Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

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Re: Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

Postby wiggysmalls13 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:54 am

I just toured the victor yesterday and put down my reservation for a 2 BR place (what up jasonac?) The apartments are really big, and the high ceilings makes them feel even bigger. Its seriously a 5 minute walk to school, and no part of that walk is dangerous. Even if you have a late night at the library, there are tons of students in the building walking back and forth all the time.

The facilities are pretty swanky, everything is clean. I guess its a little more expensive than some places off the PATCO, but it is larger, you save money on PATCO fares, and the location is perfect. With a roommate it seems like the way to go. If you have any more specific questions about the management people, prices, floorplans etc. ask away. Also, if you have any questions about life in NJ, ask away, I'm a lifelong citizen. Looking forward to meeting ya'll soon, lets get a trip to Atlantic City organized.

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Re: Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

Postby JuTMSY4 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:58 am

Awesome.

Any idea what the cost is for a 2 and 3 bedroom option?

What utilities are included?

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Re: Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

Postby wiggysmalls13 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:04 am

2 bedrooms run $1500-1800ish, 3 bedrooms are like 2100-2500 i believe. The price differential is mainly found in the size of the apartment and the view. All of the apartments are big so going for one thats slightly bigger than another doesnt seem worth it...if you really want a view of the bridge/philly it will be more. Mine faces into the courtyard.

Hot water is included, so you gotta pay electric and cable/internet. However, there are washers dryers IN each unit, so laundry therefore is free and in your actual apartment. Im pretty sure they only have comcast...i much prefer FIOS (damn it I'm gonna miss Verizon) but Comcast has decent service so its not that big of a deal. I think typical electric will run ya from 60-80 bucks depending upon how on top turning stuff off you are.

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Re: Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

Postby jasonac21 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:14 am

Did you get a chance to walk around on the roof patio at all?

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Re: Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

Postby wiggysmalls13 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:17 am

the roof patio is pretty cool. They have a couple chairs up there to sit and relax. You can see the entire waterfront and the view of downtown philly is amazing. Im sure its even nicer at night when everything is lit up.

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Re: Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

Postby keg411 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:22 am

wiggysmalls13 wrote:2 bedrooms run $1500-1800ish, 3 bedrooms are like 2100-2500 i believe. The price differential is mainly found in the size of the apartment and the view. All of the apartments are big so going for one thats slightly bigger than another doesnt seem worth it...if you really want a view of the bridge/philly it will be more. Mine faces into the courtyard.

Hot water is included, so you gotta pay electric and cable/internet. However, there are washers dryers IN each unit, so laundry therefore is free and in your actual apartment. Im pretty sure they only have comcast...i much prefer FIOS (damn it I'm gonna miss Verizon) but Comcast has decent service so its not that big of a deal. I think typical electric will run ya from 60-80 bucks depending upon how on top turning stuff off you are.


Thanks for the info! Do you put a reservation for the entire apartment or just a room? Like if you want to live there, should you get an apartment and just try to find roommates? I haven't looked at places in years, so I'm rusty haha. And the price sounds exactly how much I'd be looking to split. I'm going to need to figure this all out...

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Re: Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

Postby kissy » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:23 am

please take this conversation elsewhere, you guys are making me jealous / regret my decision :evil:

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Re: Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

Postby dp73816 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:24 am

keg411 wrote:
wiggysmalls13 wrote:2 bedrooms run $1500-1800ish, 3 bedrooms are like 2100-2500 i believe. The price differential is mainly found in the size of the apartment and the view. All of the apartments are big so going for one thats slightly bigger than another doesnt seem worth it...if you really want a view of the bridge/philly it will be more. Mine faces into the courtyard.

Hot water is included, so you gotta pay electric and cable/internet. However, there are washers dryers IN each unit, so laundry therefore is free and in your actual apartment. Im pretty sure they only have comcast...i much prefer FIOS (damn it I'm gonna miss Verizon) but Comcast has decent service so its not that big of a deal. I think typical electric will run ya from 60-80 bucks depending upon how on top turning stuff off you are.


Thanks for the info! Do you put a reservation for the entire apartment or just a room? Like if you want to live there, should you get an apartment and just try to find roommates? I haven't looked at places in years, so I'm rusty haha. And the price sounds exactly how much I'd be looking to split. I'm going to need to figure this all out...



Ehh...kind of seems expensive to me. I'm going to live in Haddonfield for the first year, and see how I like commuting. Year 2, Ill reassess, and see if the Victor is actually the best option.

How much square footage are the 2 bedrooms there? My place is around 1200 sq. ft. for about $1300 total (included utilities).

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Re: Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

Postby kissy » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:34 am

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Re: Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

Postby JuTMSY4 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:36 am

$1,300 for a 2 bedroom = $650 per person
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Re: Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

Postby kissy » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:38 am

JuTMSY4 wrote:how so?

let's go with the Victor costing ~$1800 / 2br, so ~$900 / person + utilities (let's overestimate and call it ~$1200 for fun). that's still less than your $1300, and you have commute-related expenses.

edit: i'm not trying to rain on your parade :)


$1,300 for a 2 bedroom = $650 per person

oh i misread and thought his was only a 1br



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Re: Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

Postby kissy » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:40 am

and regardless, the $$$ he spends on commuting will make things a bit more equal

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Re: Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

Postby JuTMSY4 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:41 am

It's definitely more expensive at the Victor, you're paying for location. But at 700-800 (I'd be shooting for the low end, views and major space seem insignificant as a 1L) per month versus 600-700 + transportation (I'm guessing 50 a month) and if you're paying for heat (which is included at the Victor...at least hot water is), the cost isn't different by much. Moreover, given all the 1L reviews, it suggests that study habits/inclination to be at school is higher. And the social benefit of course

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Re: Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

Postby kissy » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:44 am

my girlfriend is concerned about the "social benefits"

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Re: Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

Postby jasonac21 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:45 am

kissy wrote:please take this conversation elsewhere, you guys are making me jealous / regret my decision :evil:


What was your decision?

Living in Haddonfield has it's advantage. The rent is cheaper, the town is nice, lots of amenities, plus being close to the PATCO makes everything accessible. The Victor also has it's advantages.

Wiggy and I were talking about that earlier, it's really hard to tell what the right decision is until after you've experienced it. It's really just a personal decision.

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Re: Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

Postby dp73816 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:46 am

JuTMSY4 wrote:It's definitely more expensive at the Victor, you're paying for location. But at 700-800 per month versus 600-700 + transportation (I'm guessing 50 a month) and if you're paying for heat (which is included at the Victor...at least hot water is), the cost isn't different by much. Moreover, given all the 1L reviews, it suggests that study habits/inclination to be at school is higher. And the social benefit of course



Ya I hear ya; I'm not sure about the transportation costs, but it seems that it shouldnt be much below or above the 50 you quoted. I guess it does work out in the end. But from what I've seen, I think my place might be a little bigger than a 2 br at the Victor, and I would take that any day over location. As for the social aspect, well...I guess Ill be left out :oops: ...or Ill just end up at someones apartment for most of the evenings!

Who wants a big guy to come and make himself comfortable on their couch because he lives too far away to have friends? Any takers?!?!

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Re: Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

Postby kissy » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:47 am

jasonac21 wrote:
kissy wrote:please take this conversation elsewhere, you guys are making me jealous / regret my decision :evil:


What was your decision?

Living in Haddonfield has it's advantage. The rent is cheaper, the town is nice, lots of amenities, plus being close to the PATCO makes everything accessible. The Victor also has it's advantages.

Wiggy and I were talking about that earlier, it's really hard to tell what the right decision is until after you've experienced it. It's really just a personal decision.

i'm living on-campus in the grad housing. i can't really complain since my parents are paying for everything, and i'll be living off-campus 2L so i'm not too concerned.

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Re: Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

Postby kissy » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:48 am

dp73816 wrote:
JuTMSY4 wrote:It's definitely more expensive at the Victor, you're paying for location. But at 700-800 per month versus 600-700 + transportation (I'm guessing 50 a month) and if you're paying for heat (which is included at the Victor...at least hot water is), the cost isn't different by much. Moreover, given all the 1L reviews, it suggests that study habits/inclination to be at school is higher. And the social benefit of course



Ya I hear ya; I'm not sure about the transportation costs, but it seems that it shouldnt be much below or above the 50 you quoted. I guess it does work out in the end. But from what I've seen, I think my place might be a little bigger than a 2 br at the Victor, and I would take that any day over location. As for the social aspect, well...I guess Ill be left out :oops: ...or Ill just end up at someones apartment for most of the evenings!

Who wants a big guy to come and make himself comfortable on their couch because he lives too far away to have friends? Any takers?!?!

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Re: Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

Postby dp73816 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:48 am

kissy wrote:
jasonac21 wrote:
kissy wrote:please take this conversation elsewhere, you guys are making me jealous / regret my decision :evil:


What was your decision?

Living in Haddonfield has it's advantage. The rent is cheaper, the town is nice, lots of amenities, plus being close to the PATCO makes everything accessible. The Victor also has it's advantages.

Wiggy and I were talking about that earlier, it's really hard to tell what the right decision is until after you've experienced it. It's really just a personal decision.

i'm living on-campus in the grad housing. i can't really complain since my parents are paying for everything, and i'll be living off-campus 2L so i'm not too concerned.



Parents paying = they own you. But god how I would give anything for them to pick up the tab...I would even live at home under my fathers crazy ass rules...

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Re: Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

Postby dp73816 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:49 am

kissy wrote:
dp73816 wrote:
JuTMSY4 wrote:It's definitely more expensive at the Victor, you're paying for location. But at 700-800 per month versus 600-700 + transportation (I'm guessing 50 a month) and if you're paying for heat (which is included at the Victor...at least hot water is), the cost isn't different by much. Moreover, given all the 1L reviews, it suggests that study habits/inclination to be at school is higher. And the social benefit of course



Ya I hear ya; I'm not sure about the transportation costs, but it seems that it shouldnt be much below or above the 50 you quoted. I guess it does work out in the end. But from what I've seen, I think my place might be a little bigger than a 2 br at the Victor, and I would take that any day over location. As for the social aspect, well...I guess Ill be left out :oops: ...or Ill just end up at someones apartment for most of the evenings!

Who wants a big guy to come and make himself comfortable on their couch because he lives too far away to have friends? Any takers?!?!

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Haha if I was THAT big I wouldnt need to go to law school; I would have a career as a professional athete/bodyguard/hit man.

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Re: Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

Postby JuTMSY4 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:51 am

dp73816 wrote:Ya I hear ya; I'm not sure about the transportation costs, but it seems that it shouldnt be much below or above the 50 you quoted. I guess it does work out in the end. But from what I've seen, I think my place might be a little bigger than a 2 br at the Victor, and I would take that any day over location. As for the social aspect, well...I guess Ill be left out :oops: ...or Ill just end up at someones apartment for most of the evenings!

Who wants a big guy to come and make himself comfortable on their couch because he lives too far away to have friends? Any takers?!?!


Well again, based on previous 1L conversations here, it was suggested that many friends come over to his place prior to doing whatever. So assuming you're not a social outcast and make friends, I don't think it would be a big deal.

If space is a concern, then I definitely think the suburbs are better. I've been a city dweller for a while, so It doesn't bother me.

We'll have to have a TLS meet-up at some point.

Now living on Campus doesn't make sense to m, but it certainly makes getting set up a lot easier...If i were doing summer session, I'd try to live on campus for that and then find an apartment

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Re: Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

Postby kissy » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:51 am

ehh i wouldn't call it "owning" me. out of 100 votes, they probably get ~99.5 :)



but i don't really mind living on-campus and the dorms weren't that bad.

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Re: Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

Postby jasonac21 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:52 am

dp73816 wrote:
JuTMSY4 wrote:It's definitely more expensive at the Victor, you're paying for location. But at 700-800 per month versus 600-700 + transportation (I'm guessing 50 a month) and if you're paying for heat (which is included at the Victor...at least hot water is), the cost isn't different by much. Moreover, given all the 1L reviews, it suggests that study habits/inclination to be at school is higher. And the social benefit of course



Ya I hear ya; I'm not sure about the transportation costs, but it seems that it shouldnt be much below or above the 50 you quoted. I guess it does work out in the end. But from what I've seen, I think my place might be a little bigger than a 2 br at the Victor, and I would take that any day over location. As for the social aspect, well...I guess Ill be left out :oops: ...or Ill just end up at someones apartment for most of the evenings!

Who wants a big guy to come and make himself comfortable on their couch because he lives too far away to have friends? Any takers?!?!



haha.. I don't really think you'll be left out at all (at least not because of where you live ;) ). I think having people scattered about can be good too. Your place will be headquarters for one of the many Haddonfield festivals.
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Re: Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

Postby kissy » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:55 am

kissy wrote:ehh i wouldn't call it "owning" me. out of 100 votes, they probably get ~99.5 :)



but i don't really mind living on-campus and the dorms weren't that bad.

plus, think of all the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ i'm going to have to buy you guys drinks

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Re: Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

Postby dp73816 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:59 am

kissy wrote:
kissy wrote:ehh i wouldn't call it "owning" me. out of 100 votes, they probably get ~99.5 :)



but i don't really mind living on-campus and the dorms weren't that bad.

plus, think of all the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ i'm going to have to buy you guys drinks




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