I'm glad to have heard back from Penn last week-- good news! I'm on Cloud 9 since it was my first choice, though I'm as nervous as everyone else about funding.
Still waiting to hear from NYU...has anyone else heard from them? There were a couple of people who got merit scholarships a while back, but seems like no massive waves of acceptances like at other schools. The only way I'll end up there is if they give me loads of money and Penn doesn't...but that doesn't seem likely. Also waiting on UIC. But for the most part, I'm immensely relieved that the big wait is finally over! I can finally sleep.
I'm still playing the gmail reload game though. I forgot how stressful hearing back from schools can be...haven't done that since 2003 when I was going to undergrad!