Texas 2013

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Jericwithers
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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:34 pm

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby mcflooter06 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:19 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
Pearalegal wrote:Wait, whats $70?


Metro Rail pass. Not sure if there is a academic year pass or a student discount, though.



According to the UT parking website, it is free to students. :D

http://www.utexas.edu/parking/MetroRail.html

Edit: And one of the bus stops from the rail is the law school, sweeeet.
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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:21 pm

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby The Sound Of Truth » Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:44 pm

Does anyone know when we have to accept our financial aid package by?

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby philosoraptor » Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:50 pm

The Sound Of Truth wrote:Does anyone know when we have to accept our financial aid package by?
May 1.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby philosoraptor » Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:23 pm

OK, guys, here's the housing info from ASD, cleaned up slightly. Enjoy, and if TLSers want to make additions or corrections based on their own experiences, I can edit accordingly. (FYI for fellow out-of-towners, MoPac = Loop 1, west of I-35.)

AUSTIN HOUSING INFORMATION

ARBORETUM (78759)
Near tons of shopping and restaurants, this area is convenient to Hwy. 183, which connects to both MoPac and I-35.

Advantages: Nice, newer properties at affordable prices
Disadvantages: 20-minute drive from campus and downtown
Average rent: $515-$1,400
Accessibility to campus: Car

BARTON CREEK (78746)
With direct access to MoPac, and near 360 and 290, the Barton Creek area is close to campus and downtown.

Advantages: Newer properties; right by Barton Creek Mall, the most popular mall in Austin
Disadvantages: 20-minute drive to campus
Average rent: $875-$1,650
Accessibility to campus: Car

CAMERON (78752)
A popular area for law students, Cameron Road is convenient to I-35, Hwy. 183 and Hwy 290.

Advantages: Very convenient shuttle service, low rent for spacious apartments, close to campus (10-minute drive), plenty of parking
Disadvantages: Older neighborhood, not much to do in the immediate area
Average rent: $525-$850
Accessibility to campus: Bus (UT shuttle and/or Capital Metro)

DOWNTOWN and SOUTH CONGRESS (78701, 78704)
This area includes the Enfield and Tarrytown areas as well as actual downtown and South Congress Avenue.

Advantages: "You are downtown!"; close to campus
Disadvantages: Expensive; more congested, metropolitan part of Austin
Average rent: $650-plus
Accessibility to campus: Car, bicycle, bus (UT shuttle and/or Capital Metro)

EAST SIDE (78722, 78723)
Advantages: Close to downtown and campus (5-10 minutes driving); can rent a house (with more space, backyard, etc.) for the price of an apartment; residential atmosphere
Disadvantages: Would more than likely need a roommate; although property value is vastly increasing, can still be viewed as a higher-crime area than other parts of Austin
Average rent: $525-$1,000
Accessibility to campus: Car, bicycle, bus (UT shuttle and/or Capital Metro)

FAR WEST (78731)
Far West Boulevard is located about 15 minutes northwest of campus. There are also rentals located on 2222, Spicewood Springs, and Steck, which are all located adjacent to Far West Boulevard.

Advantages: On the bus route, easy access to MoPac, convenient to shopping and food and close to the arboretum area, nice, newer properties at affordable prices
Disadvantages: Typically 15 minutes from campus or downtown; can be longer depending on the time of day and on traffic
Average rent: $600-$1,250
Accessibility to campus: Car, bus (UT shuttle and/or Capital Metro)

HYDE PARK (78705, 78751)
Hyde Park is the neighborhood directly north of campus where you will find houses and apartments available for rent.

Advantages: On the bus route; easy access to MoPac; convenient to shopping and food and close to the arboretum area; nice, newer properties at affordable prices
Disadvantages: Typically 15 minutes from campus or downtown; can be longer depending on the time of day and on traffic
Average rent: $600-$1,250
Accessibility to campus: Bicycle, walking, bus (UT shuttle and/or Capital Metro)

PARMER (78727)
Parmer Lane is in north Austin and runs through MoPac and I-35.

Advantages: New, luxury apartments at a lower price; very convenient to major shopping centers (Super Target, Super Walmart, HEB, and more)
Disadvantages: 35-minute drive to campus and downtown in good traffic; can be longer if traffic is good
Average rent: $800-$1,300
Accessibility to campus: Car, bus (UT shuttle and/or Capital Metro)

DORMITORIES (78703, 78705)
On-campus dorms: http://www.utexas.edu/student/housing
University apartments: Reserved for families, grad students, and undergrads with 30 or more hours (515-232-5299 or dhfs.apartments@austin.utexas.edu)
Private dorms: http://www.austindorms.com
Accessibility to campus: Car, bus (UT shuttle and/or Capital Metro)

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Pearalegal » Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:35 pm

That was 100% awesome of you to post. Thanks!

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Esc » Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:58 pm

that info was inaccurate last year and its still inaccurate. I think they just made up those "average rent" prices, and good luck trying to get from the arboretum to campus in 20 minutes at rush hour...

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby JordynAsh » Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:00 pm

Esc wrote:that info was inaccurate last year and its still inaccurate. I think they just made up those "average rent" prices, and good luck trying to get from the arboretum to campus in 20 minutes at rush hour...


+1

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby philosoraptor » Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:04 pm

As I said, feel free to suggest corrections so that we can all benefit.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:09 pm

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby rputt3256 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:44 pm

I've heard "The Triangle" is good...as well as the Robertson Hill Apartments. I will actually be visiting this weekend and going around to see some places with a realtor. I will let you all know what I find out!

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby de5igual » Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:53 pm

philosoraptor wrote:
The Sound Of Truth wrote:Does anyone know when we have to accept our financial aid package by?
May 1.


:!: they haven't even sent me my fin aid package!

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby catharsis » Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:55 pm

f0bolous wrote:
philosoraptor wrote:
The Sound Of Truth wrote:Does anyone know when we have to accept our financial aid package by?
May 1.


:!: they haven't even sent me my fin aid package!


what in the heck? have you emailed/called the financial aid office about this?

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:56 pm

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby UTaylor526 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:15 am

Jericwithers wrote:
rputt3256 wrote:I've heard "The Triangle" is good...as well as the Robertson Hill Apartments. I will actually be visiting this weekend and going around to see some places with a realtor. I will let you all know what I find out!


The Triangle is very nice, but expensive.


+1

Aside from the large amount of rent it will cost you to live there, you will spend the remainder of your money and the Flying Saucer, Yougurt Planet, Mandola's, and Galaxy Cafe.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:26 am

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby JordynAsh » Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:14 pm

UTaylor526 wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:
rputt3256 wrote:I've heard "The Triangle" is good...as well as the Robertson Hill Apartments. I will actually be visiting this weekend and going around to see some places with a realtor. I will let you all know what I find out!


The Triangle is very nice, but expensive.


+1

Aside from the large amount of rent it will cost you to live there, you will spend the remainder of your money and the Flying Saucer, Yougurt Planet, Mandola's, and Galaxy Cafe.


Don't forget Sago! Delicious shrimp tacos and good HH specials. In regards to suggestions for improving the housing recommendations: it depends on your budget, of course, but I would hesitate to live more than a 10-15 bus ride to campus or to live somewhere that is not within walking distance or close to a bus route. The Triangle is very nice, and while 1br can run $1200+, the 2 and 3br are much more reasonable, more like $700-800. Hyde Park has some very nice (and not so nice) houses; if you have roommates or want to find some I highly recommend the area. I'd steer clear of Riverside and West Campus, for sure.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:38 pm

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby soonergirl » Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:07 pm

Jericwithers wrote:+1. It's very nice to live within 15 minutes door to door bus ride from the campus, and I am sure that would be just as nice in law school.
NOW you tell me! My bus ride is going to be an unacceptable 17 minutes. Image

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:18 pm

soonergirl wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:+1. It's very nice to live within 15 minutes door to door bus ride from the campus, and I am sure that would be just as nice in law school.
NOW you tell me! My bus ride is going to be an unacceptable 17 minutes. Image


Very unacceptable because you also have to account for the walking distance. Tisk, more like 21 minutes.The horror....
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Re: Texas 2013

Postby soonergirl » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:40 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
soonergirl wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:+1. It's very nice to live within 15 minutes door to door bus ride from the campus, and I am sure that would be just as nice in law school.
NOW you tell me! My bus ride is going to be an unacceptable 17 minutes. Image


Very unacceptable because you also have to account for the walking distance. Tisk, more like 21 minutes.


d'oh!!

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby M_F_F_L » Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:41 pm

Submitted my scholarship matching request yesterday and got straight up denied today. Well, if Texas doesn't care about a full ride to Baylor, maybe I shouldn't either? I know, I know...I'm just trying to justify turning down the scholarship :(

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:43 pm

M_F_F_L wrote:Submitted my scholarship matching request yesterday and got straight up denied today. Well, if Texas doesn't care about a full ride to Baylor, maybe I shouldn't either? I know, I know...I'm just trying to justify turning down the scholarship :(


It's an investment, and the return of UT is much greater to justify the debt. Just make sure you do good and graduate top 25% :D

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby M_F_F_L » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:08 am

Jericwithers wrote:
M_F_F_L wrote:Submitted my scholarship matching request yesterday and got straight up denied today. Well, if Texas doesn't care about a full ride to Baylor, maybe I shouldn't either? I know, I know...I'm just trying to justify turning down the scholarship :(


It's an investment, and the return of UT is much greater to justify the debt. Just make sure you do good and graduate top 25% :D


I know...it's just really hard to grasp that concept. However, I do have a friend that goes to Baylor law, and one of his recent Facebook status updates complained about how much it sucks there. It did make me feel a little better. :D




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