Penn State - Dickinson c/o 2021

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JoeyBG37
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Penn State - Dickinson c/o 2021

Postby JoeyBG37 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:15 pm

Accepted. Good luck to everyone. Going to tour soon.

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Re: Penn State - Dickinson c/o 2021

Postby apollo12 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:47 pm

Accepted with a full-ride scholarship on 10/16. When are you planning on visiting? I think I'm going to go to the ASD in February.

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Re: Penn State - Dickinson c/o 2021

Postby kimi14118 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:00 am

JoeyBG37 wrote:Accepted. Good luck to everyone. Going to tour soon.


Feel like I see your username in all of the discussions I am following.
Congrats on your acceptance! I live about half an hour from the school and applied because of my parents.
Just got a full-ride offer which makes me reconsider the school now. Have you joined the facebook group?

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Re: Penn State - Dickinson c/o 2021

Postby thebirdlawexpert » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:35 am

Accepted with full tuition offer!

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Re: Penn State - Dickinson c/o 2021

Postby kmac1243 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:57 pm

Accepted last month! Good luck to all. Anyone visited yet?

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Re: Penn State - Dickinson c/o 2021

Postby somewhereclassof2021 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:28 pm

In with a full ride - I'll probably be there in February. I like the idea of a small class size, but I am not sold on working in Pennsylvania afterwards, which may make me look stupid for considering it, but damn if the full ride isn't tempting.

JoeyBG37
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Re: Penn State - Dickinson c/o 2021

Postby JoeyBG37 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:12 pm

kmac1243 wrote:Accepted last month! Good luck to all. Anyone visited yet?


I'm going to check this one out again soon. I stopped by for a short one a while ago. I enjoyed this more than Happy Valley (UP)

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Re: Penn State - Dickinson c/o 2021

Postby bmathers » Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:20 pm

JoeyBG37 wrote:
kmac1243 wrote:Accepted last month! Good luck to all. Anyone visited yet?


I'm going to check this one out again soon. I stopped by for a short one a while ago. I enjoyed this more than Happy Valley (UP)

Not gonna lie - Carlisle is a pretty miserable place to live and the school is a fish bowl. Everyone knows everyone business. They do a great job with their accepted students days, but try visiting for 2 days outside of one of those before reaching a decision. Consider moving to Harrisburg and commuting, if you decide to do it.

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Re: Penn State - Dickinson c/o 2021

Postby cjm720 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:55 pm

bmathers wrote:
JoeyBG37 wrote:
kmac1243 wrote:Accepted last month! Good luck to all. Anyone visited yet?


I'm going to check this one out again soon. I stopped by for a short one a while ago. I enjoyed this more than Happy Valley (UP)

Not gonna lie - Carlisle is a pretty miserable place to live and the school is a fish bowl. Everyone knows everyone business. They do a great job with their accepted students days, but try visiting for 2 days outside of one of those before reaching a decision. Consider moving to Harrisburg and commuting, if you decide to do it.


Students' views on Carlisle seem to be love or hate. I'm finishing up undergrad at Dickinson College (which is immediately adjacent to the law school) and from what I've heard from people over the years the kids from large cities generally don't like it because to them its "bumfuck nowhere" in the middle of some fields in PA, but a lot of people like it because it's generally fairly quiet and there's a decent amount of stuff to do when you can't be bothered to study. I can't speak for the law school, but the college is definitely a bubble since we have generally very liberal students and faculty here in the middle of an area that is by-and-large conservative. Regardless, I'll probably end up going to Dickinson Law if I'm accepted with a sizable scholarship since I'm from central PA and wouldn't mind staying in the area/state for work.

If anyone wants to know more about Carlisle I'm happy to help; I've basically lived here for nearly 4 years now.

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Re: Penn State - Dickinson c/o 2021

Postby LSNlife » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:38 am

cjm720 wrote:
bmathers wrote:
JoeyBG37 wrote:
kmac1243 wrote:Accepted last month! Good luck to all. Anyone visited yet?


I'm going to check this one out again soon. I stopped by for a short one a while ago. I enjoyed this more than Happy Valley (UP)

Not gonna lie - Carlisle is a pretty miserable place to live and the school is a fish bowl. Everyone knows everyone business. They do a great job with their accepted students days, but try visiting for 2 days outside of one of those before reaching a decision. Consider moving to Harrisburg and commuting, if you decide to do it.


Students' views on Carlisle seem to be love or hate. I'm finishing up undergrad at Dickinson College (which is immediately adjacent to the law school) and from what I've heard from people over the years the kids from large cities generally don't like it because to them its "bumfuck nowhere" in the middle of some fields in PA, but a lot of people like it because it's generally fairly quiet and there's a decent amount of stuff to do when you can't be bothered to study. I can't speak for the law school, but the college is definitely a bubble since we have generally very liberal students and faculty here in the middle of an area that is by-and-large conservative. Regardless, I'll probably end up going to Dickinson Law if I'm accepted with a sizable scholarship since I'm from central PA and wouldn't mind staying in the area/state for work.

If anyone wants to know more about Carlisle I'm happy to help; I've basically lived here for nearly 4 years now.



+1 as a Dickinson College grad from a city. This description is pretty accurate.

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Re: Penn State - Dickinson c/o 2021

Postby bmathers » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:52 am

cjm720 wrote:there's a decent amount of stuff to do when you can't be bothered to study.

I guess that I have not seen any of this "decent amount of stuff to do"

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Re: Penn State - Dickinson c/o 2021

Postby cjm720 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:21 pm

bmathers wrote:
cjm720 wrote:there's a decent amount of stuff to do when you can't be bothered to study.

I guess that I have not seen any of this "decent amount of stuff to do"


I think it depends on where you're coming from. I come from a town in the middle of a field in PA with a population of about 80 people so for me theres enough to do. Most of what there is to do in Carlisle involves eating or shopping, in addition to a movie theater which is more than enough for me since I'm used to not having anything of that sort near to me and I spend most of my time focused on my studies anyway. But if you're from a medium-sized or larger city (or live here but don't go to school here) I wouldn't be surprised if you found it extremely boring. Many undergrads from out-of-state are from cities and spend most of their unstructured time drinking because they run out of things to do.

I will add that the food in town alone makes a visit worth it. I recommend Redd's Barbecue and Issei.

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Re: Penn State - Dickinson c/o 2021

Postby tominusprime » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:27 pm

Accepted 12/6 w/scholarship. Hope everyone else does as well!




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