University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2018)

Mark your total $ amount AND scholly name (if applicable)

Levy
9
13%
Silverman-Rodin
0
No votes
Dean's
5
7%
James Wilson
17
25%
Toll
0
No votes
$130k-Full
2
3%
$100k-$129k
8
12%
$70k-$99k
13
19%
$30k-$69k
7
10%
<$30k
6
9%
 
Total votes: 67

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cc78
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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby cc78 » Sun Feb 01, 2015 9:14 am

everything_bagel wrote:
cc78 wrote:
schmelling wrote:west philly kind of gets a bad rep. what are the borders of the area we should live?


I always thought of anything north of Baltimore, south of Chestnut and east of 45th as being pretty good.


South of Chestnut is credited. Anything along the Baltimore corridor will be pretty good further up than 45th. I'd feel comfortable living south of Baltimore (say, to Chester) at least as far west as 45th, personally--some parts of Squirrel Hill are even fancy--but there's nothing wrong with playing it safe. I hope it goes without saying that you've got to have street smarts wherever you live--not to knock on Philly specifically, but it is a place where desperate people and people who don't know how to put their iPhones away do intersect.

The only problem with West Philly is that Trader Joe's is on the other side of the river :(


You make great points. The street smarts thing couldn't be more right...I can remember unfortunate folks having incidents on Locust Walk even because they were too careless.

Only other consideration when you push too far west is the walk to campus. If you're going to the law school, it can be a hike depending on where you live. But maybe Penn has some new fancy transport services that aren't SEPTA.

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby Skool » Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:21 am

I've done septa from Baltimore in the 40s to the Penn stops. Septa trolley can suck if there's too much snow on the ground. Very quick and reliable otherwise. Talking less than ten minutes on the trolley not including a short walk to the law school.

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby Lions1913 » Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:40 pm

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby R. Jeeves » Mon Feb 02, 2015 2:37 am

Poll is up. I can change it if you all think certain other options need to be included and if any of the current ones are unnecessary. Ive listed like 5 different neighborhoods in Center City itself, so if you think I can take out some of those options and put some better ones in let me know.

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:10 am

Little early maybe? Scholly info hasn't even gone out yet

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby everything_bagel » Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:40 am

Mack.Hambleton wrote:Little early maybe? Scholly info hasn't even gone out yet


daydreaming is fun? Idek, I'm not even going to end up here, but I like hanging out ITT chatting about this stuff. Keep on keeping on, pulstar.

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby Brumfiss » Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:12 pm

Checking in!

Will be living in South Jersey (house + wife + kids) so commuting in. On the plus side, feel free to come over for some home cooking!

So excited for September!

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby xylocarp » Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:39 pm

dammit, penn law e-brief. getting my hopes up for half a second.

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby Masonsmith » Tue Feb 03, 2015 4:24 pm

schmelling wrote:
xylocarp wrote:dammit, penn law e-brief. getting my hopes up for half a second.


I had the opposite reflex. I thought they realized their mistake! Still can't believe I got in.

my thoughts precisely.


also, i *will* be at Penn, and there are some others here who will be too, regardless of schollies. so the housing thing is totally cool. also, i asked for the poll, so i have to support my original idea

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby R. Jeeves » Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:24 pm

Mack.Hambleton wrote:Little early maybe? Scholly info hasn't even gone out yet


idk if theyre even doing schollies this year

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby tk17 » Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:28 pm

pulstar1 wrote:
Mack.Hambleton wrote:Little early maybe? Scholly info hasn't even gone out yet


idk if theyre even doing schollies this year



Oh snap! First scholarship invite reported in the applicants thread!

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby Auxilio » Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:31 pm

I just got a Silvernman-Rodin scholarship invitation to apply. It says there are at least 2 given out each year, does anyone know how many people are invited to apply? And if the anything other than your essay is considered after being invited. Also does this mean I am no longer in the running for getting invited to the Levy Scholarship?

Any information would be really useful, cannot find much with my quick look online.

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby R. Jeeves » Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:32 pm

tk17 wrote:
pulstar1 wrote:
Mack.Hambleton wrote:Little early maybe? Scholly info hasn't even gone out yet


idk if theyre even doing schollies this year



Oh snap! First scholarship invite reported in the applicants thread!


reverse jinx. it was part of the plan.

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby psychmusic » Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:32 pm

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby tk17 » Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:35 pm

pulstar1 wrote:
tk17 wrote:
pulstar1 wrote:
Mack.Hambleton wrote:Little early maybe? Scholly info hasn't even gone out yet


idk if theyre even doing schollies this year



Oh snap! First scholarship invite reported in the applicants thread!


reverse jinx. it was part of the plan.


+1

But they must have misspelled my email address, because my inbox is still empty. :(

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby LoganCouture » Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:36 pm

James Wilson invite...

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby foles » Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:37 pm

Wilson invite just now. Same April 15th deadline.

Don't know whether to be happy or sad :?

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby R. Jeeves » Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:38 pm

Congrats to all the scholly invites!!

(pulstar trying hard to mask jealousy)

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby LoganCouture » Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:40 pm

foles wrote:Wilson invite just now. Same April 15th deadline.

Don't know whether to be happy or sad :?


Same. Happy because I'm lucky to have gotten it, but expecting big need money at YHS and already have the Butler so debating whether I even send the essay...

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby lashley » Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:44 pm

James Wilson as well. Was hoping for Levy invite but at least it's something.

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:48 pm

Levy invite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ETA: im less butthurt over no JS1 still lol
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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby LetsGoMets » Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:49 pm

Levy invite. That 4/15 deadline is indeed frustrating.

Congrats to everyone with invites today!

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby ChemEng1642 » Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:50 pm

Nothinggggg :(




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