Penn State 2010 application cycle

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low pat kuh
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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby low pat kuh » Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:31 am

nickc8 wrote:
low pat kuh wrote:1L here. Any questions?


Hey, thanks for dropping in to take questions. Are you happy with your decision to attend PSU? What made you decide to go there? The school is high on my list and would like to hear what your experiences have been so far. Thanks again!

P.S. what campus are you at? I'm wondering if Carlisle was a good choice.


I'm at UP, and I like it a lot. I've never been to Carlisle, so I can't comment much on that. The ratio of students, I think, is about 3:1 for UP, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's a better location. It's just a preference thing, and both places have pros and cons.

I'm happy with my decision. Visiting was one of the biggest factors for me. The building is incredible, and they are investing a lot of money in the law school. It shows. The attachment to Penn State was a big factor for me as well. I'm not from the east coast, and Penn State is known as a solid school where I am from. I felt like the Penn State degree would be a lot more portable than other similarly ranked schools. There are tons of interdisciplinary opportunities here (form joint degrees to single classes in other departments) if that's your thing. Overall, I felt that out of all the similarly ranked schools (including the other schools in PA) Penn State had the brightest future, and I wanted to be a part of it. I felt like I would be leaving a better school than I entered. They also have a good need-based grant program, and since I'm poor that was a plus! :)

One of the downsides is the location. It's fairly close to a lot of larger markets, but not really close to any of them. Having to leave for summer work isn't that appealing, but I guess it's all part of the tradeoff. The plus side is that while Penn State won't dominate in a single market (Pitt, Philly, etc.) they will be strong in several markets. That is, IMO, a Pitt student would do better in Pittsburgh, and a Temple student would probably do better in Philly, but a PSU student would do better than a Pitt student in Philly, and a PSU student would do better than a Temple student in Pittsburgh. It's obviously not a science, but that's my impression.

State College is a little town, but it's really nice. It's clean, and because of the town's attachment to the university, the economy seems to be stable.

And let's be honest; it was a disappointing year, but I'm a big football fan. Football saturday in State College is like nothing I've ever seen before.

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby low pat kuh » Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:43 am

Nicholasnickynic wrote:Yeah. When did you get accepted to PennState? :D

Also, did you apply to Temple/Villanova/Pitt?

If so what made you choose Penn?


I applied later than all of you, so don't worry. PSU was my first acceptance, and my impression was that they were pretty fast. I know that their application numbers have been going up quite a bit, so it will be interesting to see if they wait longer on decisions so that they can be a little more selective. Who knows.

I chose Penn State for a lot of the reasons I already listed, but I ultimately felt like it was the best fit. And similarly to what I mentioned earlier (and I might take some heat for this) I felt like Penn State has the brightest future out of all the 2nd fiddle PA schools. I withdrew from Pitt when I got in here, and I only applied to Temple PT for certain work reasons. I WD when I changed my mind about the PT thing.

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby jack duluoz » Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:59 am

does psu have a certification letter? i cant find it anywhere

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby 03121202698008 » Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:21 am

I finally got my status tracker today as well. Under review since 11/3.

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby nickc8 » Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:37 am

jack duluoz wrote:does psu have a certification letter? i cant find it anywhere


If you mean like a Dean Certification, no, there is not one with the application.

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby nickc8 » Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:39 am

blhoward2 wrote:I finally got my status tracker today as well. Under review since 11/3.


All those under review since 11/3...I'm hoping for a pre-Turkey Day surprise. A guy can hope...

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby ram jam » Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:27 am

Status Checker!

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Nicholasnickynic
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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby Nicholasnickynic » Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:59 am

Thanks low pat kuh!

I'm looking at the tier two penn schools and I appreciate your insight =)

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby lawschool5523 » Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:14 pm

i would love to find out today! but gathering that they JUST sent out status checkers im not sure if that will happen :cry:

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby joliveri » Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:39 pm

well I guess no luck today...seems that PSU may be waiting a little longer to start sending out decisions.

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby jaskat » Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:29 pm

I got a received e-mail on 10/23, but no complete and certainly no status checker. should I be worried? :|

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby Nicholasnickynic » Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:11 pm

yes! PANIC NOW!

No, I don't think you should be worried. I would wait a week or so to see if they send u a status checker or anything. And then I'd probably e-mail them and nicely ask for the status of your application.

In fact you could probably email them right now if you really wanted. No harm really.

Just don't call them. They say they "prefer" to take e-mails, which I didn't know when I called them. They seemed really crabby like "Who is this clown and why is he talking to me?"

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby jaskat » Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:41 am

Thank you. Just e-mailed them now.

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby ram jam » Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:10 am

Status checker says under review since 11/12. I hope they send out a first wave of acceptances soon...

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby nickc8 » Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:08 am

joliveri wrote:well I guess no luck today...seems that PSU may be waiting a little longer to start sending out decisions.


No joke...I hope not too much longer than last year.

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby ram jam » Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:02 pm

Anyone receive a status update?

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nickc8
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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby nickc8 » Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:30 pm

ram jam wrote:Anyone receive a status update?


Nope.

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby Lighthouse28 » Fri Dec 04, 2009 9:21 am

I sent in my app a few days ago, I am complete, but my residency shows as "in-state" but I do NOT live in Pennsylvania. :shock: Is this something I should be worried about? I looked over my app again to make sure I made no mistake, and I didn't indicate anywhere that I live in PA. Should I contact them?

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby joliveri » Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:03 am

LIghthouse don't worry, same thing happened to me but it was changed in a couple of days without me contacting the admissions office. I wouldnt worry about it.

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby ram jam » Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:07 pm

Getting angry with PSU...

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nickc8
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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby nickc8 » Fri Dec 04, 2009 7:42 pm

ram jam wrote:Getting angry with PSU...


I wonder when they plan to send out the first wave...they've passed last year's already.

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby lawschool5523 » Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:06 pm

ive been complete since 11/2... it would be nice to have a response soon!

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby badwithpseudonyms » Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:08 pm

Under Review as of sometime today. When I checked this morning I was stuck at Complete. So I guess they're making some progress. :D

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby Nikiya » Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:20 pm

badwithpseudonyms wrote:Under Review as of sometime today. When I checked this morning I was stuck at Complete. So I guess they're making some progress. :D


Same here! Yay!

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby nickc8 » Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:31 pm

lawschool5523 wrote:ive been complete since 11/2... it would be nice to have a response soon!


+1 "Under Review" since 11/3.




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