University of Houston c/o 2014

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2014

Postby upfish » Tue May 10, 2011 8:27 pm

Alright, guys, I'm in. So stoked! :D

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2014

Postby jwmalone87 » Tue May 10, 2011 9:35 pm

brose wrote:^ Wish you would've posted this before I signed up for Calhoun! lol

While a little pricey, the Calhoun Lofts are really nice and well-maintained. I think you'll be happy.

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2014

Postby brose » Wed May 11, 2011 10:57 am

jwmalone87 wrote:
brose wrote:^ Wish you would've posted this before I signed up for Calhoun! lol

While a little pricey, the Calhoun Lofts are really nice and well-maintained. I think you'll be happy.


Yeah, I figure that the peace of mind and proximity to school are worth it. Oh, and not driving ... yes! I just want to figure out the area more before I live in an apartment or house or whatever.

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2014

Postby i<3ny » Wed May 11, 2011 6:20 pm

brose wrote:
jwmalone87 wrote:
brose wrote:^ Wish you would've posted this before I signed up for Calhoun! lol

While a little pricey, the Calhoun Lofts are really nice and well-maintained. I think you'll be happy.


Yeah, I figure that the peace of mind and proximity to school are worth it. Oh, and not driving ... yes! I just want to figure out the area more before I live in an apartment or house or whatever.


Did you have to call them to reserve a spot in Calhoun, or did you email? I tried calling but no one is picking up and I don't see an email.

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2014

Postby brose » Wed May 11, 2011 6:26 pm

I had to hound them pretty much. I sent in the rental application that's on the Calhoun website and then they responded to me that way - give 'em some money and it'll put a fire under their ass.. lol

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2014

Postby ahawk » Fri May 13, 2011 1:29 pm

Just got off the wait-list this week!

Do ya'll know if there are any more admitted students weekends or preview days? Just wanna get some more info about curriculum, programs, etc?

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2014

Postby brose » Fri May 13, 2011 1:40 pm

ahawk wrote:Just got off the wait-list this week!

Do ya'll know if there are any more admitted students weekends or preview days? Just wanna get some more info about curriculum, programs, etc?


It's all on their website. I believe the next admitted students weekend is sometime in July.

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2014

Postby gonzonater » Sat May 14, 2011 10:59 am

Congrats to all the newly accepted!

So im gonna be living in the montrose area, montrose and Allen pkwy to be exact, and I was wondering if I could bike it to school. Anyone have any thoughts on that? It's 6 miles so it's not far, but it's supposedly kinda sketchy around campus? Would it be better to ride the bus?

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2014

Postby Josh the Goat » Sat May 14, 2011 11:27 am

gonzonater wrote:So im gonna be living in the montrose area, montrose and Allen pkwy to be exact, and I was wondering if I could bike it to school. Anyone have any thoughts on that? It's 6 miles so it's not far, but it's supposedly kinda sketchy around campus? Would it be better to ride the bus?

The surrounding community between UH and the downtown area is the 3rd ward. It's very sketchy. You may not have any problems if you're biking during the daylight, but I personally wouldn't have taken that risk.

Also, consider that you'll be lugging around at least 3 books and a laptop each day, and that will be very heavy. I'm not sure biking will be the best method unless you live extremely close, like across the street. But you could always give it a shot and see if you can manage it.

I'm pretty sure that as a student you have access to a thing called the "Q Card" from Houston Metro. It's a really cheap way to get bus fares. You'll still have to walk about a 1/4 mile from the closest bus stop to the law center.

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2014

Postby upfish » Sat May 14, 2011 1:52 pm

Josh the Goat wrote:
gonzonater wrote:So im gonna be living in the montrose area, montrose and Allen pkwy to be exact, and I was wondering if I could bike it to school. Anyone have any thoughts on that? It's 6 miles so it's not far, but it's supposedly kinda sketchy around campus? Would it be better to ride the bus?

The surrounding community between UH and the downtown area is the 3rd ward. It's very sketchy. You may not have any problems if you're biking during the daylight, but I personally wouldn't have taken that risk.

Also, consider that you'll be lugging around at least 3 books and a laptop each day, and that will be very heavy. I'm not sure biking will be the best method unless you live extremely close, like across the street. But you could always give it a shot and see if you can manage it.

I'm pretty sure that as a student you have access to a thing called the "Q Card" from Houston Metro. It's a really cheap way to get bus fares. You'll still have to walk about a 1/4 mile from the closest bus stop to the law center.


You'll definitely be safe during the day, but I can't speak for the night. I've been at a bar over there pretty late, and I had no problems with anybody, but I a) drove and b) only walked about 1/4 mile to/from my car. I'd definitely feel it out before you ride at night there.

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2014

Postby craneje » Mon May 16, 2011 3:50 pm

Josh the Goat wrote:
gonzonater wrote:So im gonna be living in the montrose area, montrose and Allen pkwy to be exact, and I was wondering if I could bike it to school. Anyone have any thoughts on that? It's 6 miles so it's not far, but it's supposedly kinda sketchy around campus? Would it be better to ride the bus?

The surrounding community between UH and the downtown area is the 3rd ward. It's very sketchy. You may not have any problems if you're biking during the daylight, but I personally wouldn't have taken that risk.

Also, consider that you'll be lugging around at least 3 books and a laptop each day, and that will be very heavy. I'm not sure biking will be the best method unless you live extremely close, like across the street. But you could always give it a shot and see if you can manage it.

I'm pretty sure that as a student you have access to a thing called the "Q Card" from Houston Metro. It's a really cheap way to get bus fares. You'll still have to walk about a 1/4 mile from the closest bus stop to the law center.


Also, there are likely to be other UHLC students near you who might be interested in carpooling or having you as a rider. There are online sites for signing up for existing carpools and also for forming carpools but it would be nice to have someone going to the law center, so you might want to post something on the accepted student FB page. Good luck.

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2014

Postby bartleby » Mon May 16, 2011 3:58 pm

montrose/allen parkway to UHLC has to be a good 10 miles? houston is just hard w/o a car.

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Re: University of Houston Class of 2014

Postby wbt1987 » Mon May 16, 2011 4:22 pm

RyShermanJ wrote:Hey I know a lot of y’all are just finding out about school. I am 1L in the part-time program at U of H. I had never lived in Houston before and was worried about finding an affordable apartment in a nice and safe area. My brother had a friend from school that is now a realtor here and was really helpful. If you are anything like me, I didn’t want to go through a realtor since I figure I was going to have to pay additional. But fortunately that was not true, the apartment complex or owner pays the commission. Save yourself some stress; law school is enough on its own. If you have any questions about the area, I may be able to answer them but if you are looking for some place contact Rob.

Texas Sterling Realty
Robert Tyler
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832-338-1336
rrt1882@yahoo.com


+100000000. Met with Robert this weekend and he found me an awesome 1 bedroom on the edge of River Oaks (10 min straight shot to the campus) for under $700. If you're still looking, seriously consider talking to him.

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Re: University of Houston Class of 2014

Postby upfish » Mon May 16, 2011 4:30 pm

wbt1987 wrote:
+100000000. Met with Robert this weekend and he found me an awesome 1 bedroom on the edge of River Oaks (10 min straight shot to the campus) for under $700. If you're still looking, seriously consider talking to him.


Neighbors! :D

Which edge?

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Re: University of Houston Class of 2014

Postby i<3ny » Tue May 17, 2011 11:08 am

wbt1987 wrote:
RyShermanJ wrote:Hey I know a lot of y’all are just finding out about school. I am 1L in the part-time program at U of H. I had never lived in Houston before and was worried about finding an affordable apartment in a nice and safe area. My brother had a friend from school that is now a realtor here and was really helpful. If you are anything like me, I didn’t want to go through a realtor since I figure I was going to have to pay additional. But fortunately that was not true, the apartment complex or owner pays the commission. Save yourself some stress; law school is enough on its own. If you have any questions about the area, I may be able to answer them but if you are looking for some place contact Rob.

Texas Sterling Realty
Robert Tyler
Realtor
832-338-1336
rrt1882@yahoo.com


+100000000. Met with Robert this weekend and he found me an awesome 1 bedroom on the edge of River Oaks (10 min straight shot to the campus) for under $700. If you're still looking, seriously consider talking to him.


Are you living with a roomate for 700 or one br?

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2014

Postby wbt1987 » Tue May 17, 2011 2:40 pm

700 for one bedroom, and it's in the Bayou Park complex on Memorial.

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2014

Postby upfish » Tue May 17, 2011 2:45 pm

wbt1987 wrote:700 for one bedroom, and it's in the Bayou Park complex on Memorial.


Tooootally wrong about being neighbors then! haha

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2014

Postby vttran9 » Wed May 25, 2011 9:41 am

Did anyone get their financial aid package yet? I just received mine and I only got 2200 in grants. My efc is 0.....

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2014

Postby upfish » Wed May 25, 2011 10:10 am

vttran9 wrote:Did anyone get their financial aid package yet? I just received mine and I only got 2200 in grants. My efc is 0.....


No aid packet here yet, but stoked to hear they are going out!

My EFC is also 0, but if I get a single free dollar, I will be stoked about that as well. I didn't realize this was possible aside from scholarships!

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2014

Postby brose » Wed May 25, 2011 10:14 am

vttran9 wrote:Did anyone get their financial aid package yet? I just received mine and I only got 2200 in grants. My efc is 0.....


Are you in Houston?

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2014

Postby vttran9 » Wed May 25, 2011 11:15 am

brose wrote:
vttran9 wrote:Did anyone get their financial aid package yet? I just received mine and I only got 2200 in grants. My efc is 0.....


Are you in Houston?


Yep. I got an average 5 grand worth of grants for undergrad. This really sucks

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2014

Postby brose » Wed May 25, 2011 11:30 am

vttran9 wrote:
brose wrote:
vttran9 wrote:Did anyone get their financial aid package yet? I just received mine and I only got 2200 in grants. My efc is 0.....


Are you in Houston?


Yep. I got an average 5 grand worth of grants for undergrad. This really sucks


Yeah, I know I'm getting nothing. Without my family's information, my EFC is somehow 9k... ya right? We'll see...

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2014

Postby upfish » Wed May 25, 2011 11:32 am

Out of curiosity, how old is everyone ITT?

I'm 25.

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2014

Postby brose » Wed May 25, 2011 11:44 am

24.. 25 in Dec.

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2014

Postby bartleby » Wed May 25, 2011 11:48 am

does financial aid come through email or the student services site? we just had to fill out a fasfa right




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