Penn Law Class of 2015

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2015

Postby jpal13 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:57 pm

I liked Left Bank, it was way better than Locust on the Park which has the same property owner. Nice building, nice amenities. That being said I felt it was boxy and generic inside the apartment itself.

I also checked out the Old Quaker building and from the outside it looks blah but the apartments inside are spacious, hardwood floors, nice window treatments, the whole place looked great once you actually got into the place. But the amenities... uck.

I am not sure what I am going to choose. I am going to look around at some more places before I decide.

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2015

Postby iamrobk » Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:29 pm

I don't think I met any TLSers at ASW, but I had a really good time. I was definitely surprised at how positive everyone seemed about jobs, even when faculty/administrators weren't around. Golkin Hall is really beautiful, as is the law school in general. Signed a lease for a studio on Spruce, about 8-9 blocks away. Nice to get all that out of the way, and for a good price too. I figure if I find the area too "undergrad" (which I probably won't mind anyway since I'm coming right from college) I'll just move somewhere in Center City or w/e for 2L.

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2015

Postby QueMellow » Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:43 pm

taikofox wrote:Anybody looking for a roommate?



I AM!!

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2015

Postby justicefishy » Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:02 pm

QueMellow wrote:
taikofox wrote:Anybody looking for a roommate?



I AM!!


Gratz on getting in! :D It's about time!

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2015

Postby taikofox » Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:18 pm

QueMellow wrote:
taikofox wrote:Anybody looking for a roommate?



I AM!!

Image

lol, PM me about the roommate thing?

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2015

Postby QueMellow » Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:39 am

justicefishy wrote:
QueMellow wrote:
taikofox wrote:Anybody looking for a roommate?



I AM!!


Gratz on getting in! :D It's about time!



Thank you! I'm still in shock! MOOOARRRR CLASSMATES!

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2015

Postby larsoner » Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:39 pm

I just received my financial aid award letter with nothing in it. Is FA totally separate from merit scholarships at UPenn? Am I still in the running for merit money? If I want to try to leverage scholarships from other schools should I send my request to the FA office or the admissions office? Thanks for any thoughts. If the answers aren't known I'll go ahead and call and post whatever I find out.

(100th post!!)
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Re: Penn Law Class of 2015

Postby bobbyh1919 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:10 pm

larsoner wrote:I just received my financial aid award letter with nothing in it. Is FA totally separate from merit scholarships at UPenn? Am I still in the running for merit money? If I want to try to leverage scholarships from other schools should I send my request to the FA office or the admissions office? Thanks for any thoughts. If the answers aren't known I'll go ahead and call and post whatever I find out.


Also received an e-mail and got what seems like a decent sized Law Grant (Need Based Grant). Am I correct in believing this is something that does not need to be paid back? Never dealt with a grant before, sorry if that's a dumb question lol.

And I'm also wondering how merit aid figures into the above.

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2015

Postby Nobody » Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:05 pm

Right, grants don't need to be paid back.

Now where's my email?? Come on Penn, you're the only school I'm really invested in; make this easy for me!

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2015

Postby bobbyh1919 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:12 pm

Nobody wrote:Right, grants don't need to be paid back.

Now where's my email?? Come on Penn, you're the only school I'm really invested in; make this easy for me!


It wouldn't hurt to shoot them an e-mail. I sent a very polite and non-pressuring e-mail only a few days ago and they were very prompt. Obviously I may have gotten the e-mail today anyway, but it feels like my contacting them helped.

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2015

Postby Nobody » Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:50 pm

I've been emailing them just to let them know about my other offers, and they've been great. I figure having to wait might at least be a sign that they're considering me for something.

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2015

Postby bobbyh1919 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:15 pm

Does anyone know if the merit aid process is separate? I got a nice need based package, but it still doesn't make Penn financially viable against my offers from UVA and Duke.

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2015

Postby r6_philly » Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:23 pm

bobbyh1919 wrote:
Also received an e-mail and got what seems like a decent sized Law Grant (Need Based Grant). Am I correct in believing this is something that does not need to be paid back? Never dealt with a grant before, sorry if that's a dumb question lol.

And I'm also wondering how merit aid figures into the above.


Correct, grants don't need to be paid back. You may still receive a small scholarship on top of need based grant. Incidentally, your grant may be converted to be named scholarship later depending on where the funds come from. Mine did.

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2015

Postby r6_philly » Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:25 pm

bobbyh1919 wrote:Does anyone know if the merit aid process is separate? I got a nice need based package, but it still doesn't make Penn financially viable against my offers from UVA and Duke.


They did not offer me a "viable" option compared to my UVA offer. But I ultimately decided UVA was not very viable. I don't think Penn view UVA as on the same level.

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2015

Postby bobbyh1919 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:34 pm

r6_philly wrote:
bobbyh1919 wrote:Does anyone know if the merit aid process is separate? I got a nice need based package, but it still doesn't make Penn financially viable against my offers from UVA and Duke.


They did not offer me a "viable" option compared to my UVA offer. But I ultimately decided UVA was not very viable. I don't think Penn view UVA as on the same level.


They're an interesting case in that I'm not sure who is on their level right now. Their placement numbers have had them well out ahead of the rest of the MVPB tier, but I'm not sure many people would say they're quite at the CCN level either.

Anyway, I'm hoping to get some merit help because their COA is absolutely staggering. 75K/year? Ouch.

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2015

Postby r6_philly » Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:37 pm

bobbyh1919 wrote:
They're an interesting case in that I'm not sure who is on their level right now. Their placement numbers have had them well out ahead of the rest of the MVPB tier, but I'm not sure many people would say they're quite at the CCN level either.

Anyway, I'm hoping to get some merit help because their COA is absolutely staggering. 75K/year? Ouch.


Employment numbers, I am not sure how much away we are from CCN, if at all.

As for COA, budget != COA. You can live here for $65k if you want to live frugally. UVA COA is low probably because you can't spend big money at c'ville. Budget is the upper bound, not a guideline number for COA.

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2015

Postby bobbyh1919 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:44 pm

r6_philly wrote:
bobbyh1919 wrote:
They're an interesting case in that I'm not sure who is on their level right now. Their placement numbers have had them well out ahead of the rest of the MVPB tier, but I'm not sure many people would say they're quite at the CCN level either.

Anyway, I'm hoping to get some merit help because their COA is absolutely staggering. 75K/year? Ouch.


Employment numbers, I am not sure how much away we are from CCN, if at all.

As for COA, budget != COA. You can live here for $65k if you want to live frugally. UVA COA is low probably because you can't spend big money at c'ville. Budget is the upper bound, not a guideline number for COA.


True, but at least for me Penn's offer is $18K behind UVA's, plus what I'm guessing will be about $10K more in living over 3 years? I could very well be pulling numbers out of my ass, but I imagine that I can live frugally in either place, so the relative differences in COA are still gonna be there.

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2015

Postby citygirl000 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:57 pm

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2015

Postby AmoryB » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:42 am

I posted this on the other Penn thread too, but for those of us who are alternates for the named scholarships, what is deposit deadline for those who have already received those awards? Still May 1st?

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2015

Postby jrthor10 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:07 pm

Currently on wait list and considering applying ED next year if I don't get in off the wait list...quick question: has anyone got applied ED gotten $$?

Feel free to PM if you don't want to post.

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2015

Postby QuasiAmbitious » Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:56 pm

Long-time "lurker." Checking in.

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2015

Postby Aspen » Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:15 pm

Just got my financial aid offer. Nothing vs. 20 k at Berkeley. Gonna call today to see if they negotiate otherwise I'm probably gonna officially withdraw by the end of the day today :)

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2015

Postby Campagnolo » Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:02 pm

Aspen wrote:Just got my financial aid offer. Nothing vs. 20 k at Berkeley. Gonna call today to see if they negotiate otherwise I'm probably gonna officially withdraw by the end of the day today :)


Judging by your avatar, you belong in CA anyways!

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2015

Postby bobbydonnelly » Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:10 pm

Are people receiving financial aid (merit or need) through e-mail or the mail? Thanks very much.

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2015

Postby citygirl000 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:56 pm

bobbydonnelly wrote:Are people receiving financial aid (merit or need) through e-mail or the mail? Thanks very much.

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