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pantherfan
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Advice appreciated!

Postby pantherfan » Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:46 pm

PA resident looking to stay here or mid-atlantic for PI, government work etc

Pitt 12k/yr scholly
Penn State 20k/yr scholly
Duquesne Full
Drexel 30k/yr

Other misc. acceptances include UNC, Iowa

What do you think?

alito08
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Re: Advice appreciated!

Postby alito08 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:48 pm

Penn St is on the rise and seems to be offering you allot of $$$$ and so i would say go for Penn State and the $$$$ they seem to be offering you.

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Threepeat
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Re: Advice appreciated!

Postby Threepeat » Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:55 pm

The cost for Penn State and Pitt seem to be about the same after the scholly. Are there stipulations on the scholarships?

pantherfan
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Re: Advice appreciated!

Postby pantherfan » Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:56 pm

My apologies for not including this:

Pitt is 3.0
Penn State is top half
Duq is top half
Drexel is like a 2.67

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j.wellington
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Re: Advice appreciated!

Postby j.wellington » Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:56 pm

All else being equal, I think UNC would give you the best education in a great environment. But if money is a large issue, and I don't blame you, the Penn State offer is very attractive. With in-state tuition that's almost a full ride, no?

pantherfan
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Re: Advice appreciated!

Postby pantherfan » Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:59 pm

Penn State is 33k/yr, no difference for in state or OOS, which is unfortunate for me (and others from PA). Hence, with the respective scholarships, tuition between PSU and Pitt are about equal.

pantherfan
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Re: Advice appreciated!

Postby pantherfan » Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:11 pm

anybody else?

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badwithpseudonyms
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Re: Advice appreciated!

Postby badwithpseudonyms » Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:27 pm

Wow, some of the responses...

Anyway, if you're good with staying in Pittsburgh, either Pitt or Duq is fine. Personally, I too am a "pantherfan", but a full ride is a full ride.

You can see from this thread why Dickinson suddenly jumped in the USNWR rankings. Penn State would be an awesome place to go to school, but I have no idea where their grads go aside from Harrisburg. In state tuition? Pssh.

Don't go to Drexel. Their students are getting murdered (not literally) right now. There's a link floating around here somewhere. Check page ~30 of the "In at IU-Bloomington!!!!!!" thread. (Odd, I know.) If you are a PA resident and want to end up around Philly, go to Temple. Can't beat the in state tuition.

All that said, go to UNC if you want to go anywhere else.

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Threepeat
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Re: Advice appreciated!

Postby Threepeat » Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:59 pm

badwithpseudonyms wrote:Wow, some of the responses...


Not everyone is a PA know it all like you bwp :wink:




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