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Re: Villanova 2011

Postby kjadkins » Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:37 pm

Also in via email telling me to check my status checker and then status checker.

167/3.37 URM

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Re: Villanova 2011

Postby Lawlskool » Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:40 pm

kk19131 wrote:Random question for any current students roaming the thread...

Does dean James still work at Nova?


No.

kk19131 wrote:I honestly hope I get rejected: I need the laugh.


I hope you do too, you're obnoxious.

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Re: Villanova 2011

Postby kk19131 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:42 pm

Lawlskool wrote:
kk19131 wrote:Random question for any current students roaming the thread...

Does dean James still work at Nova?


No.

kk19131 wrote:I honestly hope I get rejected: I need the laugh.


I hope you do too, you're obnoxious.



That's a nice comma splice. :lol:

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Re: Villanova 2011

Postby beach_terror » Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:43 pm

Lawlskool wrote:
kk19131 wrote:I honestly hope I get rejected: I need the laugh.


I hope you do too, you're obnoxious.

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Re: Villanova 2011

Postby oreo3405 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:45 pm

beach_terror wrote:
Lawlskool wrote:
kk19131 wrote:I honestly hope I get rejected: I need the laugh.


I hope you do too, you're obnoxious.


+1. I'm sick of your condescending attitude.

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Re: Villanova 2011

Postby kk19131 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:56 pm

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don't you take it awful hard
'Cause I laugh like I've got gold mines
Diggin' in my own back yard.

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Re: Villanova 2011

Postby ktg808 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:03 pm

I'm still at complete -___-

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Re: Villanova 2011

Postby sch0123 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:09 pm

In via status checker, 3.26, 167.

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Re: Villanova 2011

Postby goblue123 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:17 pm

philswfc2008 wrote:
goblue123 wrote:
philswfc2008 wrote:
goblue123 wrote:In via email/status checker 2/21. Last UR was 2/19.

Don't know if I'm considering Villanova because I'm already into Temple and it's closer to center city/doesn't have any current scandals.

Anyone else trying to decide between the two?


I am in the same boat. At first, Villanova was my top choice. Then, it lapsed into a tie with Temple (barring admissions from several reach schools). Now, it's getting hard for me to justify going to 'Nova over Temple. I was already concerned enough about the cost differential, but with the recent scandal, I really think Temple has moved ahead of Villanova


I completely agree-barring no acceptances to my reach schools I'll probably be at Temple (even though Nova's facilities are nicer...I just can't justify going there at this point-I don't want to live out there and definitely don't want to have an hour commute every day from center city).


I do actually like the Main Line (although I like the actual city of Philadelphia more). I have yet to visit Villanova's law school, but have been on their campus numerous times, and it is certainly nice. I am not as weary of Temple's area as some people may be (I think I'd be fine if I stick to campus; I know the surrounding areas are sketchy, for sure). Probably the main selling point for 'Nova over Temple is the area, but I'd probably live in Center City if I went to Temple, which I would certainly like. Besides the safety/area concerns of Temple (which I'm not that concerned about anyways), I'm not sure what else would tip the scales towards Villanova. But before I make that decision, I will definitely give 'Nova a shot and visit, and see/learn as much as I can



I've never been out to Nova's campus-do you have any idea how long it takes to get there (via septa) from center city?

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Re: Villanova 2011

Postby YankeesFan » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:18 pm

Has anyone thats been accepted received any more information from NOVa? Any folders, packets, ASW save-the-dates? Anything at all?

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Re: Villanova 2011

Postby Lawlskool » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:19 pm

goblue123 wrote:I've never been out to Nova's campus-do you have any idea how long it takes to get there (via septa) from center city?


The local from Center City takes ~20 mins (this stops at each stop). There are certain times of the day that offer the express train, which takes about ~10 mins. Villanova's stop is right in front of the law building.

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Re: Villanova 2011

Postby oreo3405 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:21 pm

goblue123 wrote:
I've never been out to Nova's campus-do you have any idea how long it takes to get there (via septa) from center city?


Take the r5 Train (Paoli/Thorndale line), it takes you directly next to the LS.
http://www.septa.org/schedules/rail/w/PAO_0.html
Its about 30 minutes depending what station youre leaving from.

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Re: Villanova 2011

Postby oreo3405 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:21 pm

Lawlskool wrote:
goblue123 wrote:I've never been out to Nova's campus-do you have any idea how long it takes to get there (via septa) from center city?


The local from Center City takes ~20 mins (this stops at each stop). There are certain times of the day that offer the express train, which takes about ~10 mins. Villanova's stop is right in front of the law building.


Beat me to it, haha.

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Re: Villanova 2011

Postby philswfc2008 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:24 pm

goblue123 wrote:I've never been out to Nova's campus-do you have any idea how long it takes to get there (via septa) from center city?


It's about 30 minutes, give or take, by taking SEPTA. I know people do so, although I've never used that line to get to Villanova, so I can't speak for how crowded it is (the only time I've actually been on the R5 train line was for the Phillies World Series parade in 2008 - not exactly a representative sample!)

If you drive, the time is roughly the same - a little less during non-traffic times a day, a little to a lot more during rush-hour and times like that. If I did decide to go to Villanova, I'd probably get a place in Bryn Mawr so I was in striking distance of the law school. Commuting from Center City would not appeal to me, although I'm sure you can get plenty of reading and stuff done on the train

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Re: Villanova 2011

Postby oreo3405 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:28 pm

philswfc2008 wrote:
goblue123 wrote:I've never been out to Nova's campus-do you have any idea how long it takes to get there (via septa) from center city?


It's about 30 minutes, give or take, by taking SEPTA. I know people do so, although I've never used that line to get to Villanova, so I can't speak for how crowded it is (the only time I've actually been on the R5 train line was for the Phillies World Series parade in 2008 - not exactly a representative sample!)

If you drive, the time is roughly the same - a little less during non-traffic times a day, a little to a lot more during rush-hour and times like that. If I did decide to go to Villanova, I'd probably get a place in Bryn Mawr so I was in striking distance of the law school. Commuting from Center City would not appeal to me, although I'm sure you can get plenty of reading and stuff done on the train


Im an UG who commutes from NE Philly (further away from Nova than CC) and though I dont mind the ride and am used to it, I would recommend the train if you are living in Center City. 676/76 can be a madhouse in the morning, and 95 can also be brutal in the morning. I got used to taking the backroads from City Ave to Lancaster which reduces the insane traffic on 76, but rush hour commuting in either direction sucks on 95/676/76.

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Re: Villanova 2011

Postby PinkPenguin » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:30 pm

In via a letter telling me to check the status checker, LOL, and then in via status checker.

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Re: Villanova 2011

Postby philswfc2008 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:38 pm

oreo3405 wrote:
philswfc2008 wrote:
goblue123 wrote:I've never been out to Nova's campus-do you have any idea how long it takes to get there (via septa) from center city?


It's about 30 minutes, give or take, by taking SEPTA. I know people do so, although I've never used that line to get to Villanova, so I can't speak for how crowded it is (the only time I've actually been on the R5 train line was for the Phillies World Series parade in 2008 - not exactly a representative sample!)

If you drive, the time is roughly the same - a little less during non-traffic times a day, a little to a lot more during rush-hour and times like that. If I did decide to go to Villanova, I'd probably get a place in Bryn Mawr so I was in striking distance of the law school. Commuting from Center City would not appeal to me, although I'm sure you can get plenty of reading and stuff done on the train


Im an UG who commutes from NE Philly (further away from Nova than CC) and though I dont mind the ride and am used to it, I would recommend the train if you are living in Center City. 676/76 can be a madhouse in the morning, and 95 can also be brutal in the morning. I got used to taking the backroads from City Ave to Lancaster which reduces the insane traffic on 76, but rush hour commuting in either direction sucks on 95/676/76.


Agreed...for a morning/rush-hour commute, you definitely want to take the train...as noted, the Schuylkill is just brutal during those times. I have about a 25-minute SEPTA ride into Center City for my current job, and it's not bad...I can get reading done and relax a little bit before the work day begins

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Re: Villanova 2011

Postby rs2004 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:42 pm

in via status checker today.

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Re: Villanova 2011

Postby JDHopeful » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:47 pm

oreo3405 wrote:
philswfc2008 wrote:
goblue123 wrote:I got used to taking the backroads from City Ave to Lancaster which reduces the insane traffic on 76, but rush hour commuting in either direction sucks on 95/676/76.


Love this route.

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Re: Villanova 2011

Postby oreo3405 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:50 pm

JDHopeful wrote:
oreo3405 wrote:
philswfc2008 wrote:
goblue123 wrote:I got used to taking the backroads from City Ave to Lancaster which reduces the insane traffic on 76, but rush hour commuting in either direction sucks on 95/676/76.


Love this route.


Definitely saves time if 76 is insane. Other days its easier to take 76 if you go late morning/early afternoon or at night because there isn't as much traffic on 76 and there arent as many traffic lights. The City Ave route was a godsend though for my AM classes

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Re: Villanova 2011

Postby JDHopeful » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:52 pm

oreo3405 wrote:
oreo3405 wrote:
philswfc2008 wrote:
goblue123 wrote:I got used to taking the backroads from City Ave to Lancaster which reduces the insane traffic on 76, but rush hour commuting in either direction sucks on 95/676/76.


Love this route.


Definitely saves time if 76 is insane. Other days its easier to take 76 if you go late morning/early afternoon or at night because there isn't as much traffic on 76 and there arent as many traffic lights. The City Ave route was a godsend though for my AM classes[/quote]


Who thought it was okay to have a two-lane main artery in a city??

I'm originally from northern NJ, but went to Temple UG, and this two lane highway thing seems really crazy to me. Though, I guess it is built on a mountain, so whatevs.

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Re: Villanova 2011

Postby oreo3405 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:57 pm

JDHopeful wrote:
Who thought it was okay to have a two-lane main artery in a city??

I'm originally from northern NJ, but went to Temple UG, and this two lane highway thing seems really crazy to me. Though, I guess it is built on a mountain, so whatevs.


Hahaha! I am from NJ originally as well, it took a bit to get used to, and I wasnt used to the congestion. And people say the GSP and Turnpike were bad...haha.

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Re: Villanova 2011

Postby JDHopeful » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:59 pm

oreo3405 wrote:
JDHopeful wrote:
Who thought it was okay to have a two-lane main artery in a city??

I'm originally from northern NJ, but went to Temple UG, and this two lane highway thing seems really crazy to me. Though, I guess it is built on a mountain, so whatevs.


Hahaha! I am from NJ originally as well, it took a bit to get used to, and I wasnt used to the congestion. And people say the GSP and Turnpike were bad...haha.


Haha yea, love the GSP, as well. I'm thinking Montgomery County/Philly is my new home now tho.

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Re: Villanova 2011

Postby northwood » Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:00 pm

congrats to all that heard today.

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Re: Villanova 2011

Postby goblue123 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:10 pm

Lawlskool wrote:
goblue123 wrote:I've never been out to Nova's campus-do you have any idea how long it takes to get there (via septa) from center city?


The local from Center City takes ~20 mins (this stops at each stop). There are certain times of the day that offer the express train, which takes about ~10 mins. Villanova's stop is right in front of the law building.



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