smittelman6 wrote:Hi all! I'm complete, sitting tight and keeping my fingers crossed
My top two choices right now are Loyola and USD-- I really want to do juvenile or family law. Money will most likely end up being a huge factor for me... for anyone who has started browsing apartments in the area (non-ghetto preferably), do you think it's out of control?
It seems like, from what I've heard, kids in SD are paying between 650-900 a month for a very decent apartment in a nice area, some with amenities (gym pool etc). I know that's out of the question in LA, but should I be expecting to pay 1k a month? Or is it a little bit more reasonable... My biggest worry financially is COL...
Rent for a 1 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment in "non-ghetto" areas in LA will go from about 1100-2000/month. A studio can go from about 700-1200/month. 2 bedroom 2 bathrooms go for about 1500-3000/month. These are all pretty big ranges, but it varies a lot depending on the specific location and amenities and "niceness" of the unit/bldg itself. Also, these are just my estimates from what I have personally seen. Obviously, if you have roommate(s), you'd be paying a smaller amount of those rent figures. Browse craigslist and see if anything fits your preferences. Also, COL is figured into the total cost of attendance for federal loans you may receive: http://intranet.lls.edu/financialaid/cost.html. I am sure no one wants to max out on that though, if at all avoidable.