polydolly wrote: adgirl13 wrote: johnstuartmill wrote:
of Benito Cereno wrote:my cousin went to chicago law and lived in an apartment in hyde park and later downtown/northside. from what I saw when I visited there are tons of nice small apartment buildings close to campus filled with students.
Filled with law students, or just U of C students in general?
I went to undergrad at U of C and knew a few students at the law school during my time there. Most law students do live in Regents or other similar buildings (Hyde Park Towers, etc). The apartment buildings closer to campus are mostly full of undergrads. I know grad students who live in these buildings, but they tend to move out of HP or to Regents after their first year. The general feel of these apts is definitely that of an undergrad mentality. I lived in an apt near campus and in Regents and I would be inclined to say that Regents would be the way to go if you are in grad school.
What is the difference between an apartment like Regents that has a grad feel and other apartments that have an undergrad feel? Is it simply less partying/noise? I definitely want to understand the difference before I assume that I would like a grad atmosphere better.
Yeah, Regents is bigger, but it is quieter. If you don't have a hard time sleeping, you might do better than me in a regular apt. But I lived in an apt with parties going on at all times of the week as did a lot of my friends and I just dont think I'd like that as a grad student. Regents is still social and still fun, there are just other people who live there besides students so it is naturally quieter.
I loved Regents. I had friends on floors up and down my tower, a great view, and the commute was easy. I would highly recommend it, even though it seems a little expensive for HP.