Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2015)
Yazzinit
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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015

Postby Yazzinit » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:12 pm

Requested to join. Thanks

jma020
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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015

Postby jma020 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:00 pm

Anyone know anything about going to Rutgers and commuting from NYC? It says on the TLS review that students do it. I was wondering where in the city is it easiest to commute from?

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015

Postby neeko » Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:13 pm

jma020 wrote:Anyone know anything about going to Rutgers and commuting from NYC? It says on the TLS review that students do it. I was wondering where in the city is it easiest to commute from?


That seems like it would be a huge pain in the ass. You'd have to live somewhere along the PATH or the NJT which only goes in to NY Penn Station. The PATH would put you around World Trade Center Station but even if you were going to Brooklyn from there you have to walk down and catch the 2 or 3. There's other stops on the PATH, I've never been on it down there but I can't imagine it's affordable. I might be wrong and there might be a way I'm not thinking of, but Jersey City by the PATH seems a lot easier.

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015

Postby jma020 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:54 pm

Dam, I really wanted to live in the city and I thought that was going to be possible. But it looks like no one does it. I was hoping there was a practical way.

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superbloom
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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015

Postby superbloom » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:59 pm

Also you won't get in state tuition by living in NYC. That and the lower COL on the other side of the Hudson, it does not make sense to commute from NYC.

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015

Postby Beeg12 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:29 pm

jma, It would make more sense to live in NJ and get in-state tuition, or if you have a scholarship, cheaper rent and COL, and use the extra money to commute to NYC for outings, which is very easy via train. Also, to be perfectly honest, you won't enjoy much city life much when you are a 1L due to the exorbitant amount of reading and studying you should be doing.

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015

Postby DK33 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:26 pm

ix88 wrote:
Bratty_60 wrote:Who is down to start a FB Group?


Since there is not one already, I've just created one: http://www.facebook.com/groups/283055898439129/

I placed my seat deposit today!

Btw, to those who went to Admitted students day this past Friday, how was it?

I was not able to attend.

(edited argh for some reason when i type letter a, letter s, letter d, these forums turn it into ASD)


Friday was cool. The kids and faculty try to terrorize you but don't drink the cool aid. Its just school. Your read stuff, you write stuff, you learn stuff. Making it more than what it is is stupid. I requested to join your facebook group.

I'm a Queens kid myself. Newark seems nothing like home. But its doable. I'm looking for studios in NJ city. Something reasonably affordable. I'm on my own in Flushing, and its too peaceful to want to have roommates again.

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015

Postby DK33 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:32 pm

Yazzinit wrote:I'll join the topic. Seat deposit made. Barring a Mega Millions type shot at a few reach schools, I'll be with you all in the fall.

Some discussion questions:

I'm a New Yorker (school in the Bx, been in the city all the time, live a bit north of it). So I'm comfortable in the big city. However, I won't be having a car for 1L, maybe not at all (definitely not for 1L). So, some housing questions for any NJ natives or those of you with more knowledge:

Regarding University Square (basically on campus), is the double room academic year contract eligible for in state tuition? (I'm assuming not, since it's only academic year). Otherwise, the single calendar year (assuming in state definite for this lease) is basically 12k. University Centre for the 3/2 bedroom monthly is also gonna come out to 12k (I read elsewhere here that this doesn't include electric? Ouch).

Basically, I'm looking for something within walking distance due to the area and late nights on campus without a car. I mean for the same price and closer, I may just go University Square. Anyone with any tips? Walking distance, late night security, affordable, with ability to show a 12 month lease to get in state tuition. I guess also discussing roommates. Thanks for the help.

I also got the 2k work study on my initial letter. Not sure if I want to take it or not. It's only 2k and that'd be for tuition, right? I mean, if I have to work, I'd rather use the money for groceries or something. Plus, 1L at law school, I'd also rather use that time for studying and making sure I'm adjusting. Been awhile since I've lived in a dorm lol, commuted my last 2 yrs of undergrad.

I'm also down for any study groups and such. Talk to you all here soon.



I'm a Queens kid myself. Newark seems nothing like home. But its doable. I'd check out studios around University Heights. You'll probably get the same cost and far more privacy.

I got the 2k work study too. The pay is bad I think, it only comes out to like 10 an hour I hear. If your a Professional used to making double that, it could be better to just take out an extra 2k of loans. What's 2k when your taking out 75k plus anyway.

Any year lease should do it. Even if you leave the City for New Jersey in June or July. They'll forward you in state tuition.

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015

Postby DK33 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:07 pm

What did you guys think of the open house on the 30th?

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015

Postby stevepark309 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:03 am

mm..been accepted for awhile but decided to put in seat deposit for here. WL to Fordham. Cardozo.

Question. I was debating where to put in seat deposit Rutgers Newark, or Camden.

Basically 6,000 merit at Newark and 12,000 offer at Camden. Think i made right choice w all those mergers talks and stuff?

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015

Postby nattylynne » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:02 pm

Hello! I'm a graduate of Rutgers Newark Law (class of 2011). Anyway, I'm moving out of my apartment, which is only two blocks from the law school, and two blocks from the Newark Broad Street Station. It's a third floor walk up, two bedroom, central heat and air, sky light. It'll be available May 1. Apartments are hard to come by in Newark, so if you're interested, you should contact my land lord, Jim. his email is highcaliber714@aol.com. He wants $1300/mo for it. Good luck next year! Sign up for barbri early and the E&Es are your best friend!

Natasha

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015

Postby DK33 » Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:03 am

stevepark309 wrote:mm..been accepted for awhile but decided to put in seat deposit for here. WL to Fordham. Cardozo.

Question. I was debating where to put in seat deposit Rutgers Newark, or Camden.

Basically 6,000 merit at Newark and 12,000 offer at Camden. Think i made right choice w all those mergers talks and stuff?


I think the merger is doubtful. Part of the School's appeal is its accessibility to Home. (New York). If they move it out of Newark, it could lose some of that.

We'll see. If I had to pick, I'd go w/ RU-Newark. If you want to be here, that's the right pick. If you want Philly, maybe Camden would be better.

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015

Postby neeko » Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:32 am

DK33 wrote:
stevepark309 wrote:mm..been accepted for awhile but decided to put in seat deposit for here. WL to Fordham. Cardozo.

Question. I was debating where to put in seat deposit Rutgers Newark, or Camden.

Basically 6,000 merit at Newark and 12,000 offer at Camden. Think i made right choice w all those mergers talks and stuff?


I think the merger is doubtful. Part of the School's appeal is its accessibility to Home. (New York). If they move it out of Newark, it could lose some of that.

We'll see. If I had to pick, I'd go w/ RU-Newark. If you want to be here, that's the right pick. If you want Philly, maybe Camden would be better.


Nothing is happening to RU-N. Dont go to Camden.

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High Intensity Study Group

Postby drpeppanrice » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:20 am

Hi all, I am putting together a high intensity study group focused on exam preparation. If you are interested, please send an email to rutgersnewarkstudygroup2015@gmail.com and I will send out the details in early July/August. First meeting will take place during orientation. Otherwise, see you in the fall.

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015

Postby sbmr12 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:29 pm

Just requested to join to fb group!

Bratty_60
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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015

Postby Bratty_60 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:48 am

Yay! we need to get the whole class in this group!

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ix88
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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015

Postby ix88 » Wed May 09, 2012 9:45 pm

Our Facebook group has 36 members so far. :D

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015

Postby dpb » Fri May 11, 2012 7:17 pm

Seat deposit in. Relocating from California.

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015

Postby Beeg12 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:45 am

Does anyone know anything about the gym facility situation near the law school? I don't feel like paying $77 a month to the Newport extortionists

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015

Postby superbloom » Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:58 pm

I looked at pictures of R-N's rec center online. Unimpressive. I like to run on tracks, there isnt one. There are a small number of treadmills though. There's a YMCA nearby as well, but its $40 a month.

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015

Postby Beeg12 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:44 am

Anyone heard anything about their tracks/sections/schedule?

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015

Postby Beeg12 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:39 am

Bueller?

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superbloom
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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015

Postby superbloom » Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:49 am

Nothing. But then again I have no idea how the email system works. I think I forwarded everything to Gmail, but I still find Rutgers's email system confusing.

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015

Postby superbloom » Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:30 pm

Ain't that some shit. Class schedules were sent out.

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015

Postby Beeg12 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:35 pm

Via physical mail?




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