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    Cyburbian Peter Bratt's avatar
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    UPenn Open House

    Did anyone else make it to U Penn for the open house yesterday? I found it to be pretty informative, although the financies are going to be a huge burden if I do end up attending the program.

    Peter

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    Cyburbian The District's avatar
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    No, but...

    didn't go to the UPenn open house, but i'll be at the MIT one in a couple weeks. i'll give a report thereafter. i know lots of people are interested in that school.

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    Cyburbian Peter Bratt's avatar
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    Open House at UPenn

    The open house was a good experience. From what it sounds like, UPenn offers admission to students that have 1) a GPA over 3.0 for undergrad, 2) a GRE score over the 550 range for Verbal and 600 for Quantitaive, 3) a strong personal statement, and 4) good recommendations.

    I would think that the application process is pretty competititve, but the funding will be varied. The tuition at Penn is 30k, while the cost of living in Philly for the year is estimated at 20K. So, expect to take out loans if you do not get a Research Assistant position.

    I personally was really impressed by the City Planning department. A good number of the professors were attending the sessions, and the facilities are very strong. So, I'll be getting my application ready for January.

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