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To me, it seems living close to or on campus would produce better results. Unfortunately, the school I plan on attending is in a seemingly rough neighborhood and the housing near campus is less than ideal. I was told that many students live in an area that is about a 10-20 minute drive away. In an effort to save money by not having to commute and to live close to campus I am considering living in the law/grad student dorm. I havent lived in a dorm since my freshman year in undergrad so I'm a little apprehensive about it for various reasons. Does anyone have any experience living in a law/grad student dorm on their campus? Thanks.
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Have you checked the cost of the dorms versus the cost of an apartment in the area (factoring in the number of roommates you intend to have)? On-campus housing is often (usually?) more expensive than off-campus, particularly if you intend to have a roommate. Whereas a 10-20 minute commute probably won't cost you that much, unless it would require your buying a car that you wouldn't buy if you were going to live in the dorms.
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pearl_earrings wrote:The rooms would have to be single occupancy.
As long as that's covered, I think it would be okay. The one time this would be tough is during exams. You're surrounded by other people in your program who are super stressed out, and it's tough to escape.
This was the first thing that came to mind. I'm actually looking for housing at least a mile or two away from my school so that I'm not too close to my classmates during finals hysteria. I don't think I'd want to live that close to other law students, observe their study habits, continuously compare mine to theirs, etc.
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