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Fermat
02-20-2008, 12:19 AM
Any Georgetown folks know when decisions will come out? Can anyone recall how and when they released decisions last year?

Olm
02-20-2008, 12:23 AM
georgetown economics — Grad School Admissions Results for 2006–2008 • thegradcafe.com (http://thegradcafe.com/survey/index.php?q=georgetown+economics)

Use the gradcafe to see historical/current decisions

bertthepuppy
02-20-2008, 01:57 PM
I think we've got a while to wait.

bertthepuppy
02-28-2008, 08:04 PM
According to GradCafe, Georgetown sent out their first admissions notifications today last year! Anyone who goes to Georgetown know anything??

Fermat
03-03-2008, 06:42 PM
Just got into Georgetown with full-funding, tuition, and health. Flyouts March 14th.

txecon
03-03-2008, 06:58 PM
Congrats Fermat! Good admit

MzSunshine
03-03-2008, 07:03 PM
Congrats! Was it a personalized email or does it look like a mass issue?

bertthepuppy
03-03-2008, 07:06 PM
Congratulations! What are your research interests Fermat?

Fermat
03-03-2008, 07:07 PM
Congrats! Was it a personalized email or does it look like a mass issue?

I'm not really sure. It had my name in the header and there was a letter attached to it with the offer. My interests are in Micro Theory and IO.

Andronicus
03-03-2008, 07:51 PM
Congrats! Saw your gradcafe post. No TA/RA duties 1st or 4th year is pretty sweet. I hadn't heard about 4th year fellowships before, but I got a similar offer from Pitt. It sounds quite tempting to be able to concentrate solely on the dissertation in the 4th year.

bertthepuppy
03-04-2008, 12:05 AM
Where does Georgetown rank among your choices?

Fermat
03-04-2008, 12:39 AM
At this point, it is my top econ choice. I have an unfunded offer from UVa, and a comparably funded offer from UCI. I also have a funded offer for systems engineering from UVa. I'm still trying to calculate what the Georgetown offer means in terms of comparable dollars to an offer at a school outside of DC (rent is astronomical for Georgetown).

Zymm
03-04-2008, 12:41 AM
There are plenty of places to live that are close but not in G-town...I've lived in the area for the past five years, and if you get a roomie, think about $600 for rent. I think there are some cheaper places on the VA side, but I'm not as familiar with that area. There are also some rather bad neighborhoods with cheap rent, but...

Fermat
03-04-2008, 12:58 AM
There are plenty of places to live that are close but not in G-town...I've lived in the area for the past five years, and if you get a roomie, think about $600 for rent. I think there are some cheaper places on the VA side, but I'm not as familiar with that area. There are also some rather bad neighborhoods with cheap rent, but...

$600 seems very low. I lived in Arlington for a year, both in Crystal City and Courthouse (right across the river from Georgetown), with a roommate both times and payed $875 and $900 plus utilities, and that was 2.5 years ago.

Zymm
03-04-2008, 01:03 AM
I've lived up in PG county most of the time, but I've also lived in NE near Catholic and I've never paid more than $650 plus util. I think it's pretty area dependent. I know a few people living in NE/NW who are paying around $700. I also know one or two people who have had as little as $400 (also in PG)

pevdoki1
03-04-2008, 01:05 AM
$600 seems very low. I lived in Arlington for a year, both in Crystal City and Courthouse (right across the river from Georgetown), with a roommate both times and payed $875 and $900 plus utilities, and that was 2.5 years ago.

That seems too much even for New York City (i.e. you can find a good 2 bedroom apartment in Brooklyn for $1500)

stupidolive
03-04-2008, 01:07 AM
depending on location, I live in Pentagon city near metro and i pay $750/month in a 1 bed apartment (i have a roommate as we convert living room into another bedroom). You can get cheaper if u live further away from the metro station, or less crowded neighborhood.

bertthepuppy
03-04-2008, 01:07 AM
When I lived in DC I had an apt for $1500 a month. I split that with one roommate, and it was a one bedroom. + Utilities, etc. And that was about 3 years ago as well. DC is not cheap.

MzSunshine
03-05-2008, 02:42 PM
There are a few nicely funded offers on gradcafe, and some confirmed by our TM'ers. Is Georgetown finished now? What about unfunded offers? Waitlist? Can anybody comment on the timeline?

Too bad Olm the Secretaries Whisperer didn't apply to Georgetown, he would know :D