Chicago Class of 2014

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2014)
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sojuteacher
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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby sojuteacher » Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:43 pm

Kili wrote:
sojuteacher wrote:Anyone still considering the new grad? I haven't lived in a dorm for a long time -- but at this point, seeing as I won't get a chance to visit before school start, and wanting to live really close to campus (I spent my undergrad in the library), I'm considering it. Plus, tracking down and buying furniture would be a pain and additional cost of living in an apt.


Right, but if you're in Chicago for 3 years you may end up buying furniture your 2nd or 3rd year anyway. At which point, if you bought it the 1st year and held on to it for 3 years you would derive more utility than only possessing it for 1 or 2 years.

And on that note, I'm going to go crawl away and study my economics. :oops:


although the resell value of the furniture would be higher if I only use it for a year or two before I graduate :-p

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Ghost » Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:50 pm

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby arism87 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:53 pm



OMG gorgeous! <3 the kitchen! What is this padmapper thing... must.. explore..

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Dany » Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:55 pm

Kili wrote:
sojuteacher wrote:although the resell value of the furniture would be higher if I only use it for a year or two before I graduate :-p


The difference in 1-2 years of devaluation is marginal at best. :mrgreen: <3

I think my plan is probably going to be to live expensively at Regents or Along first year and then dirt cheap with roomies year 2 and 3. I'd rather have everything go as smoothly as possible my first year, and I can't imagine getting a roomie that stresses me out or a landlord that is crap. I would rather mitigate the stress of living conditions as much as possible and Regents/Alon may be pricey but at least they're safe bets.

This was kind of my plan, too. But the 2BRs are so cheapppp. I'm torn. Ahhhhhhhhhh.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby arism87 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:58 pm

eski padmapper is awesome! and so is this: http://www.padmapper.com/show.php?type= ... 1&src=main

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Muenchen » Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:02 pm

Eh yeah, when my living is basically going to be financed by loans, I'm definitely tempted to go cheap and lean. But then again I have been kind of soured on roommates from the bad experiences in UG. So yeah, it would take a pretty heavy price difference for me to justify living with a stranger as a 1L. But <3 to that 3 br, it looks really cool.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Ghost » Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:04 pm

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby arism87 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:06 pm

Muenchen wrote:Eh yeah, when my living is basically going to be financed by loans, I'm definitely tempted to go cheap and lean. But then again I have been kind of soured on roommates from the bad experiences in UG. So yeah, it would take a pretty heavy price difference for me to justify living with a stranger as a 1L. But <3 to that 3 br, it looks really cool.


I can deal with anyone for a year but mostly I just want to live somewhere for 3 years. I've moved 8 times in 7 years, and I'm tired of it! And with roommates, someone wants to move, or someone gets engaged, or someone drops out/transfers/leaves dirty dishes all over the house/does coke on the couch naked/throws huge house parties during exams, you name it..

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Muenchen » Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:07 pm

arism87 wrote:
Muenchen wrote:Eh yeah, when my living is basically going to be financed by loans, I'm definitely tempted to go cheap and lean. But then again I have been kind of soured on roommates from the bad experiences in UG. So yeah, it would take a pretty heavy price difference for me to justify living with a stranger as a 1L. But <3 to that 3 br, it looks really cool.


I can deal with anyone for a year but mostly I just want to live somewhere for 3 years. I've moved 8 times in 7 years, and I'm tired of it! And with roommates, someone wants to move, or someone gets engaged, or someone drops out/transfers/leaves dirty dishes all over the house/does coke on the couch naked/throws huge house parties during exams, you name it..


Exactly. Last straw for me was a roommate who decided last minute in October to go to China for the Spring and wanted to stick me with the rent or find a stranger for me to live with. It got ugly..... (But I promise, I was/am the good roommate, not the jackass)

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby arism87 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:10 pm

Muenchen wrote:
arism87 wrote:
Muenchen wrote:Eh yeah, when my living is basically going to be financed by loans, I'm definitely tempted to go cheap and lean. But then again I have been kind of soured on roommates from the bad experiences in UG. So yeah, it would take a pretty heavy price difference for me to justify living with a stranger as a 1L. But <3 to that 3 br, it looks really cool.


I can deal with anyone for a year but mostly I just want to live somewhere for 3 years. I've moved 8 times in 7 years, and I'm tired of it! And with roommates, someone wants to move, or someone gets engaged, or someone drops out/transfers/leaves dirty dishes all over the house/does coke on the couch naked/throws huge house parties during exams, you name it..


Exactly. Last straw for me was a roommate who decided last minute in October to go to China for the Spring and wanted to stick me with the rent or find a stranger for me to live with. It got ugly..... (But I promise, I was/am the good roommate, not the jackass)


lol... aren't we all?

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Muenchen » Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:14 pm

Kili wrote:Ummmm, elephant in the room. What is the probability of roomies recruited from TLS being a success?


Back to this, I would say slightly better odds than recruiting a non-TLS 1L, assuming some level of self-selection and the existence of being part of TLS being indicative of a certain personality type which fits well.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Ghost » Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:15 pm

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby arism87 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:19 pm

Kili wrote:
arism87 wrote:I can deal with anyone for a year but mostly I just want to live somewhere for 3 years. I've moved 8 times in 7 years, and I'm tired of it! And with roommates, someone wants to move, or someone gets engaged, or someone drops out/transfers/leaves dirty dishes all over the house/does coke on the couch naked/throws huge house parties during exams, you name it..


True story? If so, can we be friends next year? I need to hear this one.


Hahaha true story but it didn't happened to me- happened to my friend. I mean hey, if your roommate trashes your apartment and passes out naked on the couch.. the coke is fair game, right? That was my advice, anyway.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby rundoxierun » Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:21 pm

To all you people complaining about the price of Regents. I recommend you take a look at rent near Harvard/Stanford/Columbia/NYU. Im absolutely giddy about the possibility of paying less than $1500/month for a 1br.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Dany » Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:24 pm

arism87 wrote:eski padmapper is awesome! and so is this: http://www.padmapper.com/show.php?type= ... 1&src=main

I saw that one too! LOVE.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Dany » Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:25 pm

Kili wrote:Ummmm, elephant in the room. What is the probability of roomies recruited from TLS being a success?

I have been wondering this. :oops:

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Muenchen » Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:00 am

eskimo wrote:
Kili wrote:Ummmm, elephant in the room. What is the probability of roomies recruited from TLS being a success?

I have been wondering this. :oops:


Yeah, I think it crosses everyone's mind... :oops:

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Ghost » Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:07 am

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby sojuteacher » Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:09 am

anyone considering using student-space? Seems like it could be helpful and you get $100 after paying first month rent.

Is there anyone out there with experience with the company that could weigh in?

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby DorianGray89 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:40 am

I def. have to be with roommates, can't afford studio rate, and regents is looking really good right now. Although that 1350, 3br arism showeds looks really nice.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby trudat15 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:35 am

Some of those padmapper apts are nice, but remember that they're south of the law school. I thought I read somewhere that anywhere south of the law school or west of drexel is somewhat of a no-no in terms of safety (maybe in that "thinking of moving to Hyde Park" thread).

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Emma. » Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:10 pm

trudat15 wrote:Some of those padmapper apts are nice, but remember that they're south of the law school. I thought I read somewhere that anywhere south of the law school or west of drexel is somewhat of a no-no in terms of safety (maybe in that "thinking of moving to Hyde Park" thread).


I think 61st is fine but you probably don't want to go too far south of that.

Edit: You can turn on a crime statistics overlay in Padmapper. If you haven't seen it it is worth a look.
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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Sentry » Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:31 pm

I WANT MY ADMIT PACKET!!!!!

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby rundoxierun » Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:22 pm

Got my packet in West TN.. very nice. I definitely wouldnt mind heading to UChi.




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