forward wrote:NU says the atmosphere is very collegial. Have you found that to be true in your experience?
Flustercluck wrote:How convenient are outlets etc both inside and out of class, and how big of an issue would/will battery life really be? Are most exams done on laptops and how's the mac compatibility in this regard. Any other advice/observations/considerations?
You won't have any problems with outlets except for a handful of classes in Levy Mayer (the old building). Most of those are upper-level classes that meet for short periods, so it's not a big deal. If you have a class there, just make sure you have a good charge before class.
BTW, just ignore NU's laptop recommendations and buy what is good for you. There is no proprietary test-taking software or anything like that. They're just trying to get you to buy a laptop through their program at inflated prices.
Eugenie Danglars wrote:My question is, how are you/am I going to afford housing on the budget? I found a lot of great, cheap places on craigslist, but it's impossible for me to be in Chicago to hunt/sign a lease before August 15, when there will likely be nothing available. The recommended free realty service will sign the lease for you, but their cheapest of places is over $900/month. I'm planning to stretch my loans to cover the 12 months, so that leaves only $100/month for utilities, food, and everything...
You can do it, just watch your spending. Ditch your car (you won't need it) and don't buy new clothes, televisions, phones, and lobster dinners. I live about 3 blocks from the school and have had no trouble keeping up with rent and bills and other expenses using only my student loans. I'm not living like a king, but I'm not starving.
BTW, when StudentSpace tells you you'll get $100 for dropping their name, don't believe them.