NYU 2012

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2012)
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Re: NYU 2012

Postby iceberger » Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:08 pm

elisecolette wrote:That's what it sounds like to me, but I haven't read all of the information yet. I'm sure someone at the financial aid office could help if you call or email them... and then let us all know what they say : ) haha.


haha yea, probably should have called them in the first place. i'll give them a buzz tomorrow morning and post the answer

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby elisecolette » Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:09 am

I may just be really dense or burnt out this morning, but I can't find where on the housing website it says how much the dorms cost, can anyone help me out with this?

Also, is the general consensus that finding a decent appt elsewhere in the city with one or two roommates will be either cheaper or more for the money than the dorms? If a friend of mine is looking at a job in midtown/times square area, is there anywhere that wouldn't be a bad commute for both of us? I'll probably put loan money towards my rent, but I don't she'll be able to afford rent in the village on a starting salary.

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby iceberger » Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:21 am

elisecolette wrote:I may just be really dense or burnt out this morning, but I can't find where on the housing website it says how much the dorms cost, can anyone help me out with this?

Also, is the general consensus that finding a decent appt elsewhere in the city with one or two roommates will be either cheaper or more for the money than the dorms? If a friend of mine is looking at a job in midtown/times square area, is there anywhere that wouldn't be a bad commute for both of us? I'll probably put loan money towards my rent, but I don't she'll be able to afford rent in the village on a starting salary.



hey, i'm not sure if you have to be logged in to the admitted students site or not, but the link is: http://www.law.nyu.edu/housing/ratesand ... /index.htm

You can just click through the different buildings on the left. They make that really hard to get to!

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby Artvark1 » Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:39 am

Does anybody know if the housing costs listed on NYU's website include utilities? I know they include phone and internet, but what about gas? Thanks

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby bckressi » Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:28 pm

Artvark1 wrote:Does anybody know if the housing costs listed on NYU's website include utilities? I know they include phone and internet, but what about gas? Thanks


From talking to the people at residence services, it sounded like the housing cost was all inclusive (i.e. electric, gas, internet, etc.).

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby sophie316 » Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:28 pm

elisecolette wrote:I may just be really dense or burnt out this morning, but I can't find where on the housing website it says how much the dorms cost, can anyone help me out with this?

Also, is the general consensus that finding a decent appt elsewhere in the city with one or two roommates will be either cheaper or more for the money than the dorms? If a friend of mine is looking at a job in midtown/times square area, is there anywhere that wouldn't be a bad commute for both of us? I'll probably put loan money towards my rent, but I don't she'll be able to afford rent in the village on a starting salary.


Upper West would probably be ok. Straight shot down on the 1 train for both of you.

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby elisecolette » Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:21 am

Anyone know what to wear for ASW? I'm leaving tomorrow and have no idea what to pack.

Also can anyone who's already been give us a general idea of what to expect. Thanks!

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby ezpar » Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:02 pm

You'll be fine as long as you don't dress like a slob. Nice jeans and a sweater/other nice top/whatever would be fine. Could go with nicer pants if you want. T-shirts probably wouldn't be a good idea.

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby ezpar » Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:06 pm

And re: housing, I'm also really curious about this. I'm not 100% committed to NYU, but it's probably my top choice at the moment. I don't think I want to live anywhere near NYU (too crazy for me) -- I'd rather live somewhere more residential where it's not so hectic and removed from nature. I'll also be living with a SO who will either have a job somewhere in the city or be at Columbia, so I want to make sure her commute isn't terrible. Brooklyn would be nice (especially somewhere near Prospect Park or sth.), but I don't want my SO's potential commute up to Columbia to be a nightmare.

Agghhh, so overwhelming. I almost want to go somewhere like UM so I can live in a nice cheap apartment that isn't in the middle of an overcrowded city.

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby elisecolette » Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:25 pm

Anyone know when we have to commit to NYU housing and how committed we have to be? Like can you back out at the last minute? My potential roommate probably won't know about a job offer for quite a while and I'm scared I'll have to commit to living in the dorms before she knows if she's coming to the city.

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby espresso » Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:56 pm

Anyone know if Law Revue is really worth attending? from 8-10 PM on Thurs. night....after a decently long day seems like a bit of a hassle to go to that.

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby LjakW » Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:08 pm

espresso wrote:Anyone know if Law Revue is really worth attending? from 8-10 PM on Thurs. night....after a decently long day seems like a bit of a hassle to go to that.

Exactly what I was thinking.

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby elisecolette » Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:15 pm

LjakW wrote:
espresso wrote:Anyone know if Law Revue is really worth attending? from 8-10 PM on Thurs. night....after a decently long day seems like a bit of a hassle to go to that.

Exactly what I was thinking.


Yea... I looked at some videos from it on youtube, and it looks alright, but more of inside jokes and probably things that are funny because your friends are in them, I don't really think I want to spend my first night in the city sitting through a bunch of law school kids pretending to be performers. I'd much rather go out to dinner/drinks with some 0Ls or 1Ls.

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby aguyingeorgia » Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:36 am

I am so ready to move to NYC.

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby specialist73 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:06 pm

ezpar wrote:And re: housing, I'm also really curious about this. I'm not 100% committed to NYU, but it's probably my top choice at the moment. I don't think I want to live anywhere near NYU (too crazy for me) -- I'd rather live somewhere more residential where it's not so hectic and removed from nature. I'll also be living with a SO who will either have a job somewhere in the city or be at Columbia, so I want to make sure her commute isn't terrible. Brooklyn would be nice (especially somewhere near Prospect Park or sth.), but I don't want my SO's potential commute up to Columbia to be a nightmare.

Agghhh, so overwhelming. I almost want to go somewhere like UM so I can live in a nice cheap apartment that isn't in the middle of an overcrowded city.


Maybe check out the Upper West Side. Rents have dropped considerably, and continue to fall. You may have to do some searching (always the case in NYC), but there are nice places to be found. It's residential, but with a decent selection of restaurants/shops. There's green on both sides (CP, Riverside). Definitely quieter and less hectic than downtown (particularly when compared with the central Village - where NYU is). And it's a straight shot up/down the west side via subway...so, convenient for both of you if the SO is at Columbia.

If your SO is at Columbia, the commute from Brooklyn will be a killer. If the SO is elsewhere in the city, I'd keep Brooklyn on the table. (I commuted from Park Slope to work in the far West Village for a while; it was totally fine.) You might also consider Carroll Gardens/Cobble Hill/Boerum Hill, which are a bit closer (via the F train).

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby aguyingeorgia » Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:16 pm

elisecolette wrote:Anyone know when we have to commit to NYU housing and how committed we have to be? Like can you back out at the last minute? My potential roommate probably won't know about a job offer for quite a while and I'm scared I'll have to commit to living in the dorms before she knows if she's coming to the city.



I think you can get out fairly easily, but you have to pay a fairly substantial penalty. GL!

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby magnumxlv » Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:38 pm

What's up NYU 2012? Just heard back today and looks like I'm headed there unless I get off the WL at Columbia.

Time to start thinking about housing like the rest of you. I need my own space so unless I can get an efficiency or 1 bedroom I'll be looking off-campus.

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby aguyingeorgia » Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:54 am

We should all plan on gathering at an establishment serving some type of alcohol in a semi-awkward TLS gathering.

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby magnumxlv » Sun Apr 05, 2009 4:32 am

aguyingeorgia wrote:We should all plan on gathering at an establishment serving some type of alcohol in a semi-awkward TLS gathering.


I don't drink, but I wouldn't mind meeting up with fellow '12ers and watching you guys make fools of yourselves. :P

Maybe at the next ASW?

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby hel2105 » Sun Apr 05, 2009 8:39 am

specialist73 wrote:
ezpar wrote:And re: housing, I'm also really curious about this. I'm not 100% committed to NYU, but it's probably my top choice at the moment. I don't think I want to live anywhere near NYU (too crazy for me) -- I'd rather live somewhere more residential where it's not so hectic and removed from nature. I'll also be living with a SO who will either have a job somewhere in the city or be at Columbia, so I want to make sure her commute isn't terrible. Brooklyn would be nice (especially somewhere near Prospect Park or sth.), but I don't want my SO's potential commute up to Columbia to be a nightmare.

Agghhh, so overwhelming. I almost want to go somewhere like UM so I can live in a nice cheap apartment that isn't in the middle of an overcrowded city.


Maybe check out the Upper West Side. Rents have dropped considerably, and continue to fall. You may have to do some searching (always the case in NYC), but there are nice places to be found. It's residential, but with a decent selection of restaurants/shops. There's green on both sides (CP, Riverside). Definitely quieter and less hectic than downtown (particularly when compared with the central Village - where NYU is). And it's a straight shot up/down the west side via subway...so, convenient for both of you if the SO is at Columbia.

If your SO is at Columbia, the commute from Brooklyn will be a killer. If the SO is elsewhere in the city, I'd keep Brooklyn on the table. (I commuted from Park Slope to work in the far West Village for a while; it was totally fine.) You might also consider Carroll Gardens/Cobble Hill/Boerum Hill, which are a bit closer (via the F train).


I agree. If your SO is at Columbia, UWS is your best bet. I live there now, and I like it. It's more residential and quieter closer to Riverside Park, like by Riverside Drive or West End Avenue, but still close to all the action on Broadway.

But I also agree that you should look at Brooklyn if your SO is anywhere else in the city, because the rents there are lower.

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby UFMike » Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:47 am

What up fellow NYU admits. I know this isn't the right place to put this post, but I wanted advice directly from my future peers. I'm trying to decide between NYU and Chicago. Every time I make a case for one and think I am set, I find equal reasons to bash it and choose the other. Why did you guys pick NYU? Convince me :)

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby magnumxlv » Sun Apr 05, 2009 6:29 pm

UFMike wrote:What up fellow NYU admits. I know this isn't the right place to put this post, but I wanted advice directly from my future peers. I'm trying to decide between NYU and Chicago. Every time I make a case for one and think I am set, I find equal reasons to bash it and choose the other. Why did you guys pick NYU? Convince me :)


I'm still waiting on Chicago but these are the main reasons I would stick with NYU unless I get a significant scholarship from Chicago:

1) Location: I plan on working in NYC during the summer and not having to find a new apartment, sublet my old place, travel, and adjust to a new location is such a relief. I'm also from Northern Jersey so being close to home is a huge factor.

2) JD/MBA: You can apply to the JD/MBA program w/ Stern up through your 2nd year w/o taking the GMAT. Not something I'm absolutely set on, but a nice option.

3) Better LRAP: Chicago has a year cap out of $10k and a total cap out of $70k. NYU doesn't cap out at all. PI/Govt. work isn't something I'm totally set on, but once again a nice option.

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby UFMike » Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:51 am

magnumxlv wrote:
UFMike wrote:What up fellow NYU admits. I know this isn't the right place to put this post, but I wanted advice directly from my future peers. I'm trying to decide between NYU and Chicago. Every time I make a case for one and think I am set, I find equal reasons to bash it and choose the other. Why did you guys pick NYU? Convince me :)


I'm still waiting on Chicago but these are the main reasons I would stick with NYU unless I get a significant scholarship from Chicago:

1) Location: I plan on working in NYC during the summer and not having to find a new apartment, sublet my old place, travel, and adjust to a new location is such a relief. I'm also from Northern Jersey so being close to home is a huge factor.

2) JD/MBA: You can apply to the JD/MBA program w/ Stern up through your 2nd year w/o taking the GMAT. Not something I'm absolutely set on, but a nice option.

3) Better LRAP: Chicago has a year cap out of $10k and a total cap out of $70k. NYU doesn't cap out at all. PI/Govt. work isn't something I'm totally set on, but once again a nice option.


Oh no, you gave me 3 fantastic reasons that don't help me at all!

1. I do like NYU over Chicago for the location. Hyde Park kinda blows in my opinion and I think commuting from downtown Chicago is too far (others may disagree). Manhattan has so much to offer. Coming from Berkeley I would have to move to either place.

2. I already have a PhD. This is the last degree my fiancee will let me obtain before we have kids. I think she would shoot me if I tell her I am signing on for an additional year for an MBA :)

3. I want to do IP litigation, which goes along with the science background. PI doesn't make sense for me.

Thanks for the insight though.

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby magnumxlv » Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:12 am

UFMike wrote:Oh no, you gave me 3 fantastic reasons that don't help me at all!

1. I do like NYU over Chicago for the location. Hyde Park kinda blows in my opinion and I think commuting from downtown Chicago is too far (others may disagree). Manhattan has so much to offer. Coming from Berkeley I would have to move to either place.

2. I already have a PhD. This is the last degree my fiancee will let me obtain before we have kids. I think she would shoot me if I tell her I am signing on for an additional year for an MBA :)

3. I want to do IP litigation, which goes along with the science background. PI doesn't make sense for me.

Thanks for the insight though.


Let me try looking at this the other way around.

The only reason I personally would pick Chicago over NYU is if I was dead-set on clerkships or academia, where they still have the edge. Since you're looking into IP litigation, it doesn't sound like that would matter much.

Don't know if you're looking to move back West Coast afterward, but from the little I know about IP Law the hubs seem to be NYC, DC, and Silicon Valley. NYU would be a lot closer to 2 of those than Chicago and Chicago wouldn't be close to any. I don't know much about their specific IP programs to comment at all.

Finally, both schools will give you fantastic opportunities, and I'm not trying to say Chicago is on a decline, but NYU has had an upwards trajectory in prestige/rankings/placement for more than a decade now, while Chicago has been mostly steady (admittedly there isn't much room to move up at this level) and even gone down a bit. I don't see either of them dropping out of the "CCN class" of law schools, but I really think NYU is building an amazing program. I'm not much of a law geek yet to comment on specific names, but they're poaching top faculty from Harvard, Yale, Columbia, and Chicago even into the recession when lots of other schools are scaling back on hiring due to smaller endowments. If I had to pick between NYU and Chicago as far as rank/prestige goes over the next decade I'd go with a decisive edge towards NYU, though I'm obviously biased.

I know you're pretty sold on the location already, but if your fiancee is going to be living with you I think she'd enjoy it a lot more in NYC over the next 3 years than in Chicago.

Finally, all the cool kids are going to end up at NYU. Don't you want to be one of the cool kids?
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Re: NYU 2012

Postby UFMike » Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:20 pm

magnumxlv wrote:
Finally, all the cool kids are going to end up at NYU. Don't you want to be one of the cool kids?


This is quite convincing :) The everyone is doing it argument.




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