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 [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2007, 07:05
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I always thought Wharton was a bit more like Harvard, competitive, cutthroat, and arrogant. But from what I heard, it seems Wharton is pretty good. Too bad I can't stand UPenn and Philly... my personal opinion ;)

Haha, I appreciate your Stanford gesture mNeo. No worries, I won't whip up my Wharton essays in 7 days so you have a better chance at it! :)


Isn't it funny how one of the best schools in the US is located in the absolute center of one of the East coasts' 'worst' cities?

I wonder why they don't open up a Wharton - Manhattan campus ;] l0l
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worst city? i just visited and it didnt seem bad at all, actually heard good things from a friend who lives there (not a wharton student). at least its not detroit.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2007, 07:27
Definitely no Detroit, but Philly is probably the "worst" big city in the Northeast, IMO
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2007, 07:35
Hmm .. I guess my two days at Philly didn't give me enough time to see the true face of the city .. cos I just loved everything about it. jjanders, what makes you call it the worst city of the east coast? Any pointers for us?
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2007, 07:53
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Definitely no Detroit, but Philly is probably the "worst" big city in the Northeast, IMO

do you consider baltimore northeast?
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2007, 07:56
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Definitely no Detroit, but Philly is probably the "worst" big city in the Northeast, IMO

do you consider baltimore northeast?


haha yes, good pick, Baltimore is up there too.

I have a bunch of friends who live in Philly, they've all had bad luck with things getting stolen, etc... Of course this is somewhat dependent on what part of the city you're in, but it seems pretty pervasive in Philly over the past few years. I mean, it is right across the water from Camden, NJ.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2007, 08:41
I was in Philly for 3 days visiting a friend who went to UPenn. After walking 3 blocks in any direction away from the campus, the neighborhood gets really bad. The subway system is dilapitated, the downtown area at night was pretty scary, and yes, Camden is right across the river.

I joked about creating a photography series called "despair" when I was there. ;)
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2007, 10:11
^^^ You can create your 'Despair' photo series here in NYC also. I will point you in the direciton of (parts of) Brooklyn and the Bronx. Be sure to bring guns; Lots and lots of guns! hahaha!

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Definitely no Detroit, but Philly is probably the "worst" big city in the Northeast, IMO


I think Maryland (dubbed the 'murder capital of the US' a few (~3-5) years ago) stands at the top of this list, with Detroit as the runner up.
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I think Maryland (dubbed the 'murder capital of the US' a few (~3-5) years ago) stands at the top of this list, with Detroit as the runner up.


You mean Baltimore? ;)

East Palo Alto used to have the murder capital title a few years ago.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2007, 10:53
New Orleans took it for 2006, but that is most likely largely tied to Katrina.

What an uplifting turn this thread took!
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2007, 10:59
kryzak - you're right - it was Baltimore.

No more off topic posts from me :-X
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2007, 11:34
With the R-1 deadlines a mere 5 days away, a deathly silence falls upon the Wharton pant-pooping applicant thread....Everyone seems to be buried in their essays, or worse still, lost in that parallel universe Wharton calls the 'data form'. :-)
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2007, 21:33
Data forms and transcripts aren't that bad. The 2000 character limit for some of the short answers left me scared. Awards etc...I wrote 200 characters. They were pretty self explanatory...three days to go. G'luck guys.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2007, 02:43
I just logged into my Wharton app and it says that my first recommender has submitted. So....phew. :-)
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2007, 03:01
Both LORs are in, transcript is done...just filling in activities etc. Tweaking essays one last time, submitting tomorrow *cross fingers*. Definitely going out for a beer after Tuck and Wharton are submitted.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2007, 07:53
Recommendations are in and application is submitted. Back to staring blankly at the UChicago PowerPoint presentation I'm trying to finish.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2007, 10:17
1057 words for essay-1. I really can't make it shorter than that. I really can't....
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2007, 10:35
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Data forms and transcripts aren't that bad. The 2000 character limit for some of the short answers left me scared. Awards etc...I wrote 200 characters. They were pretty self explanatory...three days to go. G'luck guys.


Hello shmegs - did you check the printed version of your application in pdf? Was the information you had entered in the Awards section completely visible?

My activities section overlapped with the awards section though I had sufficient characters left in the latter !

The notes ask us to make sure that ALL the information we enter is visible on the printed format - hence wondering
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2007, 12:50
Current word count essay 1 - 1122. Can i submit this?
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2007, 19:25
A little too much maybe. Try to get it under 1100.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2007, 20:23
im at 1080. i blame this on all the short words i use.
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