Penn State 2010 application cycle

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby beast510 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:06 pm

got in 30 minutes ago via email.

The email said that "As an accepted student you are automatically considered for one of our prestigious scholarship awards." What does that mean? Any idea?

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby mattymatt » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:06 pm

Just got the acceptance email today. I suppose my waitlist fears were unfounded.

In the email they said that an acceptance packet would be sent in January (?). I'm assuming that means they'll send one shortly.

It was my second acceptance, so it's good to know I've got some options now.

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby peterswe » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:21 pm

Rejected via e-mail. Higher GPA standards this year, maybe?

3.0/161

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby ram jam » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:24 pm

Under Review since 11/17 still... another wave of decisions come and go.

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby bitlrc » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:25 pm

beast510 wrote:got in 30 minutes ago via email.

The email said that "As an accepted student you are automatically considered for one of our prestigious scholarship awards." What does that mean? Any idea?


i'd guess it's just a way to get you more excited over the acceptance. that's not to say you won't get one, but i believe they send that message to everybody.

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby jkc939 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:03 pm

Compaq1984 wrote:
alannak wrote:i hope this doesn't come out badly, but what's the deal with penn state? it seems to be in the middle of no where (albeit I am not really familiar with Pennsylvania), in a state with numerous other law schools, with both higher and similarly ranked schools in its two major markets (philly/pitt).

does it place well in say judicial internship type things? what's special about penn state?


same as my post. its a great undergraduate school but it doesnt offer anything special for law graduates... PSU's name is not even comparable to similarly ranked schools like temple, pitt, nova (in the region)... However, if you wanna get drunk and party for three years, PSU wins hands down!



According to the USNews statistics, which obviously need to be taken with a grain of salt, Penn State places a significantly higher percentage of their graduates outside of the state (for example, 23% of 2007 graduates ended up in the South Atlantic compared to 12% of Temple grads and 10% of Nova grads). I'm thinking this could either be due to the fact that it doesn't have a local city to dominate, so that graduates are forced out of the state, or because it appeals in the first place to students who are less certain that they want to remain in Pennsylvania after graduation. Because the overall employment numbers look to be solid, I wouldn't stress not finding work, particularly if you are flexible about where you want to practice. It seems like it would be a great place for students who are interested in studying in Pennsylvania but are not married to careers in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh etc. Also, great name recognition and one of the biggest alumni networks in the country, and from my personal experience at least they seem to be a little more generous with financial aid than some of the other schools in the area. Just my thoughts for what they're worth.

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby usuaggie » Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:10 pm

jkc939 wrote:
Compaq1984 wrote:
alannak wrote:i hope this doesn't come out badly, but what's the deal with penn state? it seems to be in the middle of no where (albeit I am not really familiar with Pennsylvania), in a state with numerous other law schools, with both higher and similarly ranked schools in its two major markets (philly/pitt).

does it place well in say judicial internship type things? what's special about penn state?


same as my post. its a great undergraduate school but it doesnt offer anything special for law graduates... PSU's name is not even comparable to similarly ranked schools like temple, pitt, nova (in the region)... However, if you wanna get drunk and party for three years, PSU wins hands down!



According to the USNews statistics, which obviously need to be taken with a grain of salt, Penn State places a significantly higher percentage of their graduates outside of the state (for example, 23% of 2007 graduates ended up in the South Atlantic compared to 12% of Temple grads and 10% of Nova grads). I'm thinking this could either be due to the fact that it doesn't have a local city to dominate, so that graduates are forced out of the state, or because it appeals in the first place to students who are less certain that they want to remain in Pennsylvania after graduation. Because the overall employment numbers look to be solid, I wouldn't stress not finding work, particularly if you are flexible about where you want to practice. It seems like it would be a great place for students who are interested in studying in Pennsylvania but are not married to careers in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh etc. Also, great name recognition and one of the biggest alumni networks in the country, and from my personal experience at least they seem to be a little more generous with financial aid than some of the other schools in the area. Just my thoughts for what they're worth.



Penn St. has a huge web of alumni to network with, many of whom have moved out of state. I think that plays a big role.

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby alannak » Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:32 pm

jkc939 wrote:
Compaq1984 wrote:
alannak wrote:i hope this doesn't come out badly, but what's the deal with penn state? it seems to be in the middle of no where (albeit I am not really familiar with Pennsylvania), in a state with numerous other law schools, with both higher and similarly ranked schools in its two major markets (philly/pitt).

does it place well in say judicial internship type things? what's special about penn state?


same as my post. its a great undergraduate school but it doesnt offer anything special for law graduates... PSU's name is not even comparable to similarly ranked schools like temple, pitt, nova (in the region)... However, if you wanna get drunk and party for three years, PSU wins hands down!



According to the USNews statistics, which obviously need to be taken with a grain of salt, Penn State places a significantly higher percentage of their graduates outside of the state (for example, 23% of 2007 graduates ended up in the South Atlantic compared to 12% of Temple grads and 10% of Nova grads). I'm thinking this could either be due to the fact that it doesn't have a local city to dominate, so that graduates are forced out of the state, or because it appeals in the first place to students who are less certain that they want to remain in Pennsylvania after graduation. Because the overall employment numbers look to be solid, I wouldn't stress not finding work, particularly if you are flexible about where you want to practice. It seems like it would be a great place for students who are interested in studying in Pennsylvania but are not married to careers in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh etc. Also, great name recognition and one of the biggest alumni networks in the country, and from my personal experience at least they seem to be a little more generous with financial aid than some of the other schools in the area. Just my thoughts for what they're worth.


Thanks! That makes sense. I hope I didn't come off as obnoxious-- I was recently admitted and happened to have received a lovely scholarship today, which is making me take a closer look at the school.

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby keemos » Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:16 pm

got my acceptance packet today with $45K scholly. 163/3.42 Good luck to everyone!

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby horriblegb » Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:23 pm

keemos wrote:got my acceptance packet today with $45K scholly. 163/3.42 Good luck to everyone!

When were you accepted?

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby keemos » Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:24 pm

horriblegb wrote:
keemos wrote:got my acceptance packet today with $45K scholly. 163/3.42 Good luck to everyone!

When were you accepted?


A couple weeks ago I don't remember the exact date.

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby bitlrc » Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:30 pm

DAMNIT. no packet today. let's be serious here, mailman.

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby horriblegb » Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:32 pm

bitlrc wrote:DAMNIT. no packet today. let's be serious here, mailman.


haha i am on vacation and am still pestering my mom everyday, even though she says she will call if anything comes in the mail, curse waiting

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby kalvano » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:36 pm

Accepted via email today, got it while I was visiting W&L. Stats in profile.

I take it scholarship offers come with the acceptance packet?

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby Burger in a can » Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:06 am

kalvano wrote:Accepted via email today, got it while I was visiting W&L. Stats in profile.

I take it scholarship offers come with the acceptance packet?


SWEET! Congrats, Kalvano!

And yeah, the scholarship information comes in the packet.

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby Burger in a can » Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:10 am

keemos wrote:got my acceptance packet today with $45K scholly. 163/3.42 Good luck to everyone!


That's a great scholarship!! We have very similar numbers (my LSAT is slightly higher, actually) and they offered me $15k less. They must really like you, or sort of dislike me! :P Congratulations!

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby Compaq1984 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:54 am

jkc939 wrote:
Compaq1984 wrote:
alannak wrote:i hope this doesn't come out badly, but what's the deal with penn state? it seems to be in the middle of no where (albeit I am not really familiar with Pennsylvania), in a state with numerous other law schools, with both higher and similarly ranked schools in its two major markets (philly/pitt).

does it place well in say judicial internship type things? what's special about penn state?


same as my post. its a great undergraduate school but it doesnt offer anything special for law graduates... PSU's name is not even comparable to similarly ranked schools like temple, pitt, nova (in the region)... However, if you wanna get drunk and party for three years, PSU wins hands down!



According to the USNews statistics, which obviously need to be taken with a grain of salt, Penn State places a significantly higher percentage of their graduates outside of the state (for example, 23% of 2007 graduates ended up in the South Atlantic compared to 12% of Temple grads and 10% of Nova grads). I'm thinking this could either be due to the fact that it doesn't have a local city to dominate, so that graduates are forced out of the state, or because it appeals in the first place to students who are less certain that they want to remain in Pennsylvania after graduation. Because the overall employment numbers look to be solid, I wouldn't stress not finding work, particularly if you are flexible about where you want to practice. It seems like it would be a great place for students who are interested in studying in Pennsylvania but are not married to careers in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh etc. Also, great name recognition and one of the biggest alumni networks in the country, and from my personal experience at least they seem to be a little more generous with financial aid than some of the other schools in the area. Just my thoughts for what they're worth.


I dont want to sound like im drinking the haterade...i wouldnt mind going there but im just trying to give some people a different perspective on PSU... Law firms dont look at USnews rankings and hire accordingly. They hire based on their experiences with certain schools etc... PSU doesnt hava city that they can call "home" so more graduates will certainly have to travel further for employment. Bottom line is that if your from PA, there are def. better choices from an "economic" POV...(ie lower costs, better employment prospects in PA, and State College is not exactly a cheap place to live)

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby keemos » Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:57 am

Burger in a can wrote:
keemos wrote:got my acceptance packet today with $45K scholly. 163/3.42 Good luck to everyone!


That's a great scholarship!! We have very similar numbers (my LSAT is slightly higher, actually) and they offered me $15k less. They must really like you, or sort of dislike me! :P Congratulations!



Thanks! I don't know why they decided to offer me more money but if I end up withdrawing I hope it goes to you!

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby Burger in a can » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:02 am

keemos wrote:
Burger in a can wrote:
keemos wrote:got my acceptance packet today with $45K scholly. 163/3.42 Good luck to everyone!


That's a great scholarship!! We have very similar numbers (my LSAT is slightly higher, actually) and they offered me $15k less. They must really like you, or sort of dislike me! :P Congratulations!



Thanks! I don't know why they decided to offer me more money but if I end up withdrawing I hope it goes to you!


Thanks, but I actually am withdrawing! Maybe both of our scholarships will get somehow combined to make someone extra psyched!

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby keemos » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:08 am

Burger in a can wrote:
keemos wrote:
Burger in a can wrote:
keemos wrote:got my acceptance packet today with $45K scholly. 163/3.42 Good luck to everyone!


That's a great scholarship!! We have very similar numbers (my LSAT is slightly higher, actually) and they offered me $15k less. They must really like you, or sort of dislike me! :P Congratulations!



Thanks! I don't know why they decided to offer me more money but if I end up withdrawing I hope it goes to you!


Thanks, but I actually am withdrawing! Maybe both of our scholarships will get somehow combined to make someone extra psyched!



That's right you are the Uconn fanatic! Yeah I probably spend too much time on this site...Congrats!!

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby bitlrc » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:40 pm

Burger in a can wrote:
keemos wrote:
Burger in a can wrote:
keemos wrote:got my acceptance packet today with $45K scholly. 163/3.42 Good luck to everyone!


That's a great scholarship!! We have very similar numbers (my LSAT is slightly higher, actually) and they offered me $15k less. They must really like you, or sort of dislike me! :P Congratulations!



Thanks! I don't know why they decided to offer me more money but if I end up withdrawing I hope it goes to you!


Thanks, but I actually am withdrawing! Maybe both of our scholarships will get somehow combined to make someone extra psyched!


dibs

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby Burger in a can » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:52 pm

I put the withdrawal form in the mail today. I must say that I hesitated for a second before signing it- I really do think that PSU seems like a great place, and their admissions office was very nice, efficient, and classy (at least in my experience) throughout the whole application process. It just isn't the place for me, but I can understand why so many of you guys are excited to attend. Good luck, and I hope my Dean's Scholarship gets passed on to one of you!

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby Italia8183 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:06 pm

Finally got my admissions packet yesterday. Accepted on 1/22 FWIW. 60k over 3 years. Definitely making me take a much closer look at Penn State.

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby bitlrc » Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:33 pm

Italia8183 wrote:Finally got my admissions packet yesterday. Accepted on 1/22 FWIW. 60k over 3 years. Definitely making me take a much closer look at Penn State.


same here 60k for the top half of the class.

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby pantherfan » Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:38 pm

how serious are you all about attending? viable contender?




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