NyCzPeter

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they seem to emphasize it pretty heavily... if you're just average, is it a no?
Good GPA + DAT >>>>>>>> Research.

Research is only icing on the cake, assuming u have a cake. Icing w/o cake is disgusting. Likewise, research is never a deal maker/breaker.

I bet there will be someone thinking "well I just eat the icing and throw away the cake," but lets not take my analogy too seriously.
 

cybermech

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Let's face it... Penn is a research school. If you show no interest in research, there are better and cheaper schools to go to.
 

preOMFS

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If research was really that big of a deal to them, don't you think they would ask about it in their secondaries?
 

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Good GPA + DAT >>>>>>>> Research.

Research is only icing on the cake, assuming u have a cake. Icing w/o cake is disgusting. Likewise, research is never a deal maker/breaker.

I bet there will be someone thinking "well I just eat the icing and throw away the cake," but lets not take my analogy too seriously.
Mayo on a sandwich, butter on toast, mustard on a hot dog. I could keep going with better analogies...
 

preOMFS

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Mayo on a sandwich, butter on toast, mustard on a hot dog. I could keep going with better analogies...
The only one that really works is mustard on a hotdog. I've known many of men to eat just the mayo, or just the butter.
 

Flipper405

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<--did absolutely ZERO research.
 

huk1985

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I did basically no reasearch, too and got in, although I am not going there..