UCI 2013!

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2013)
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Re: UCI 2013!

Postby SandyC877 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:23 pm

Hey guys,

what is the best housing unit? (in terms of being new, lots of space, luxury etc)

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Re: UCI 2013!

Postby Veritas » Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:28 pm

Thanks for the breakdown of your visit lt, much appreciated.

I was reading somewhere that law students get reduced pricing on housing:

1) is this true or did I dream it up?
2) if this thought is rational, where can we see the reduced figures?

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Re: UCI 2013!

Postby lt0826 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:06 pm

Veritas wrote:Thanks for the breakdown of your visit lt, much appreciated.

I was reading somewhere that law students get reduced pricing on housing:

1) is this true or did I dream it up?
2) if this thought is rational, where can we see the reduced figures?


http://www.housing.uci.edu/

If you select a community you can view communities and there is a page where you can view rates. The prices are well below market. Two bedrooms seem to go for about $1800-$2500 market and 3 bedrooms $2200+ at market. Now the communities seem really nice but EEK - a lot for my husband and I spend. If he scores a good job though we may choose off campus. But I like the idea of having the gym right across the street. A lot easier to go when it is right there.

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Re: UCI 2013!

Postby Veritas » Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:19 pm

lt0826 wrote:
Veritas wrote:Thanks for the breakdown of your visit lt, much appreciated.

I was reading somewhere that law students get reduced pricing on housing:

1) is this true or did I dream it up?
2) if this thought is rational, where can we see the reduced figures?


http://www.housing.uci.edu/

If you select a community you can view communities and there is a page where you can view rates. The prices are well below market. Two bedrooms seem to go for about $1800-$2500 market and 3 bedrooms $2200+ at market. Now the communities seem really nice but EEK - a lot for my husband and I spend. If he scores a good job though we may choose off campus. But I like the idea of having the gym right across the street. A lot easier to go when it is right there.

Thanks for the link!

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Re: UCI 2013!

Postby lobstar » Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:41 pm

Are y'all going to send in your SIR?

If you are, facebook group is here!

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=370964431154

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Re: UCI 2013!

Postby SandyC877 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:54 am

am i seeing the housing units right? you can get your own 1 bedroom for 500 bucks a month??

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Re: UCI 2013!

Postby DoctorNick189 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:54 pm

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Re: UCI 2013!

Postby Veritas » Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:16 pm

DoctorNick189 wrote:
SandyC877 wrote:am i seeing the housing units right? you can get your own 1 bedroom for 500 bucks a month??


Hold up, where did you see that?

umm +1



(any advice on UCI v UCD?)

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Re: UCI 2013!

Postby SandyC877 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:26 pm

1bedroom flat $934.00
2bedroom Flat $583.00

http://www.housing.uci.edu/rates.asp

This is for palo verde. Why are 2 bedrooms with more square footage so much cheaper than a single bedroom with smaller sq ft?
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Re: UCI 2013!

Postby Faesha » Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:26 pm

Veritas wrote:
DoctorNick189 wrote:
SandyC877 wrote:am i seeing the housing units right? you can get your own 1 bedroom for 500 bucks a month??


Hold up, where did you see that?

umm +1



(any advice on UCI v UCD?)



I think he got this figure from the UCI packet in the housing section where it lists the different communities and what each costs for a studio, 1 bdrm, etc. But I also think that 500 dollar bedroom figure is the price for renting an individual bedroom within a house. I don't have the packet in front of me, but this is what I remember gathering when I looked through it.

And Veritas--UCI all the way :) Unless of course you have an affinity for cows and want to work in Sac or SF rather than Orange County or LA.

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Re: UCI 2013!

Postby lobstar » Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:28 pm

Faesha wrote:
Veritas wrote:
DoctorNick189 wrote:
SandyC877 wrote:am i seeing the housing units right? you can get your own 1 bedroom for 500 bucks a month??


Hold up, where did you see that?

umm +1



(any advice on UCI v UCD?)



I think he got this figure from the UCI packet in the housing section where it lists the different communities and what each costs for a studio, 1 bdrm, etc. But I also think that 500 dollar bedroom figure is the price for renting an individual bedroom within a house. I don't have the packet in front of me, but this is what I remember gathering when I looked through it.

And Veritas--UCI all the way :) Unless of course you have an affinity for cows and want to work in Sac or SF rather than Orange County or LA.


I don't think you can even get 1 bedroom in a 3 bedroom/4 occupancy for that low. Check out the housing website for more current rates.

I already withdrew from UCD.

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Re: UCI 2013!

Postby Veritas » Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:29 pm

SandyC877 wrote:
1bedroom flat $934.00
2bedroom Flat $583.00

http://www.housing.uci.edu/rates.asp

This is for palo verde. Why are 2 bedrooms with more square footage so much cheaper than a single bedroom with smaller sq ft?

is that a per person rate?

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Re: UCI 2013!

Postby lobstar » Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:33 pm

Veritas wrote:
SandyC877 wrote:
1bedroom flat $934.00
2bedroom Flat $583.00

http://www.housing.uci.edu/rates.asp

This is for palo verde. Why are 2 bedrooms with more square footage so much cheaper than a single bedroom with smaller sq ft?

is that a per person rate?


Should be, because each resident signs his individual lease agreement and pays lease individually, even in multi-bedroom apartments. Besides, they can't make law students do math. Long division??? :shock:

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Re: UCI 2013!

Postby SandyC877 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:13 pm

lobstar wrote:
Veritas wrote:
SandyC877 wrote:
1bedroom flat $934.00
2bedroom Flat $583.00

http://www.housing.uci.edu/rates.asp

This is for palo verde. Why are 2 bedrooms with more square footage so much cheaper than a single bedroom with smaller sq ft?

is that a per person rate?


Should be, because each resident signs his individual lease agreement and pays lease individually, even in multi-bedroom apartments. Besides, they can't make law students do math. Long division??? :shock:


Nowhere in the brochure does it say "multiple bedrooms are shared with others." (unless I overlooked it) I'm assuming since 2bedroom is listed at 583.00, it means just that - you pay 583.00 and you get 2 bedrooms. But if it sounds too good, it probably is too good indeed.

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Re: UCI 2013!

Postby DoctorNick189 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:14 pm

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Re: UCI 2013!

Postby pany1985 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:28 pm

Irvine is indeed a bit on the sterile side, but that also means it's clean/safe/etc. I wouldn't want to live here forever, but for three years it's pretty nice. Also, there are a number of places you can drive to in just a few minutes(Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Santa Ana) that don't have the master-planned suburbia feel of Irvine itself and have an actual 'downtown' area. Having those beaches perpetually 10-15 minutes away is pretty nice.

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Re: UCI 2013!

Postby lt0826 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:10 pm

Veritas wrote:
DoctorNick189 wrote:
SandyC877 wrote:am i seeing the housing units right? you can get your own 1 bedroom for 500 bucks a month??


Hold up, where did you see that?

umm +1



(any advice on UCI v UCD?)


FWIW I withdrew my Davis app.

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Re: UCI 2013!

Postby Veritas » Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:44 pm

Is UCI going to be offering need based grants?

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Re: UCI 2013!

Postby lt0826 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:31 pm

SIR submitted yesterday! :-)

I am so excited. 99% chance I'm there barring a few miracle acceptances.

And OMGZ - there is not one but TWO Persian grocery stores in Irvine. As a half Persian I <3 this!!!

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Re: UCI 2013!

Postby Veritas » Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:26 pm

lt0826 wrote:SIR submitted yesterday! :-)

I am so excited. 99% chance I'm there barring a few miracle acceptances.

And OMGZ - there is not one but TWO Persian grocery stores in Irvine. As a half Persian I <3 this!!!

congrats on your decision!!


see you there!!!!!!!

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Re: UCI 2013!

Postby ViP » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:07 am

I just posted this in the other thread, too...

Sorry for asking a seemingly basic question, but I'd like some clarification.

What are the ramifications of submitting the SIR? I don't believe there's a deposit... right?

I'm just wondering if and how submitting the SIR is binding in any way.

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Re: UCI 2013!

Postby lobstar » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:44 am

ViP wrote:I just posted this in the other thread, too...

Sorry for asking a seemingly basic question, but I'd like some clarification.

What are the ramifications of submitting the SIR? I don't believe there's a deposit... right?

I'm just wondering if and how submitting the SIR is binding in any way.


It's an intent to enroll - you haven't enrolled yet. And no, nothing says it's binding, but I believe it's in extremely poor taste to say similar things to multiple schools at the same time.

I believe most people pick one school to SIR to, but wouldn't be stuck with it if they were get in somewhere else off the waitlist.

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Re: UCI 2013!

Postby ViP » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:49 am

lobstar wrote:
ViP wrote:I just posted this in the other thread, too...

Sorry for asking a seemingly basic question, but I'd like some clarification.

What are the ramifications of submitting the SIR? I don't believe there's a deposit... right?

I'm just wondering if and how submitting the SIR is binding in any way.


It's an intent to enroll - you haven't enrolled yet. And no, nothing says it's binding, but I believe it's in extremely poor taste to say similar things to multiple schools at the same time.

I believe most people pick one school to SIR to, but wouldn't be stuck with it if they were get in somewhere else off the waitlist.


Well sure... I totally understand the ethical side of the argument. I just wanted to know if it was binding in any way, since there's no deposit. Thanks for the clarification!

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Re: UCI 2013!

Postby mbv » Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:52 pm

Veritas wrote:Is UCI going to be offering need based grants?


Nasreen, Director of Financial Aid, gave my group a tour of the law school. Someone asked this question and she said No need based grants will be given by UCI this year. It'll all be loans.

She also said they are not neogtiating merit aid offers to students. Does anyone have any experiences on the contrary? I recall reading someone "poshh.. (username)" saying he/she was international and got a full scholarship. Anyone else?

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Re: UCI 2013!

Postby lt0826 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:21 pm

mbv wrote:Nasreen, Director of Financial Aid, gave my group a tour of the law school. Someone asked this question and she said No need based grants will be given by UCI this year. It'll all be loans.

She also said they are not neogtiating merit aid offers to students. Does anyone have any experiences on the contrary? I recall reading someone "poshh.. (username)" saying he/she was international and got a full scholarship. Anyone else?


I think the international student was in a very unusual situation - because they are an international student they are unable to take out student loans like the rest of us can (I think they would need a US citizen or permanent resident as a co-signer). I think that case is a rare exception as even with the scholarship they still are struggling with how to fund living expenses. So I suppose in rare cases an exception might be made.




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