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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby dgouzoul » Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:19 am

yeah, lol @ "drinks specials" meaning 5 dollar drinks in big cities

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby jnorsky » Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:25 am

yea and those specials dont exist from 11 - 4 on friday and saturday nights, jesus i want to go to law school already.

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby chicoalto0649 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:56 pm

What is your biggest pet-peeve about the city/school?

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby slider » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:13 am

vanwinkle wrote:
vamedic03 wrote:Also, if you're 28 or younger, make sure you get your parents' information (Sucked being 28, married, and financially independent for 6 years and having to call and get my parents financial info)

Not married, but 28 and very financially independent for 6 years also, and I had to jump through the same hoops. It is a little ridiculous, but oh well, if going to UVA Law were easy everyone would be doing it.


Looks like they changed the age limit (for parental financial disclosure) down to 26 years old.

"Please note that admitted students age 26 and under must submit parental financial information on the Law School Financial Aid Application to be considered for scholarship aid."

Screwed just the same! :|

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby Chromakey » Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:41 pm

slider wrote:
vanwinkle wrote:
vamedic03 wrote:Also, if you're 28 or younger, make sure you get your parents' information (Sucked being 28, married, and financially independent for 6 years and having to call and get my parents financial info)

Not married, but 28 and very financially independent for 6 years also, and I had to jump through the same hoops. It is a little ridiculous, but oh well, if going to UVA Law were easy everyone would be doing it.


Looks like they changed the age limit (for parental financial disclosure) down to 26 years old.

"Please note that admitted students age 26 and under must submit parental financial information on the Law School Financial Aid Application to be considered for scholarship aid."

Screwed just the same! :|



Thanks for pointing that out! When I read it the other day, the age limit was still 28. This is going to make things a little simpler. Sorry it doesn't help you out though.

On another note, does anyone have experience living in C'ville with pets? I'm curious to know how far from the law school I might have to live in order to have a fenced yard. I've had my own home for the last three years and I'm a little worried about finding a place to rent with two dogs and two cats. I checked the classifieds, but (and I'm not surprised given the time of year), there doesn't seem to be too much available.

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby 02082010 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:58 pm

So I filled out the FAFSA a few weeks ago and I submitted UVA's finaid application just a second ago.

Does this mean I'll get my aid package (merit and need-based) as soon as they start sending them out?

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby vanwinkle » Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:59 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:So I filled out the FAFSA a few weeks ago and I submitted UVA's finaid application just a second ago.

Does this mean I'll get my aid package (merit and need-based) as soon as they start sending them out?

Likely, but that still won't be until mid/late March.

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby 02082010 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:16 pm

vanwinkle wrote:
hopefulundergrad wrote:So I filled out the FAFSA a few weeks ago and I submitted UVA's finaid application just a second ago.

Does this mean I'll get my aid package (merit and need-based) as soon as they start sending them out?

Likely, but that still won't be until mid/late March.


Thanks, just wondering.

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby BostonLaw10 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:30 pm

is Ivy Gardens as bad as it sounds on some apartment ratings and reviews sites? I was thinking of putting down a deposit for a one BR but I won't be able to check it out until ASW in March- risky? Where are some other places to check out? I will have a car.

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby Kronk » Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:12 pm

Do you ever see the med students? If so, do you brawl?

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby 02082010 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:47 pm

VoidSix wrote:Do you ever see the med students? If so, do you brawl?


More like to brawl with the students at Darden.

Med students will actually be contributing something to the world.

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby vamedic03 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 5:01 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:
VoidSix wrote:Do you ever see the med students? If so, do you brawl?


More like to brawl with the students at Darden.

Med students will actually be contributing something to the world.


some will contribute something . . . I'm not sure if the world really needs more dermatologists or plastic surgeons doing cosmetic work

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby bluejayk » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:39 pm

does UVa have a decent pool for lap swimming? Is it for regular students only or is it shared with water polo/swim team?

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby vanwinkle » Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:26 pm

bluejayk wrote:does UVa have a decent pool for lap swimming? Is it for regular students only or is it shared with water polo/swim team?

There's an aquatic fitness center which has a pool. I believe regular students have access to it when that gym is open and there isn't an event scheduled. You can read about it here:

http://www.virginia.edu/ims/aquatics/afc_pool.php

I believe these are the hours for that pool (with the stipulation that it can be closed for events):

http://www.virginia.edu/ims/aquatics/pool_sched.php

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby bluejayk » Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:08 pm

thanks, looks nice

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby Waterman47 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:13 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:How expensive is it to live in Charlottesville, not including rent?

Sample budget per month:
Utilities?
Groceries?
Going out to eat (by this I mean grabbing breakfast/lunch on campus when you forgot to bring something)?
Entertainment (clubs/bars, restaurants, etc.)?
Miscellaneous?


Utilities- depends on where you live, some places include all utilities in your rent, some places only charge you for water, etc. I live at a somewhat nice apartment complex and I pay ~40 for water and 60-140 for electricity depending on the season.

Groceries- somewhat depends on where you shop, but this shouldn't be any different than where you currently live. You can save ~20% shopping at Kroger as opposed to Harris Teeter, the "high-end" grocery store near the school.

Food at school- they sell subs and sandwiches for $5 and a variety of other foods for about the same. The cafeteria "meals" are usually terrible. Prices are not cheap but not ridic either.

Entertainment- not sure if there are any "clubs" here, it's mostly bars/restaurants with a dance floor. Restaurants range from $7-8 a person all the way up to $50-60 a person. One thing we definitely don't lack here is a nice selection of restaurants.

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby 02082010 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:32 pm

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby vanwinkle » Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:33 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:So in another thread (or maybe this one) most UVA 1Ls have said they are coming in way under the $17k COL budget the school projected. Meaning they spent a lot less than 8.5k during the first semester.

Approximately, what was your COL (including rent) for this past fall? (Any UVA student feel free to answer this one)

I went over, but I was also rather reckless with my spending and had a savings cushion I could eat into if I did. Now I've eaten up that cushion and I'm having to actually budget this semester. :oops:

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby 02082010 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:41 pm

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby elliefont » Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:44 pm

Dear 1Ls:

How do you feel about Feb Club starting tomorrow?

<3, ellie

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby 02082010 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:53 pm

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby Cavalier » Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:59 pm

elliefont wrote:Dear 1Ls:

How do you feel about Feb Club starting tomorrow?

<3, ellie

It actually starts tonight! Although from my understanding, the parties from Sunday through Wednesday are more for 2Ls and 3Ls, since 1Ls have more to deal with than. I will hopefully attend most of the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday parties this month.

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby Kohinoor » Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:58 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:
So in another thread (or maybe this one) most UVA 1Ls have said they are coming in way under the $17k COL budget the school projected. Meaning they spent a lot less than 8.5k during the first semester.

Approximately, what was your COL (including rent) for this past fall? (Any UVA student feel free to answer this one)

~14k. Chipotle every day adds up.




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