Congratulations!!!yayyyy i got one too. i dont think my gpa is high enough for deans scholarship though. so i wouldnt get hopes up hahaha
White package in the mail today! Interesting, considering they told us at the interview that acceptances would be mailed on Dec. 1 but I'm not complaining. I got the Dean's scholarship which may be why I got it so early?? I don't know
I'm still waiting for Penn!!!
i'm still hoping for that letter from penn tomorrow, after that, i'm giving up.Congrats 2loveshuy! I got my package today too, and I live about 30-40 minutes outside of Philly. The package is postmarked "Dec 01", so all of you who are getting really anxious, don't fret!
Unfortunately, I wasn't one of the lucky 25 to get the half tuition scholarship, and I'm pretty disappointed cuz I really liked Penn - I have a lot of thinking to do, but Penn's tuition is pretty hefty!
I'm curious what all of you think. Do you think the ~$100,000+ over most other schools that it's going to cost to attend Penn is worth it????
i'm still hoping for that letter from penn tomorrow, after that, i'm giving up.
but, even before i hear from penn (which at this point isn't looking good) i'm pretty sure i wouldn't be able to hand over that extra 100K. it's a great school, but i don't know if its worth it unless you're set on specializing...
CONGRATS on the acceptance though!
I am still thinking on this matter. I talked to my family and some of the dentists here, and they said it doesn't matter where I go. Since you are from the area, have you talked to any dentists that may have attended Penn? I am from SC and I don't expect people here to support a school like Penn or any other school for that matter. My decision will be between Nova and Penn, both private, diverse, and located in nice areas.Whoa don't give up... it's still early!! You've got great stats - I'm sure the acceptance package is just making it through the wonderful maze that we call our postal system, haha.
And yeah, that's what I'm struggling with now. It'll be tough to turn down Ivy league acceptance(s) to a professional school, but advice from the wise (current D students and dentists) - to go to the cheapest school possible b/c it doesn't matter that much in the end if you work hard at whatever school you're at - are giving me a big shot of reality.
And even if you're sent on specializing, I'm not sure how much of an advantage a school like Penn will give you... and if it really does give you an edge, is it worth the 100k difference?
I am still thinking on this matter. I talked to my family and some of the dentists here, and they said it doesn't matter where I go. Since you are from the area, have you talked to any dentists that may have attended Penn? I am from SC and I don't expect people here to support a school like Penn or any other school for that matter. My decision will be between Nova and Penn, both private, diverse, and located in nice areas.
I think you are taking this too far, but hey...whatever it takes to make a decision.Yeah I talked to all of the dentists I shadowed (all of them went to Temple except for one who went to Pitt, and then did post-grad training at Harvard, Columbia, Penn, and BU) and I plan to drop into some more offices to get more opinions.
Every dentist I've asked thinks that while Penn has a great program (especially for post-grad training, which I think will only enhance a student's education during D school), it's just simply way too expensive and in their minds, it's not worth the added 6-figure expense.
This is another angle that I've been thinking about it from. We're all aware that dentistry (no matter what your specialty) is absolutely dependent on being able to use your hands... in contrast to say, medicine. Let's say, God forbid, one day something happens and you're no longer able to use your hands (again, this is worst case scenario) and can no longer practice clinically. You need to find some other way to utilize your DMD/DDS degree in academia, industry, or maybe even as a consultant. Since opportunities in these areas are fairly limited (I think), do you guys think that having a degree from an Ivy-league (or other "top tier") program would give you an advantage?
Just got offered the dean's scholarship to UPenn... craaaaaaazy.