Texas Class of 2018

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

Are you going to UT?

Definitely attending
23
74%
Most likely attending
4
13%
Only attending with an increase in scholarship
0
No votes
Probably not attending
0
No votes
Using UT as scholarship leverage
0
No votes
Not sure if attending law school this cycle
4
13%
 
Total votes: 31

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BrazilBandit
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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby BrazilBandit » Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:09 pm

IsThisForReal wrote:
BrazilBandit wrote:Everything is bigger in Texas, including scholarships! Just awarded 75K + Non-Resident Tuition Exemption for a total award of $ 122,000. I have never been so excited my whole entire life.

Congrats! Was this through matching or your initial offer?


Initial offer!

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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby IsThisForReal » Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:10 pm

BrazilBandit wrote:
IsThisForReal wrote:
BrazilBandit wrote:Everything is bigger in Texas, including scholarships! Just awarded 75K + Non-Resident Tuition Exemption for a total award of $ 122,000. I have never been so excited my whole entire life.

Congrats! Was this through matching or your initial offer?


Initial offer!

Oh, jeez. This was through email right?

Now I'm going to be refreshing my email all day.

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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby BrazilBandit » Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:15 pm

IsThisForReal wrote:
BrazilBandit wrote:
IsThisForReal wrote:
BrazilBandit wrote:Everything is bigger in Texas, including scholarships! Just awarded 75K + Non-Resident Tuition Exemption for a total award of $ 122,000. I have never been so excited my whole entire life.

Congrats! Was this through matching or your initial offer?


Initial offer!

Oh, jeez. This was through email right?

Now I'm going to be refreshing my email all day.


Correct!

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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby Itstatertot » Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:22 pm

BrazilBandit wrote:Everything is bigger in Texas, including scholarships! Just awarded 75K + Non-Resident Tuition Exemption for a total award of $ 122,000. I have never been so excited my whole entire life.

Congrats that's amazing!!! Would love to hear stats as we'll and when you were admitted.

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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby xc326 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:55 pm

For anyone who's looking for an apartment here in Austin, I'm looking for someone to take over my lease and all of my furniture. I've posted it on craigslist -- http://austin.craigslist.org/apa/4935357033.html . I don't go on tls often, so if you're interested, please reply via craigslist. Thanks!

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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby mpvarelasisley » Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:22 pm

Have any of y'all started looking at housing yet, or are you just going to wait to look for housing when it gets closer? I've been looking online for 3 hours and haven't had much success in finding affordable places to live online + places that allow a dog (I have a 6 month-old puppy that I just can't imagine giving away) :|

Possibly going to ASW, but it's looking like I'll make the April 10th one because of school.

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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby FairchildFLT » Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:18 am

mpvarelasisley wrote:Have any of y'all started looking at housing yet, or are you just going to wait to look for housing when it gets closer? I've been looking online for 3 hours and haven't had much success in finding affordable places to live online + places that allow a dog (I have a 6 month-old puppy that I just can't imagine giving away) :|

Possibly going to ASW, but it's looking like I'll make the April 10th one because of school.


I have. I'm looking to buy a house either east or west of campus. I've read that it's a better commute that way.

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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby mpvarelasisley » Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:28 am

FairchildFLT wrote:
mpvarelasisley wrote:Have any of y'all started looking at housing yet, or are you just going to wait to look for housing when it gets closer? I've been looking online for 3 hours and haven't had much success in finding affordable places to live online + places that allow a dog (I have a 6 month-old puppy that I just can't imagine giving away) :|

Possibly going to ASW, but it's looking like I'll make the April 10th one because of school.


I have. I'm looking to buy a house either east or west of campus. I've read that it's a better commute that way.


I'd rather buy a house as well. What website are you suing to search for houses?

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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby FairchildFLT » Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:41 am

mpvarelasisley wrote:
FairchildFLT wrote:
mpvarelasisley wrote:Have any of y'all started looking at housing yet, or are you just going to wait to look for housing when it gets closer? I've been looking online for 3 hours and haven't had much success in finding affordable places to live online + places that allow a dog (I have a 6 month-old puppy that I just can't imagine giving away) :|

Possibly going to ASW, but it's looking like I'll make the April 10th one because of school.


I have. I'm looking to buy a house either east or west of campus. I've read that it's a better commute that way.


I'd rather buy a house as well. What website are you suing to search for houses?


I've been using Trulia to get a feel for what is available in my price range.

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IsThisForReal
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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby IsThisForReal » Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:04 am

I found a few affordable 3BR for rent north of campus close the the MetroRapid lines. Through craigs. Preliminary search. Thought about buying but 150,000 in tuition debt plus 300,000 mortgage is not appealing.

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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby FairchildFLT » Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:37 am

IsThisForReal wrote:I found a few affordable 3BR for rent north of campus close the the MetroRapid lines. Through craigs. Preliminary search. Thought about buying but 150,000 in tuition debt plus 300,000 mortgage is not appealing.


Yeah we're looking at 3+ bed 2+ bath. It would be nice to have the 4th bedroom so I can have an office. I think it'll be a good opportunity to build some equity.

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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby mpvarelasisley » Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:57 am

FairchildFLT wrote:
IsThisForReal wrote:I found a few affordable 3BR for rent north of campus close the the MetroRapid lines. Through craigs. Preliminary search. Thought about buying but 150,000 in tuition debt plus 300,000 mortgage is not appealing.


Yeah we're looking at 3+ bed 2+ bath. It would be nice to have the 4th bedroom so I can have an office. I think it'll be a good opportunity to build some equity.


I agree...I figure that I'm going to be paying that much in rent anyway, so I might as well start putting to something that will someday be mine. Who knows though, I might completely change my mind.

Thanks for bringing up the MetroRapid lines though! I'd totally forgotten about them and it definitely opened up the areas that I'm looking in

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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby BVest » Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:08 pm

FairchildFLT wrote:
mpvarelasisley wrote:Have any of y'all started looking at housing yet, or are you just going to wait to look for housing when it gets closer? I've been looking online for 3 hours and haven't had much success in finding affordable places to live online + places that allow a dog (I have a 6 month-old puppy that I just can't imagine giving away) :|

Possibly going to ASW, but it's looking like I'll make the April 10th one because of school.


I have. I'm looking to buy a house either east or west of campus. I've read that it's a better commute that way.


Unless you have a lot of money, you shouldn't spend too much time looking west of campus. Neighborhoods west of campus are, in order:
West Campus (You don't want to live there)
Pemberton Heights/West Enfield (Austin's old old money)
Tarrytown (Austin's newer old money)
West Lake Hills (Austin's expensive suburb)
It's affordable once you get past Rob Roy (new new money) to the Cuernavaca area (aka Billy Bob Roy), but that's too far out relative to what you could get in other directions.

Here's a heat map.

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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby mpvarelasisley » Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:25 pm

BVest wrote:
FairchildFLT wrote:
mpvarelasisley wrote:Have any of y'all started looking at housing yet, or are you just going to wait to look for housing when it gets closer? I've been looking online for 3 hours and haven't had much success in finding affordable places to live online + places that allow a dog (I have a 6 month-old puppy that I just can't imagine giving away) :|

Possibly going to ASW, but it's looking like I'll make the April 10th one because of school.


I have. I'm looking to buy a house either east or west of campus. I've read that it's a better commute that way.


Unless you have a lot of money, you shouldn't spend too much time looking west of campus. Neighborhoods west of campus are, in order:
West Campus (You don't want to live there)
Pemberton Heights/West Enfield (Austin's old old money)
Tarrytown (Austin's newer old money)
West Lake Hills (Austin's expensive suburb)
It's affordable once you get past Rob Roy (new new money) to the Cuernavaca area (aka Billy Bob Roy), but that's too far out relative to what you could get in other directions.

[url=<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.trulia.com/home_prices/Texas/Austin-heat_map/]Here's" class="vglnk"><span>http</span><span>://</span><span>www</span><span>.</span><span>trulia</span><span>.</span><span>com</span><span>/</span><span>home</span><span>_</span><span>prices</span><span>/</span><span>Texas</span><span>/</span><span>Austin</span><span>-</span><span>heat</span><span>_</span><span>map</span><span>/]</span><span>Here</span><span>'</span><span>s</span></a> a heat map.[/url]



If that's west, what do you suggest in terms of going east or north?

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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby BVest » Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:39 pm

For buying North, I'd look to North Loop area, Hancock, Brentwood. For more money, Hyde Park and Hancock. North and slightly east: Mueller.

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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby Bubbles1012 » Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:38 pm

Hi!
I saw something in the acceptance, denial thread about a group lunch during ASW, so wanted to check in in regards to that.
On another note, ASW overlaps with the Honk! festival and I will be performing there with my band from New Orleans. If anyone is staying through the weekend and looking for something fun to do after ASW we will be playing at a club on sixth street Thursday night, by South Congress street Friday night, and we will also have shows Saturday and Sunday afternoons. We are a super fun Afro Brazilian group with dancers, horns, drummers, etc. we are called Batebunda, which means spank that ass in Portuguese, so as I am sure you can imagine lots of booty shaking tends to accompany our performances.

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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby IsThisForReal » Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:50 pm

Oooh fun! I will def be sticking around.

OP, can we get that lunch restaurant poll now?

ETA: I'm so glad you told us about that festival! That looks really cool.

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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby Bubbles1012 » Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:09 pm

:)
And here is the event page for the Thursday night party
https://m.facebook.com/events/401568766691635

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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby ChemEng1642 » Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:20 am

Bubbles1012 wrote:Hi!
I saw something in the acceptance, denial thread about a group lunch during ASW, so wanted to check in in regards to that.
On another note, ASW overlaps with the Honk! festival and I will be performing there with my band from New Orleans. If anyone is staying through the weekend and looking for something fun to do after ASW we will be playing at a club on sixth street Thursday night, by South Congress street Friday night, and we will also have shows Saturday and Sunday afternoons. We are a super fun Afro Brazilian group with dancers, horns, drummers, etc. we are called Batebunda, which means spank that ass in Portuguese, so as I am sure you can imagine lots of booty shaking tends to accompany our performances.


This sounds awesome!!

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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby ScottPilgrimv.TheLaw » Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:38 am

Bubbles1012 wrote:Hi!
I saw something in the acceptance, denial thread about a group lunch during ASW, so wanted to check in in regards to that.
On another note, ASW overlaps with the Honk! festival and I will be performing there with my band from New Orleans. If anyone is staying through the weekend and looking for something fun to do after ASW we will be playing at a club on sixth street Thursday night, by South Congress street Friday night, and we will also have shows Saturday and Sunday afternoons. We are a super fun Afro Brazilian group with dancers, horns, drummers, etc. we are called Batebunda, which means spank that ass in Portuguese, so as I am sure you can imagine lots of booty shaking tends to accompany our performances.


Checking in as admit and going to ASW. Batebunda sounds epic! And I'd love to know the details on Thursday lunch.

App'ed 2/20 -> Admitted vía Phone 3/16 -> $$$ vía email 3/18. (UT undergrad)

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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby ellewoods817 » Sat Mar 21, 2015 1:58 pm

IsThisForReal wrote:Oooh fun! I will def be sticking around.

OP, can we get that lunch restaurant poll now?

ETA: I'm so glad you told us about that festival! That looks really cool.


Lunch restaurant poll coming up!

ETA: Can we get another head count for the segway tours/times to update the OP? I think we have a few new people that aren't counted in the existing post!

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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby Attax » Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:57 pm

Mueller is hot right now. I know I plan to move there next year. It is a great place, from my experience with it.

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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby lawschool1741 » Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:48 am

Attax wrote:Mueller is hot right now. I know I plan to move there next year. It is a great place, from my experience with it.

Is Mueller a exception to the East Side hate?

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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby ChemEng1642 » Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:30 am

so...what's the plan for the noon segway group?

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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby Lawgirl101 » Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:33 am

does anyone know what the dress is for ASD?




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