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Penn prestige?

Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 3:08 pm
by mrm2083
I was looking through autoadmit and saw that Penn gets a lot of hate and a lot of people say it isn't prestigious. In Miami people are always extremely impressed by Penn (including lawyers at big firms) so I'm wondering where this comes from. Is Penn looked down upon in other places compared to the rest of the T14?

Re: Penn prestige?

Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 3:17 pm
by reverendt
I've never heard of Penn being under estimated in terms of prestige. That doesn't seem to be the opinion around here.

Re: Penn prestige?

Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 3:19 pm
by D. H2Oman
Yeah OP, I agree with the above poster. I would say it's just as prestigious as the other two big ten schools (NU and Michigan) and it has the best football team of the three. Don't listen to autoadmit.

Re: Penn prestige?

Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 3:19 pm
by soundgardener
mrm2083 wrote:I was looking through autoadmit and saw that Penn gets a lot of hate and a lot of people say it isn't prestigious. In Miami people are always extremely impressed by Penn (including lawyers at big firms) so I'm wondering where this comes from. Is Penn looked down upon in other places compared to the rest of the T14?

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Re: Penn prestige?

Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 3:22 pm
by mrm2083
lol I've just looked at like every thread on tls so I was like lat me check that place out and man Penn gets a lot of hate.

Re: Penn prestige?

Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 3:23 pm
by showNprove
It's more prestigious than all but 9 other law schools in the entire country. What more do you need?

Re: Penn prestige?

Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 3:24 pm
by xyzzzzzzzz
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Re: Penn prestige?

Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:20 pm
by im_blue
Penn is just behind the top 6 and equal to Michigan/Virginia/Berkeley in prestige.

Re: Penn prestige?

Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:26 pm
by sumus romani
I had to tell my mother that it is an ivy league school. Everyone who doesn't know higher education (or legal education) thinks that it either is identical to Penn State, or it is a state school roughly equivalent to Penn State. That's just the way it is. Luckily, employers understand full well that it is a top law school.

Re: Penn prestige?

Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:31 pm
by Holly Golightly
It's a great school, but I honestly didn't know anything about it or that it was an ivy until I started researching law schools.

Re: Penn prestige?

Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:37 pm
by 270910
D. H2Oman wrote:Yeah OP, I agree with the above poster. I would say it's just as prestigious as the other two big ten schools (NU and Michigan) and it has the best football team of the three. Don't listen to autoadmit.


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Re: Penn prestige?

Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:38 pm
by Core
My family assumed it was a no-name state school, but my peers (and legal employers) recognize it as a top law school, and an ivy to boot.

Re: Penn prestige?

Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:11 pm
by prezidentv8
Here because in addition to generally talking about how awesome Duke is, I like to talk about how awesome Penn is on occasion. Not because I went there or anything, but because I like the campus and Philly.

Re: Penn prestige?

Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:22 pm
by Renzo
disco_barred wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:Yeah OP, I agree with the above poster. I would say it's just as prestigious as the other two big ten schools (NU and Michigan) and it has the best football team of the three. Don't listen to autoadmit.


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Re: Penn prestige?

Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:00 am
by r6_philly
Just say you went to Wharton.