Penn State vs. Florida, 36 hours to decide

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Penn State vs. Florida, 36 hours to decide

Postby rwhyAn » Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:11 pm

Hey all, I just got off the wait list at Florida, which I didn't really expect given my numbers, and now I'm really torn. I had been planning to go to Penn State for the past 4 months, but Florida has been my top choice. I have a half-tuition scholarship from PSU, which has a 3.0 stip (top 60%), but I would be OOS at Florida and paying sticker. I have no ties to either area; however, I am from NJ, only 3-4 hours away from PSU. I would prefer to live/work in FL, but it will be an extra $20k for at least the first year and maybe subsequent years if I can't get residency. Thoughts?

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Re: Penn State vs. Florida, 36 hours to decide

Postby RodneyBoonfield » Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:18 pm

Not Penn State

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Re: Penn State vs. Florida, 36 hours to decide

Postby BK201 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:22 pm

I'd vote for Florida, assuming you can get residency there. I almost went to FSU and I don't think you should have a problem getting residency if you are diligent about getting the paperwork and whatever requirements done. But look into it and make sure it won't be a problem because you do not want to pay sticker all three years.

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Re: Penn State vs. Florida, 36 hours to decide

Postby Amoore114133 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:22 pm

you wanna get sanduskied? go to FLA

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Re: Penn State vs. Florida, 36 hours to decide

Postby ilovelawtays » Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:41 pm

Amoore114133 wrote:you wanna get sanduskied? go to FLA


Too soon.

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Re: Penn State vs. Florida, 36 hours to decide

Postby rad lulz » Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:45 pm

No ties to either place? Don't go. LOL @ FL OOS sticker, and LOL @ PSU.

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Re: Penn State vs. Florida, 36 hours to decide

Postby Teflon_Jeff » Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:28 am

Negotiate as much as possible. I imagine Florida will be the final choice, given that you want FL (I'm assuming that's why it was your top choice)

Also, number? LSAT/GPA? I'm guessing Retake...

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Re: Penn State vs. Florida, 36 hours to decide

Postby rickgrimes69 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:23 am

Neither are good options... Florida is not worth OOS sticker and PSU is too expensive even at half scholly. If you're dead set on going do PSU and drop out if you lose your scholarship.

Oh, and enjoy Harrisburg.

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Re: Penn State vs. Florida, 36 hours to decide

Postby h2oplyer7 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:14 am

I feel for the people of Sandusky, Ohio. Random Saturday thought.

Go to Florida! :) If its good enough for me, it must be the best choice. haha

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Re: Penn State vs. Florida, 36 hours to decide

Postby JamMasterJ » Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:33 am

rad lulz wrote:No ties to either place? Don't go. LOL @ FL OOS sticker, and LOL @ PSU.

this, especially without ties the the Florida legal market.

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Re: Penn State vs. Florida, 36 hours to decide

Postby keg411 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:34 am

You're from NJ. You could probably get a scholarship to one of the Rutgers' and have the same employment opportunities you would at Penn State/UF. If you haven't turned them down yet, seriously consider switching gears ASAP. (I'd even go as far as to say that for the price, you'd have BETTER employment outcomes at either Rutgers than at Penn State, rankings be damned.... and especially for NJ).

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Re: Penn State vs. Florida, 36 hours to decide

Postby patrickd139 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:53 am

This has to be a flame. Who wants to live in Florida?

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Re: Penn State vs. Florida, 36 hours to decide

Postby rwhyAn » Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:44 pm

keg411 wrote:You're from NJ. You could probably get a scholarship to one of the Rutgers' and have the same employment opportunities you would at Penn State/UF. If you haven't turned them down yet, seriously consider switching gears ASAP. (I'd even go as far as to say that for the price, you'd have BETTER employment outcomes at either Rutgers than at Penn State, rankings be damned.... and especially for NJ).


Rutgers is out. Also, I didn't receive any money from them (only applied to Newark). Penn State will only be $4k cheaper for tuition each year, but the cost of living is also a lot less. Plus, I actually liked the school and felt comfortable there. I'm not a rankings whore; if I were, I would've chosen UF hands down. I did contact the person in admissions at UF to see if there is any sort of financial help I can get, and I have yet to hear back. So, I guess we'll see.

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Re: Penn State vs. Florida, 36 hours to decide

Postby bobbyh1919 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:37 pm

You're in a tough spot here OP because you're trying to break into Florida without any ties and Florida is supposed to be quite hard to break into. Given that goal, I guess I would have to say UF. But really, I don't think either option is great and I think you should re-evaluate your goal, skip this cycle, and possibly retake.

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Re: Penn State vs. Florida, 36 hours to decide

Postby romothesavior » Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:40 pm

rad lulz wrote:No ties to either place? Don't go. LOL @ FL OOS sticker, and LOL @ PSU.

TITCR

PSU is terrible, and Florida is really only a good option if it is cheap. Not a good idea to go into a bunch of debt for a decent school in a saturated, awful market.

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Re: Penn State vs. Florida, 36 hours to decide

Postby top30man » Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:52 pm

romothesavior wrote:
rad lulz wrote:No ties to either place? Don't go. LOL @ FL OOS sticker, and LOL @ PSU.

TITCR

PSU is terrible, and Florida is really only a good option if it is cheap. Not a good idea to go into a bunch of debt for a decent school in a saturated, awful market.

Yeah psu is in a tough spot. Pittsburgh and Philly each have their preferred regional TTs (Pitt and temple/nova respectively). It's hard to see a legit reason to pick psu.

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Re: Penn State vs. Florida, 36 hours to decide

Postby pinkcamellia » Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:56 pm

romothesavior wrote:
rad lulz wrote:No ties to either place? Don't go. LOL @ FL OOS sticker, and LOL @ PSU.

TITCR

PSU is terrible, and Florida is really only a good option if it is cheap. Not a good idea to go into a bunch of debt for a decent school in a saturated, awful market.


THIS. UF in state is getting tough to acquire and may not happen until your 3L year. Don't bank on it.

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Re: Penn State vs. Florida, 36 hours to decide

Postby swampthang » Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:03 pm

rwhyAn wrote:
keg411 wrote:You're from NJ. You could probably get a scholarship to one of the Rutgers' and have the same employment opportunities you would at Penn State/UF. If you haven't turned them down yet, seriously consider switching gears ASAP. (I'd even go as far as to say that for the price, you'd have BETTER employment outcomes at either Rutgers than at Penn State, rankings be damned.... and especially for NJ).


Rutgers is out. Also, I didn't receive any money from them (only applied to Newark). Penn State will only be $4k cheaper for tuition each year, but the cost of living is also a lot less. Plus, I actually liked the school and felt comfortable there. I'm not a rankings whore; if I were, I would've chosen UF hands down. I did contact the person in admissions at UF to see if there is any sort of financial help I can get, and I have yet to hear back. So, I guess we'll see.


But are you an employment whore? Because you should be. Do you have any connection whatsoever to the state of Florida? Have you been to Gainesville? Because if not, I don't see how UF can be your "top choice," nor how can you be pursuing it at OOS sticker vs. regional options. Isn't RU-C handing out full rides to people who didn't even apply there? Call them up.

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Re: Penn State vs. Florida, 36 hours to decide

Postby siscokyd » Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:06 pm

Florida

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Re: Penn State vs. Florida, 36 hours to decide

Postby TTTehehe » Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:08 pm

36 hours to let Florida know that they better sweeten the deal or you're going to PSU.

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Re: Penn State vs. Florida, 36 hours to decide

Postby pinkcamellia » Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:10 pm

siscokyd wrote:Florida



What is this, OP's alt? You're seriously misguided.

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Re: Penn State vs. Florida, 36 hours to decide

Postby Lord Randolph McDuff » Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:51 am

you can't defer a wait list acceptance can you? if you are wealthy or have wealthy parents you should go to UF. If not there is no way you can attend this year, sorry. Move to Florida and retake.

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Re: Penn State vs. Florida, 36 hours to decide

Postby Nova » Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:55 am

Decision?

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Re: Penn State vs. Florida, 36 hours to decide

Postby usuaggie » Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:00 pm

TTTehehe wrote:36 hours to let Florida know that they better sweeten the deal or you're going to PSU.



This is what I would do. But I also pay an awful amount of money that I should have never agreed to pay, all while going to school in a state that I had no ties to and now hate/don't want to live in ever again after i graduate.

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Re: Penn State vs. Florida, 36 hours to decide

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:10 pm

Ask PSU for more money.

P.S. Aren't New Jersey residents given automatic resident status in Florida ? Or does that only apply to the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale area ? :D




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