Pitt 2010

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klmnumbers
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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby klmnumbers » Sun May 09, 2010 6:29 pm

Compaq1984 wrote:
skamike wrote:So I've decided to fly out to Pittsburgh to check out the law school before I have to make my decision. A few more questions:

How troublesome is it to have a hotel near the airport when touring the university region (cab fare, etc)?
Any good sushi joints (all u can eat preferred)?
Sports bar with cheap beer near the DT?



Cab fare may be expensive from the airport.. I suggest that you try a hotel near DT or the school when visiting... if you are visiting during the week, you can nab a nice hotel (i.e. wyndham by the school) for $50-60 a night.. goto priceline and "name your price"..lol.. it actually works...

the other questions Im not too sure about yet... near the school, I have been to "fuel and fuddle" (decent food, cheap beer) and hemingways (cheap beer)...GL


The airport is a ways from Pittsburgh itself. Cabs can be pretty expensive. However, the Allegheny Transit Authority has a bus that runs from the airport itself into downtown & oakland called the 28X. If you got to the ATA website, I'm sure it'll talk about the cost of the trip (it's free to Pitt students.. so I have no clue).

Sushi Boat is pretty good. There are honestly like a million places to eat in Oakland within walking distance from the lawschool and about 3000000 bars like Hem's or Gene's in Oakland.

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby klmnumbers » Sun May 09, 2010 6:37 pm

delnotdl wrote:Wow so Pitt was not even on my radar until I got an email the other day with my acceptance. All I knew about Pitt a week ago was Dave Wannstedt and his glorious mustache. I've never visited the city before, although I do have a ton of family in Philly (far away, I know). The more I look into Pitt, the better it really looks and I am now really intrigued. Anyone want to sell me on why I need to leave South Florida to head up to Pitt? Before I received the acceptance from Pitt I was planning on going to Miami but I'm not 100% sold on UM.


I'm originally from North Florida and moved up to Pitt. However, I wanted to move north because I hate the humidity of Florida. The snow in Pittsburgh isn't as bad as other places in the north, and it's amazing to actually have four seasons. Plus, people are just way nicer than Jacksonville (where I'm from). The town is really nice. Mass transit is fantastic. The school is pretty great, as well. =)

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby BarbellDreams » Mon May 10, 2010 10:17 pm

I am renting from Lobos this year. I don't have any pets, but if they are bad about anything else I will get out after 1L. They seemed very nice when I spoke with them and went to their office. They even accomodated me when I flat out didnt have enough money in my account to put down all of the deposit (they just let me pay the rest later and signed me onto the lease right then).

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby Dr. Review » Mon May 10, 2010 10:20 pm

BarbellDreams wrote:I am renting from Lobos this year. I don't have any pets, but if they are bad about anything else I will get out after 1L. They seemed very nice when I spoke with them and went to their office. They even accomodated me when I flat out didnt have enough money in my account to put down all of the deposit (they just let me pay the rest later and signed me onto the lease right then).


I feel like they were saying "OH GOD, WE GOT ONE, DON'T LET HIM SLIP AWAY. HE MAY FIND OUT WE ARE HORRIBLE."

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby delnotdl » Wed May 12, 2010 12:30 pm

I'm in, living in Shadyside, and bringing Green Man.

Let's gooooooo

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby ForzaJuve123 » Fri May 14, 2010 11:27 am

Has anyone received any information in the mail or emails about the 2nd seat deposit? I live abroad so it takes a long time for letters to get here.

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby Compaq1984 » Fri May 14, 2010 12:11 pm

ForzaJuve123 wrote:Has anyone received any information in the mail or emails about the 2nd seat deposit? I live abroad so it takes a long time for letters to get here.


just got the 2nd deposit form this week via snail mail.. $200 by June 1st...I think the letter also included instructions to sign your MPN for Stafford and a form to request Grad Plus $$$...

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby Dr. Review » Fri May 14, 2010 2:09 pm

Compaq1984 wrote:
ForzaJuve123 wrote:Has anyone received any information in the mail or emails about the 2nd seat deposit? I live abroad so it takes a long time for letters to get here.


just got the 2nd deposit form this week via snail mail.. $200 by June 1st...I think the letter also included instructions to sign your MPN for Stafford and a form to request Grad Plus $$$...


Mine said $500 by June 1st. Not $200.

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby OGR3 » Fri May 14, 2010 2:13 pm

Compaq1984 wrote:
ForzaJuve123 wrote:Has anyone received any information in the mail or emails about the 2nd seat deposit? I live abroad so it takes a long time for letters to get here.


just got the 2nd deposit form this week via snail mail.. $200 by June 1st...I think the letter also included instructions to sign your MPN for Stafford and a form to request Grad Plus $$$...


On the grad plus form, is there anything about a computer loan? I saw an extra form on the Pitt website for such a thing, but I'd rather just factor it into my original request rather than asking for an increase over the summer. I want to get my new computer now!

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby ForzaJuve123 » Fri May 14, 2010 8:03 pm

Bedsole wrote:
Compaq1984 wrote:
ForzaJuve123 wrote:Has anyone received any information in the mail or emails about the 2nd seat deposit? I live abroad so it takes a long time for letters to get here.


just got the 2nd deposit form this week via snail mail.. $200 by June 1st...I think the letter also included instructions to sign your MPN for Stafford and a form to request Grad Plus $$$...


Mine said $500 by June 1st. Not $200.

Thanks, I guess I will have to email them and see if I can send it without the deposit form

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby Dr. Review » Fri May 14, 2010 10:08 pm

The stuff that I got said that if you want to do it by credit card, to call them and they'd do it over the phone. While you may not want to pursue the credit option, this probably means that you don't necessarily NEED the form.

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby Compaq1984 » Sat May 15, 2010 1:51 am

Bedsole wrote:The stuff that I got said that if you want to do it by credit card, to call them and they'd do it over the phone. While you may not want to pursue the credit option, this probably means that you don't necessarily NEED the form.


$500 eh? guess you are not as high up on their list as you thought???? haha... jk... I misspoke... it is also $500 for me too... chalk that up to ignorance...

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby champ33 » Sat May 15, 2010 3:04 am

i had a hard time deciding and ended up declining admission. i am thinking about e-mailing to ask if.. a month after the deposit deadline now, they might still let me pay the deposit so that i might be able to have time to come visit the school. does it seem likely they will allow this?

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby jack duluoz » Sat May 15, 2010 11:35 am

champ33 wrote:i had a hard time deciding and ended up declining admission. i am thinking about e-mailing to ask if.. a month after the deposit deadline now, they might still let me pay the deposit so that i might be able to have time to come visit the school. does it seem likely they will allow this?


I would imagine it just depends on how many people deposited this year. Also if your stats are above a median i could see that helping. It's worth a shot.

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby burvowski » Tue May 18, 2010 10:20 pm

Just moved back to Pittsburgh today after graduating undergrad. Really excited to be back

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby delnotdl » Thu May 20, 2010 1:12 pm

What's the closest/best place to do snowboarding and skiing up there??

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby Scurredsitless1 » Thu May 20, 2010 1:35 pm

delnotdl wrote:What's the closest/best place to do snowboarding and skiing up there??



Seven Springs is closest, it's like a 45 minute drive from town. Snowshoe in WV and Holiday Valley in NY aren't too far away though.

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby keemos » Fri May 21, 2010 12:06 pm

Withdrew today with 18000/year. non urm. Tough decision. I'll be at Ohio State in the fall. Good luck to you all.

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby burvowski » Wed May 26, 2010 3:00 am

For those of us without a Facebook account, is there anything particularly important/interesting that is being posted in the Pitt group that I'm missing out on?

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby Scurredsitless1 » Wed May 26, 2010 10:47 am

burvowski wrote:For those of us without a Facebook account, is there anything particularly important/interesting that is being posted in the Pitt group that I'm missing out on?



I don't think you're missing anything critical, but the discussion has certainly shifted to the facebook page.

If you create a facebook page just to participate in the discussion, I won't make fun of you for not having any friends :)

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby burvowski » Wed May 26, 2010 11:35 am

Allright I caved and joined :lol: It was worth it to find out Dunkin Donuts will be moving in across the street

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby greyhoodies » Thu May 27, 2010 4:44 pm

can anyone recommend an apartment locating company?

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby OGR3 » Thu May 27, 2010 5:26 pm

greyhoodies wrote:can anyone recommend an apartment locating company?


It seems like most people have just been going with Craigslist. If you want more information, go to page 37 of this thread, there's some discussion of leasing companies.

Also, you should join the facebook group. Most of the Pitt discussion has moved over there.

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby champ33 » Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:23 pm

is anybody else thinking of attending with absolutely no prior experience or ties with Pittsburgh? I'm a little worried about this as it does not seem like a common thing to do for law school, but at the same time feel like I need a big change.

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Re: Pitt 2010

Postby jack duluoz » Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:42 pm

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