative from last quarter). This weekend I probably did about 8 hours of work, and on a normal weekday I'll do 2, but starting this week that'll probably increase to 3-4 because we get our appellate brief prompt distributed on Wednesday.

There are a lot of libertarians, I've noticed. And Federalist Society is pretty strong. But I wouldn't say the students are majority conservative.


thanks for the info. another question, would you say faculty are accessible and open to helping students out, including outside research?




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