Question/PSA for fellow 0Ls as well as current students:
After a little research, it seems like short of physically apartment-hunting you are limited to basically two options: Regents or Grad Housing. Here is a back-of-the-napkin cost of each for 1L Year:Grad Housing:
Studio: ~850 (depending on building)+$80 Parking = ~930
1B: ~950+$80 Parking =~$1030
2BR: ~1100+$80 Parking =~1180
Heat/Water/Gas seem to be included in almost all buildings, and furnished is like an extra $25 a month, if even.
Anywhere between a 30 second walk and 10 minute bike ride from the Law School.Regents:
Studio : ~$1000+$70 Utilities+$175 Parking+$50 Furniture=~$1295
One Bedroom: ~$1300+$70 Utilities+$175 Parking+$50 Furniture=~$1595
2BR: ~$1800+$70 Utilities+$175 Parking+$50 Furniture=~$2095
Assumes $600 in total furniture cost (it will be much higher if you're buying from IKEA).
$400 Non-Refundable app/move-in fee (so add like $35 more per month).
15-20 minute shuttle from Law School.
Free Gym (though you already have membership to UChi Gyms), In-building Mini-grocery, etc...
And the biggest kicker: As mentioned earlier, Grad Housing is a 9-month lease, while The Regents (and other "normal" buildings) has a 12-month minimum. If you can't find a sublet for whatever reason, that's a lot of money to piss away.
For those who live/plan on living in The Regents: Why? Do you think the premium was/is worth it? Am I missing something? I find it kind of strange that as debt-conscious/averse as people are around here, people ITT and on the Facebook page are just taking for granted that they need to spring for Regents...