Pittsburgh 2011

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Dr. Review
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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby Dr. Review » Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:14 pm

OGR3 wrote:
BarbellDreams wrote:
lol really? dude everybody is getting a little frustrated with the wait. PSU has a good 30% more applicants than Pitt, and their turnaround is way more efficient... expressing frustration on the forum is just our way of venting... I don't expect "snowflake attention", but when they've been releasing decisions on a weekly basis, and then go two weeks without anything it's irritating


PSU also has no market and inferior employment statistics so they can't afford to wait on anyone applying to Pitt...


I got a nice scholarship from Pitt and got WL'd at PSU. They must have known I wanted to be somewhere that wasn't in the middle of nowhere...


Same here. Decent money at Pitt, WL'd at PSU.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby kk19131 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:37 pm

I met a 2L today who said she lives in Shadyside and it was a mistake because it's overpriced.

She said she's moving...

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby solarae » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:47 pm

kk19131 wrote:I met a 2L today who said she lives in Shadyside and it was a mistake because it's overpriced.

She said she's moving...


That was the impression I was getting of shadyside. It's a little too trendy amongst all of the graduate students to be affordable. I'm currently trying to do a little digging to find what areas are still nice and are cheaper. My only real requirements are still feeling safe after dark and an easy bus route to class.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby kkklick » Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:59 pm

Finally UR, they took their sweet time no doubt.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby karate1243 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:15 am

kkklick wrote:Finally UR, they took their sweet time no doubt.



Get ready for a long wait dude, I've been UR since 1/20 and I am above their 75th for lsat and at their median for GPA

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby kkklick » Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:19 am

karate1243 wrote:
kkklick wrote:Finally UR, they took their sweet time no doubt.



Get ready for a long wait dude, I've been UR since 1/20 and I am above their 75th for lsat and at their median for GPA

Jesus, what are they doing over there? At least their not as bad as Temple. Been complete for over a month and I'm at the 75th.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby BeerMe828 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:30 am

kkklick wrote:
karate1243 wrote:
kkklick wrote:Finally UR, they took their sweet time no doubt.



Get ready for a long wait dude, I've been UR since 1/20 and I am above their 75th for lsat and at their median for GPA

Jesus, what are they doing over there? At least their not as bad as Temple. Been complete for over a month and I'm at the 75th.

And you like Porsche? My Lord, they're slippin! lol jk. I'm at the median GPA and LSAT, UR as of 1/19... fingers crossed for a decision this week? Like tomorrow...? Good luck!

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby kkklick » Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:34 am

Hopefully soon, in the mean time, beer me.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby bport hopeful » Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:35 am

UR 1/20. Im pretty positive that ill get in, but damn dude, I just want it to be official so I can get my life in order. Also, wanna know if im gunna get $. The wait is killing me.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby yabuddy » Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:44 am

solarae wrote:
kk19131 wrote:I met a 2L today who said she lives in Shadyside and it was a mistake because it's overpriced.

She said she's moving...


That was the impression I was getting of shadyside. It's a little too trendy amongst all of the graduate students to be affordable. I'm currently trying to do a little digging to find what areas are still nice and are cheaper. My only real requirements are still feeling safe after dark and an easy bus route to class.



I talked to a law student who said that for the most part people live in either shady side or north oakland.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby Dr. Review » Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:04 am

Oakland is cheap, but make sure you take a lap around the neighborhood on foot before you decide that's where you want to live.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby fatduck » Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:10 am

yabuddy wrote:
solarae wrote:
kk19131 wrote:I met a 2L today who said she lives in Shadyside and it was a mistake because it's overpriced.

She said she's moving...


That was the impression I was getting of shadyside. It's a little too trendy amongst all of the graduate students to be affordable. I'm currently trying to do a little digging to find what areas are still nice and are cheaper. My only real requirements are still feeling safe after dark and an easy bus route to class.



I talked to a law student who said that for the most part people live in either shady side or north oakland.


I live in Shadyside and I consider it affordable. I pay $775/mo. for a pretty spacious 1BR not including utilities.

I don't go to Pitt but it would be a super easy bus ride if I did. There are a ton of bars within walking distance and I've never encountered any trouble at night, but it does happen. I've never felt unsafe walking around the neighborhood, though.

If anyone wants my apartment in August let me know :P

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby BeerMe828 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:15 am

bport hopeful wrote:UR 1/20. Im pretty positive that ill get in, but damn dude, I just want it to be official so I can get my life in order. Also, wanna know if im gunna get $. The wait is killing me.

Same here... I want to start visiting schools, but if I get into Pitt like I hope, that'll drastically change the number of schools I need to visit...and I'm not gonna allow myself to visit Pitt 'til I'm officially in because damn would it sting to get rejected after putting in that time lol.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby solarae » Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:13 am

fatduck wrote:
yabuddy wrote:
solarae wrote:
kk19131 wrote:I met a 2L today who said she lives in Shadyside and it was a mistake because it's overpriced.

She said she's moving...


That was the impression I was getting of shadyside. It's a little too trendy amongst all of the graduate students to be affordable. I'm currently trying to do a little digging to find what areas are still nice and are cheaper. My only real requirements are still feeling safe after dark and an easy bus route to class.



I talked to a law student who said that for the most part people live in either shady side or north oakland.


I live in Shadyside and I consider it affordable. I pay $775/mo. for a pretty spacious 1BR not including utilities.

I don't go to Pitt but it would be a super easy bus ride if I did. There are a ton of bars within walking distance and I've never encountered any trouble at night, but it does happen. I've never felt unsafe walking around the neighborhood, though.

If anyone wants my apartment in August let me know :P


$775 w/o utilities is definitely above my price range.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby kk19131 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:20 am

solarae wrote:
$775 w/o utilities is definitely above my price range.



I would think this is on the high end for a Pittsburgh apartment... :?:

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby HeavenWood » Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:33 am

kk19131 wrote:
solarae wrote:
$775 w/o utilities is definitely above my price range.



I would think this is on the high end for a Pittsburgh apartment... :?:


It is. You have to keep in mind that parts of North Oakland, Shadyside, and Squirrel Hill are in high demand--both for quality of life and proximity to the universities. As I've said before, Pittsburgh has some sweet bargains to offer. You just have to be willing to look toward its outer limits, as well as beyond the city proper.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby BarbellDreams » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:48 am

Shadyside 1 bedrooms go for about $700-750 on average.

Squirrell Hill 1 BR go for about $700 on average.

North Oakland you can find stuff for $650.

South Oakland you can get stuff as low as $500, but this isn't the best neighborhood (though very close to the law school.

I live in Squirrel Hill, I really like it. Quiet residential neighborhood with a lot of bus routes to school.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby solarae » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:55 am

thanks for the info!

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby lwf911 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:11 pm

accepted via status checker today

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby OGR3 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:14 pm

lwf911 wrote:accepted via status checker today


Congratulations!

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby HOPEFORCHANGE » Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:50 pm

lwf911 wrote:accepted via status checker today


Congrats! When did you go under review if you don't mind me asking? Thanks

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby BeerMe828 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:50 pm

lwf911 wrote:accepted via status checker today


nice! when were you UR?

Let the obsessive refreshing begin again for me lol

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby BeerMe828 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:51 pm

HOPEFORCHANGE wrote:
lwf911 wrote:accepted via status checker today


Congrats! When did you go under review if you don't mind me asking? Thanks


You and I think alike, Hopeforchange...

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby HOPEFORCHANGE » Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:53 pm

I found the answer already by searching the posts, beerme, they went UR 1/20

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby lwf911 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:00 pm

sorry, you're right -- under review 1/20 after two months of impatiently being stuck at "application received," but happy now that the wait is over!




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