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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amw342
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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby amw342 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:31 pm

If any of you guys wanna know how Philly is, or University City in particular, feel free to PM me. I currently live like 5 minutes away from the law school. The area is nice and there is a decent amount of cheap housing if you're poor. As well, if you're rich, Center City has some nice apartments. lol :P It's a decent distance away from the law school, but not too bad.

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby Ris19 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:58 pm

Did anyone get an e-mail confirmation after applying for a Toll?

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby R. Jeeves » Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:02 am

Mack.Hambleton wrote:No I talked with fin aid last year they had scholarships that went up to 2/3


like unnamed schollies you mean?

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:47 am

pulstar1 wrote:
Mack.Hambleton wrote:No I talked with fin aid last year they had scholarships that went up to 2/3


like unnamed schollies you mean?


Idk if they consider it a wilson scholarship or not, but if ur negotiating I dont think it matters the distinction

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby try.honesty » Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:38 am

Ris19 wrote:Did anyone get an e-mail confirmation after applying for a Toll?



In case anyone else was wondering (accidentally sent this as a PM yesterday), I didn't get a confirmation either

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby lashley » Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:59 pm

Just got a Toll confirmation email.

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby try.honesty » Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:40 pm

lashley wrote:Just got a Toll confirmation email.




Same!

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby Ris19 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:50 pm

try.honesty wrote:
lashley wrote:Just got a Toll confirmation email.




Same!


+1. Now we wait; good luck everyone!

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby amw342 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:05 am

For places with a Gym, it can be costly. One place that comes to mind is the "Radian" apartment complex. I think its around 1900 for a 1 bedroom place. However, with your budget, you have a lot of options available. I always utilized New Age Realty to find places in University City and I've always had a good experience. With New age, you'll get cheaper options some even below 1000. In regards to walking distance, I would say any place pass 46th street is too far west. And anything past Lancaster/powelton street is pretty far north. And anything past Baltimore st. is too far south. East of the law school is Center City. Anything on 21st, 22nd, or 23rd & Walnut is within walking distance of the law school. I had a friend who got a studio in that area for around 800. I think it was called "Roosevelt Apartment Complex." Even if you got a place that's kind of far from the school, you can always use the el (subway). There's a stop at 34th/Market street, which is close to the school.
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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby jamief227 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:58 am

Ris19 wrote:
try.honesty wrote:
lashley wrote:Just got a Toll confirmation email.




Same!


+1. Now we wait; good luck everyone!


hmmmmm i have not gotten a confirmation....anyone else in the same boat? did you all submit before sunday?

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby Lions1913 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:59 am

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby amw342 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:16 pm

Its very common. I never had any issues with the realtors I've used.

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby Skool » Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:31 pm

I'm actually super skeptical that Philly 20/30 somethings are using realtors to get apartments. It's not like Manhattan where demand whoops supplies ass all day everyday.

Granted I've only lived in modestly priced housing in Fairmount/West Philly (off of Baltimore, which I highly recommend) housing (625-800), certainly not the 1k/month gym in building places.

Maybe the markets are different, but I would still be surprised to hear a realtor really added a ton of value to the search.

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby xtinas92 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:17 am

Clearly wrote:
xylocarp wrote:
Clearly wrote:1L checking in to answer questions if needed.

would you recommend bringing a car to philly if you already have one, or is it an unnecessary hassle? is there law school parking/does anybody drive?

thanks for answering questions :)

I brought my car and almost never move it at all. Philly has great public transportation and relatively cheap cabs/everything you need is generally close, so you don't need a car. That said, it comes in handy for larger big box store runs and on breaks for getting out of town. Ultimately it depends where you end up moving, I'm pretty close to the school and near a subway stop, but other people are more secluded and would prob benefit more from a car. Parking is generally tough for free around here, although I know there is a Penn parking program (but I think it's pricy). Basically my answer is it'll work either way depending on where you end up, I generally get parking right on my street but don't take the car because it's usually harder to park wherever it is I'm going. I use it so infrequently I had to set a recurring alarm to remind me to go start it once in a while.



HI, I live in West Philly (and fairly far from the law school) and also have a car. I doubt you'll need a car, since I also barely use it. I'll sometimes use it to go grocery shopping (since the trader joe's in philly is always packed), run some errands, or go on random trips. If you're not living in West Philly, Grad Hospital, or somewhere else that has free street parking, it might not be worth it!

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby xtinas92 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:21 am

Lions1913 wrote:
amw342 wrote:
schmelling wrote:
amw342 wrote:If any of you guys wanna know how Philly is, or University City in particular, feel free to PM me. I currently live like 5 minutes away from the law school. The area is nice and there is a decent amount of cheap housing if you're poor. As well, if you're rich, Center City has some nice apartments. lol :P It's a decent distance away from the law school, but not too bad.


hey, I'd love some info on housing if you have the time! I really would prefer to be in a building with a gym, but I know it can be pricey. My budget is going to be around 1100, preferably under 1000 a month. I would like to be walking distance to the school. Any leads you can share with me?


For places with a Gym, it can be costly. One place that comes to mind is the "Radian" apartment complex. I think its around 1900 for a 1 bedroom place. However, with your budget, you have a lot of options available. I always utilized New Age Realty to find places in University City and I've always had a good experience. With New age, you'll get cheaper options some even below 1000. In regards to walking distance, I would say any place pass 46th street is too far west. And anything past Lancaster/powelton street is pretty far north. And anything past Baltimore st. is too far south. East of the law school is Center City. Anything on 21st, 22nd, or 23rd & Walnut is within walking distance of the law school. I had a friend who got a studio in that area for around 800. I think it was called "Roosevelt Apartment Complex." Even if you got a place that's kind of far from the school, you can always use the el (subway). There's a stop at 34th/Market street, which is close to the school.


Is using a realtor suggested/common?


So this place isn't people's #1 favorite place since it's new and has had some problems, but I know some people who are living at Evo. It comes furnished, everyone has their own bathroom and depending on how many people you live with, can be fairly cheap. It includes utilities, has a pool, gym, and other amenities. It's close to school. The downside is that the apartments are fairly small. It might be a place you could check out if you don't mind small places.

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby Skool » Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:59 am

Anyone willing to PM me the Toll prompts? Just got in yesterday, but haven't received any formal invitation. I'd like to get started thinking/writing this weekend.

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby NotASpecialSnowflake » Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:02 pm

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby bookworm381 » Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:47 pm

Anyone else waiting to hear about a Wilson scholly?

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby tonysoprano » Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:56 pm

bookworm381 wrote:Anyone else waiting to hear about a Wilson scholly?

Yup

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:52 pm

bookworm381 wrote:Anyone else waiting to hear about a Wilson scholly?


Scholarships should come out next week

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby Clearly » Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:47 am

Btw don't use a realtor, that's nuts.

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby everything_bagel » Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:35 am

Clearly wrote:Btw don't use a realtor, that's nuts.


+1

only time in Philly it makes sense to listen to a mets fan

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby Clearly » Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:01 pm

Shots fired. Funny story, I spent a day walking around Philly in a Mets shirt and it took me all day to figure out why nearly everyone was grilling me.

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby bookworm381 » Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:13 pm

Clearly wrote:Shots fired. Funny story, I spent a day walking around Philly in a Mets shirt and it took me all day to figure out why nearly everyone was grilling me.


That's absolutely something I would do :lol: . I'm from the south where college football=religion, and virtually every other sport is meaningless. I'm facing a pretty steep professional sports learning curve where ever I end up attending




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