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  1. I've heard a few complaints about NYU's MA program. They've got a reputation of bringing in students as TAs and working the heck out of them. I can't say anything from personal experience, but that is the rumors I've heard.
  2. I don't want this to sound like an advertisement, but I found a cool forum that goes into a bit more detail about various cities. The website is http://www.city-data.com/forum. Since most of my schools are in smaller communities, it has been a good resource for me finding out more about them. Feel free to check it out. Note: I have not been paid by any website to post this (or any of my other forum/blog posts). I'm just trying to be helpful.
  3. Most economics talk is done on this board: http://www.urch.com/forums/phd-economics/ Here's there forum on Economics decisions: http://www.urch.com/forums/phd-economics/108441-decisions-thread.html I actually kind of prefer Grad Cafe's forum, but I can't change the group mentality of the rest of the Econ applicants.
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    Eugene, OR

    Anyone have any updated information on Eugene/Uni of Oregon?
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    Ft. Collins, CO

    I'll bump this thread because CSU is one of my top choices for grad school. Does anyone have any updated info on CSU/Fort Collins? I'm interested to hear if there is any good places to live near campus. Any other information about nightlife/activities would also be helpful. Thanks!
  6. I think the wait to find out about funding is worse than the wait to find out about acceptance. Maybe it is just me, but I felt pretty confident that I'd get into a couple of schools. I am far less confident that anyone will fund me.
  7. Here's my list: 30 Rock The Office Earl Burn Notice Psych Chuck (comes back on Monday!!!) Tony Bourdain: No Reservations HIMYM (How I met your mom) Scrubs (surprisingly not terrible since the network switch) The Simpsons Others not on right now: Mythbusters Prototype This (anyone else watch this? It's amazing what they do in only a few weeks) Last Comic Standing
  8. It probably means you have a good chance, but nobody here knows exactly what percent chance that is.
  9. To the one who got rejected on the results page, I'd imagine you'd have a better chance of arguing for speciel (species-al? special?) discrimination.
  10. - Cost to travel to each school (unless both schools are picking up the tab) - Which one has a better social scene (there are going to be off-campus activities, aren't there?) - Weather (I'd probably go to a southern/western school over a northern school) - Prestige - Ease of travel (i.e. if school A is right near a large airport, it will be easier to travel to than a more remote school)
  11. I'm coming back from a 5 year hiatus. I've had a lot of concerns about having a long break, but we will see how I do.
  12. I wouldn't mess with frankdux. I mean, he did win the Kumate.
  13. The school I had ranked as my #1 option before I filled out applications is now hovering somewhere in the "also ran" area. It's interesting to see how quickly things can go from great to meh.
  14. I'd guess that the placement from any of the top 10 schools would be comparable (I'm not familiar with your major, so I'm not completely sure). So, any gain from going to the #1 school over the #10 school is going to marginable. You just need to decide which school/town/atmosphere you would be happiest studying at for the next half decade.
  15. One of the schools that accepted me said that funding was "under consideration." I shot the department secretary a casual e-mail inquiring about the process. According to her, that school/department does rolling admissions for the Fall. Then, they take all of their applicants and decide who gets what funding and for how much. She said I will be notified of a decision sometime in March. I can't say if your school/department works the same way, but you can always inquire about the process.
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