UPenn Class of 2017

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2017)

What section are you in?

1A
3
19%
1B
3
19%
2A
4
25%
2B
3
19%
3A
2
13%
3B
1
6%
 
Total votes: 16

doing_it_in_a_car
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby doing_it_in_a_car » Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:51 pm

Blackfish wrote:NYC here as well! And car, wow I didn't think it would take 30 min to get from those areas to campus. Looks really close on the map. I like the area too from what I can see on Google.

goldenboy514 wrote:how did everyone get their log in information for the accepted students site? Does it come in the welcome package or via email?


It came via email soon after being admitted.


Well, I suppose 30 min would be the most it would take. Depending on where you are exactly, it could be a 20 min walk, even less if you're a fast walker. Rittenhouse Square is a beautiful neighborhood. It's pricey, though not nearly as ridiculous as NYC rents. It'd definitely be worth looking into apartments anywhere between Rittenhouse and the Schuylkill River.

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Trig
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Trig » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:35 pm

Checking in. Today was so unexpected but so pleasant.

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby berndie90 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:56 am

Checking in today too! Congrats to all the fellow admits :D

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby paglababa » Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:01 am

tigersaresexy wrote:
paglababa wrote:Hi team,

Checking in <3
Not sure if I will be attending yet, but so grateful to have the option on the table. woohoo.


Congratulations!

On an unrelated note your avvie always sets my girlish heart aflutter.


Thank you, on behalf of Julian....

And yea, guys, I'm part of team NYC too...

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rutgers17
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby rutgers17 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:30 pm

NYC here as well!

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hahazby
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby hahazby » Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:42 pm

Awesome. We can all get together in NYC sometime :)

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paglababa
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby paglababa » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:07 pm

We should have a Penn meet up happy hour one of these days. Some of the other schools I got into are having meetups too so lets steal their idea :P

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Robbin Blue
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Robbin Blue » Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:02 pm

Checking in, not from NYC. :P

I do have a question that you all may be able to answer. I know Penn's website and all the materials they send out put a heavy emphasis on public service and their LRAP is excellent. Why, then, do so few Penn grads go into PI?

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby applelover » Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:01 pm

Did anyone get the invite to apply for the James Wilson Scholarship today?

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby sasquatchsam » Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:06 pm

applelover wrote:Did anyone get the invite to apply for the James Wilson Scholarship today?


I just got it now! Any idea on the odds of actually receiving the scholarship or how long the essay is supposed to be? The email says a brief essay...I am thinking around one page?

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby carolinainmymind » Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:14 pm

Levy invite via email today around 2:00pm eastern.

Four essay options with no word limit, but they "encourage brevity." Same question as those James Wilson candidates, how long should the essay be?

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HarvardHopeful
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby HarvardHopeful » Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:14 pm

Just got invited to apply for the Levy full ride scholarship!!! how many people get invited to apply to these?

Edited for stupidity lol
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kershka
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby kershka » Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:17 pm

Congrats, guys!

I just got invited to apply for a named scholarship. Glad to see some financial aid movement!
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby paglababa » Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:18 pm

Did you guys submit fin aid info? How are they selecting these scholarship invitees? Looking at your profiles, it looks like the #s are in the low 170s and ~3.9ish.

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby carolinainmymind » Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:19 pm

HarvardHopeful wrote:Just got invited to apply for the Levy full ride scholarship!!! how many people get invited to apply to these?

Edited for stupidity lol


Congrats on the Levy invite!

From website: "The James Wilson Scholarship provides awards ranging from $60,000 to $75,000 in tuition coverage. James Wilson, signer of the Declaration of Independence, architect of the Constitution, and one of the original justices of the United States Supreme Court, was Penn’s first professor of law. Our selection committee seeks accomplished individuals who embody the pioneering spirit and leadership of James Wilson, and who will be fully engaged in the unique academic community at Penn Law."

So $20-25k/year instead of full tuition, like the Levy.

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby carolinainmymind » Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:22 pm

paglababa wrote:Did you guys submit fin aid info? How are they selecting these scholarship invitees? Looking at your profiles, it looks like the #s are in the low 170s and ~3.9ish.


No, haven't submitted any financial aid info yet. Like you said - I'm 173, 3.9ish. No idea about the selection process, email just says that there are a select number of 'exceptional applicants' chosen to apply for the Levy. Maybe they got the wrong guy... ha.

Edit: From LSN last year, looks like Levy range is definitely 170+, 3.9+.
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby paglababa » Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:25 pm

carolinainmymind wrote:
paglababa wrote:Did you guys submit fin aid info? How are they selecting these scholarship invitees? Looking at your profiles, it looks like the #s are in the low 170s and ~3.9ish.


No, haven't submitted any financial aid info yet. Like you said - I'm 173, 3.9ish. No idea about the selection process, email just says that there are a select number of 'exceptional applicants' chosen to apply for the Levy. Maybe they got the wrong guy... ha.


Haha well congrats!

Are you potential Levys going to take it over HYS?

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby carolinainmymind » Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:28 pm

paglababa wrote:
carolinainmymind wrote:
paglababa wrote:Did you guys submit fin aid info? How are they selecting these scholarship invitees? Looking at your profiles, it looks like the #s are in the low 170s and ~3.9ish.


No, haven't submitted any financial aid info yet. Like you said - I'm 173, 3.9ish. No idea about the selection process, email just says that there are a select number of 'exceptional applicants' chosen to apply for the Levy. Maybe they got the wrong guy... ha.


Haha well congrats!

Are you potential Levys going to take it over HYS?


Thanks! And to your question - yeah, I would definitely give a hard look at attending Penn with the Levy (or any top 14 with full tuition) over H. Not sure what I would do yet, but financial concerns are a significant factor for me. I'm just hoping to have that option at this point, though.

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby HarvardHopeful » Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:34 pm

carolinainmymind wrote:
HarvardHopeful wrote:Just got invited to apply for the Levy full ride scholarship!!! how many people get invited to apply to these?

Edited for stupidity lol


Congrats on the Levy invite!

From website: "The James Wilson Scholarship provides awards ranging from $60,000 to $75,000 in tuition coverage. James Wilson, signer of the Declaration of Independence, architect of the Constitution, and one of the original justices of the United States Supreme Court, was Penn’s first professor of law. Our selection committee seeks accomplished individuals who embody the pioneering spirit and leadership of James Wilson, and who will be fully engaged in the unique academic community at Penn Law."

So $20-25k/year instead of full tuition, like the Levy.


Thank you! I realized after I asked that It was easy to look up on their website lol :oops:

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HarvardHopeful
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby HarvardHopeful » Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:36 pm

carolinainmymind wrote:
paglababa wrote:
carolinainmymind wrote:
paglababa wrote:Did you guys submit fin aid info? How are they selecting these scholarship invitees? Looking at your profiles, it looks like the #s are in the low 170s and ~3.9ish.


No, haven't submitted any financial aid info yet. Like you said - I'm 173, 3.9ish. No idea about the selection process, email just says that there are a select number of 'exceptional applicants' chosen to apply for the Levy. Maybe they got the wrong guy... ha.


Haha well congrats!

Are you potential Levys going to take it over HYS?


Thanks! And to your question - yeah, I would definitely give a hard look at attending Penn with the Levy (or any top 14 with full tuition) over H. Not sure what I would do yet, but financial concerns are a significant factor for me. I'm just hoping to have that option at this point, though.



Congrats Carolina! I'm 174, 3.9x and I'm not sure yet what I would do, but I would definitely give any full-ride scholarship consideration and visit the schools before making a decision.

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby lastsamurai » Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:37 pm

Honored to have been invited to apply for the Levy as well! I'm so glad that Penn loves me back!

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby sasquatchsam » Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:39 pm

carolinainmymind wrote:
HarvardHopeful wrote:Just got invited to apply for the Levy full ride scholarship!!! how many people get invited to apply to these?

Edited for stupidity lol


Congrats on the Levy invite!

From website: "The James Wilson Scholarship provides awards ranging from $60,000 to $75,000 in tuition coverage. James Wilson, signer of the Declaration of Independence, architect of the Constitution, and one of the original justices of the United States Supreme Court, was Penn’s first professor of law. Our selection committee seeks accomplished individuals who embody the pioneering spirit and leadership of James Wilson, and who will be fully engaged in the unique academic community at Penn Law."

So $20-25k/year instead of full tuition, like the Levy.


Just wanted to note that according to the invite I received, the James Wilson Scholarship is now from $75,000 to 90,000.

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby charlie.black » Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:43 pm

Invited to apply for the Levy :shock: :D

Congrats to the other invites!
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby paglababa » Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:45 pm

paglababa wrote:
carolinainmymind wrote:No, haven't submitted any financial aid info yet. Like you said - I'm 173, 3.9ish. No idea about the selection process, email just says that there are a select number of 'exceptional applicants' chosen to apply for the Levy. Maybe they got the wrong guy... ha.


Haha well congrats!

Are you potential Levys going to take it over HYS?
carolinainmymind wrote:
Thanks! And to your question - yeah, I would definitely give a hard look at attending Penn with the Levy (or any top 14 with full tuition) over H. Not sure what I would do yet, but financial concerns are a significant factor for me. I'm just hoping to have that option at this point, though.


Agreed. Everyone's pushing me to take H but I would DEF consider a full ride at t14. But I'm not in a situation where I even have to make that decision yet... I know I don't have the #s for the Hamilton so really hoping for something from a t14 that would give it out to a lower 170s lsat score.

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Pau.C. » Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:24 pm

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