UCLA vs PENN. 3 days to decide

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UCLA vs PENN. 3 days to decide

Postby bruinkid8 » Thu May 05, 2011 6:40 pm

I just got into UCLA off the waitlist after already submitting a seat deposit at UPenn.
They both would be at sticker (although UCLA is slightly cheaper since I'm in-state).
I have no idea what i want to do after graduation.
I went to UCLA undergrad (as you probably can tell by my username), I have family and friends in LA, and love LA.
I visited Penn (before hearing from UCLA) and also loved it, but at that point, I thought I was going there 100%

Any help/advice is appreciated! Thanks.

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Re: UCLA vs PENN. 3 days to decide

Postby whymeohgodno » Thu May 05, 2011 6:41 pm

Joke? Penn. Unless you are talking about Penn State.

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Re: UCLA vs PENN. 3 days to decide

Postby bruinkid8 » Thu May 05, 2011 6:45 pm

Not a joke. I guess I'm hesitant to leave LA for 3 years in Philadelphia merely based on the "better placement" argument that I've heard before.

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Re: UCLA vs PENN. 3 days to decide

Postby bhan87 » Thu May 05, 2011 6:46 pm

Both at sticker? Unless you have a burning desire to stay in LA, definitely Penn. Outside LA, Penn will have a bigger draw, and in LA, Penn isn't that far behind UCLA

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Re: UCLA vs PENN. 3 days to decide

Postby trudat15 » Thu May 05, 2011 7:16 pm

bruinkid8 wrote:Not a joke. I guess I'm hesitant to leave LA for 3 years in Philadelphia merely based on the "better placement" argument that I've heard before.


Dont understand why this argument wouldnt be enough to have you leave LA. The point of law school is to get a job, not to hang out with friends and family for 3 years. Theyre both at sticker, Penn will give you better opportunities, you loved it when you visited, and it does have better placement. Adding in the fact that you have no idea what you want to do, you'd be crazy not to go to the school that will open more doors at relatively similar costs.

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Re: UCLA vs PENN. 3 days to decide

Postby tea_drinker » Thu May 05, 2011 7:20 pm

bhan87 wrote:Both at sticker? Unless you have a burning desire to stay in LA, definitely Penn...


+1

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Re: UCLA vs PENN. 3 days to decide

Postby dpk711 » Thu May 05, 2011 10:00 pm

See you in Philadelphia this fall.

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Re: UCLA vs PENN. 3 days to decide

Postby Dany » Thu May 05, 2011 10:03 pm

tea_drinker wrote:
bhan87 wrote:Both at sticker? Unless you have a burning desire to stay in LA, definitely Penn...


+1

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Re: UCLA vs PENN. 3 days to decide

Postby FlanAl » Thu May 05, 2011 10:08 pm

I know a kid who picked ucla over penn. outside this website its not all that ridiculous. at the same time I'd go for penn and full disclosure I'm dying to get off their waitlist.

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Re: UCLA vs PENN. 3 days to decide

Postby Dany » Thu May 05, 2011 10:09 pm

Picking UCLA over Penn isn't crazy at all if there are scholarships involved, but at sticker cost for both you're going to be in so much debt that I'd want the best possible chance of paying off my loans.

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Re: UCLA vs PENN. 3 days to decide

Postby TLSNYC » Thu May 05, 2011 10:12 pm

Dany wrote:Picking UCLA over Penn isn't crazy at all if there are scholarships involved, but at sticker cost for both you're going to be in so much debt that I'd want the best possible chance of paying off my loans.


+1

OP, do the right thing and join me in Philadelphia (unless you're a gunner, in which case, you should go to UCLA!)

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Re: UCLA vs PENN. 3 days to decide

Postby dpk711 » Thu May 05, 2011 10:13 pm

UCLA sucks, don't Bruin you life man. Again, see you at Penn this fall.

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Re: UCLA vs PENN. 3 days to decide

Postby speedyj88 » Thu May 05, 2011 10:13 pm

I don't think you can go wrong with either school. It seems like you want LA for the long term, where UCLA would be a fantastic choice. In your case, I'd take the opportunity to leave LA for an even better school that will definitely let you come back to LA (Penn is an even better choice if you pair it up with a degree from Wharton). If you decide on UCLA, I'll see you there next year. If not, have fun at Penn, I've got a friend in his first year at Penn and he's having a good time.

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Re: UCLA vs PENN. 3 days to decide

Postby speedyj88 » Thu May 05, 2011 10:14 pm

dpk711 wrote:UCLA sucks, don't Bruin you life man. Again, see you at Penn this fall.

Also +1 on this, I still don't consider myself a bruin. Trojan for life.

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Re: UCLA vs PENN. 3 days to decide

Postby dpk711 » Thu May 05, 2011 10:15 pm

speedyj88 wrote:
dpk711 wrote:UCLA sucks, don't Bruin you life man. Again, see you at Penn this fall.

Also +1 on this, I still don't consider myself a bruin. Trojan for life.

Ahh, you traitor!!!

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Re: UCLA vs PENN. 3 days to decide

Postby speedyj88 » Thu May 05, 2011 10:18 pm

dpk711 wrote:
speedyj88 wrote:
dpk711 wrote:UCLA sucks, don't Bruin you life man. Again, see you at Penn this fall.

Also +1 on this, I still don't consider myself a bruin. Trojan for life.

Ahh, you traitor!!!

I know, I know :oops: . I still haven't come to terms with it myself.

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Re: UCLA vs PENN. 3 days to decide

Postby dpk711 » Thu May 05, 2011 10:21 pm

speedyj88 wrote:
dpk711 wrote:
speedyj88 wrote:
dpk711 wrote:UCLA sucks, don't Bruin you life man. Again, see you at Penn this fall.

Also +1 on this, I still don't consider myself a bruin. Trojan for life.

Ahh, you traitor!!!

I know, I know :oops: . I still haven't come to terms with it myself.

It's ok lol, we all know that you're only a Bruin for the time you attend UCLA, but you're a Trojan for life.

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Re: UCLA vs PENN. 3 days to decide

Postby fingersxd » Thu May 05, 2011 11:26 pm

bhan87 wrote:Both at sticker? Unless you have a burning desire to stay in LA, definitely Penn. Outside LA, Penn will have a bigger draw, and in LA, Penn isn't that far behind UCLA


Go to Penn...enjoy life outside of LA for a few years and you can always go back after.

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Re: UCLA vs PENN. 3 days to decide

Postby bruinkid8 » Fri May 06, 2011 12:55 am

Thanks everyone for the advice. I'm going to just lay on the beach all day saturday and think to myself "hmmmm, do I really want to leave this?" If i can come to terms with it, then I'll see you all at Penn. If not, then I'll be back in Westwood.

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Re: UCLA vs PENN. 3 days to decide

Postby dpk711 » Fri May 06, 2011 1:10 am

bruinkid8 wrote:Thanks everyone for the advice. I'm going to just lay on the beach all day saturday and think to myself "hmmmm, do I really want to leave this?" If i can come to terms with it, then I'll see you all at Penn. If not, then I'll be back in Westwood.

LA is a severely overrated city bro.

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Re: UCLA vs PENN. 3 days to decide

Postby Dany » Fri May 06, 2011 1:14 am

bruinkid8 wrote:Thanks everyone for the advice. I'm going to just lay on the beach all day saturday and think to myself "hmmmm, do I really want to leave this?" If i can come to terms with it, then I'll see you all at Penn. If not, then I'll be back in Westwood.

Seems like an odd way to think about paying off $200k.

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Re: UCLA vs PENN. 3 days to decide

Postby cool of law » Fri May 06, 2011 1:20 am

UPenn

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Re: UCLA vs PENN. 3 days to decide

Postby OutCold » Fri May 06, 2011 1:30 am

bruinkid8 wrote:Thanks everyone for the advice. I'm going to just lay on the beach all day saturday and think to myself "hmmmm, do I really want to leave this?" If i can come to terms with it, then I'll see you all at Penn. If not, then I'll be back in Westwood.


Jersey Shore isn't far away. If you're lucky, I'll even teach you how to properly fist pump.

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Re: UCLA vs PENN. 3 days to decide

Postby johnnyutah » Sat May 07, 2011 8:41 am

trudat15 wrote:
bruinkid8 wrote:Not a joke. I guess I'm hesitant to leave LA for 3 years in Philadelphia merely based on the "better placement" argument that I've heard before.


Dont understand why this argument wouldnt be enough to have you leave LA. The point of law school is to get a job, not to hang out with friends and family for 3 years. Theyre both at sticker, Penn will give you better opportunities, you loved it when you visited, and it does have better placement. Adding in the fact that you have no idea what you want to do, you'd be crazy not to go to the school that will open more doors at relatively similar costs.

UCLA might give him better opportunities if his friends and family can introduce him to LA attorneys.

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Re: UCLA vs PENN. 3 days to decide

Postby Veyron » Sat May 07, 2011 8:55 am

bhan87 wrote:Both at sticker? Unless you have a burning desire to stay in LA, definitely Penn. Outside LA, Penn will have a bigger draw, and in LA, Penn isn't that far behind UCLA


Behind UCLA? The doods in my section targeting LA turned down full rides at UCLA to come to Penn.

Although, after living thru a Philly winter, one does wonder if it was worth it.




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