Cornell Class of 2016

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby hephaestus » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:51 pm

I pay 760/month and my utilities are included. From friends I know, I'm on the better side of the spectrum in terms of what I'm paying. I also signed my lease in April last year. My friends that got screwed waited until August.
I like living in collegtown. I paid a premium to live alone this year (next year saving a bunch by living with people) and it was a great decision. I'm not home too much, but it's nice to have a place to escape. It's not too loud at night but I live in "upper collegtown" which is not really close to any popular bars.
Fair warning: if you live in lower collegtown, prepare to walk up hill.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby Lincoln » Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:06 pm

I live downtown. I share a 3BR and pay a little over $500 for what is probably the nicest bedroom and apartment any of my friends have. I buy a bus pass for $200/year (it's free the first year you're a Cornell student) which saves me morning walks.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby Lavitz » Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:19 am

toothbrush wrote:On a side note.. I feel like I may end up at Cornell for sure but I'm too scared to go apartment hunting yet. Lavitz, since I know you have HLS pending and such.. are you worried about getting a place already or you feel it's okay to wait til June ?

Err, I was kind of planning on living in Hughes for various reasons. And yes, one of the reasons is because I am still holding out for Harvard and don't want to have to break a lease / leave roommates hanging. If I really wanted an apartment though, yeah, I'd be worried about waiting until June. I was actually planning on visiting in early May to look at apartments but if I get my Hughes assignment, I may not bother.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby CR2012 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:51 am

How gnarly is this hill anyway?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby kapital98 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:27 pm

CR2012 wrote:How gnarly is this hill anyway?


Gnarly doesn't begin to describe it. My car has difficulty driving up Buffalo street!

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby toothbrush » Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:32 pm

kapital98 wrote:
CR2012 wrote:How gnarly is this hill anyway?


Gnarly doesn't begin to describe it. My car has difficulty driving up Buffalo street!

... are you serious ?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby ph5354a » Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:34 pm

toothbrush wrote:
kapital98 wrote:
CR2012 wrote:How gnarly is this hill anyway?


Gnarly doesn't begin to describe it. My car has difficulty driving up Buffalo street!

... are you serious ?


Oh poor sweet toothbrush.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby kapital98 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:13 pm

toothbrush wrote:
kapital98 wrote:
CR2012 wrote:How gnarly is this hill anyway?


Gnarly doesn't begin to describe it. My car has difficulty driving up Buffalo street!

... are you serious ?


Yes. The hill is about as steep as it possibly can be. It makes the walking distance seem 2-3x as long from the commons to collegetown. When driving up the hill I have to shift into 2nd or 3rd gear.

If you plan on commuting, live in the part of Collegetown closest to campus (ex: above Starbucks). The hill is an absolute killer and will add an extra 10-15 minutes to your morning commute.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby Rev. Cherrycoke » Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:14 pm

Thanks for the VERY helpful link Lavitz.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby CR2012 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:28 pm

kapital98 wrote:
toothbrush wrote:
kapital98 wrote:
CR2012 wrote:How gnarly is this hill anyway?


Gnarly doesn't begin to describe it. My car has difficulty driving up Buffalo street!

... are you serious ?


Yes. The hill is about as steep as it possibly can be. It makes the walking distance seem 2-3x as long from the commons to collegetown. When driving up the hill I have to shift into 2nd or 3rd gear.

If you plan on commuting, live in the part of Collegetown closest to campus (ex: above Starbucks). The hill is an absolute killer and will add an extra 10-15 minutes to your morning commute.


Is taking a bus a viable option?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby HBBJohnStamos » Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:42 pm

kapital98 wrote:
toothbrush wrote:
kapital98 wrote:
CR2012 wrote:How gnarly is this hill anyway?


Gnarly doesn't begin to describe it. My car has difficulty driving up Buffalo street!

... are you serious ?


Yes. The hill is about as steep as it possibly can be. It makes the walking distance seem 2-3x as long from the commons to collegetown. When driving up the hill I have to shift into 2nd or 3rd gear.

If you plan on commuting, live in the part of Collegetown closest to campus (ex: above Starbucks). The hill is an absolute killer and will add an extra 10-15 minutes to your morning commute.


If you're commuting up Buffalo, you're not really living in Collegetown though. That hill is gnarly. I live in lower collegetown (near state street) and have about a 15 minute walk to class. It's slightly uphill, but it's not nearly as bad as it would be if I lived west of Stewart (where THE hill begins).

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby kapital98 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:31 pm

HBBJohnStamos wrote:
If you're commuting up Buffalo, you're not really living in Collegetown though. That hill is gnarly. I live in lower collegetown (near state street) and have about a 15 minute walk to class. It's slightly uphill, but it's not nearly as bad as it would be if I lived west of Stewart (where THE hill begins).


I agree with this. It's a little hard to define where collegetown ends and the commons begins. At least no one has explained it to me. IMO, where you live is about the absolute maximum distance for walking.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby toothbrush » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:29 am

How soon after my FA docs are received (I called today and they have it) will I hear back ?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby Lincoln » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:47 am

CR2012 wrote:Is taking a bus a viable option?


Yes. If you live downtown or in Fall Creek the 10 (the campus loop) runs every five minutes in the morning on weekdays. The 30 (and a bunch of other buses) run up State Street and College Ave almost as often. They both stop about 200 feet from the law school and take about 10-15 minutes each. You have a free bus pass your first year at Cornell. It's about $200/year after that.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby Lavitz » Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:21 pm

Rev. Cherrycoke wrote:Thanks for the VERY helpful link Lavitz.

You're welcome.

Won't be online for a while. Hope the April ASW people have fun!

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby guinness1547 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:16 pm

Lavitz wrote:
toothbrush wrote:On a side note.. I feel like I may end up at Cornell for sure but I'm too scared to go apartment hunting yet. Lavitz, since I know you have HLS pending and such.. are you worried about getting a place already or you feel it's okay to wait til June ?

Err, I was kind of planning on living in Hughes for various reasons. And yes, one of the reasons is because I am still holding out for Harvard and don't want to have to break a lease / leave roommates hanging. If I really wanted an apartment though, yeah, I'd be worried about waiting until June. I was actually planning on visiting in early May to look at apartments but if I get my Hughes assignment, I may not bother.


I hope you get the Harvard and give your Cornell scholarship money to TLSers haha

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby iMisto » Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:44 am

Guinness, you make up your mind yet?

Where's comeonletsgo??

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby holaginger » Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:27 pm

Is there a dress code for ASW? ...I might be slightly more concerned about my outfit choices than about the actual ASW experience. :wink:

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby iMisto » Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:28 am

holaginger wrote:Is there a dress code for ASW? ...I might be slightly more concerned about my outfit choices than about the actual ASW experience. :wink:


Wear something comfortable/presentable.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby toothbrush » Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:17 pm

iMisto wrote:
holaginger wrote:Is there a dress code for ASW? ...I might be slightly more concerned about my outfit choices than about the actual ASW experience. :wink:


Wear something comfortable/presentable.

I love this answer for how much it doesn't answer the question. :)

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby guinness1547 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:44 pm

iMisto wrote:Guinness, you make up your mind yet?

Where's comeonletsgo??


Adam Schefter is reporting that Guinness and Cornell Law are close to agreeing to a 3 year deal.

I look forward to seeing you all in Ithaca this fall.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby iMisto » Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:35 pm

guinness1547 wrote:
iMisto wrote:Guinness, you make up your mind yet?

Where's comeonletsgo??


Adam Schefter is reporting that Guinness and Cornell Law are close to agreeing to a 3 year deal.

I look forward to seeing you all in Ithaca this fall.


Yesssssss! :P

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby laura2011 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:45 am

checking in. paid my seat deposit for the JD/LLM Paris program. super excited!!

:D

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby Arkham » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:12 pm

Just accepted my scholarship, so yeah, pretty stoked to see y'all in the Fall. I wish I could attend the ASW, but gotta finish up my undergrad first, ha.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby Iamnotworthy » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:08 pm

So who else is excited for this weekend???? :D




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