University of Florida 2012

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2012)
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jpin22
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University of Florida 2012

Postby jpin22 » Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:29 am

I will most likely be attending UF in the Fall, anyone else?

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Re: University of Florida 2012

Postby sweatervest » Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:36 am

I will definitely be attending UF in the fall, and am pretty excited about it. Does anyone have any recommendations for housing or finding a roommate?

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Re: University of Florida 2012

Postby Rather Unique » Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:44 am

sweatervest wrote:I will definitely be attending UF in the fall, and am pretty excited about it. Does anyone have any recommendations for housing or finding a roommate?




I was wondering the same... from the limited research that i've done, there are a few apartment complexes right near the law school but they don't exactly have the best reviews online... i'll be going up there in a week or two to check out places so hopefully I can provide some feedback

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Re: University of Florida 2012

Postby tempurabanana » Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:49 am

If you want to live right next to the law school (within walking distance), then your best bet is renting out a house on SW 2nd Ave. The area surrounding the law school is pretty and old and has little houses that are mostly rented out to students, although there are some really nice ones as well (the UF Golf Course is right there, to give you an idea). Of course, this involves finding a roommate, but there's no shortage of people looking for a roommate in Gainesville. Some of these houses are rented out by realtors, such as Bosshardt Realty (google other property managers as well to see what they have), but most are privately owned and you can find them advertising on craigslist (which is surprisingly non-sketchy here).

Other than that you're going to be looking on SW 34th St and 13th st and all the roads that branch out from there, like SW 20th. There's lots of really big, undergraduate apartment complexes that I would avoid like the plague - The Estates, Cabana Beach, Stoneridge, etc. Then there are some older complexes with sometimes sketchy management. And there are condos. Lots and lots of condos (my parents own one in Kensington South, and I love it - 2 bed/2.5 bath, HUGE kitchen, the only downside is that it's on SW 20th, so it can be pretty traffic-tastic at 5pm; I'm thinking about not going to UF for law so PM me if you're interested). If you don't mind commuting, you can even live in the downtown area (15 minutes away) in the duckpond area which is where the yuppies tend to flock after graduation and it's gorgeous. Or you can try to rent out a house in NW Gainesville, which shouldn't be too hard either right now in this economy. Everywhere in this town is a 15-minute car ride away, so if you have a car and can get a decal, then you can live pretty much anywhere.

Basically, you're going to have lots and lots of options. Gainesville is ridiculously overbuilt right now. You could show up the day before class and get an awesome deal on an apartment, so take your time, make sure you that you check the place out before you sign. I would say that if you're paying more than $600/month (including a/c & water), you're overpaying. You can find really nice places for much cheaper.

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Re: University of Florida 2012

Postby AprilFool87 » Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:08 pm

I'm going to UF in the fall as well! Go Gators! :)

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Re: University of Florida 2012

Postby Axis » Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:11 pm

Will probably be attending in the fall, barring a last minute reach acceptance. Currently an undergrad at UF - shoot me a PM if you have any questions about Gainesville or UF.

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Re: University of Florida 2012

Postby ManOFsteel » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:47 pm

I will be attending next year. What do you think is the best for 1L, roommate or no? Also, where are the best places to live on your own in the 'Ville. I graduated '06 from UF, lived in dorms and houses while there, and I am not currently to date with what's going on there now.

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Re: University of Florida 2012

Postby Axis » Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:20 pm

I think tempurabanana did a good job covering most of the living quarters, although if you want a single I'm not sure which complexes actually have them. There's a condo complex called Campus Edge that's about a 5-10 minute bike ride over to the law school with singles, I live there right now. I think Camelot, which is also a short bike ride, may have singles, but in the immediate vicinity of the law school it's all houses so if you want to live alone you'll probably have more than a short walk as a commute.

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Re: University of Florida 2012

Postby trojanj » Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:21 am

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Re: University of Florida 2012

Postby abraun5 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:40 am

Anyone else attending UF Law next year?

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Re: University of Florida 2012

Postby lrw05d » Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:59 pm

Made the decision to attend today, will send in the seat deposit tomorrow. :)

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Re: University of Florida 2012

Postby abraun5 » Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:56 am

Anyone going to admitted students day?

I will be going

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Re: University of Florida 2012

Postby Axis » Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:16 pm

I'm going. Should there be some sort of TLS secret handshake?

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Re: University of Florida 2012

Postby jpin22 » Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:54 pm

Im not, kind of wish I was but heard its a waste of time. Im going up next weekend for the orange and blue football game.

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Re: University of Florida 2012

Postby ShiftyPig » Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:24 pm

I'll be at the ASD.... I already sent my seat deposit and withdrew from everywhere else so I'm going mostly as an excuse to hang out with a friend up there.

Did anyone else get the email about dinner at the President's house? I think they're trying to keep us away from their centennial celebration at the law school.

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Re: University of Florida 2012

Postby loro-rojo » Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:26 pm

I will be sending my seat deposit to UF within this week, but will be ridding out some WL at Duke and Columbia.

I have a feeling I will probably end up at UF. Go gators!

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Re: University of Florida 2012

Postby Axis » Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:29 pm

ShiftyPig wrote:I'll be at the ASD.... I already sent my seat deposit and withdrew from everywhere else so I'm going mostly as an excuse to hang out with a friend up there.

Did anyone else get the email about dinner at the President's house? I think they're trying to keep us away from their centennial celebration at the law school.


My friend got that email, but I did not. I'm not sure what the deal with it is. His numbers were much better than mine, so I wonder if it's some effort to woo more competitive students.

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Re: University of Florida 2012

Postby invictus » Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:06 pm

Won't send in my deposit until after ASD, but it looks like I'm going...look forward to seeing you all next Friday!

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Re: University of Florida 2012

Postby AprilFool87 » Wed Apr 29, 2009 6:11 pm

I wasn't able to go to the Admitted Students Day. Anyone care to share any thoughts?

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Re: University of Florida 2012

Postby AJaKe » Mon May 11, 2009 10:43 pm

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Re: University of Florida 2012

Postby missmissy » Mon May 18, 2009 4:37 pm

The routes that go right by the law school are routes 34, 5, and 43. There are other routes that go to campus (specifically the reitz union) and that's like a 5 or 10 minute walk to the law school. Hope this helps. =)

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Re: University of Florida 2012

Postby GobbleGobble » Thu May 21, 2009 3:28 pm

I went to admitted students day. Nothing earth shattering, which isn't suprising. In my case I mostly I wanted to get down and get a gut feel on my decision. They did address the rankings and suggested number gaming on "the school down the road". From everything I've heard, when it comes to hiring preference in the state UF is top dog rankings or no so that wasn't a concern of mine. Talked about career services, student services, financial aid.... They did mention the drop in class size to 300 which is cool, I do think that is the start of something great for UF. Also talked to enough current students to figure out the ins and outs of getting in-state status by year two for those of us coming from other place(totally do-able but there are a few snares to watch out for apparently)
RE finding roommates- there is a Levin class of 2012 facebook group with some folks looking. Also the law school has a law students only forum you can register for that has both people looking for rooms and those with open rooms.
Someone suggested living with other 1Ls is the best strategy since there is a "work ethic drop off" after that critical 1L year and you don't want your roommates offering you mojitos on the porch when you need to be studying.

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Re: University of Florida 2012

Postby grobbelski » Fri May 22, 2009 2:44 pm

Got in off the waitlist yesterday and will be sending in my seat deposit soon! Now figure out living, roomates, moving, etc! It is a good problem to have from my point of view :lol: Any one with helpful info pm please :)

edit: I will be visiting a week from Tuesday if anyone has questions or concerns let me know and I will try to bring them up.

Also, anyone know of a good place to stay?

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Re: University of Florida 2012

Postby invictus » Sat May 23, 2009 1:07 am

I was looking at this location actually...

http://www.gainesville-rent.com/PointWestApartments

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Re: University of Florida 2012

Postby AJaKe » Sat May 23, 2009 2:50 am

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