Cornell Class of 2017

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby Lavitz » Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:51 pm

akg144 wrote:Yes, Country Inn & Suites - great customer review ratings across the board - great work out facilities, pool etc. and offers a free shuttle to and from the airport on demand - pretty sweet deal for just $70/night on hotels.com (marked down from $117 on other sites) i'm psyched

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Of Ithaca
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1100 Danby Rd
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I'm assuming the shuttle will take you to the law school as well, because that place is far. Looks like a great deal if they do though.

I think most people stay at the Best Western, Holiday Inn, or Hilton Garden Inn. Maybe the Statler if you have the money. There should be a bunch of places with amenities and price ranges listed in the Ithaca guide they sent you.

Can't really recommend anything personally. I stayed at the Hillside Inn, and I wouldn't recommend it unless you're driving yourself and you don't mind sketchy places.

OliveBC wrote:How quickly does housing in Hughes go? Should I apply now to make sure I get a spot even if I'm not positive yet that I'm going to end up at Cornell?

It depends on the year. It went pretty fast last year, like late-April.

The thing is, you won't get an assignment until you submit your first seat deposit anyway. You'll get the assignment a few weeks after they receive the seat deposit, and then you'll have two weeks to decide whether to accept it. So there's really no harm in applying now. But it also may not help that much since I think it mostly goes by who submitted the seat deposit first, although I assume when assigning people who submitted the seat deposit around the same time, preference would go to whoever applied for housing first.

In either case, even if you do get shut out at first, there will definitely be vacancies opening up throughout the summer. If you stay on the waitlist long enough, you're pretty much bound to get it. When we arrived, we had at least one or two vacancies in female suites, and I know someone who got into Hughes even though he was admitted off reserve in late July.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby OliveBC » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:53 pm

OliveBC wrote:How quickly does housing in Hughes go? Should I apply now to make sure I get a spot even if I'm not positive yet that I'm going to end up at Cornell?

It depends on the year. It went pretty fast last year, like late-April.

The thing is, you won't get an assignment until you submit your first seat deposit anyway. You'll get the assignment a few weeks after they receive the seat deposit, and then you'll have two weeks to decide whether to accept it. So there's really no harm in applying now. But it also may not help that much since I think it mostly goes by who submitted the seat deposit first, although I assume when assigning people who submitted the seat deposit around the same time, preference would go to whoever applied for housing first.

In either case, even if you do get shut out at first, there will definitely be vacancies opening up throughout the summer. If you stay on the waitlist long enough, you're pretty much bound to get it. When we arrived, we had at least one or two vacancies in female suites, and I know someone who got into Hughes even though he was admitted off reserve in late July.


Thanks Lavitz! That is exactly what I needed to know, guess I will go ahead and apply then :)

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby Yea All Right » Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:54 pm

Decided to apply for housing in Hughes in case I attend Cornell. Some people say it's too stressful to live with a bunch of other law students, but I thought it'd be reassuring to be around people who are going through the same struggle.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby AAJD2B » Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:01 pm

Yea All Right wrote:Decided to apply for housing in Hughes in case I attend Cornell. Some people say it's too stressful to live with a bunch of other law students, but I thought it'd be reassuring to be around people who are going through the same struggle.


Yeah, I am thinking the same thing.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby OliveBC » Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:02 pm

Yea All Right wrote:Decided to apply for housing in Hughes in case I attend Cornell. Some people say it's too stressful to live with a bunch of other law students, but I thought it'd be reassuring to be around people who are going through the same struggle.


I would say that was my reasoning too, but really I just want to be able to go to class in winter without having to put on 20 layers and snow shoes :lol:

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby AAJD2B » Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:15 pm

OliveBC wrote:
Yea All Right wrote:Decided to apply for housing in Hughes in case I attend Cornell. Some people say it's too stressful to live with a bunch of other law students, but I thought it'd be reassuring to be around people who are going through the same struggle.


I would say that was my reasoning too, but really I just want to be able to go to class in winter without having to put on 20 layers and snow shoes :lol:


:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby Yea All Right » Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:52 pm

AAJD2B wrote:
OliveBC wrote:
Yea All Right wrote:Decided to apply for housing in Hughes in case I attend Cornell. Some people say it's too stressful to live with a bunch of other law students, but I thought it'd be reassuring to be around people who are going through the same struggle.


I would say that was my reasoning too, but really I just want to be able to go to class in winter without having to put on 20 layers and snow shoes :lol:


:lol: :lol: :lol:


I know right? Hughes being connected to the law school is actually very appealing to me. Plus the fact that it's so easy to go home after a long night in the library (haven't done that since moving farther off-campus).

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby toothbrush » Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:23 pm

If anyone wants non-Hughes related advice about housing or other Cornell questions answered from another point of view, I'm happy to field questions in addition to Lavitz. I'm another 1L and live in Collegetown Terrace which is arguably the best balance between distance/price/quality. I'll watch this thread or feel free to PM me.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby AAJD2B » Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:32 pm

toothbrush wrote:If anyone wants non-Hughes related advice about housing or other Cornell questions answered from another point of view, I'm happy to field questions in addition to Lavitz. I'm another 1L and live in Collegetown Terrace which is arguably the best balance between distance/price/quality. I'll watch this thread or feel free to PM me.


When is the best time to apply for housing at Collegetown Terrace? I am hoping to visit the law school in April before making a firm decision. Is that considered too late to secure housing there?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby toothbrush » Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:52 pm

AAJD2B wrote:
toothbrush wrote:If anyone wants non-Hughes related advice about housing or other Cornell questions answered from another point of view, I'm happy to field questions in addition to Lavitz. I'm another 1L and live in Collegetown Terrace which is arguably the best balance between distance/price/quality. I'll watch this thread or feel free to PM me.


When is the best time to apply for housing at Collegetown Terrace? I am hoping to visit the law school in April before making a firm decision. Is that considered too late to secure housing there?


I didn't visit until ~June/July and that's when I found my apartment that I signed. It's by no means a "bad one" either. I know that they're having trouble filling apartments for next year because they just constructed the final building in their 5 year plan (it's a huge new building opening in August). I don't believe that they were at capacity this year with the new 106 building, so I imagine there is PLENTY of housing available even through the summer for this year This also means they're cutting prices (from what I hear)...

I'm not offering to host people during ASW but if you want to check out the indoors of the complex (gym, mail, new buildings, yoga room, massage parlor) and my studio feel free to PM me to set something up.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby Yea All Right » Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:54 am

toothbrush wrote:If anyone wants non-Hughes related advice about housing or other Cornell questions answered from another point of view, I'm happy to field questions in addition to Lavitz. I'm another 1L and live in Collegetown Terrace which is arguably the best balance between distance/price/quality. I'll watch this thread or feel free to PM me.


I'm interested. How long does it take to get to the law school, and could you help us get a general idea of pricing? Thanks!

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby toothbrush » Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:30 am

Yea All Right wrote:
toothbrush wrote:If anyone wants non-Hughes related advice about housing or other Cornell questions answered from another point of view, I'm happy to field questions in addition to Lavitz. I'm another 1L and live in Collegetown Terrace which is arguably the best balance between distance/price/quality. I'll watch this thread or feel free to PM me.


I'm interested. How long does it take to get to the law school, and could you help us get a general idea of pricing? Thanks!


To begin, here's their (new) website that gives a decent representation of what to offer. http://collegetownterraceithaca.com/bui ... e.php?id=1

My general advice is if you're cool doing a 2BR, you should. It'd run you each ~1k and you get a ton of space for that value. Second, mostly everything up here is egregiously expensive if you live near the law school. That said, studios run from 1200-1600. 1BR from 1400-1800. 2BR for 1800-~2200. Not really sure. Like I said, I think there's room to negotiate prices because they are cutting their prices because they can't fill the rooms and they're opening a new apartment.

Also, they have new mini studios (kitchenette, no laundry in room) at around ~250sq ft for sub 1k that actually look pretty nice,

About getting to school. It's a 10-15 min walk (up a hill). However, there is a shuttle that everyone takes. It picks up in two locations and drops off in two locations (law school, hotel school). The shuttle starts at 7:30 and runs every twenty minutes until 12:30 (so every :10, :30, :50). It then has pick ups at like 1255, 130, 2xx.. And becomes more regular from 3-5. I never take it in the afternoon.

It takes 3-5 minutes to get to school that way. There is also Ithaca TCAT busses that have a stop across the street that take an equal amount of time and are equally convenient. Remember, all 1L's get a free year of TCAT bus usage.

Sorry for rant. Hope that helps.
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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby Yea All Right » Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:57 pm

Thanks for the post toothbrush! Not a rant at all, helped a lot! I will definitely look into this option.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby Serett » Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:50 pm

Checking in, and thanks for the info, Toothbrush! I'm very interested in non-Hughes living (convenience be damned, they'd have to drag me kicking and screaming into something dorm-like), so it was very helpful.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby Tariffs » Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:44 am

Checking in. I'm a current undergrad at Cornell living in Collegetown and am a 5 minute walk from the law school. I'm also a recent admit and still considering staying in Ithaca for the next 3 years. If anyone has any questions about Ithaca or Cornell as a whole feel free to PM me. Currently planning on attending the ASW March 7 but will probably stop by both since I have nothing better to do as a second semester senior. If anyone would like to grab lunch or drinks while they're here feel free to PM me as well.

ETA: That picture of Taughannock in the OP is awesome, probably my favorite trail to hike in the area especially in Winter when the waterfall is frozen. Watkins Glen is also incredible but it's a little over an hour away.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby toothbrush » Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:51 am

Tariffs wrote:considering staying in Ithaca for the next 3 years.

masochist :lol:

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby Tariffs » Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:54 am

toothbrush wrote:
Tariffs wrote:considering staying in Ithaca for the next 3 years.

masochist :lol:


Emphasis on considering, but in all honesty my past 4 years here have been the best of my life. That plus the fact that Cornell has an incredible law school makes it an attractive option for me.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby AAJD2B » Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:59 am

Tariffs wrote:
toothbrush wrote:
Tariffs wrote:considering staying in Ithaca for the next 3 years.

masochist :lol:


Emphasis on considering, but in all honesty my past 4 years here have been the best of my life. That plus the fact that Cornell has an incredible law school makes it an attractive option for me.


Just PMd you.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby AAJD2B » Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:00 pm

vicpin5190 wrote:So I just found out there's a Diversity ASW (the 2nd ASW). Wish I had known this before I booked a flight and hotel a few weeks back.....


Oh wow. You didn't get the email from Hope??

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby akg144 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:22 am

Has anyone received scholarship information yet? If not, has anyone heard from the adcomm's when merit scholarship's will be offered?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby kemosabe » Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:44 pm

akg144 wrote:Has anyone received scholarship information yet? If not, has anyone heard from the adcomm's when merit scholarship's will be offered?


I haven't heard anything from the school yet. Lavitz mentioned a page earlier that they come in March. I'm expecting to hear from NU and GULC during the first week of March, so that time frame seems pretty standard.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby akg144 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:09 am

K so early March is the typical time period - can anyone else confirm that?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby Lincoln » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:17 am

Since you're all talking about housing. I lived in a really nice apt downtown with two roommates that cost $500/month and was nicer than anything in ctown. It took me 10-15 minutes to walk home at night. And I had a lot of fun for the money I saved. Just so you guys know it's not ctown or bust. Plus you avoid the frattastic scene that is ctown on a Friday night. (No offense to the fratstars in the thread.)




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