dulcatis wrote: OrdinarilySkilled wrote:
+1 Yes, I'm clearly going to take on $200k in debt to attend Penn rather than go to M or V for $0. Veyron has too much free time to troll forums of no relevance to his current life. Aren't you at least a 2L, if not 3L? Is this what Penn students do?
While I am not questioning the validity of your views of Penn, you should at least preface your thoughts (especially those on the entire school and it's student body) with the disclaimer that your opinions are somewhat skewed by the fact that you attended a rival school. I've never known other Philly students to get along with Penn kids.
This thread's getting weird. I'm out.
ETA: If you guys want a more detailed reason of why I personally, who has no Philly ties or prejudices whatsoever, didn't really like the ASW as much as UVA's, you can PM me. But I think you guys are being too hard on Slax. You asked for her opinion and she gave it to you and now you're being really weird about it.
I don't think anyone's being hard on her...?? I'm all for people making choices that suit them, and certainly a full ride at a T10 (even one that was eliminated early from my own bracket) is a pretty great option. slax expressed a pretty strong opinion regarding her view that people at Penn were "pretentious" and thought of themselves as on par with HYS, as well as disappointment that they didn't fawn over her like UVA did. I had a positive experience, so as I'm continuing to evaluate schools, I would like to make sure I wasn't just in a happy bubble of beer-swilling coolness at ASW.
I don't think anything in this is unduly harsh or uncalled for, nor do I have a dog in the fight (yet). But if someone's going to state their opinions, they should be able to substantiate them just as someone should be allowed to ask for this substantiation. And if you can't support a claim, then don't make it.