UVA Class of 2016

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WahooLaw24
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Re: UVA Class of 2016

Postby WahooLaw24 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:36 pm

Hard to argue with Barney Stinson.

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Re: UVA Class of 2016

Postby Yardbird » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:30 pm

Posted this in the UVA Law Students thread in response to another applicant's question. HTH someone:

shadowofjazz wrote:
WahooLaw24 wrote:So how much would it be for a good high speed internet/cable package? I saw $100/month floated out there earlier, that seem about right? Just trying to do some early budgeting.
I called the number the Jeffersonian gave me for Comcast. Here are the quotes I got:

TV Only(160+ channels)
$49.99 for first 6 months
$69.99 for next 6 months
$83.90 after 12 months

Year 1 Cost: $683.88
Year 2 Cost: $1,006.80
Year 3 Cost: $1,006.80
Total cost for three years: $2,697.48

Internet Only (20 mbps download)
$34.99 for first 6 months
$49.99 for next 6 months
$62.95 after 12 months

Year 1 Cost: $509.88
Year 2 Cost: $755.40
Year 3 Cost: $755.40
Total cost for three years: $2,050.68

Xfinity Double Play Bundle (160+ Channels, 20 mbps download)
$79.99 for first 6 months
$99.99 for next 6 months
$134.95 after 12 months

Year 1 Cost: $1,079.88
Year 2 Cost: $1,619.40
Year 3 Cost: $1,619.40
Total cost for three years: $4,318.68

Some Comparative Math
Net savings by bundling:

All three years: $430 ($4,718.16 - $4,318.16)
Two years: $287.20 ($2,985.96 - $2,698.76)
One year: $113.88 ($1,193.76 - $ 1,079.88)

This is assuming at least a one year contract at those rates (though its probably two) and a third year off contract on the second year rates. Also assuming the year 2-3 rates won't change too much. You save more money in the long haul since the rates go up significantly for the individual services. If you can live without TV though, the internet only option costs just under half of the bundle for three years. Food for thought.
Alternate option to using Comcast for internet only:
shadowofjazz wrote:The 20MBps option at Century Link is marginally more expensive than Comcast's 20MBps first year offer ($539.94 v. $509.88), but if I do CenturyLink for one year and then Comcast for the following two, it comes out to a total cost of $1,805.22 (a net savings of $245.46 over the only Comcast Option). However, it seems CenturyLink for all 3 years would be slightly cheaper than the CenturyLink/Comcast option by $65.28 and would be a net savings of $310.74 over the only Comcast option (just over 40% of a 1 bedroom Jeffersonian's rent):
Internet Only Cost Saving Option 1:
Year 1 - CenturyLink 20MBps PURE Broadband (1 year contract)
$29.99 for first 6 months
$50.00 for next 6 months
Year 1 Cost: $539.94

Year 2 - Comcast 20MBps Performance Internet (2 year contract)
$34.99 for first 6 months
$49.99 for next 6 months
Year 2 Cost: $509.88

Year 3
$62.95 per month
Year 3 Cost: $755.40

Total Cost: $1,805.22
Internet Only Cost Saving Option 2:
Year 1 - CenturyLink 20MBps PURE Broadband (1 year contract)
$29.99 for first 6 months
$50.00 for next 6 months
Year 1 Cost: $539.94

Year 2 - CenturyLink 20MBps Broadband (1 year contract)
$50.00 per month
Year 2 Cost: $600.00

Year 3 - CenturyLink 20MBps Broadband (1 year contract)
$50.00 per month
Year 3 Cost: $600.00

Total Cost: $1,739.94


Also, this should help someone as well:

berkeleykel06 wrote:
shadowofjazz wrote:
berkeleykel06 wrote:
shadowofjazz wrote:EDITED: What furniture would be appropriate for an apartment in the Jeffersonian


I live in an unfurnished one bedroom in the Jeffersonian. This is what I think fits comfortably:

Bedroom: I have a queen bed, night stand, and large dresser in the bedroom and it all fits well.
Dining room: The space for the dining table is pretty rectangular so that's what I went with, though I think a round one would be fine too.
Living room: I have a couch, chair (my overstuffed chair is a little snug so you'll probably want to stick to a normal-sized one), small computer desk, medium/large TV stand, side table, coffee table, and bookshelf. You will need a floor lamp in the living room because there is no overhead lighting there.
Kitchen: Doesn't come with a microwave, which I didn't realize until I moved in. I was able to easily fit a storage cabinet and kitchen cart (the cart isn't necessary but I wanted a bit more counter space).
How much do utilities (heat, electric, water, cable, internet) come out to per month (on average)?


My electricity bill has ranged from $75 to $120 so far. Water is covered in your rent. Internet is technically free as well, but it sucks ass so you'll probably want to get high speed internet. Cable and internet package will probably be around $100 per month. One thing to keep in mind regarding your loans is that you may end up in a job that doesn't pay your 1L summer, so you might need your loans to stretch the whole year rather than just the school year.

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Re: UVA Class of 2016

Postby gaucholaw » Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:58 am

While this thread has focused recently on (albeit highly-relevant topics) I thought I would switch gears:
Time to rep our regions:
Cali bred UC educated.... reppin' 8)

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Re: UVA Class of 2016

Postby NoodleyOne » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:00 pm

shibby wrote:Of course, was just offered a room at the Jeffersonian. Didn't think in a million years they'd dip down to #45 on the wait list. Already have an apartment lined up, sooo, WL #46, you're welcome :)

I just got an e-mail asking if I was still interested, although they didn't offer me a room.

That would be sooooo sweet.

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Re: UVA Class of 2016

Postby digifly » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:18 pm

gaucholaw wrote:While this thread has focused recently on (albeit highly-relevant topics) I thought I would switch gears:
Time to rep our regions:
Cali bred UC educated.... reppin' 8)


Southern California here!

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Re: UVA Class of 2016

Postby NoodleyOne » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:32 pm

And Jeffersonian replied and said they'd have an offer to my tomorrow. Woohoo!

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Re: UVA Class of 2016

Postby shibby » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:26 pm

NoodleyOne wrote:And Jeffersonian replied and said they'd have an offer to my tomorrow. Woohoo!


Awesome, glad it worked out!

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Re: UVA Class of 2016

Postby danitt » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:35 pm

Do leases generally run the academic year or are they 12 month leases? And what do people do with their stuff when they go away for summer? Storage?

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Re: UVA Class of 2016

Postby 5ky » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:36 pm

danitt wrote:Do leases generally run the academic year or are they 12 month leases? And what do people do with their stuff when they go away for summer? Storage?


12 month. Probably don't need to do anything with your stuff since you have a 12 month lease. I had to use storage one summer, it sucked. Not recommended

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Re: UVA Class of 2016

Postby gertie » Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:21 am

Is it necessary to have a car at UVA? I read that their bus system is good but I'm stil wondering about whether or not I would need to bring my car down...thoughts?

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Re: UVA Class of 2016

Postby envisciguy » Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:35 am

gertie wrote:Is it necessary to have a car at UVA? I read that their bus system is good but I'm stil wondering about whether or not I would need to bring my car down...thoughts?


It really depends where you live. If you live on Arlington Blvd, the Barracks shopping center is walking distance for grocery shopping and most of the other things you'll need and cabs are fairly cheap if you have to go farther. One of my roommates doesn't have a car and she hasn't seemed to have any trouble. If you live a good distance from the law school though, a car is pretty much a necessity.

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Re: UVA Class of 2016

Postby hamy » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:35 pm

the finaid package was quite depressing


also it's been said before but needs to be said again-- this SIS site sucks

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Re: UVA Class of 2016

Postby North » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:53 pm

UVA's playing at my UG. It's a pretty close game.

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hamy wrote:the finaid package was quite depressing


also it's been said before but needs to be said again-- this SIS site sucks

+1 to all of this.

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Re: UVA Class of 2016

Postby envisciguy » Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:36 pm

North wrote:UVA's playing at my UG. It's a pretty close game.



I didn't realize the Hoos were in Tallanasty tonight. There's actually a small but strong Nole contingent up here.

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Re: UVA Class of 2016

Postby WahooLaw24 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:51 pm

My friends with far more college basketball knowledge than I say that UVA needs to grab a couple wins in the ACC tournament to make it to March Madness. Here's hoping they do just that!

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Re: UVA Class of 2016

Postby Hspeaksfriend » Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:14 pm

hamy wrote:the finaid package was quite depressing


also it's been said before but needs to be said again-- this SIS site sucks


AGREED

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Re: UVA Class of 2016

Postby NoodleyOne » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:14 pm

Just got my one bedroom at the Jeffersonian, #50 on the waitlist. The only thing left is a two bedroom, so good luck whoever else is still looking!

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Re: UVA Class of 2016

Postby Yardbird » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:25 am

if anyone else is interested in the TLS UVA meetup for ASW, PM me and I'll direct you to the FB event.

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Re: UVA Class of 2016

Postby hamy » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:44 am

So is anyone still looking for a place and/or roommate? I keep wishing I had known bout the Jeffersonian before the new year.

PM me if the above is true and you'd like to join me in a journey for housing...

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Re: UVA Class of 2016

Postby North » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:55 am

shadowofjazz wrote:if anyone else is interested in the TLS UVA meetup for ASW, PM me and I'll direct you to the FB event.

Done. Excited to meet some of you guys.

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Re: UVA Class of 2016

Postby Yardbird » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:23 pm

North wrote:
shadowofjazz wrote:if anyone else is interested in the TLS UVA meetup for ASW, PM me and I'll direct you to the FB event.

Done. Excited to meet some of you guys.
Anyone else? We're at 5 so far (including me). The more the merrier!

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Re: UVA Class of 2016

Postby Hspeaksfriend » Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:10 pm

I just spoke with the fin aid office and thought this info might be useful.

There are a number of things that have to be completed in order to make sure you get your loans.
1. Entrance Loan Counseling
2. Financial Aid Awareness Counseling
3. Sign 1 or 2 promissory notes (depending on if you need grad plus loans)
4. Accept/decline the loans through SIS

The reason I was confused by this is because my "to do list" on SIS is clearly not updated/correct. The only thing it says to do is the "financial aid application for 2012-2013." BUT, law students DO NOT have to complete this (unless you're enrolled in a joint degree program). It's a mistake and I'm not sure why it's there. Interestingly, the other things that DO have to be completed are not listed on my to do list. So, there's that.

Okay hopefully that all made sense!

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Re: UVA Class of 2016

Postby Yardbird » Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:14 pm

Hspeaksfriend wrote:I just spoke with the fin aid office and thought this info might be useful.

There are a number of things that have to be completed in order to make sure you get your loans.
1. Entrance Loan Counseling
2. Financial Aid Awareness Counseling
3. Sign 1 or 2 promissory notes (depending on if you need grad plus loans)
4. Accept/decline the loans through SIS

The reason I was confused by this is because my "to do list" on SIS is clearly not updated/correct. The only thing it says to do is the "financial aid application for 2012-2013." BUT, law students DO NOT have to complete this (unless you're enrolled in a joint degree program). It's a mistake and I'm not sure why it's there. Interestingly, the other things that DO have to be completed are not listed on my to do list. So, there's that.

Okay hopefully that all made sense!
The first 3 on that list can be done here: https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action. You'll need your FAFSA pin and SSN

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Re: UVA Class of 2016

Postby Yardbird » Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:25 am

New USNews Rankings are out:

1 Yale
2 Stanford
2 Harvard
4 Columbia
4 Chicago
6 NYU
7 Penn
7 UVA
9 Berkeley
9 Michigan
11 Duke
12 Northwestern
13 Cornell
14 Georgetown


Boston schools apparently got hit bad.

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Re: UVA Class of 2016

Postby Tim0thy222 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:09 am

shadowofjazz wrote:New USNews Rankings are out:

1 Yale
2 Stanford
2 Harvard
4 Columbia
4 Chicago
6 NYU
7 Penn
7 UVA
9 Berkeley
9 Michigan
11 Duke
12 Northwestern
13 Cornell
14 Georgetown


Boston schools apparently got hit bad.



I was really relieved to see this. If UVA dropped to 8 I was going to withdraw.




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