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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:00 pm
by gbpackerbacker
Dany wrote:
gbpackerbacker wrote:I'm having a real tough time choosing between UPenn and UChi. Anybody else facing a similar problem?

You could talk to Dulcatis, but it's not a tough decision for her (re: Penn). She's down to UVA v. Chi.

And if you need me to troll Chi to you I'm glad to do so! ;)



Thank you guys for the all the responses. The appeal of Penn, besides the costs, rests in the following:

1. Its placement in NYC (please discuss!)
2. University City vs. Hyde Park
3. The reputation of the student atmosphere there (really lax) vs. UChi (competitive, hyper-competitive?)

#1 and #3 are my largest concerns. I don't know if I want to make a career in Chicago or the Midwest.

The big draws to chicago for me right now are it's superior placement in academia and clerkships, the intellectual environment, and the reputation of the school.

Right now I am leaning to Penn because it seems to have more of what I want for the price, but I am also waiting back to hear from Ms. Vargas regarding scholarship.

It really is six of one vs half dozen of the other, so to speak....

Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:02 pm
by gbpackerbacker
Sentry wrote:
gbpackerbacker wrote:I'm having a real tough time choosing between UPenn and UChi. Anybody else facing a similar problem?

Chicago vs. Philadelphia... your choice is clear.


I dont know, both cities as a whole have what I want -- nightlife, culture, outdoor recreational opportunities. Being from the a small city in the midwest, both are more than enough. Also, I actually preferred University City to Hyde Park.

Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:10 pm
by anthromajor
I'm deciding between Penn and Chicago (and NYU) too! I was initially not even considering Penn but their admitted students weekend really convinced me. Hopefully Chicago's admitted students weekend is equally convincing! Anyone have any other ideas on how to make the decision?

Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:21 pm
by Emma.
gbpackerbacker wrote:
1. Its placement in NYC (please discuss!)


Um, pretty sure we crush it here. (See NLJ 250)

gbpackerbacker wrote:3. The reputation of the student atmosphere there (really lax) vs. UChi (competitive, hyper-competitive?)



No.

seriously!

Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:22 pm
by Sentry
sarahlawg wrote:It made me feel better to learn that RB is 14. Born in 97? Shit, she didn't even get to enjoy the Backstreet Boys or Titanic.

Did anyone enjoy the backstreet boy?
except for backstreet's back...that song is the shit

Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:26 pm
by bellamy
CastleRock wrote:I really enjoyed my visit to Chicago. I have to say that if I were to decide right now based solely on where I liked the best I probably would be at Chicago.

Is it that you liked Chicago more than NYC or U of C more than CLS?

Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:28 pm
by Dany
gbpackerbacker wrote:
Dany wrote:
gbpackerbacker wrote:I'm having a real tough time choosing between UPenn and UChi. Anybody else facing a similar problem?

You could talk to Dulcatis, but it's not a tough decision for her (re: Penn). She's down to UVA v. Chi.

And if you need me to troll Chi to you I'm glad to do so! ;)



Thank you guys for the all the responses. The appeal of Penn, besides the costs, rests in the following:

1. Its placement in NYC (please discuss!)
2. University City vs. Hyde Park
3. The reputation of the student atmosphere there (really lax) vs. UChi (competitive, hyper-competitive?)

#1 and #3 are my largest concerns. I don't know if I want to make a career in Chicago or the Midwest.

The big draws to chicago for me right now are it's superior placement in academia and clerkships, the intellectual environment, and the reputation of the school.

Right now I am leaning to Penn because it seems to have more of what I want for the price, but I am also waiting back to hear from Ms. Vargas regarding scholarship.

It really is six of one vs half dozen of the other, so to speak....

1. This thread: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=152440&start=50#p4260995 has a good discussion of what I see to be a major advantage of Chi -> NYC. PLEASE note that I'm obviously a 0L, and haven't researched it extensively, so even though I think those posters are probably right, my opinion doesn't mean too much. :D

3. Talk to current students for sure, but it really didn't seem hyper-competitive at ALL when I visited. People want to do well, but they didn't seem to be too competitive with each other or try and out-gun their classmates from what I saw.

Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:02 pm
by sarahlawg
had a wonderful phone conversation that may have just sealed the deal for me with Chicago. Really can't wait for tomorrow.

Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:23 pm
by alphamoose
sarahlawg wrote:had a wonderful phone conversation that may have just sealed the deal for me with Chicago. Really can't wait for tomorrow.


YAY Sarahlawg!! :D

Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:16 pm
by 4102011
alphamoose wrote:
sarahlawg wrote:had a wonderful phone conversation that may have just sealed the deal for me with Chicago. Really can't wait for tomorrow.


YAY Sarahlawg!! :D


:) :) :)

Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:10 pm
by Saul Goodman
sarahlawg wrote:had a wonderful phone conversation that may have just sealed the deal for me with Chicago. Really can't wait for tomorrow.


Tell us more!

Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:24 pm
by gatorgirl4life
anthromajor wrote:I'm deciding between Penn and Chicago (and NYU) too! I was initially not even considering Penn but their admitted students weekend really convinced me. Hopefully Chicago's admitted students weekend is equally convincing! Anyone have any other ideas on how to make the decision?


yeah i'm having a hard time deciding between chicago and nyu...really hoping the decision will become easier after ASW and after hearing back from nyu's financial aid office. i don't think you can go terribly wrong with any of those options, though! :wink:

Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:46 pm
by Dany

Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:52 pm
by Rand M.
To chime in about competitiveness, I would say it's really not bad. People definitely are serious about learning, but people don't seem to be trying to outdo one another for the most part. Everyone just seems interested in getting as much from the experience as they can. The whole notion of ripping pages out of commonly used books and other uber-competitive behavior is a myth. It's just not like that. Most people are really chill, and those who aren't are few and very far between. I seriously cannot imagine this place being any different than any other top schools. You might want to look elsewhere for a deciding factor. There's not a whole lot of variation there. People are engaged, but definitely not cutthroat. Just my .02.

Can't wait to see new faces at ASW.

Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:58 am
by funkyturds
definitely will be creepin on all you 0L's tomorrow/friday.

Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:06 am
by gbpackerbacker
Dany wrote:LOL


Haha, as a frequent lurker, I can say that this definitely one of the better threads on TLS.

Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:08 am
by Dany
gbpackerbacker wrote:
Dany wrote:LOL


Haha, as a frequent lurker, I can say that this definitely one of the better threads on TLS.

<3

Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:59 am
by d34d9823
gbpackerbacker wrote:
Dany wrote:LOL


Haha, as a frequent lurker, I can say that this definitely one of the better threads on TLS.

Yeah, this is the only admitted thread I read, and it's not even a school I was admitted to.

Also, lol at the contrast between this and the Columbia threads.

Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:30 am
by 4102011
Dany wrote:
gbpackerbacker wrote:
Dany wrote:LOL


Haha, as a frequent lurker, I can say that this definitely one of the better threads on TLS.

<3


Awww <3

Today is the day guuuuys! Yay :)

Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:39 am
by JFo

Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:39 am
by Sentry
Change of plans for me I'll now be arriving at o'hare at 245 anybody else getting in around then?

Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:43 am
by Muenchen
Sentry wrote:Change of plans for me I'll now be arriving at o'hare at 245 anybody else getting in around then?


Not to out her, but I think dulc said she lands at 2:30....but maybe that was at Midway....you'd have to go back and check but that might be an opportunity for cab splitting/public transport adventure.

Edit: Leaving work at 11 to drive up to Chicago. Will hopefully be in around 4:30.

Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:46 am
by 4102011
Muenchen wrote:
Sentry wrote:Change of plans for me I'll now be arriving at o'hare at 245 anybody else getting in around then?


Not to out her, but I think dulc said she lands at 2:30....but maybe that was at Midway....you'd have to go back and check but that might be an opportunity for cab splitting/public transport adventure.

Edit: Leaving work at 11 to drive up to Chicago. Will hopefully be in around 4:30.


QFcreepilyaccurate

Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:48 am
by Muenchen
dulcatis wrote:
Muenchen wrote:
Sentry wrote:Change of plans for me I'll now be arriving at o'hare at 245 anybody else getting in around then?


Not to out her, but I think dulc said she lands at 2:30....but maybe that was at Midway....you'd have to go back and check but that might be an opportunity for cab splitting/public transport adventure.

Edit: Leaving work at 11 to drive up to Chicago. Will hopefully be in around 4:30.


QFcreepilyaccurate


Mah super memory is ready for the rigor.

Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:51 am
by Muenchen
dulcatis wrote:
Muenchen wrote:
Sentry wrote:Change of plans for me I'll now be arriving at o'hare at 245 anybody else getting in around then?


Not to out her, but I think dulc said she lands at 2:30....but maybe that was at Midway....you'd have to go back and check but that might be an opportunity for cab splitting/public transport adventure.

Edit: Leaving work at 11 to drive up to Chicago. Will hopefully be in around 4:30.


QFcreepilyaccurate


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