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Bruin2009
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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby Bruin2009 » Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:04 pm

badwithpseudonyms wrote:
Bruin2009 wrote:i want an acceptance :( why do they take so long?


What's your reason for being so dead set on moving to Pennsylvania, if you don't mind my asking? :P



it's really pretty there and reminds me of the city I grew up in somewhere FARR FARR away. i want 4 seasons and some form of public transportation... I HATE LA (I've been in LA for far too long)

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby badwithpseudonyms » Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:17 pm

Bruin2009 wrote:
badwithpseudonyms wrote:
Bruin2009 wrote:i want an acceptance :( why do they take so long?


What's your reason for being so dead set on moving to Pennsylvania, if you don't mind my asking? :P



it's really pretty there and reminds me of the city I grew up in somewhere FARR FARR away. i want 4 seasons and some form of public transportation... I HATE LA (I've been in LA for far too long)


Fair enough. Depending on how the economy/job market goes, I'm thinking Pittsburgh may be a safe bet for me (the market, not the school), but am trying to decide between some pretty nice offers from out-of-state schools and Pitt (also a good offer), so I was just curious. LA just sounds so for from Pennsylvania. :lol:

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby ForzaJuve123 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:44 pm

I got an email today from the dean....I´m in!!
For those of you who live or have lived in Pittsburgh, how's the public transportation? Is it possible to live without a car?

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby badwithpseudonyms » Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:50 pm

ForzaJuve123 wrote:I got an email today from the dean....I´m in!!
For those of you who live or have lived in Pittsburgh, how's the public transportation? Is it possible to live without a car?


It's okay. Free with your student ID. And yes, it is definitely possible. I have a great story about a friend of mine letting his tags and license expire and having the city steal his car and hold it hostage for thousands of dollars in fines. ...Yet he gets around just fine. :?

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby ForzaJuve123 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:01 pm

Thanks, if I go to Pitt I'll probably be without a car the first semester so it's good to know I'll be able to get around okay and it's free...It's crazy how some cities treat those things. My tags expired when I lived in Phoenix and all I had to do was pay a $50 late fee

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby PhantaManta » Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:34 pm

In via mail 3.5 / 163 w/ 14k renewed w/ 3.0

I like Pitt but would probably need some strong belief that I'd get in-state tuition after first year to make the price right. If anyone has experience with this, let us know, it would be great help!

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby badwithpseudonyms » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:45 pm

PhantaManta wrote:In via mail 3.5 / 163 w/ 14k renewed w/ 3.0

I like Pitt but would probably need some strong belief that I'd get in-state tuition after first year to make the price right. If anyone has experience with this, let us know, it would be great help!

I have no first hand experience with obtaining in state tuition (as I'm a lifelong Pennsylvanian), but I think I posted some links further back in the thread. IIRC, it's fairly difficult to obtain in state status unless you have been living in PA for at least a year prior to enrollment. You're going to want to double check on that though.

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby PhantaManta » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:51 pm

Ya werd I read all that. I think the only way to know this kind of thing for sure is if there was some student at Pitt who has tried to do this and they could come tell us. I might as well just assume the out of state cost... ugh, deciding where to go is hard.

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby badwithpseudonyms » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:56 pm

PhantaManta wrote:Ya werd I read all that. I think the only way to know this kind of thing for sure is if there was some student at Pitt who has tried to do this and they could come tell us. I might as well just assume the out of state cost... ugh, deciding where to go is hard.


Oh man, do I hear that. I need to hit up Pitt for more money, otherwise Indiana is looking pretty good.

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby jack duluoz » Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:53 am

PhantaManta wrote:Ya werd I read all that. I think the only way to know this kind of thing for sure is if there was some student at Pitt who has tried to do this and they could come tell us. I might as well just assume the out of state cost... ugh, deciding where to go is hard.


badwithpseudonyms wrote:Oh man, do I hear that. I need to hit up Pitt for more money, otherwise Indiana is looking pretty good.


F money and F deciding. I am carrying Pitt up the rankings ladder on my back. So if you're tryin' to get in on some coattails, I'd love to have ya. :mrgreen:

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby burvowski » Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:42 pm

a link about residency at pitt:

http://www.bc.pitt.edu/students/tuitionguide.html

not too hard to get in-state, at least compared to some other schools I've read about

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby PhantaManta » Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:24 am

I have more question(s)!!!

How is parking / traffic? Is driving into campus from the surrounding area a major pain / minor pain / no pain?

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby LSAChamp » Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:00 am

Unless you have a reserved spot through your apartment/condo/townhouse, it's a car eat car world out there. If you're looking for a spot on a weekday from 7am-7pm, expect to be circling around blocks and flipping pedestrians the bird (not the middle finger, but actual birds). On the bright side, if you only move your car on Sunday mornings, you should be good.

The traffic is heavy during rush hour, but it's not like your going to school in the rural midwest; expect it and learn how to navigate around it through the web of side streets.
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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby PhantaManta » Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:11 am

The schools parking lots are not good? =( why wouldnt we just park there = save time???????

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby LSAChamp » Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:20 am

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The link above is for visitor parking. If you don't mind shelling out $4.00-$24.00 a day, you can find parking. But law students do not get reserved spots.

I may have exaggerated the parking issue, you can manage if you want. But why not live in Shadyside/East End/Squirrel Hill and take the fifteen minute bus ride?

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby burvowski » Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:33 pm

PhantaManta wrote:The schools parking lots are not good? =( why wouldnt we just park there = save time???????


Parking in Oakland can be a pain but Pitt students get to take the city buses for free. Just flash your student id and they let you on.

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby PhantaManta » Sat Jan 30, 2010 3:15 pm

I don't really want to take a bus. But we'll see. I'd rather transport via car > subway > train > bus in that order but that is just what I am used to, I can adapt!!

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby LSAChamp » Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:25 pm

PhantaManta wrote:I don't really want to take a bus. But we'll see. I'd rather transport via car > [strike]subway > train[/strike] (there are not trains or subways in oakland) > bus in that order but that is just what I am used to, I can adapt!!

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby PhantaManta » Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:54 pm

I know, I meant in general :P

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby Scurredsitless1 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:29 pm

The buses in Pittsburgh are pretty reliable, particularly going into and out of oakland. If you live in a nearby neighborhood, it should be no problem.

There are also people the rent parking spaces. When I was in undergrad 4 years ago, I paid $60 a month for a spot that was about a 10 minute walk from the law building. I bet the rates have gone up, but all things considered I thought it was a pretty good deal.

I bet there will be classified ads in Pitt News and craigslist regarding monthly rates for parking.

Parking is a nightmare in oakland. I would say it is the single worst aspect of going to school there.

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby PhantaManta » Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:30 pm

I dunno if I'll go to Pittsburgh and I have never been there but I was checking the wikipedia and craigslist and saw some nice places in Swissvale/Edgewood so maybe I'd live there!!

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby LSAChamp » Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:18 pm

As far as living arrangements, try to stay away from the herd (read: Shadyside). It might be cool and trendy--like skinny jeans--but, also like s.j.s, it's expensive, tight, and distracting. Unless you're one of those "I'm able to study while [insert social networking site]ing, it worked in undergrad," take a look into Bloomfield (10-15 minutes away), Edgewood (15 minutes away), Lawrenceville(10-15 minutes away), or even the NorthSide (25 minutes away).
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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby burvowski » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:30 am

You should look into living in Squirrel Hill, too. That's where I'll be. It's very close to campus and I really like all the restaurants around. There's also the Giant Eagle grocery store right there. Sadly, it used to be open 24 hours but isn't anymore.

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby Bruin2009 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:48 pm

quick questions: how long does it take to go from under review to decision made?


thank you :)

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby scionb4 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:53 pm

I'm waiting to hear back, though I'm (hopefully not wrongfully) pretty confident considering they sought me out and offered me a fee waiver. Does anyone know how they stack up against the other Pennsylvania schools in terms of job prospects? Between UPenn, Temple, Nova, and Penn State, I'm just a bit nervous about that.




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