Penn State c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014)

Share Your Experiences, Read About Other Experiences. Please keep posts organized by school and expected year of graduation.
User avatar
GlobeTrottin'Slick
Posts: 7
Joined: Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:19 am

Re: Penn State c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014)

Postby GlobeTrottin'Slick » Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:53 pm

Will any of you be at ASW this weekend?

User avatar
Carabear
Posts: 18
Joined: Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:38 am

Re: Penn State c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014)

Postby Carabear » Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:20 am

Neteshy- I have a 7 month old Australian Shepard, and I'm graduating early too :)

User avatar
Yazzzay
Posts: 257
Joined: Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:08 pm

Re: Penn State c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014)

Postby Yazzzay » Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:25 am

mach9zero wrote:Just received a wild swag box in the mail from Penn State.

Imgur Album


hold up im withdrawing soon (i think) but i want this box...

Mitchellcar
Posts: 127
Joined: Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:23 pm

Re: Penn State c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014)

Postby Mitchellcar » Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:45 pm

Has anybody that has a full scholly been able to negotiate for any housing stipends?

User avatar
Squintz805
Posts: 86
Joined: Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:33 am

Re: Penn State c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014)

Postby Squintz805 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:27 pm

Mitchellcar wrote:Has anybody that has a full scholly been able to negotiate for any housing stipends?


I would love to hear about this as well

User avatar
bugsy33
Posts: 261
Joined: Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:04 pm

Re: Penn State c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014)

Postby bugsy33 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:30 pm

Just got my wild swag box yesterday. Really cool. I've been absolutely blown away with the effort and attention to detail that I've seen out of Penn State. From the prompt admissions decision to the personal phone calls and willingness to negotiate they've been absolutely flawless. I'm really counting on ASW to sell me on the school. I'm having a real tough time deciding between them and another school, but the more I learn about PSU the more I like it. The only thing scaring me off is the employment stats.

FrankieChains
Posts: 13
Joined: Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:46 pm

Re: Penn State c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014)

Postby FrankieChains » Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:53 pm

bugsy33 wrote:Just got my wild swag box yesterday. Really cool. I've been absolutely blown away with the effort and attention to detail that I've seen out of Penn State. From the prompt admissions decision to the personal phone calls and willingness to negotiate they've been absolutely flawless. I'm really counting on ASW to sell me on the school. I'm having a real tough time deciding between them and another school, but the more I learn about PSU the more I like it. The only thing scaring me off is the employment stats.


The law building is gorgeous and super modern. I would suggest spending time talking to students instead of attending the mock class if you've been to other open houses, I skipped it and had them all to myself asking all the questions I wanted to ask. The employment stats are especially bad for 2013, but the career placement staff touted the prospects for this year saying they are already surpassing the 2012 numbers(I would take this with a grain a salt).

I'm still waiting for an answer on my scholarship increase request. Really want to attend here in August.

Mitchellcar
Posts: 127
Joined: Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:23 pm

Re: Penn State c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014)

Postby Mitchellcar » Fri Apr 04, 2014 2:13 pm

Squintz805 wrote:
Mitchellcar wrote:Has anybody that has a full scholly been able to negotiate for any housing stipends?


I would love to hear about this as well

Emailed then about this and they gave me a call telling me they don't do any housing stipends but there were very nice in answering any questions I had.

FrankieChains
Posts: 13
Joined: Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:46 pm

Re: Penn State c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014)

Postby FrankieChains » Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:08 pm

Just made my deposit. Gonna need to find some housing. 26 years old here, giving up a profitable business to pursue my dream of being a righteous attorney.

User avatar
Nucky
Posts: 770
Joined: Sat Dec 07, 2013 1:26 pm

Re: Penn State c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014)

Postby Nucky » Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:12 pm

FrankieChains wrote:Just made my deposit. Gonna need to find some housing. 26 years old here, giving up a profitable business to pursue my dream of being a righteous attorney.


Same here. Hopefully in 3 years we'll be happy with our decision.

Lady Finch
Posts: 44
Joined: Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:22 pm

Re: Penn State c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014)

Postby Lady Finch » Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:13 am

Nucky wrote:
FrankieChains wrote:Just made my deposit. Gonna need to find some housing. 26 years old here, giving up a profitable business to pursue my dream of being a righteous attorney.


Same here. Hopefully in 3 years we'll be happy with our decision.


Depending on your budget, I suggest the Toftrees area, Copper Beech (either by yourself or with 2Ls/3Ls or maybe other 1Ls) or check craigslist which will allow you to find some less undergrad-filled smaller buildings that are not immediately downtown. Good luck and congrats!

2013 graduate here still taking questions - either PM or post here.

Mitchellcar
Posts: 127
Joined: Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:23 pm

Re: Penn State c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014)

Postby Mitchellcar » Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:35 pm

I'll probably be withdrawing my full scholly today so hopefully the money comes to one of you. Good luck!

dcoppo01
Posts: 60
Joined: Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:19 am

Re: Penn State c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014)

Postby dcoppo01 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:10 pm

I'm still "under review." Since 1/7/14.

Mitchellcar
Posts: 127
Joined: Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:23 pm

Re: Penn State c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014)

Postby Mitchellcar » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:18 pm

dcoppo01 wrote:I'm still "under review." Since 1/7/14.

I would probably give em a call and see what's up.

User avatar
bugsy33
Posts: 261
Joined: Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:04 pm

Re: Penn State c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014)

Postby bugsy33 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:31 am

dcoppo01 wrote:I'm still "under review." Since 1/7/14.



Honestly it's probably a good sign. You'll probably hear back after the 15th when seat deposits are due. If not I would give them a call.

User avatar
PattyCake
Posts: 440
Joined: Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:02 pm

Re: Penn State c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014)

Postby PattyCake » Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:37 am

bugsy33 wrote:
dcoppo01 wrote:I'm still "under review." Since 1/7/14.



Honestly it's probably a good sign. You'll probably hear back after the 15th when seat deposits are due. If not I would give them a call.


I'm also still under review and called last week. If you're admitted close to the deadline they will give you about 2 weeks to decide, they won't make you decide overnight. Doesn't help with seat deposits at other schools that you wouldn't have made if you had an acceptance, but at least it gives you time to decide about their deposit.

User avatar
PattyCake
Posts: 440
Joined: Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:02 pm

Re: Penn State c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014)

Postby PattyCake » Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:18 am

Just had another date change. I think that's the third... is this a good sign?

User avatar
PattyCake
Posts: 440
Joined: Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:02 pm

Re: Penn State c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014)

Postby PattyCake » Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:49 pm

Rejected, a bit surprised but that's that, bummer. Congrats to those admitted, enjoy the goodie boxes and have a great 1st year!

dsamuels
Posts: 134
Joined: Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:06 pm

Re: Penn State c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014)

Postby dsamuels » Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:59 pm

PattyCake wrote:
bugsy33 wrote:
dcoppo01 wrote:I'm still "under review." Since 1/7/14.



Honestly it's probably a good sign. You'll probably hear back after the 15th when seat deposits are due. If not I would give them a call.


I'm also still under review and called last week. If you're admitted close to the deadline they will give you about 2 weeks to decide, they won't make you decide overnight. Doesn't help with seat deposits at other schools that you wouldn't have made if you had an acceptance, but at least it gives you time to decide about their deposit.


That's good to know that they will give you some time to decide after the deadline wish they would hurry with the decisions though. I would really like to know by the end of the week.

dcoppo01
Posts: 60
Joined: Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:19 am

Re: Penn State c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014)

Postby dcoppo01 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:13 am

Waitlisted. Very surprised. The graph for this cycle on lawschoolnumbers.com indicated that I would probably accepted. Oh well.

dsamuels
Posts: 134
Joined: Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:06 pm

Re: Penn State c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014)

Postby dsamuels » Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:33 pm

dcoppo01 wrote:Waitlisted. Very surprised. The graph for this cycle on lawschoolnumbers.com indicated that I would probably accepted. Oh well.


Interesting, think they are trimming down class size?

FrankieChains
Posts: 13
Joined: Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:46 pm

Re: Penn State c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014)

Postby FrankieChains » Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:47 pm

Anyone attending one of the Admitted Students Dinners? I think I'm heading to the one in NYC.

FrankieChains
Posts: 13
Joined: Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:46 pm

Re: Penn State c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014)

Postby FrankieChains » Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:50 pm

Also this is scarier when in graph form

http://www.lstscorereports.com/schools/pennstate/2013/

User avatar
bugsy33
Posts: 261
Joined: Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:04 pm

Re: Penn State c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014)

Postby bugsy33 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:29 am

Dude the LST score is scary as F***. Worst law school in PA? How does that even happen?

goterps123
Posts: 24
Joined: Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:01 pm

Re: Penn State c/o 2017 Applicants (2013/2014)

Postby goterps123 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:30 am

You can't base anything off of just one year of stats. Now if this happens again next year then yea, maybe some cause for concern




Return to “Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists”