GW Class of 2013

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2013)
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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby minuit » Sat Apr 17, 2010 12:01 pm

Rayjay wrote:Does anyone know where to find housing that is affordable, but maybe on the same metro line as GWU or do I just have to accept that I'm gonna be paying some absurd price for rent?


Look in Arlington (Rosslyn neighborhood or more south) such as Pentagon City and such... I've seen some decent studio apartments in Rosslyn going for $1250, everything included (cable, internet, utilities, etc). I'm probably going to be looking in this area!

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby ccs224 » Sat Apr 17, 2010 1:57 pm

Rayjay wrote:Does anyone know where to find housing that is affordable, but maybe on the same metro line as GWU or do I just have to accept that I'm gonna be paying some absurd price for rent?


From what I've seen, Columbia Heights, UStreet and Cleveland Park all have somewhat reasonable prices. Though I don't know too much about DC neighborhoods, I've been told they are decent places. That said, none of them will get you directly to GWU without a transfer on the train, or taking the bus, though google maps puts them all at about a 30 minute commute.

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby Ivy_hopeful » Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:37 pm

Is anyone considering a roommate? If so, how are you conducting your roommate search? I initially wanted to live alone, but saving money is more important to me at this point. I'm actually moving to the area this weekend because my job has transferred. So I plan to check out the neighborhoods, and hopefully find a roommate before fall. Are sites like roomster or roommates.com reliable?

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby mi-chan17 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:13 pm

Sent off my seat deposit today! Wooooooo!

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby Teoeo » Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:18 pm

mi-chan17 wrote:Sent off my seat deposit today! Wooooooo!


I sent mine a few days ago ^_^

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby sibley » Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:59 pm

mi-chan17 wrote:Sent off my seat deposit today! Wooooooo!


me too!! kinda scary.

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby mi-chan17 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:01 pm

Teoeo wrote:I sent mine a few days ago ^_^


Gunner. :P

sibley wrote:me too!! kinda scary.


Serious. This may be the biggest commitment I've ever made in my life. I feel like I just got engaged or something.

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby sibley » Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:27 am

mi-chan17 wrote:
Teoeo wrote:I sent mine a few days ago ^_^


Gunner. :P

sibley wrote:me too!! kinda scary.


Serious. This may be the biggest commitment I've ever made in my life. I feel like I just got engaged or something.


I think I'd be less afraid of getting engaged.

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby ihurtmyselftoday » Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:09 am

I'll be withdrawing today. $105K back in the bank. I really liked GWU and I already feel slight pangs of regret in my stomach. But in the end I decided to take Georgetown's $. I still intend to apply to the GW-Oxford summer program, which I expect will be one of the best experiences in my law school career. Hopefully I'll see some of you there. Good luck everyone. I hope my scholarship money makes it into some of your student accounts.

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby caleng » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:00 pm

I just sent off my seat deposit and withdrew from Wash U. See you all in August!

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby sibley » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:05 pm

caleng wrote:I just sent off my seat deposit and withdrew from Wash U. See you all in August!


omg! haven't withdrawn from wash u yet. too scared. plus waiting on my travel reimbursement =P.


ok I need some apartment advice. where would one live if one doesn't want to have to take any motorized vehicles to class, walks slowly, and doesn't want to spend more than $1375 on rent, including utilities? and, uh, also likes decently sized kitchens and separate bedrooms?

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby jfonz » Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:18 pm

sibley wrote:

ok I need some apartment advice. where would one live if one doesn't want to have to take any motorized vehicles to class, walks slowly, and doesn't want to spend more than $1375 on rent, including utilities? and, uh, also likes decently sized kitchens and separate bedrooms?


If the separate bedrooms comment indicates that you're considering a 2-BR w/roommate, and you're willing to spend up to your full amount, you'll be o.k. in a variety of neighborhoods that are within walking distance of GW.

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby sibley » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:00 pm

jfonz wrote:
sibley wrote:

ok I need some apartment advice. where would one live if one doesn't want to have to take any motorized vehicles to class, walks slowly, and doesn't want to spend more than $1375 on rent, including utilities? and, uh, also likes decently sized kitchens and separate bedrooms?


If the separate bedrooms comment indicates that you're considering a 2-BR w/roommate, and you're willing to spend up to your full amount, you'll be o.k. in a variety of neighborhoods that are within walking distance of GW.


no... it indicates that I'd prefer to look at apartments that are not studios

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby jfonz » Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:07 pm

^ that's going to be pretty tough. The market for 1BRs in neighborhoods within moderate walking distance of GWU probably bottoms out around $1450/mo. I won't say that what you're describing is impossible, it's just highly unlikely.

You might be able to find something in Glover Park or Cathedral Heights, but neither of those areas are really within comfortable walking distance of the law school, IMO.

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby minuit » Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:34 pm

i just sent in my deferral form and fee! so i'll technically be class of 2014, but oh well :lol:

still very excited!!

also - does anybody have knowledge of living in maryland?

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby td6624 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:52 pm

uhhh kind of a random question here, but when do we get school e-mail addresses and stuff? or did i already miss the boat on that?

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby terpette » Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:27 pm

td6624 wrote:uhhh kind of a random question here, but when do we get school e-mail addresses and stuff? or did i already miss the boat on that?


no idea, but probably orientation??

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby ryguy » Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:46 pm

td6624 wrote:uhhh kind of a random question here, but when do we get school e-mail addresses and stuff? or did i already miss the boat on that?

I would say after you apply for the "loans" and after the 2nd seat deposit which is due in June.

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby sibley » Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:29 pm

ryguy wrote:
td6624 wrote:uhhh kind of a random question here, but when do we get school e-mail addresses and stuff? or did i already miss the boat on that?

I would say after you apply for the "loans" and after the 2nd seat deposit which is due in June.


yeah I agree with after the 2nd seat deposit. all you have to do with the loans is accept them or accept partials so not really that...
I want mine NOW

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby terpette » Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:31 pm

anyone know where they're going to live if they don't live in the Aston?

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby Always Credited » Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:33 pm

the aston is where its at.

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby mi-chan17 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:39 pm

Always Credited wrote:the aston is where its at.


+1

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby terpette » Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:41 pm

mi-chan17 wrote:
Always Credited wrote:the aston is where its at.


+1


I wasn't fast enough for this...anyone have any other things to say about housing?

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby sibley » Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:50 pm

terpette wrote:
mi-chan17 wrote:
Always Credited wrote:the aston is where its at.


+1


I wasn't fast enough for this...anyone have any other things to say about housing?


I found a studio (in a building with a ton of studios.... so they're always available) like a block from the school that I might look into. There's another building .5 miles away that'd give me much nicer digs for the same price.

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby ccs224 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:52 pm

sibley wrote:
terpette wrote:
mi-chan17 wrote:
Always Credited wrote:the aston is where its at.


+1


I wasn't fast enough for this...anyone have any other things to say about housing?


I found a studio (in a building with a ton of studios.... so they're always available) like a block from the school that I might look into. There's another building .5 miles away that'd give me much nicer digs for the same price.


Cost?




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