Burberry by Burberry wrote:
radgrad wrote:I'm newly in, part of the batch of people who got called earlier today.
Just curious- there seems to be a lot of Penn love on this thread, including a lot of people choosing it over similar ranked schools... why? My debate is probably Penn vs. NYU, and the choice doesn't seem obvious. COL seems similar (Brooklyn apartment - cost of car = cost of living in Philly, for those of us who are familiar with NYC and know how to do it cheap), and NYU has that great LRAP. Both have impressive faculty, clinics, etc. I know these things often come down to intangible factors, but I'm curious to hear why people are set on Penn over a school like NYU (or Columbia, etc).
You should go to NYU.
Seriously though, a part of what I like about Penn (not that Penn will wind up trumping other places, but it's one reason Penn is way up there) is their faculty. I think their faculty booklet was a great move, and something that not all the comparable schools can quite match. Though I'm still waiting on some of those schools, and perhaps my opinion will change if they say they want me.
Of course NYU is big and has plenty of interesting professors, and MVB have great profs too. Penn just has more people that focus on things that I find interesting.
And yes, I realize I don't know anything yet and might dislike those topics when it comes to it, but I have to start somewhere.