freeflowfox wrote:Also to Ontology:
1369 E. Hyde Park Boulevard, the big 10 floor graduate housing place, why not share a 3 bedroom? It cuts costs down to about 430 per person.
I suppose if two people looking for a third approached me I would consider it, but I'm hesitant about 3 roommate situations when you don't know the other people in advance. Two against one disagreements on rules for the apartment can go south pretty fast. We're all trying to strike a balance between comfort during school and the amount we take out in loans. Sharing a 2 bd in the school owned apartments puts me far enough below the student budget that I don't feel the need to push that even farther, but obviously we're all going to have our own calculus.
freeflowfox wrote: How did Regent's manage this near monopoly hold on Chicago law students with that usurious price?!?
If you look back at threads from a few years ago, it appears that once upon a time, the prices at Regents for students were fairly reasonable. Once they became entrenched as The Place To Live, they could start jacking up the prices, knowing that most incoming students would rather pay what they're asking than risk being left out of the social scene.