Penn State 2010 application cycle

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby um08 » Wed May 12, 2010 7:24 am

Got a call on Monday from the Dean offering a spot off the waitlist - didn't get an email - that I will most likely be turning down (162/3.2)

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby am060459 » Thu May 20, 2010 3:06 am

since the cycle is done, i want to know what my chances are at Penn State. my LSDAS gpa is a 3.24 and my current PT average is a 158/159 (fighting for a 160+ in june). since im taking the june lsat i will have my apps in early.

NYC resident (dont know if this matters lol)
Non - URM (Pakistani)
Bachelors in Finance (Major gpa is 3.63)
Decent work/internship experience (some volunteer experience)


what do you put me as for admissions to Penn State?

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby champ33 » Fri May 21, 2010 1:02 pm

I'd say you have a very good chance. Apply as early as you can, that will help.

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby am060459 » Fri May 21, 2010 1:53 pm

champ33 wrote:I'd say you have a very good chance. Apply as early as you can, that will help.


thanks. i plan on applying as soon as apps are availabe.

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby cruzgator » Fri May 21, 2010 5:45 pm

I am still playing the waiting game as well. Glad to hear people are getting off the list. Penn St is my #1 so hopefully I will be getting a call soon.

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby BruceBarr » Wed May 26, 2010 3:48 am

Got offered spot off of the WL tonight.
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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby ManUdevil » Wed May 26, 2010 11:04 am

BruceBarr wrote:Got offered spot off the waitlist tonight.


Did you get a phone call or an email?

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby longroad » Wed May 26, 2010 12:22 pm

BruceBarr wrote:Got offered spot off the waitlist tonight.


Congratulations! Would you mind sharing your stats? Do you plan on accepting?

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby triathlete0128 » Thu May 27, 2010 9:15 am

i've frequented this site and forum throughout the admissions process. to update those wondering whether their numbers might be good enough for acceptance off the psu waitlist this cycle, i've just been accepted off it on 05/19 w 157/3.7 (state college campus). though it is quite late to do it now, i feel as though the updates i made to my application and loci helped.

best of luck to those still waiting

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby longroad » Thu May 27, 2010 11:34 am

triathlete0128 wrote:i've frequented this site and forum throughout the admissions process. to update those wondering whether their numbers might be good enough for acceptance off the psu waitlist this cycle, i've just been accepted off it on 05/19 w 157/3.7 (state college campus). though it is quite late to do it now, i feel as though the updates i made to my application and loci helped.

best of luck to those still waiting


Thanks for posting your stats. It is greatly appreciated and helpful. Would you mind answering whether you are a URM? And also, do you plan on accepting? It is good to hear that you feel your updated application materials helped.

Congratulations on your acceptance!

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby triathlete0128 » Thu May 27, 2010 2:14 pm

nope, not a URM. (white/male)

i don't really think it was my lsat score that got me in. i had one (of 2) solid rec letter and a hilarious/bizarre personal statement (in retrospect). when i was waitlisted, i immediately sent in any and all updates i could add to my application (public service and charity work, graduating with honors, etc) in an attempt to make myself a more appealing candidate.

i think penn state dickinson is a great school and will continue its climb in the upcoming years (for instance, i know a 3L who graduated from my undergrad, had my same major, GPA, and LSAT and was offered a scholarship when he applied...whereas I got off the waitlist (barely, since its now the end of MAY!!?)). They are definitely more selective now.

I'll be heading there this fall

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby jrjd28 » Thu May 27, 2010 6:31 pm

I'm on the waitlist and out of state. Anyone have an opinion on whether a campus visit would be beneficial?

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby jbarl1 » Thu May 27, 2010 6:46 pm

jrjd28 wrote:I'm on the waitlist and out of state. Anyone have an opinion on whether a campus visit would be beneficial?


It might help you decide whether you really like the school and want to ride out the waitlist, but I don't think it will help your admissions prospects that much.

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby triathlete0128 » Fri May 28, 2010 8:40 am

jbarl1 wrote:
jrjd28 wrote:I'm on the waitlist and out of state. Anyone have an opinion on whether a campus visit would be beneficial?


It might help you decide whether you really like the school and want to ride out the waitlist, but I don't think it will help your admissions prospects that much.



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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby am060459 » Fri May 28, 2010 3:42 pm

am060459 wrote:since the cycle is done, i want to know what my chances are at Penn State. my LSDAS gpa is a 3.24 and my current PT average is a 158/159 (fighting for a 160+ in june). since im taking the june lsat i will have my apps in early.

NYC resident (dont know if this matters lol)
Non - URM (Pakistani)
Bachelors in Finance (Major gpa is 3.63)
Decent work/internship experience (some volunteer experience)


what do you put me as for admissions to Penn State?



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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby longroad » Fri May 28, 2010 6:29 pm

am060459 wrote:
am060459 wrote:since the cycle is done, i want to know what my chances are at Penn State. my LSDAS gpa is a 3.24 and my current PT average is a 158/159 (fighting for a 160+ in june). since im taking the june lsat i will have my apps in early.

NYC resident (dont know if this matters lol)
Non - URM (Pakistani)
Bachelors in Finance (Major gpa is 3.63)
Decent work/internship experience (some volunteer experience)


what do you put me as for admissions to Penn State?



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If you look at law school numbers, you would get in with a 160 and your GPA (everyone with a 3.2+ and a 160 got in). It looks like probably not with a 158/9 and your GPA. I think you might be considered a URM though...I think the correct procedure is to call the school and ask if you are unsure (not sure about this since I am not a URM). If you are considered a URM, however, the predictions become tougher. This is all hypothetical without a real LSAT score.

Search this website, law school predictor, LSN, and LSAC for a general idea. Also, this cycle it seems was a little tougher than usual. I am waitlisted at PSU and would love to get in. Study hard for the LSAT...I have learned the hard way that every point counts!

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby am060459 » Fri May 28, 2010 7:24 pm

am060459 wrote:If you look at law school numbers, you would get in with a 160 and your GPA (everyone with a 3.2+ and a 160 got in). It looks like probably not with a 158/9 and your GPA. I think you might be considered a URM though...I think the correct procedure is to call the school and ask if you are unsure (not sure about this since I am not a URM). If you are considered a URM, however, the predictions become tougher. This is all hypothetical without a real LSAT score.

Search this website, law school predictor, LSN, and LSAC for a general idea. Also, this cycle it seems was a little tougher than usual. I am waitlisted at PSU and would love to get in. Study hard for the LSAT...I have learned the hard way that every point counts!


thanks. on the topic of URM status, i called LSAC (a while ago) and they told me that if you apply to a school and you are underrepresented, then a school call qualify you as a URM or at the least give you a little boost.

shooting for 161 in june. if not i will re-take in october.

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby BruceBarr » Sun May 30, 2010 12:34 am

longroad wrote:
BruceBarr wrote:Got offered spot off the waitlist tonight.


Congratulations! Would you mind sharing your stats? Do you plan on accepting?


Sure, no prob. 158 and 3.5ish. I also had a little help from a phone call via someone who has some pull at Penn State. Ha, every little bit helps.

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby BruceBarr » Mon May 31, 2010 8:22 pm

Where is everyone living? I found a couple houses... one is three miles out and has a garage, deck, and two bedrooms. It's pretty awesome. It would only be 600 a month per person... anyone interested?

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby jbarl1 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:07 pm

BruceBarr wrote:Where is everyone living? I found a couple houses... one is three miles out and has a garage, deck, and two bedrooms. It's pretty awesome. It would only be 600 a month per person... anyone interested?



Im living in the White Course apartments on campus. They are $900 a month, but its all inclusive and close so I think it will work out for the first year.

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby BruceBarr » Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:21 pm

jbarl1 wrote:
BruceBarr wrote:Where is everyone living? I found a couple houses... one is three miles out and has a garage, deck, and two bedrooms. It's pretty awesome. It would only be 600 a month per person... anyone interested?



Im living in the White Course apartments on campus. They are $900 a month, but its all inclusive and close so I think it will work out for the first year.


How did you get in? Aren't those really hard to land?

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby jbarl1 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:23 pm

BruceBarr wrote:
jbarl1 wrote:
BruceBarr wrote:Where is everyone living? I found a couple houses... one is three miles out and has a garage, deck, and two bedrooms. It's pretty awesome. It would only be 600 a month per person... anyone interested?



Im living in the White Course apartments on campus. They are $900 a month, but its all inclusive and close so I think it will work out for the first year.


How did you get in? Aren't those really hard to land?


I applied a while ago, just after the Open House in UP that was in March. I got offered a lease in late April sometime. I didn't have any trouble getting one of the 1 bedroom family apartments they offer.

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby AirenAdamonis » Sun Jun 20, 2010 10:09 pm

got in off the waitlist on friday and have to give an answer by tomorrow at 2pm and pay a $1000 deposit by june 30th...i'm on the priority waitlist at my top choice so i'm not sure what to do! :shock:

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby Veritas » Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:39 am

AirenAdamonis wrote:got in off the waitlist on friday and have to give an answer by tomorrow at 2pm and pay a $1000 deposit by june 30th...i'm on the priority waitlist at my top choice so i'm not sure what to do! :shock:

I have a friend with the same predicament. You think it's worth saying yes to bide time till the 30th while you wait on your priority school?

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Re: Penn State 2010 application cycle

Postby AirenAdamonis » Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:00 am

Yeah maybe. However, I spoke with the Dean of the school that I'm waiting to hear from and they said that I probably won't hear back until July 5 but that I have an excellent chance of being accepted. Such bad timing...ugh.




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