Serving Time in Ithaca (Cornell 2013)

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

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:00 pm

como wrote:It's true -- not hard to make friends who are not in your section. If anything, you'll probably get sick of the Hughes crowd, since you are cooped up with them in one building all year.


Lol I was going to say this, but couldn't find the right words for it. Has anyone posted the apartment list that Cornell gives out during the ASD so people who didn't go to the ASD can look over the options?

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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby vexion » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:44 pm

Jericwithers wrote:Has anyone posted the apartment list that Cornell gives out during the ASD so people who didn't go to the ASD can look over the options?
I just pulled out the paper copy to make sure, but it's the same as the list of apartment complexes available on their Off-Campus Housing Office website.

http://dos.cornell.edu/dos/cms/ocho/upl ... G-2010.pdf

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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:46 pm

vexion wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:Has anyone posted the apartment list that Cornell gives out during the ASD so people who didn't go to the ASD can look over the options?
I just pulled out the paper copy to make sure, but it's the same as the list of apartment complexes available on their Off-Campus Housing Office website.

http://dos.cornell.edu/dos/cms/ocho/upl ... G-2010.pdf


Very good, thanks. Any other useful housing information out there?

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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby vexion » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:54 pm

I spent all of Saturday after the ASD apartment-hunting. The Cornell OCHO is nice, the best feature being the searchable apartment listing database (https://larissa.campuslife.cornell.edu: ... age1-1.asp)

If you want to live close to the law school (i.e., walking distance) I think you're pretty much looking at the Collegetown and Lower Collegetown areas. West Campus maybe, but it's a hike. Housing prices are ludicrous in Collegetown for the size that Ithaca is. I went to a state university in a town of 250,000 and usually paid $350-400/mo. 1BRs where I'm from topped out around $800. In Ithaca, they start at $800 and go on up to $1,500 or so.

Like I mentioned in some post earlier in this thread, Novarr-Mackesey was almost universally recommended by the students we met on ASD (the same ones who acted as tour guides, ate lunch/dinner with us, and sat on the panel. I asked them about housing recommendations Friday.) We went and checked it out... it was alright. If you're willing to hunt, you could probably do better for the price.

Also, FWIW (I'm thinking you're female), I did drag boss around apartment-hunting for six hours or so, and the 2BR that he (I'm presuming) signed a lease on is an amazing place. Probably 3 minutes to the law school and $400 cheaper than comparable apartments in the area.

/justsayin'

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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Mar 31, 2010 5:05 pm

You think I'm a women? :( /failsatlife

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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby vexion » Wed Mar 31, 2010 5:14 pm

Jericwithers wrote:You think I'm a women? :( /failsatlife


Ooh, sorry. Cause of your leaning towards Texas I'd associated you with someone I met at ASD. My mistake!

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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Mar 31, 2010 5:20 pm

vexion wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:You think I'm a women? :( /failsatlife


Ooh, sorry. Cause of your leaning towards Texas I'd associated you with someone I met at ASD. My mistake!


Ah, nope I went to the UT@UT event (which was rather lame--no segways!). Leaning towards Duke now anyways.

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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby vexion » Wed Mar 31, 2010 5:21 pm

Congrats on Duke. I wish I had these options. :P

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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Mar 31, 2010 5:22 pm

vexion wrote:Congrats on Duke. I wish I had these options. :P


Sorry, I will take my obvious over-acheivments somewhere else! I will be back with a finaid offer soon though, hopefully.

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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby vexion » Wed Mar 31, 2010 5:28 pm

Given Cornell's stupid, no-good, rotten 52% rise in applications, I'm not holding my breath for a grant. Maybe if I could leverage a Duke acceptance against them I'd have something to work with. ;)

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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Mar 31, 2010 5:29 pm

vexion wrote:Given Cornell's stupid, no-good, rotten 52% rise in applications, I'm not holding my breath for a grant. Maybe if I could leverage a Duke acceptance against them I'd have something to work with. ;)


Really? I would bet that you get something.

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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby vexion » Wed Mar 31, 2010 5:35 pm

I will let you know. Either way, I already closed my eyes, bit the bullet and sent in the deposit. So it's just a difference of how many years I'll be working to pay down the debt at this point.

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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby fsohn » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:02 am

vexion wrote:I will let you know. Either way, I already closed my eyes, bit the bullet and sent in the deposit. So it's just a difference of how many years I'll be working to pay down the debt at this point.


ITE, be prepared to have your law school debt with you until you die. Tuition for your 1L year will be over 50K.

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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby dakatz » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:04 am

vexion wrote:I will let you know. Either way, I already closed my eyes, bit the bullet and sent in the deposit. So it's just a difference of how many years I'll be working to pay down the debt at this point.


You committed at full sticker price? 70K a year COA? My, you are quite the brave soul...

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Re: Princeton Law 2013

Postby CyLaw » Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:50 am

Do you think my scholarship at Corn3ll transfers to Cornell?

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Re: Princeton Law 2013

Postby nycparalegal » Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:06 am

I got dinged. Good luck everyone else.

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Re: Princeton Law 2013

Postby Chichaca » Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:13 am

This really should have been Dartmouth Law. Funny, though.

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Re: Princeton Law 2013

Postby como » Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:56 am

:?

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Re: Princeton Law 2013

Postby calicocat » Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:58 pm

como wrote::?

hey como how are you?

pretty prestigious, Princeton

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Re: Princeton Law 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:39 pm

calicocat wrote:
como wrote::?

hey como how are you?

pretty prestigious, Princeton


Yes, I was going to say the same thing. Seems like a step up from CornL.
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Re: Princeton Law 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:43 pm

Wow I have drank the koolaid and CornL is VERY helpful over the phone. All award letters should be wrapped up by the end of the day, and she said I can call back tomorrow and they will email me my award :D

Does CornL do any kind of matching? (Expecting not a lot of money already)

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Re: Princeton Law 2013

Postby alexyoshi » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:53 pm

just got the offer to 'princeton' today for $60,000 -- looks like i'm going!! :D

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Re: Princeton Law 2013

Postby acdisagod » Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:40 pm

Man, Cornell financial aid just sent me a photocopy of their middle finger in my financial aid package. I thought since my numbers are above median I would get something. Has Cornell been stingy this year. My only offer to leverage against is 10,000 a year at Fordha m plus the money I would gain by living at home. Bad leverage.

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Re: Princeton Law 2013

Postby holybartender » Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:33 pm

alexyoshi wrote:just got the offer to 'princeton' today for $60,000 -- looks like i'm going!! :D


Numbers?

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Re: Princeton Law 2013

Postby alexyoshi » Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:03 pm

holybartender wrote:
alexyoshi wrote:just got the offer to 'princeton' today for $60,000 -- looks like i'm going!! :D


Numbers?


170/3.8




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