UPenn Class of 2017

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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

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goldenboy514
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby goldenboy514 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:29 pm

rutgers17 wrote:I thought ASW was great! The current students seemed really nice and like they genuinely liked each other. The panels were informative and I really liked the other prospective students I met. I was also somewhat surprised to meet a good number of other ED people, who were all really nice. The whole experience definitely made me feel good about my decision to choose Penn.


+1 totally

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby 04102014 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:39 pm

goldenboy514 wrote:
rutgers17 wrote:I thought ASW was great! The current students seemed really nice and like they genuinely liked each other. The panels were informative and I really liked the other prospective students I met. I was also somewhat surprised to meet a good number of other ED people, who were all really nice. The whole experience definitely made me feel good about my decision to choose Penn.


+1 totally


On the first night, of the 12 or so people I spoke with, about 9 of them were ED.

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby goldenboy514 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:41 pm

so did I meet any of you? Didn't hear TLS one time

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby willio » Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:46 pm

Any tips for merit scholarship negotiation? I know Penn is typically stingy with merit aid, but it would quickly become my best option if I could make it a little cheaper. My LSAT is above their 75th and GPA above 25th. I have a $75,000 scholly from Michigan. Have people had luck using Michigan's scholarships as leverage for Penn?

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Shortterm12 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:53 pm

willio wrote:Any tips for merit scholarship negotiation? I know Penn is typically stingy with merit aid, but it would quickly become my best option if I could make it a little cheaper. My LSAT is above their 75th and GPA above 25th. I have a $75,000 scholly from Michigan. Have people had luck using Michigan's scholarships as leverage for Penn?


I am also interested in this, have you already received your Penn merit aid offer?

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby willio » Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:06 pm

Shortterm12 wrote:
willio wrote:Any tips for merit scholarship negotiation? I know Penn is typically stingy with merit aid, but it would quickly become my best option if I could make it a little cheaper. My LSAT is above their 75th and GPA above 25th. I have a $75,000 scholly from Michigan. Have people had luck using Michigan's scholarships as leverage for Penn?


I am also interested in this, have you already received your Penn merit aid offer?


No. They told me the scholarship committee continually meets to re-review people for merit-scholarships and they have historically made scholarship decisions up to the deposit deadline.

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby AlwaysPlayTheFox » Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:45 pm

In our current student panel they said the scholarship committee will generally negotiate it the "top 12" so basically no gtown negotiation.

I assume they will give you something if you received 75k from Mich.

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby lastsamurai » Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:59 pm

goldenboy514 wrote:so did I meet any of you? Didn't hear TLS one time


Kept looking for Roger Sterling and didn't see him anywhere hmm....

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby goldenboy514 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:01 pm

lastsamurai wrote:
goldenboy514 wrote:so did I meet any of you? Didn't hear TLS one time


Kept looking for Roger Sterling and didn't see him anywhere hmm....


I was the chillest bro there so if you met me you'd know 8)

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Shortterm12 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:07 pm

willio wrote:
Shortterm12 wrote:
willio wrote:Any tips for merit scholarship negotiation? I know Penn is typically stingy with merit aid, but it would quickly become my best option if I could make it a little cheaper. My LSAT is above their 75th and GPA above 25th. I have a $75,000 scholly from Michigan. Have people had luck using Michigan's scholarships as leverage for Penn?


I am also interested in this, have you already received your Penn merit aid offer?


No. They told me the scholarship committee continually meets to re-review people for merit-scholarships and they have historically made scholarship decisions up to the deposit deadline.


Ah bummer, thanks for the info. I hope they come out soon, deposit deadlines are looming

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby doing_it_in_a_car » Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:44 pm

lastsamurai wrote:I was incredibly impressed. Penn has made this decision even more agonizing. It had a completely different vibe from the other schools I have been to. Obviously they were rolling out the red carpet, but they did an excellent job of selling their school simply by showing what is amazing about it.

Way to go Penn...I think anyone with Penn as an option would be wise to give it complete consideration.

It appears I might have had a sip of the kool aid, but I do still have those rose-colored asw glasses on, so take it with a mid-sized grain of salt.


ED'er here, so take my experience with a large handful of salt, but I was also very impressed with Penn's ASW. After listening to all of the panels, I was blown away by how many programs and how much resources are available for such a small class - e.g. I think there are enough slots for everyone interested to be on a journal and get into their top choice of clinic. And despite all the posturing, I think there is something to the whole collegiality thing. All of the current students and new admits I talked to were really nice and easy to get along with. All in all, this weekend made me incredibly happy with my choice to ED to Penn, and I already can't wait to catch up with everyone in the fall!

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby hahazby » Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:42 am

doing_it_in_a_car wrote:
lastsamurai wrote:I was incredibly impressed. Penn has made this decision even more agonizing. It had a completely different vibe from the other schools I have been to. Obviously they were rolling out the red carpet, but they did an excellent job of selling their school simply by showing what is amazing about it.

Way to go Penn...I think anyone with Penn as an option would be wise to give it complete consideration.

It appears I might have had a sip of the kool aid, but I do still have those rose-colored asw glasses on, so take it with a mid-sized grain of salt.


ED'er here, so take my experience with a large handful of salt, but I was also very impressed with Penn's ASW. After listening to all of the panels, I was blown away by how many programs and how much resources are available for such a small class - e.g. I think there are enough slots for everyone interested to be on a journal and get into their top choice of clinic. And despite all the posturing, I think there is something to the whole collegiality thing. All of the current students and new admits I talked to were really nice and easy to get along with. All in all, this weekend made me incredibly happy with my choice to ED to Penn, and I already can't wait to catch up with everyone in the fall!


+1 :D

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby kartelite » Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:17 pm

Is Penn open to "negotiating" merit aid? And what are the odds of them matching $90k from NYU or Columbia (Butler)?

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby NicCageOnline » Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:26 pm

kartelite wrote:Is Penn open to "negotiating" merit aid? And what are the odds of them matching $90k from NYU or Columbia (Butler)?



Also, whom does one approach at Penn to start the negotiation process? Which email address?

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby baloneydanza » Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:42 pm

kartelite wrote:Is Penn open to "negotiating" merit aid? And what are the odds of them matching $90k from NYU or Columbia (Butler)?


Yes. Don't know the odds. Check the admitted students website for who you should contact for scholarships. I sent an email to the dean who informed me of my aid but I suspect they won't be the one who eventually responds.
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby AlwaysPlayTheFox » Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:42 pm

NicCageOnline wrote:
kartelite wrote:Is Penn open to "negotiating" merit aid? And what are the odds of them matching $90k from NYU or Columbia (Butler)?



Also, whom does one approach at Penn to start the negotiation process? Which email address?


Not 100% sure but i think they said you just email the scholarship letter to the law schools financial aid people. Maybe use the generic email for them or call?

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Theopliske8711 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:07 am

So, I got a response for the need-based financial aid, which, as expected, is zero. When will I expect to hear about merit-based? Do I have to go on some personal initiative for it?

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Arrow4Christ » Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:08 am

Just got my need-based package as well. I'm happy with it, but it won't be enough to induce me to attend Penn unless I get an additional merit award. Penn sends merit and need awards separately, correct?

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby KatyMarie » Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:39 pm

Arrow4Christ wrote:Just got my need-based package as well. I'm happy with it, but it won't be enough to induce me to attend Penn unless I get an additional merit award. Penn sends merit and need awards separately, correct?


Yep. Separately....and they send out Merit-based scholarships all the way up until the deposit deadline :/

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby bhanson10 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:49 pm

NicCageOnline wrote:
kartelite wrote:Is Penn open to "negotiating" merit aid? And what are the odds of them matching $90k from NYU or Columbia (Butler)?



Also, whom does one approach at Penn to start the negotiation process? Which email address?


It's really easy. Just send the package you got from another school to scholarships@law.upenn.edu and they will review and get back to you.

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby bhanson10 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:51 pm

Also, super stoked to be going to Penn this next year. I also was an ED, but I definitely feel that I made the right decision. Everyone was awesome to talk to, there didn't seem to be anyone who I got a bad vibe from. I met a lot of cool people-- some of them TLSers-- and am so exited to start in the fall. Also, Philly is awesome, from a west coast native's perspective.

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby AlwaysPlayTheFox » Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:56 pm

bhanson10 wrote:Also, super stoked to be going to Penn this next year. I also was an ED, but I definitely feel that I made the right decision. Everyone was awesome to talk to, there didn't seem to be anyone who I got a bad vibe from. I met a lot of cool people-- some of them TLSers-- and am so exited to start in the fall. Also, Philly is awesome, from a west coast native's perspective.


+1 After ASW - definitely solidified my decision to pick Penn... now to send out letters officially to the others haha

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby kartelite » Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:45 pm

bhanson10 wrote:
NicCageOnline wrote:
kartelite wrote:Is Penn open to "negotiating" merit aid? And what are the odds of them matching $90k from NYU or Columbia (Butler)?



Also, whom does one approach at Penn to start the negotiation process? Which email address?


It's really easy. Just send the package you got from another school to scholarships@law.upenn.edu and they will review and get back to you.


Cool. I'll wait until I hear their initial aid offer first. Will Penn consider full scholarships from lower-ranked schools in the process or only peer/T6 schools?

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby lastsamurai » Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:57 pm

kartelite wrote:
bhanson10 wrote:
NicCageOnline wrote:
kartelite wrote:Is Penn open to "negotiating" merit aid? And what are the odds of them matching $90k from NYU or Columbia (Butler)?



Also, whom does one approach at Penn to start the negotiation process? Which email address?


It's really easy. Just send the package you got from another school to scholarships@law.upenn.edu and they will review and get back to you.


Cool. I'll wait until I hear their initial aid offer first. Will Penn consider full scholarships from lower-ranked schools in the process or only peer/T6 schools?


Believe they said T10 or T12 at asw

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby bhanson10 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:56 pm

This ^^^^




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