|By Ksd25 (Ksd25) on Sunday, April 04, 2004 - 10:13 am: Edit|
I'm having a hard time deciding, so any insight would be more than helpful. Thanks!
|By Invalidusername (Invalidusername) on Sunday, April 04, 2004 - 12:46 pm: Edit|
Which schools of Penn and Georgetown?
I'd say Penn, because it has more prestige, better academics, and more money to give in aid.
|By Peanut on Sunday, April 04, 2004 - 12:49 pm: Edit|
Depends...which school at Penn and which school at Georgetown? I never really liked the way Georgetown was set-up (the different colleges felt separated, while at Penn, the different colleges were united together), and I'm partial to Penn because that's where I ended up applying (and because of the fact that I'm not Catholic, although I heard that isn't all too much of a problem).
|By Aerin04 (Aerin04) on Sunday, April 04, 2004 - 02:35 pm: Edit|
whoa! I'm deciding between the exact same two schools also.
yeah, an important question is what schools are you in at each? and your major, also. IMO, i don't get that feeling about gtown's schools being separated at all. i was accepted EA there so I've had a lot of time to really get to know the schools and spend some time there.
and i wouldn't jump to the conclusion about penn automatically having better academics just because it's an ivy league and has a "bigger name". i find it hard to believe that their academics differ so much, with the exception of wharton and gtown's School of Foreign Service. also, georgetown's "name" is just as respectable. actually, it's funny because i live in california and everyone knows about Georgetown, but when I mention Penn they ask if it's Penn State.
Either way, it's a tough decision for me also. I'd be more than happy to talk about it with you! Just post or IM me (My AIM is in the Accepted students thread)
|By Dawg43 on Sunday, April 04, 2004 - 04:41 pm: Edit|
"actually, it's funny because i live in california and everyone knows about Georgetown, but when I mention Penn they ask if it's Penn State."
There's a simple explanation: sports. Georgetown had a competitive basketball team during the 80s and 90s. They were all over the news being commended for their athletic and academic success.
There is a simple solution to this problem. If we can find some way to bypass the Ivy League athletic constraints (I'm sure that'll be easy), all we have to do is find someone who can drop about 250 million into the athletic department to rebuild the facilities and increase the size and quality of the athletic staff.
Who wants to take the idea to Donald? I have a hunch he'll like the sound of "Trump Dome."
As for the Board and professors who complain, just tell them that few things make the alumni more eager to donate than success on the athletic field in high-profile sports like football and basketball.
|By Dawg43 on Sunday, April 04, 2004 - 04:45 pm: Edit|
The Donald Trump Athletic Department
Trump Athletic Center
I like it.
But yea, it's undeniable. A successful sports program is probably the easiest way to quickly increase Penn's name-recognition.
|By Invalidusername (Invalidusername) on Sunday, April 04, 2004 - 05:56 pm: Edit|
"and i wouldn't jump to the conclusion about penn automatically having better academics just because it's an ivy league and has a "bigger name". "
Penn has a much higher academic rating in College guides. It is also worth noting that Penn's peer assessment score in US News & World Report is much higher than Georgetown's. This means that scholars and scientists from other institutions have a higher regard for Penn's academics than for Georgetown's.
|By Ksd25 (Ksd25) on Sunday, April 04, 2004 - 05:59 pm: Edit|
I got into the College at Penn and the College at Georgetown. I'm not really positive about my major yet... maybe psychology?
|By Renobi888 (Renobi888) on Sunday, April 04, 2004 - 10:20 pm: Edit|
yea...i got into SFS G-town and Penn College, oh the choices!!!! please comment!!
|By Ngirur (Ngirur) on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 08:04 pm: Edit|
Alright..this is Ngirur's friend from Guam. I got into Georgetown School of Foreign Service and College of Penn @ Upenn. It's SO hard to decide between the two, because first of all, i dont know if i want to be in foreign service although it'd be good background for cnn broadcasting dream job, but upenn has good majors but a supposedly big greek life. yea, thats all for now. please help me out!
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|By Pennster (Pennster) on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 08:10 pm: Edit|
"i dont know if i want to be in foreign service" What do you mean?
"but upenn has good majors but a supposedly big greek life" Do fraternities bother you?
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