Penn w.scholarship/ NYU no scholar...didnt ask for a scholarship to Penn


Lucinda

Im in desperate need of advice!
Ive never applied to the Scholarship in Penn and they called me today to propose me a 20.000$ scholarship.
Im so surprise, I didnt even applied to any scholarship !!!
WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Ivan I really need your advice too on this one...
I have to decide for tomorrow noon, and Ive just been told about the scholarship TODAY.
THANKS

Im in desperate need of advice!
Ive never applied to the Scholarship in Penn and they called me today to propose me a 20.000$ scholarship.
Im so surprise, I didnt even applied to any scholarship !!!
WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Ivan I really need your advice too on this one...
I have to decide for tomorrow noon, and Ive just been told about the scholarship TODAY.
THANKS
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Ayzac

Was exactly in the same situation as you two days ago... finally decided on NYU, but it was a tough choice.

Was exactly in the same situation as you two days ago... finally decided on NYU, but it was a tough choice.
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ivan2006

Jeez, Lucinda, now it became complicated... Ok, here´s the thing: I think that a 20K scholarship is pretty good. It looks great in your resume, and it means less debt as well... I don´t think NYU is substantially better than UPenn in IP Law, so unless you have any strong personal or professional reason to prefer NYU, I think UPenn´s offer is a winner. UPenn is a great school (now #6) and I am sure you´ll have a great experience there. Ok, Philly isn´t NYC, but what´s fashionable is also expensive... And I think 20K may make a difference.

Jeez, Lucinda, now it became complicated... Ok, here´s the thing: I think that a 20K scholarship is pretty good. It looks great in your resume, and it means less debt as well... I don´t think NYU is substantially better than UPenn in IP Law, so unless you have any strong personal or professional reason to prefer NYU, I think UPenn´s offer is a winner. UPenn is a great school (now #6) and I am sure you´ll have a great experience there. Ok, Philly isn´t NYC, but what´s fashionable is also expensive... And I think 20K may make a difference.
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ivan2006

Btw, I assume that what UPenn´s offering you is a merit scholarship... In that case, congratulations!

Btw, I assume that what UPenn´s offering you is a merit scholarship... In that case, congratulations!
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Lucinda

Ayzac did you apply for the scholarship?
how long did you get to reply ?

Ayzac did you apply for the scholarship?
how long did you get to reply ?
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Lucinda

Btw, I assume that what UPenn´s offering you is a merit scholarship... In that case, congratulations!
Thanks a lot IVan ...Im still hesitating, OMG ..so tough but thanks so much its so helpful ....

<blockquote>Btw, I assume that what UPenn´s offering you is a merit scholarship... In that case, congratulations!</blockquote> Thanks a lot IVan ...Im still hesitating, OMG ..so tough but thanks so much its so helpful ....
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Ayzac

I did not apply for the scholarship. I was told I had it on Tuesday and I had 24 hours to make my decision.

I did not apply for the scholarship. I was told I had it on Tuesday and I had 24 hours to make my decision.
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Lucinda

And how much was the scholarship?

And how much was the scholarship?
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Ayzac

10K $

10K $
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Lucinda

anybody else?
Any other advice...?
:-s

anybody else?
Any other advice...?
:-s
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richardcjy

First of all, congratulations!

Personally I will choose UPenn as well. You will spend 25-30K more at NYU (your scholarship plus living expense). I really agree with ivan that this is hard to beat.

First of all, congratulations!

Personally I will choose UPenn as well. You will spend 25-30K more at NYU (your scholarship plus living expense). I really agree with ivan that this is hard to beat.
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Lucinda

Was exactly in the same situation as you two days ago... finally decided on NYU, but it was a tough choice.
Why did you turn down the offer at penn ?

<blockquote>Was exactly in the same situation as you two days ago... finally decided on NYU, but it was a tough choice.</blockquote>Why did you turn down the offer at penn ?
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Ayzac

Because I thought NYC was more fun, because NYU offered me a reseach assistant position, and because they have top faculty in my field of interest, which is environmental law.

Because I thought NYC was more fun, because NYU offered me a reseach assistant position, and because they have top faculty in my field of interest, which is environmental law.
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Lucinda

OMG ...i cant make up my mind, now im more into NYU again ... because its so well known in my country of origin, altho i wanna stay in the us as long as i can...

OMG ...i cant make up my mind, now im more into NYU again ... because its so well known in my country of origin, altho i wanna stay in the us as long as i can...
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figaro

If you wanna stay in the states, isnt NYU the better choice... In general, NYU has a better reputation and ranking in the states. I personally would choose Penn due to its program size. And in my country there is no difference between Penn and NYU, so I dont have to think about ranking too much.

If you wanna stay in the states, isnt NYU the better choice... In general, NYU has a better reputation and ranking in the states. I personally would choose Penn due to its program size. And in my country there is no difference between Penn and NYU, so I dont have to think about ranking too much.
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Lucinda

Thanks Figa!
Thanks to everybody for those advices!
I think Ill go for NYU ...Ill let you know, they gave me an extension: deadline: tomorrow evening.

Thanks Figa!
Thanks to everybody for those advices!
I think Ill go for NYU ...Ill let you know, they gave me an extension: deadline: tomorrow evening.
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kj008

Thanks Figa!
Thanks to everybody for those advices!
I think Ill go for NYU ...Ill let you know, they gave me an extension: deadline: tomorrow evening.


so where are you finally goin...:) btw i will be going to upenn this year...:)

<blockquote>Thanks Figa!
Thanks to everybody for those advices!
I think Ill go for NYU ...Ill let you know, they gave me an extension: deadline: tomorrow evening.</blockquote>

so where are you finally goin...:) btw i will be going to upenn this year...:)
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dannyh

OMG ...i cant make up my mind, now im more into NYU again ... because its so well known in my country of origin, altho i wanna stay in the us as long as i can...


I don't see how the reputation of a school in your home country has any impact on being able to stay in the US...

The question is : why do you want to stay in the US ? Is it because you really like New York City ? Or is it for the same reason as most of us : earning big money ?

It is possible to stay in the US after an LLM from NYU or Penn - I know some people from Penn getting great jobs in US law firms, just as people from NYU are getting great jobs in the US too.

<blockquote>OMG ...i cant make up my mind, now im more into NYU again ... because its so well known in my country of origin, altho i wanna stay in the us as long as i can...
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I don't see how the reputation of a school in your home country has any impact on being able to stay in the US...

The question is : why do you want to stay in the US ? Is it because you really like New York City ? Or is it for the same reason as most of us : earning big money ?

It is possible to stay in the US after an LLM from NYU or Penn - I know some people from Penn getting great jobs in US law firms, just as people from NYU are getting great jobs in the US too.
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Happyday

Guys...
It is always a difficult decision.
It was the same for me. Merit fellowship from Northwestern and nothing from Columbia.
I am probably going to NU as I do not want to take a loan of US$ 40,000...
But I am still afraid that my choice is wrong. Argh... )-:

Guys...
It is always a difficult decision.
It was the same for me. Merit fellowship from Northwestern and nothing from Columbia.
I am probably going to NU as I do not want to take a loan of US$ 40,000...
But I am still afraid that my choice is wrong. Argh... )-:
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jl

I know what you say happyday. I chose UVA over UPenn and NYU just for the financial aid. I didn´t want to take a US$ 40,000 loan. I hope to get a good job in USA after the LL.M. In case contrary, I will regret all my life not having gone for NYU..............

I know what you say happyday. I chose UVA over UPenn and NYU just for the financial aid. I didn´t want to take a US$ 40,000 loan. I hope to get a good job in USA after the LL.M. In case contrary, I will regret all my life not having gone for NYU..............
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