Northwestern Class of 2018

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2018)

Expected loan debt at graduation?

$0
6
15%
Under $50k
2
5%
$50k - $75k
5
13%
$75k - $100k
5
13%
$100k - $125k
4
10%
$125k - $150k
6
15%
$150k - $175k
3
8%
$175k - $200k
0
No votes
$200k - $225k
5
13%
$225k - $250k+
3
8%
 
Total votes: 39

WhatCouldHaveBeen
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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby WhatCouldHaveBeen » Wed May 06, 2015 4:49 pm

Today I got a bubbly one about how my deposit is accepted and seat is confirmed etc etc. It also told me to carpe diem my summer and go skydiving should the mood strike.

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trynalaw123
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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby trynalaw123 » Thu May 07, 2015 10:19 am

WhatCouldHaveBeen wrote:Today I got a bubbly one about how my deposit is accepted and seat is confirmed etc etc. It also told me to carpe diem my summer and go skydiving should the mood strike.


Same, maybe they heard our cry for acknowledgment haha the use of "y'all" threw me a little bit but at least she embraced the cheesiness

BruiserWoods
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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby BruiserWoods » Fri May 08, 2015 12:30 am

Kind of freaking out bc I never filled out the scholarship acceptance form - they upped their offer April 30th via e-mail and I forgot. Do you think it will be okay if I fill it out a week late? They upped their offer on April 30th and it hasn't been updated in the system yet so I'm not sure if I should even fill it out yet...

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby hearsay77 » Fri May 08, 2015 2:28 am

BruiserWoods wrote:Kind of freaking out bc I never filled out the scholarship acceptance form - they upped their offer April 30th via e-mail and I forgot. Do you think it will be okay if I fill it out a week late? They upped their offer on April 30th and it hasn't been updated in the system yet so I'm not sure if I should even fill it out yet...


Call and ask them.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby hearsay77 » Thu May 14, 2015 12:29 pm

Hey all! I took over the OP from Dog and am hoping to make this thread a bit more active. I'm about to update the poll (and will try to every week or so, so let me know if you have any suggestions!), and planning to add a bunch of stuff to the OP over the next couple of days. Stay tuned.

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Kinky John
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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby Kinky John » Thu May 14, 2015 12:32 pm

hearsay77 wrote:Hey all! I took over the OP from Dog and am hoping to make this thread a bit more active. I'm about to update the poll (and will try to every week or so, so let me know if you have any suggestions!), and planning to add a bunch of stuff to the OP over the next couple of days. Stay tuned.


Did we already do a "where do you plan on living?" That's my vote

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby hearsay77 » Thu May 14, 2015 12:34 pm

Kinky John wrote:
hearsay77 wrote:Hey all! I took over the OP from Dog and am hoping to make this thread a bit more active. I'm about to update the poll (and will try to every week or so, so let me know if you have any suggestions!), and planning to add a bunch of stuff to the OP over the next couple of days. Stay tuned.


Did we already do a "where do you plan on living?" That's my vote


I was debating between that and when are you moving and chose before I saw your post -- will do that one next!

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby hearsay77 » Thu May 14, 2015 1:06 pm

A bunch of new links have been added to the OP! I also found last year's orientation schedule and pre-matriculation guide, if anyone is interested. I don't want to confuse people by posting them in the OP since they're not for this year.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby scorneli » Thu May 14, 2015 2:20 pm

hearsay77 wrote:A bunch of new links have been added to the OP! I also found last year's orientation schedule and pre-matriculation guide, if anyone is interested. I don't want to confuse people by posting them in the OP since they're not for this year.


Ah, orientation. A surprising amount of pomp and circumstance.

nemrac11
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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby nemrac11 » Thu May 14, 2015 9:33 pm

Checking in. Just signed a lease and moving to Chicago in June.

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trynalaw123
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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby trynalaw123 » Fri May 15, 2015 9:37 am

nemrac11 wrote:Checking in. Just signed a lease and moving to Chicago in June.


So exciting, congrats!
And thanks, hearsay, for the new info :)

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby hearsay77 » Fri May 15, 2015 4:20 pm

trynalaw123 wrote:
nemrac11 wrote:Checking in. Just signed a lease and moving to Chicago in June.


So exciting, congrats!
And thanks, hearsay, for the new info :)


Congrats @nemrac!

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon May 18, 2015 10:55 pm

Something to look forward to. 8)
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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby hearsay77 » Tue May 19, 2015 2:39 am

rinkrat19 wrote:Something to look forward to. 8)
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so cool o.O

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Wed May 20, 2015 8:42 am

Does anyone remember when NU is going to mail the travel stipends to us?

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby hearsay77 » Fri May 22, 2015 2:28 pm

New poll up!

I was going to do the where are you going to live one, but Chicago has so many damn neighborhoods and I'm totally not familiar with the area so I got confused. Will do that in the future. (If anyone wants to give me a good breakdown of the neighborhoods, that would be awesome too :D )

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby OhBoyOhBortles » Fri May 22, 2015 2:30 pm

FloridaCoastalorbust wrote:Does anyone remember when NU is going to mail the travel stipends to us?


I got mine today actually. (Don't mind me, I'm just lurking)

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Kinky John
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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby Kinky John » Sat May 23, 2015 4:42 pm

Georgetown c/o 2018: 69 pages
Chicago c/o 2018: 48 pages
Harvard c/o 2018: 38 pages
USC c/o 2018: 37 pages
Cornell c/o 2018: 30 pages
Berkeley c/o 2018: 27 pages
NYU c/o 2018: 26 pages
Columbia c/o 2018: 25 pages
Michigan c/o 2018: 24 pages
UPenn c/o 2018: 21 pages
Northwestern c/o 2018: 20 pages

We're not even T10 guys. cmon

cheap, underrated things to do over a weekend in chicago?

hearsay77
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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby hearsay77 » Sun May 24, 2015 3:43 pm

Kinky John wrote:Georgetown c/o 2018: 69 pages
Chicago c/o 2018: 48 pages
Harvard c/o 2018: 38 pages
USC c/o 2018: 37 pages
Cornell c/o 2018: 30 pages
Berkeley c/o 2018: 27 pages
NYU c/o 2018: 26 pages
Columbia c/o 2018: 25 pages
Michigan c/o 2018: 24 pages
UPenn c/o 2018: 21 pages
Northwestern c/o 2018: 20 pages

We're not even T10 guys. cmon

cheap, underrated things to do over a weekend in chicago?


I think your question would better be answered in the NU 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions thread, since most of us in this thread don't live in Chicago yet!

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby nemrac11 » Sun May 24, 2015 4:09 pm

Kinky John wrote:Georgetown c/o 2018: 69 pages
Chicago c/o 2018: 48 pages
Harvard c/o 2018: 38 pages
USC c/o 2018: 37 pages
Cornell c/o 2018: 30 pages
Berkeley c/o 2018: 27 pages
NYU c/o 2018: 26 pages
Columbia c/o 2018: 25 pages
Michigan c/o 2018: 24 pages
UPenn c/o 2018: 21 pages
Northwestern c/o 2018: 20 pages

We're not even T10 guys. cmon

cheap, underrated things to do over a weekend in chicago?



I asked in the thread hearsay brought up about things to do in Chicago since I am moving there next month and this was someone's response.

Holly Golightly wrote: Hang out on the beach and drink. Check out rooftop bars downtown. Explore the museums and Lincoln Park Zoo. Get a divvy bike and ride around on the lake path. Explore the many drunk brunch options. Go to some Sox games and a rooftop at a Cubs game (but fuck the Cubs, go Sox). Check out Humboldt Park (the actual park). Find someone with a rooftop pool to hang out with. Hang out in Millennium and Grant Parks. Go up to Milwaukee during Summerfest (you can take a bus or train). While there, drink Spotted Cow and eat a bunch of cheese curds.
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Kinky John
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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby Kinky John » Sun May 24, 2015 5:46 pm

Cool info.

What's a discussion that we can get going then?

nemrac11
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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby nemrac11 » Sun May 24, 2015 6:40 pm

Anyone have success negotiating more money using an offer from a school just outside the T14?

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby hearsay77 » Mon May 25, 2015 1:38 pm

Kinky John wrote:Cool info.

What's a discussion that we can get going then?


Anyone know when we will get more information on sections/first semester classes/etc? Will it be at orientation or any sooner than that?

Also, how is everyone finding places to live/where are you living?

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby nemrac11 » Mon May 25, 2015 2:15 pm

hearsay77 wrote:
Kinky John wrote:Cool info.

What's a discussion that we can get going then?


Anyone know when we will get more information on sections/first semester classes/etc? Will it be at orientation or any sooner than that?

Also, how is everyone finding places to live/where are you living?


Looking at last year's thread they found out their sections on Caesar on August 20 (5 days before the start of orientation). I'm pretty sure during orientation some of the events we are split up by our sections.

I signed a lease to live in Streeterville during 1L. While I'd prefer to live in Old Town, Lakeview, or Lincoln Park, I figure for 1L it makes sense to make my life as easy as possible especially with how much time we will be spending at school. I used sites like Zillow, Trulia, Padmapper, etc to search for listing, but also called some of the bigger places that had their own leasing offices (Seneca, Axis, McClurg, etc). One thing I would recommend is search for apartments and call them directly. The place I signed at doesn't advertise on Zillow or any other site, but they ended up being cheaper and better maintained than some of the other, more popular options.

Feel free to PM me if you want more details on my place and the other apartments I checked out near the law school.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby Kinky John » Mon May 25, 2015 2:29 pm

nemrac11 wrote:
hearsay77 wrote:
Kinky John wrote:Cool info.

What's a discussion that we can get going then?


Anyone know when we will get more information on sections/first semester classes/etc? Will it be at orientation or any sooner than that?

Also, how is everyone finding places to live/where are you living?


Looking at last year's thread they found out their sections on Caesar on August 20 (5 days before the start of orientation). I'm pretty sure during orientation some of the events we are split up by our sections.

I signed a lease to live in Streeterville during 1L. While I'd prefer to live in Old Town, Lakeview, or Lincoln Park, I figure for 1L it makes sense to make my life as easy as possible especially with how much time we will be spending at school. I used sites like Zillow, Trulia, Padmapper, etc to search for listing, but also called some of the bigger places that had their own leasing offices (Seneca, Axis, McClurg, etc). One thing I would recommend is search for apartments and call them directly. The place I signed at doesn't advertise on Zillow or any other site, but they ended up being cheaper and better maintained than some of the other, more popular options.

Feel free to PM me if you want more details on my place and the other apartments I checked out near the law school.


PM'ed

I get excited every time I check out an apartment online, but then I remember the loan budget. $14,040 for rent + food for 9 months ($18,234 if you include personal and transportation) works out to $1170 ($1520)/month for 12 months. Not bad, just feels like it's cutting it close. That's grad student life, I guess




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