Penn State 2010 application cycle

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby BarbellDreams » Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:04 pm

158, 3.26, waitlisted yesterday. Will likely be withdrawing soon. I am already in at Pitt which I wanted above PSU and am currently negotiating scholarships with them. As far as I am concerned Piutt is better than PSU so I was mildly surprised. With that said, waiting until they START reviewing the waitlist in late MArch early APril isn't going to work for me since most schools need seat deposits in by mid APril. Good luck to everyone still waiting.

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby orangeandblue4127 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:30 am

Penn State was the first school that accepted me, but their scholarship offer of 10k per left alot to be desired. It looks like i wont be spending the next three years in Happy Valley. Ill most likely be withdrawing soon. Hopefully this helps out someone on the waitlist.

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby traehekat » Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:52 am

For those who received a scholarship, how long between the acceptance and information on scholarship award?

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby keemos » Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:58 am

The acceptance email mentioned a date that packets were going to be sent out. I received that packet about a 5-6 days later. hth

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby horriblegb » Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:57 pm

traehekat wrote:For those who received a scholarship, how long between the acceptance and information on scholarship award?


I received my scholarship info with my acceptance packet. It was not in the front though. It took me about 2 weeks to receive my packet after being accepted via email

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby youikky » Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:23 pm

traehekat wrote:For those who received a scholarship, how long between the acceptance and information on scholarship award?


for me, they came in together

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby Modian » Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:21 pm

ahk! wrote:"under review" status just changed from 1/13 to 2/11


+1, except for me it was 12/something to 2/11...

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby kalvano » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:08 am

Got my acceptance packet with scholarship info today.

I have to say, I was a little disappointed. $10K a year.

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby keemos » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:15 am

kalvano wrote:Got my acceptance packet with scholarship info today.

I have to say, I was a little disappointed. $10K a year.



I have a feeling that the later you apply in the cycle, the harder it is to get good money. We have almost identical numbers and received 5K less than I did. They are probably worried that too many people will accept scholly offers, so they had to offer less

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby jbarl1 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:45 am

keemos wrote:
kalvano wrote:Got my acceptance packet with scholarship info today.

I have to say, I was a little disappointed. $10K a year.



I have a feeling that the later you apply in the cycle, the harder it is to get good money. We have almost identical numbers and received 5K less than I did. They are probably worried that too many people will accept scholly offers, so they had to offer less


I applied late in the cycle and got 20k a year. They made a decision on me in a week though so I guess that they wanted me even though my numbers aren't that awesome.

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby kalvano » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:48 am

keemos wrote:
kalvano wrote:Got my acceptance packet with scholarship info today.

I have to say, I was a little disappointed. $10K a year.



I have a feeling that the later you apply in the cycle, the harder it is to get good money. We have almost identical numbers and received 5K less than I did. They are probably worried that too many people will accept scholly offers, so they had to offer less



I applied at the beginning of November, like November 2nd.

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby keemos » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:50 am

Ok Ok forget what I said!

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby Burger in a can » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:56 am

Penn State also offered me less money than they offered other applicants with equal/lower numbers than mine. I guess they're being sort of holistic, at least when it comes to merit aid.

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby jbarl1 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:58 am

Burger in a can wrote:Penn State also offered me less money than they offered other applicants with equal/lower numbers than mine. I guess they're being sort of holistic, at least when it comes to merit aid.



Maybe they just picked names out of a hat haha

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby traehekat » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:04 am

Received my acceptance folder today with $60,000 scholarship. Pretty much what I expected, so no complaints here about the money.

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby Burger in a can » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:11 am

traehekat wrote:Received my acceptance folder today with $60,000 scholarship. Pretty much what I expected, so no complaints here about the money.


You're actually a good example of what I mean- your LSAT is slightly lower than mine, your GPA is slightly higher, and you were offered twice as much money. They must just like you more... Anyway, congratulations! :)

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby jbarl1 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:42 am

Burger in a can wrote:
traehekat wrote:Received my acceptance folder today with $60,000 scholarship. Pretty much what I expected, so no complaints here about the money.


You're actually a good example of what I mean- your LSAT is slightly lower than mine, your GPA is slightly higher, and you were offered twice as much money. They must just like you more... Anyway, congratulations! :)


Yeah I have a 160, 3.85 and got the same offer (60k).

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby traehekat » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:27 am

Burger in a can wrote:
traehekat wrote:Received my acceptance folder today with $60,000 scholarship. Pretty much what I expected, so no complaints here about the money.


You're actually a good example of what I mean- your LSAT is slightly lower than mine, your GPA is slightly higher, and you were offered twice as much money. They must just like you more... Anyway, congratulations! :)


Thanks! Yeah I'm not really sure what determines the amount of money offered, I have always assumed it is pretty much just the numbers. I'll be honest I don't know what else about my application would have stood out, I think my softs are fairly average, especially by TLS standards.

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby nepa » Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:24 am

Is anyone going to the open house on March 20th at UP? I was just wondering what to expect.

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby jbarl1 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:55 pm

nepa wrote:Is anyone going to the open house on March 20th at UP? I was just wondering what to expect.


Yeah I will be there. It will be my first time visiting Penn State so I don't know what to expect either.

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby Breaker » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:49 pm

Hey guys,

I was wondering if my preference for the campus in University Park instead of Carlisle would have any positive or negative impact on whether I'm admitted. Anyone know?

Also, is anyone familiar with the part time program and what the requirements are to change from part time to full time?

Thanks

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby jlnoa0915 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:50 pm

Visiting the campus (UP) tomorrow, will let you all know what I think when I get back.

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby KIM_SAYS: » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:06 pm

I only applied here because I got a fee waiver...even though my LSAT score is way below than what they usually admit. My app's been complete since Jan. 8th, but it's encouraging that some people got waitlists with similar stats as mine.

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby jlnoa0915 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:11 pm

jlnoa0915 wrote:Visiting the campus (UP) tomorrow, will let you all know what I think when I get back.


Checked out the school and met with the assistant dean of admissions Mr. R. Jay Shivley. Dean Shivley was very nice and welcoming and he laid out the goals for Penn State. I was glad to hear that as a mission statement they want to become a tier 1 school with in the next 5-10 years and are going to be doing the investments to do so. (paraphrasing).

As far as the new building goes,students all have individual lockers and all of the classrooms are very tech. advanced and the video conferencing is interesting and effective. Dean Shively also told me that they would be implementing video conferencing for 'OCI' due to the school's location which will help increase the number of firms that draw from there. The courtroom is amazing and probably as advanced as you can get. The library is also quite impressive. It has great views of the surrounding area to help relax you while studying and they have blinds that come down if it gets too bright in the building. It had a very relaxed atmosphere and the staff were very friendly and knowledgeable.

I was also able to sit in on a constitutional law class. The students were engaging and intelligent as well as friendly. The class was taught in a semi Socratic manner with open discussions and debates that I personally would enjoy as a student there but thats just me.

Now for the 'bad', which are more subjective to me personally. The cafe has hours from 8-2:30pm and as one who will be studying late at the school it would be nice if they offered extended hours. I was also disappointed that there were not more centralized student centers; felt that as its a new building it could have had some more ergonomic planning. Overall the PROS outweigh the CONS in my opinion.

Edit: Also regarding the surrounding area, Penn State is a city unto itself. They have local bars, restaurant, and stores; also the sports complex is impressive. There seems to be a decent Greek life if thats your thing. COL also seemed to be reasonable. Outside of University Park there isn't much though, but that goes without saying.

Any other questions PM me.
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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby jbarl1 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:53 am

What is the printing situation on campus? Is there a charge per page, like $.10? Or is it one of the lucky schools that is free printing? Does anyone know?




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