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

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mandyjay11
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby mandyjay11 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:37 pm

LSAT9986 wrote:Did anyone else notice how UPenn lists its housing/living expense budget as only $9,000 per year - only then to send along housing information which says most students live in Rittenhouse square? Its f*cking insulting.



to be fair, there are places in rittenhouse square that are $1000 (check Greenzang.com) but they just aren't large and extravagant.

I plan on living in University City because I need space.

LSAT9986
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby LSAT9986 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:47 pm

That's just rent. Not internet, not heat, not food, not parking...and you're still 33% over budget.

Unreal deception.

True COA is 100k per year.

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DCNTUA
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby DCNTUA » Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:10 pm

Taken from admitted students site:

Room and Board: $14,350
Books and Supplies: $1,660
Insurance: $3,337
Miscellaneous: $3,093
Sub-Total Living Expense Estimate: $22,440

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lastsamurai
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby lastsamurai » Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:22 pm

LSAT9986 wrote:That's just rent. Not internet, not heat, not food, not parking...and you're still 33% over budget.

Unreal deception.

True COA is 100k per year.


I really hope this is a flame account after reading your post history as you come across as a mixture of entitlement and ignorance. That said, I believe the budget is for 9 months, and it's absolutely manageable in Philadelphia.

I hope that one of your other options is not practicing "unreal deception," but it seems that you have issues with all of them. Best of luck to you.

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby LSAT9986 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:17 pm

Ah yes - but where can you find a 9 month lease in Rittenhouse square? You can't. You're out for the full year.

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Arrow4Christ
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Arrow4Christ » Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:30 pm

Visited Penn today and had a great time :mrgreen: Warm, collegial atmosphere and I felt very welcome. I took a tour with current students and got some great info. Visited with financial aid and they offered me a fair scholarship, but it will probably have to increase for me to attend.
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mandyjay11
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby mandyjay11 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:36 pm

LSAT9986 wrote:Ah yes - but where can you find a 9 month lease in Rittenhouse square? You can't. You're out for the full year.


You sublet which is so easy in Philly. I sublet my crap apartment for way too much ( I was dumb for paying so much), so it can be done.

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby goldenboy514 » Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:44 pm

Arrow4Christ wrote:Visited Penn today and had a great time :mrgreen: Warm, collegial atmosphere and I felt very welcome. I took a tour with current students and got some great info. Visited with financial aid and they offered me a fair scholarship, but it will probably have to increase for me to attend.


So that's the secret? Just visit and theyll actually give you the aid offer? ITS THAT SIMPLE?!?!?

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Arrow4Christ
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Arrow4Christ » Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:20 pm

goldenboy514 wrote:
Arrow4Christ wrote:Visited Penn today and had a great time :mrgreen: Warm, collegial atmosphere and I felt very welcome. I took a tour with current students and got some great info. Visited with financial aid and they offered me a fair scholarship, but it will probably have to increase for me to attend.


So that's the secret? Just visit and theyll actually give you the aid offer? ITS THAT SIMPLE?!?!?


Yeah, I was very surprised. I got the email this afternoon. I spoke with the director of admissions and she found me later and asked me to speak with financial aid. I really did love the friendly, home-like atmosphere of the university.

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby goldenboy514 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:00 pm

Arrow4Christ wrote:
goldenboy514 wrote:
Arrow4Christ wrote:Visited Penn today and had a great time :mrgreen: Warm, collegial atmosphere and I felt very welcome. I took a tour with current students and got some great info. Visited with financial aid and they offered me a fair scholarship, but it will probably have to increase for me to attend.


So that's the secret? Just visit and theyll actually give you the aid offer? ITS THAT SIMPLE?!?!?


Yeah, I was very surprised. I got the email this afternoon. I spoke with the director of admissions and she found me later and asked me to speak with financial aid. I really did love the friendly, home-like atmosphere of the university.


Debating making the drive and actually visinting now so I can negotiate aid. Seems this is the best way to actually get an answer

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Clearly
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Clearly » Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:11 pm

goldenboy514 wrote:
Arrow4Christ wrote:
goldenboy514 wrote:
Arrow4Christ wrote:Visited Penn today and had a great time :mrgreen: Warm, collegial atmosphere and I felt very welcome. I took a tour with current students and got some great info. Visited with financial aid and they offered me a fair scholarship, but it will probably have to increase for me to attend.


So that's the secret? Just visit and theyll actually give you the aid offer? ITS THAT SIMPLE?!?!?


Yeah, I was very surprised. I got the email this afternoon. I spoke with the director of admissions and she found me later and asked me to speak with financial aid. I really did love the friendly, home-like atmosphere of the university.


Debating making the drive and actually visinting now so I can negotiate aid. Seems this is the best way to actually get an answer

Weren't you ED?

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Nelson » Sun Apr 20, 2014 1:42 pm

LSAT9986 wrote:That's just rent. Not internet, not heat, not food, not parking...and you're still 33% over budget.

Unreal deception.

True COA is 100k per year.

Maybe you're trolling but in case you are serious. You're totally wrong. You can get a studio for much less than 1k per month in Center City and even less if you have roommates. Try looking beyond luxury buildings. COL is based on 9 mos. but it easily stretches to a year when you add the summer funding. I've lived near Rittenhouse for 1L and 2L and been under the budget.

Who brings a car to a major city? If you want to keep your car live in West Philly or Manayunk.

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dubster101
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby dubster101 » Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:16 pm

Anybody STILL waiting for merit aid updates/decisions?

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Mack.Hambleton
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:33 pm

dubster101 wrote:Anybody STILL waiting for merit aid updates/decisions?


me.. but was just admitted last week.

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zen
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby zen » Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:36 pm

dubster101 wrote:Anybody STILL waiting for merit aid updates/decisions?


Me. I've been admitted for many months and told them that I needed to know something by today for NYU except luckily I had the NYU deadline extended. Sad.

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Theopliske8711 » Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:56 pm

Admitted in March, still waiting on a decision. Considering calling tomorrow.

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dubster101
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby dubster101 » Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:09 am

Admitted over three months ago and still waiting. Ugh.

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KatyMarie
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby KatyMarie » Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:14 am

Giving up on merit aid at this point :/

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Theopliske8711 » Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:10 am

Called financial services and they told me that if I have any deadlines atm, I should make a decision with "no scholly from Penn" since they won't be released aid info until either the end of this week or next week.

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:16 am

Theopliske8711 wrote:Called financial services and they told me that if I have any deadlines atm, I should make a decision with "no scholly from Penn" since they won't be released aid info until either the end of this week or next week.


well that's shitty

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby lastsamurai » Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:18 am

Theopliske8711 wrote:Called financial services and they told me that if I have any deadlines atm, I should make a decision with "no scholly from Penn" since they won't be released aid info until either the end of this week or next week.


Doesn't seem to make a lot of sense to me. Penn was on the ball with the named scholarships, but I guess other merit aid is harder for them to sort out?

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby jk148706 » Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:40 am

Theopliske8711 wrote:Called financial services and they told me that if I have any deadlines atm, I should make a decision with "no scholly from Penn" since they won't be released aid info until either the end of this week or next week.


Wow, that's tough for y'all

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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Theopliske8711 » Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:42 am

I'm lucky in that NYU pushed my decision deadline, so I don't have to make a decision until May 1st (CLS). But that sucks for those who can't wait. They are cutting it fantastically close, no doubt to make negotiations more difficult. I've already sent them my awards so I played my cards ahead of time (figure there is no real point in withholding, since they will make a decision based on those awards anyway).
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Arrow4Christ » Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:43 am

. . .
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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Postby Theopliske8711 » Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:43 am

If your aims are biglaw, I'd say take the Levy.




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