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What HS do u attend ED applicants

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  • starbotstarbot Registered User Posts: 104 Junior Member
    sorry to hear it, perfect4th, but as you know a deferral certainly does not mean a rejection!

    the district where myself and freedomfries attends school in is ranked top 100 public in the nation, we're pretty competitive when it comes to ivy schools. Lower Merion is also a suberb of Philadelphia, many students go to Penn.

    I'm personally looking foward to applying to columbia next year.
  • MrHappyFaceMrHappyFace Registered User Posts: 143 Junior Member
    I would just like to say that those rankings are bull and Lower Merion is ranked higher in those ratings than schools in surrounding districts. Maybe I'm also biased.
  • Canadia1Canadia1 Registered User Posts: 518 Member
    MrHappyFace: I'm not quite sure what you meant by your last statement. You think that Lower Merion should be ranked higher or lower? Are you biased against LM?

    I know that in 2003, Newsweek ranked LM #1 in PA while Harriton #4.
  • mesotired9mesotired9 Registered User Posts: 299 Junior Member
    I'm not going to Penn (I'm just a junior) but I go to Friends' Central, and 8 of 9 seniors from FCS who applied ED to Penn this year got in.
  • MrHappyFaceMrHappyFace Registered User Posts: 143 Junior Member
    I'm saying the criteria that those rankings are based upon are poor. Radnor and Conestoga IMO have better reputations.
  • starbotstarbot Registered User Posts: 104 Junior Member
    maybe with sports? i fail to see how they are academically better than lower merion.
  • shortymxpx17shortymxpx17 Registered User Posts: 295 Junior Member
    mostly everyone who applies ED from friends gets in cause the daughter of penn's dean of admissions went there.... or something like that. i go to great valley and penn has this quota where they always accept four a year or something. like a lot of my friends are applying RD now and i feel sorta bad cause theres only one space left....
  • Canadia1Canadia1 Registered User Posts: 518 Member
    Something like that, shortymxpx17, does not necessarily always happen. The Dean of Admissions at Harvard attended my high school (Harriton) and we haven't had one person get into Harvard in 10 years (give or take a few, it's about that many years).
  • shortymxpx17shortymxpx17 Registered User Posts: 295 Junior Member
    oh hmm.. maybe he didnt like it too much! lol. thats just what i heard from my friend who goes to friends- she applied early to penn as her safety but then withdrew cause she got in somewhere overseas
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