mm2368 wrote:TudoBem wrote:LSAT - 165 GPA 3.62 URM
Penn is my first choice. Just visited this past Monday.
Do you think if I apply ED increases my chance?
don't know that you need to ED, unless you think your softs/the qualitative elements of your app (PS/LOR/extra essays) are weak. but I'm sure it wouldn't hurt. it IS your first choice, so why not?
the sticker thing sucks but Penn really just doesn't give as much money to students as some of the other T14. and also.... don't worry so much about paying the sticker price back. Lots of people have loans, it gets taken care of. Not the end of the world.
I have to disagree that the loan amounts should be taken so lightly. Its a lot of money and it takes time and a lot of effort and self control to pay off, even with a biglaw salary. That's not to say you shouldn't do it, but its not something to be taken a lightly as the post above suggests.