NYU 2012

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

Postby dbt » Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:57 pm

yo so ED people that have presumably submitted their deposits some time ago, have you received the email with instructions for getting your NetID? I'd really like to fill out the housing app, but I can't do it without that and I know it's been longer than 7-10 days since I submitted my deposit.

EDIT: my bad it just went up!

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby aguyingeorgia » Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:58 pm

I'm ready for August to get here already. 8)

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby sophie316 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:18 am

Still waiting on my official waitlist/rejection from Harvard, but looks pretty darn likely I will be attending(somewhat dependent on the financial situation). Two of my ex roommates are 1Ls at the moment and they can't say enough good things about NYU, and I have to say I'm really psyched about it.

I'm probably going to look for a two bedroom in the W village. I can't deal with living in a dorm room without a common area/with a small room with a single bed again. I'm pretty sure it will work out a lot cheaper, or at least not more expensive, than doing NYU housing. FWIW my friend who lived in D'Ag this year said he wishes he hadn't...he thinks he could have had the same social experience as long as he lived nearby and that the dorm itself wasn't that social, it was just living near everyone.

Random q: has anyone who has filled out the financial aid app got parents that live/work overseas. It's all super geared to US tax returns, but my parents don't pay taxes over there...

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby badfish » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:29 pm

95% committed. At this point only significant $$ from a t-14 like berkeley or chicago or an HYS acceptance would stop me from going to NYU.

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby tkj » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:35 pm

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby carter17 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:59 pm

anyone applying for one of the named scholarships hear back yet? I applied for the anbryce and am waiting to receive an update on my status...anyone in the same boat (furman, rtk, latino scholly, etc.?)

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby Pumpkin » Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:58 pm

i'm waiting anxiously on rtk and haven't heard anything. really want that option b/c otherwise going to be hard to turn down harvard for nyu. and i really like nyu!

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby TammyG » Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:26 pm

For those wondering about the named schollys - I applied for the AnBryce scholly, got my acceptance letter today and then around 5 got the email telling me I was a finalist for the scholly!

GL to everyone and PM me if u want details.

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby ndnlawdc » Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:59 pm

AnBryce finalist as well. Not sure whether I would pick NYU over Michigan, but we'll see.

At first I was like "man, a trip to NYC, not sure I can swing that." Then I realized the interview is at SCOTUS, which is about four blocks from my office. And then they're paying for everything. So I don't know...

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby prodigy2004 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:43 pm

ndnlawdc wrote:AnBryce finalist as well. Not sure whether I would pick NYU over Michigan, but we'll see.

At first I was like "man, a trip to NYC, not sure I can swing that." Then I realized the interview is at SCOTUS, which is about four blocks from my office. And then they're paying for everything. So I don't know...


If it's free...Do It. I know I will be. See you there and Good Luck if you decide to Interview.

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby elisecolette » Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:20 pm

Anyone know if they give travel money for ASW?

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby elisecolette » Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:36 pm

sophie316 wrote:I'm probably going to look for a two bedroom in the W village. I can't deal with living in a dorm room without a common area/with a small room with a single bed again. I'm pretty sure it will work out a lot cheaper, or at least not more expensive, than doing NYU housing. FWIW my friend who lived in D'Ag this year said he wishes he hadn't...he thinks he could have had the same social experience as long as he lived nearby and that the dorm itself wasn't that social, it was just living near everyone.



So is there better appts than the dorms in that immediate area that aren't outrageously expensive?? Friends of mine lived in NYU undergrad dorms that had huge living room/kitchen areas (for nyc) and they seemed a lot nicer than the law school ones, even though I haven't seen them in real life yet, I'm not too pumped from the pics on the website.

p.s. any opinions on which dorm is better for socializing and meeting people? and does anyone have any idea how they do roommate matching?

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby sophie316 » Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:20 pm

elisecolette wrote:
sophie316 wrote:I'm probably going to look for a two bedroom in the W village. I can't deal with living in a dorm room without a common area/with a small room with a single bed again. I'm pretty sure it will work out a lot cheaper, or at least not more expensive, than doing NYU housing. FWIW my friend who lived in D'Ag this year said he wishes he hadn't...he thinks he could have had the same social experience as long as he lived nearby and that the dorm itself wasn't that social, it was just living near everyone.



So is there better appts than the dorms in that immediate area that aren't outrageously expensive?? Friends of mine lived in NYU undergrad dorms that had huge living room/kitchen areas (for nyc) and they seemed a lot nicer than the law school ones, even though I haven't seen them in real life yet, I'm not too pumped from the pics on the website.

p.s. any opinions on which dorm is better for socializing and meeting people? and does anyone have any idea how they do roommate matching?


Assuming you have at least one other person to live with, I would be surprised if you couldn't find a two bedroom within a 10 minute walk of the law school for at the very least a comparable price. The cheapest dorms are $1400 a month, and I would imagine those rooms are TINY. I saw my friends room in D'Ag and it was smaller than my singles in undergrad, and had no lounge. Mercer I believe the rooms are bigger, but still no lounge and also the cheapest there are $1600 a month.

It depends what your priorities are I guess. Having lived in NYC I can't imagine going back to living in a small room with a single bed and no lounge. I'm sure that you could find somewhere nice for $2800-$3200 and not spend any more than you would in NYU's housing. If you're prepared for a smaller place or a bit more of a walk, you could probably find something nice for less. NYU's housing is in no way subsidised and you pay market rate for a two bedroom in that area something very small. NYU undergrad housing is also expensive as hell, but from what I saw visiting friends, much more worth the money.

If you decide to go for NYU housing I've heard D'ag has more 1Ls and it is closer to the law school(like RIGHT opposite it). Mercer the rooms are nicer/larger, but its more expensive and a walk(maybe 5mins). I can't really speak as to how social the dorms are, but as I said my friend said his social life in no way relates tot he dorm/who he lives near. He befriended people in his section, and living close to them makes socialising easier.

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby sophie316 » Sat Feb 28, 2009 7:31 pm

Aaand having just posted all that, the person I was planning on living with next year has decided she doesn't want to move.

Does anyone know if NYU has anything in place to help people that don't want to live in campus but want to live in the area find roommates?

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby elisecolette » Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:07 am

dude... sophie... right here.

are you going to any ASWs? (seriously I want to live with NORMAL people... in the dorms or not... whatever)

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby sophie316 » Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:17 pm

elisecolette wrote:dude... sophie... right here.

are you going to any ASWs? (seriously I want to live with NORMAL people... in the dorms or not... whatever)


I'm not sure yet, maybe the april one. I'll let you know if I end up going though, and we should talk closer to deposit deadline time for sure

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby muse » Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:57 pm

Yess the dorms look terrible. Anyone going to the ASW this week want to meet and talk about housing? I can't imagine living in a dorm-box again... without a living room or kitchen...

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby elisecolette » Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:09 pm

muse wrote:Yess the dorms look terrible. Anyone going to the ASW this week want to meet and talk about housing? I can't imagine living in a dorm-box again... without a living room or kitchen...


Actually I'm pretty sure they have tiny little "kitchens" but definitely no living room at all, and even the ones with terraces are in the process of having the terraces removed, so no luck there either : (

Does anyone who knows a fair amount about NYC apt rentals suggest going through a realtor/broker or just doing the craigslist thing, or some other magical apartment-finding strategy?

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby UnknownElementX » Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:32 pm

hey elise, I can relate to your housing stress. I am doing the ASD the end of the week and have been in NY since sunday looking at columbia and NYU. honestly housing has been my biggest worry so far.

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby Pumpkin » Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:34 pm

hey guys, housing in NYC doesn't have to be horrible. I found my apartment through craigslist, have been in it almost 4 years, and the girl i moved in with is now one of my best friends :-)

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby UnknownElementX » Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:40 pm

how big? how much? and how far from NYU?

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby Pumpkin » Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:47 pm

i pay 1050 a month and am in gramercy in a 2 bedroom, so a subway stop away from NYU or a 20 min walk. i think i'm going to move to brooklyn though if i go to nyu, getting a little stir crazy in my neighborhood.

the thing i'm most concerned about with apts is that i'm planning on living at home for the summer to save money once i quit my job and don't know how to swing the end of august start.. seems a shame to pay rent for the whole month of august.

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby TammyG » Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:50 pm

So this housing stuff has me really worried.

I just filled out the NYU finaid forms and put that I'd be living on campus, but now I'm thinking I should def not. Can I change that response on the form? Does it matter?

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby Pumpkin » Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:00 pm

having lived in NY 4 years, i think that it's outrageous to pay around 1500 to live in a dorm room. you really can find better deals, particularly with the real estate market crashing.

that being said, if you are new to NY or get easily stressed about stuff like this, i could see doing the dorm option. and then you won't have to worry about the annoying mid august start date that doesn't work at all with leases.. the nyu location though is so convenient, it really can be reached from a lot of areas so it's not necessary to live 2 ft from the law school.

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Re: NYU 2012

Postby Pumpkin » Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:02 pm

and to answer someone else, i think the broker thing is a huge ripoff, particularly with a meager student budget. you can definitely find stuff on craigslist, just need a bit of time to poke around and make sure you see it first. also, not much you can do in advance, really need to check it out the month or so before you'd move in




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