UIUC Class of 2013

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Rovias
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UIUC Class of 2013

Postby Rovias » Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:48 pm

I took a quick look and it appears there isn't one of these yet, so I guess I will start one! Dean Pless you won me over! I will be practicing softball all summer (I know I am a gunner :D )

So who else will be attending?

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MURPH
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Re: UIUC Class of 2013

Postby MURPH » Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:09 am

I am deciding between UIUC and UCLA. (with Minnesota a distant third choice). Have you been to UIUC yet? I live in Honolulu so I am unable to travel to these schools to get a look at them. I am relying on second hand info to evaluate them. Is the campus nice? Does the town seem safe and nice?

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Re: UIUC Class of 2013

Postby Rovias » Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:02 am

I have had a chance to visit the school and I liked it. UIUC is a big campus but seems to be centralized and not very spread out. As for Urbana/Champaign, the town is definitely safe. It has a nice midwest feel with plenty of college town locales. The law building is nice but really nothing special. I was able to have a meeting with Dean Pless who really sold the place for me. I guess what you should consider is where you want to practice. UIUC is respected in the midwest but I would not rely on it to get you out to the West Coast just like I wouldn't rely on UCLA to get you a job in Chicago.

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Re: UIUC Class of 2013

Postby MBZags » Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:25 pm

Pretty sure I'll be at UIUC, but I still have a couple visits to do.

Anyone looking for a roommate?

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Re: UIUC Class of 2013

Postby Rovias » Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:28 pm

Sorry I think I am going to have a single for 1L, but here is a link to help you look for apartments! It really helped me out.

http://www.uofiwiki.org/wiki/Apartment_landlords

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Re: UIUC Class of 2013

Postby Rovias » Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:29 pm

Has anyone else put there deposit down? I am heading down to Urbana tomorrow to go look at some apartments! I am super stoked!

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Re: UIUC Class of 2013

Postby Rovias » Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:31 pm

Anyone else excited about Illinois moving up to 21 in the rankings? We will be in the T20 next year for sure. I am really glad I took the generous scholly they offered!

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Re: UIUC Class of 2013

Postby MF248 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:37 pm

Not going back to Illinois for law school, but went there as an undergrad. My recommendations for apartments are definitely not Campus Property Management (They do a very poor job of maintaining their properties & undergrads trash them), and that Roland is often the most or one of the most well respected & well run companies. Those are kinda the two ends of the spectrum, lots of other stuff in between. And even if it looks like a new building don't be fooled by CPM.

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Re: UIUC Class of 2013

Postby Eruannon » Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:26 am

Put down my deposit and have plans for a house next year! Really excited to get started.

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Re: UIUC Class of 2013

Postby dmcbride » Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:45 am

Withdrew from all my other accepts, UIUC is going to be it unless I get in elsewhere between now and the deposit deadline.

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Re: UIUC Class of 2013

Postby Rovias » Fri Apr 16, 2010 5:54 pm

@ Eruannon Where is the house? Close to campus?

@ dmcbride What other waitlists are you waiting on?

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Re: UIUC Class of 2013

Postby TCScrutinizer » Sat Apr 17, 2010 6:10 am

My wife and I have both sent in our first deposits. We should be able to have the next $1,000 saved up by the beginning of May to make the second deposit. I think we're both pretty stoked.

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Re: UIUC Class of 2013

Postby dmcbride » Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:00 pm

Rovias wrote:@ Eruannon Where is the house? Close to campus?

@ dmcbride What other waitlists are you waiting on?


Waiting to hear initial decisions from UChicago, NYU, Cornell, waitlist at Columbia, UVA, Vanderbilt

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Re: UIUC Class of 2013

Postby Rovias » Sun Apr 18, 2010 8:21 pm

Good luck all good schools. I was on the Cornell waitlist but I withdrew because I did not want to deal with the craziness of their admissions office this year. I lurk on a couple of Cornell threads and it looks like some early decision people are pretty pissed about the whole process.

Dean Pless really impressed me with how forthcoming he was about the entire process. If you go for a visit be sure to have a sit down with him. He really convinced me on UIUC.

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Re: UIUC Class of 2013

Postby sixburgher » Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:07 am

I agree, Pless was impressive. Smith is a rock star.

Just put in my first deposit

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webbylu87
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Re: UIUC Class of 2013

Postby webbylu87 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:42 am

I'm in too. Definitely pretty excited.

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Re: UIUC Class of 2013

Postby sixburgher » Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:55 pm

Anyone have their apartment yet? Where are people looking?

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webbylu87
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Re: UIUC Class of 2013

Postby webbylu87 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:57 pm

I'm looking with someone else at The Village. I visited The Village at ASD and it seems a great value for money.

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sixburgher
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Re: UIUC Class of 2013

Postby sixburgher » Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:11 pm

Wow those places look nice. Are you planning on driving to school? I haven't read anything yet about finding parking near the law building

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Re: UIUC Class of 2013

Postby TCScrutinizer » Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:30 pm

sixburgher wrote:Anyone have their apartment yet? Where are people looking?


A word to the wise--if you haven't started your apartment hunt in Champaign by now, jump on it like gangbusters. The complex I leased at just filled like four spots in the last week, and I'm told the best places fill up by early May.

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Re: UIUC Class of 2013

Postby webbylu87 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:39 pm

sixburgher wrote:Wow those places look nice. Are you planning on driving to school? I haven't read anything yet about finding parking near the law building


The Village has it's own shuttle that runs to and from the law school. Not having to drive/park FTW.

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Re: UIUC Class of 2013

Postby blurbz » Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:58 pm

TCS wrote:
sixburgher wrote:Anyone have their apartment yet? Where are people looking?


A word to the wise--if you haven't started your apartment hunt in Champaign by now, jump on it like gangbusters. The complex I leased at just filled like four spots in the last week, and I'm told the best places fill up by early May.


I completely agree with this. I realized pretty quickly that Illinois was where I wanted to end up, I knew I wanted a single apartment, and many places I looked had already filled up. This was back in March (late march, but still...). Anyway, I found a 1 bedroom + study (So, two bedroom, but I'm using one as a study) about 1.5 miles from the law building and about .5 miles from Green Street and downtown for 765/month. I'm very happy with it, but I know that I wouldn't have found what I was looking for had I started looking much later than I did.

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Re: UIUC Class of 2013

Postby MBZags » Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:03 pm

I signed a lease at The Village and got a pretty sweet discount - $475/month for a two bedroom with all utilities except electric (normally $575/month). I'm still looking for a roommate if anyone's interested.

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Re: UIUC Class of 2013

Postby windycity » Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:04 pm

Anyone looking at Hessel on the Park? I will most likely be there...

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Re: UIUC Class of 2013

Postby webbylu87 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:07 pm

MBZags wrote:I signed a lease at The Village and got a pretty sweet discount - $475/month for a two bedroom with all utilities except electric (normally $575/month). I'm still looking for a roommate if anyone's interested.


For real? How'd you manage that big discount? And the heat is electric so it'll be pretty expensive. That's why I'm thinking of opting for a 3 bedroom.




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