University of Houston 2011

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Re: University of Houston 2011

Postby +yves+ » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:45 pm

bartleby wrote:
can't see it helping at all. can't see it hurting much either except maybe a scoff here and there.


yea, I was taken aback when she told me about it. Hopefully it will just be a scoff and not hold up the process for me while the admin. office adds meaningless supplemental materials to my file. She meant well though...

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Re: University of Houston 2011

Postby Mce252 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:05 am

BCPRO wrote:Hey everyone! Long time lurker, first time poster here. For those of you on the waitlist, my waitlist decision letter was mailed on 02/10/11, and I received an email on 03/11/11 congratulating me on my admission to the law school, so they have already admitted students from the waitlist just FYI :lol:


I'm skeptical. Screen shoot the email if this is isn't a flame.

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Re: University of Houston 2011

Postby Mce252 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:07 am

+yves+ wrote:Also, I have a general question:


My Step-Mom knows alum of U of H law--she had one of them(I assume well known although I have no idea) write a LoR for me a week ago without consulting me about it! Do you think this would be frowned upon by admissions? I mean, how strong could her recommendation be if she doesn't even know me?


It depends what the letter said and if the admissions staff actually know the person. Could be a great addition or a terrible one.

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Re: University of Houston 2011

Postby BCPRO » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:08 am

Mce252 wrote:
BCPRO wrote:Hey everyone! Long time lurker, first time poster here. For those of you on the waitlist, my waitlist decision letter was mailed on 02/10/11, and I received an email on 03/11/11 congratulating me on my admission to the law school, so they have already admitted students from the waitlist just FYI :lol:


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Re: University of Houston 2011

Postby Mce252 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:12 am

Wow! This is great news. Thanks for showing.

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Re: University of Houston 2011

Postby BCPRO » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:18 am

Mce252 wrote:
BCPRO wrote:Hey everyone! Long time lurker, first time poster here. For those of you on the waitlist, my waitlist decision letter was mailed on 02/10/11, and I received an email on 03/11/11 congratulating me on my admission to the law school, so they have already admitted students from the waitlist just FYI :lol:


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Re: University of Houston 2011

Postby org_chemist » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:23 am

Anyone who went IR 3/11 have a DR yet?

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Re: University of Houston 2011

Postby TortoiseshellCat » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:31 am

org_chemist wrote:Anyone who went IR 3/11 have a DR yet?


+1

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Re: University of Houston 2011

Postby apbaby » Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:08 pm

Hi everyone,
I'm new to this and I am unsure if this is where I should post this question... but I'll give it a whirl anyway.

I'm going to be attending UH in the fall and I am trying to find a townhouse to buy. Does anyone have an idea as to where might be a good idea to begin looking? Or where to stay away from? Any input would be extremely helpful.

Oh and congrats to everyone who has been admitted and good luck to all waiting.

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Re: University of Houston 2011

Postby Mce252 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:12 pm

apbaby wrote:Hi everyone,
I'm new to this and I am unsure if this is where I should post this question... but I'll give it a whirl anyway.

I'm going to be attending UH in the fall and I am trying to find a townhouse to buy. Does anyone have an idea as to where might be a good idea to begin looking? Or where to stay away from? Any input would be extremely helpful.

Oh and congrats to everyone who has been admitted and good luck to all waiting.



Haha... maybe http://www.har.com is a much better place to address that question.

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Re: University of Houston 2011

Postby apbaby » Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:14 pm

Mce252 wrote:
apbaby wrote:Hi everyone,
I'm new to this and I am unsure if this is where I should post this question... but I'll give it a whirl anyway.

I'm going to be attending UH in the fall and I am trying to find a townhouse to buy. Does anyone have an idea as to where might be a good idea to begin looking? Or where to stay away from? Any input would be extremely helpful.

Oh and congrats to everyone who has been admitted and good luck to all waiting.



Haha... maybe http://www.har.com is a much better place to address that question.


Haha you're probably right. I have been looking there... but I figured I would pose the question to other people who might be in the same boat.

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Re: University of Houston 2011

Postby anni » Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:29 pm

BCPRO wrote:
Mce252 wrote:
BCPRO wrote:Hey everyone! Long time lurker, first time poster here. For those of you on the waitlist, my waitlist decision letter was mailed on 02/10/11, and I received an email on 03/11/11 congratulating me on my admission to the law school, so they have already admitted students from the waitlist just FYI :lol:


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Congrats!! How are they admitting off the wl when they haven't even rejected me yet? I've been FIR since 2/17! Is this unusually long??

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Re: University of Houston 2011

Postby brose » Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:54 pm

apbaby wrote:
Mce252 wrote:
apbaby wrote:Hi everyone,
I'm new to this and I am unsure if this is where I should post this question... but I'll give it a whirl anyway.

I'm going to be attending UH in the fall and I am trying to find a townhouse to buy. Does anyone have an idea as to where might be a good idea to begin looking? Or where to stay away from? Any input would be extremely helpful.

Oh and congrats to everyone who has been admitted and good luck to all waiting.



Haha... maybe http://www.har.com is a much better place to address that question.


Haha you're probably right. I have been looking there... but I figured I would pose the question to other people who might be in the same boat.


If it's close to campus and you need a roommate let me know!! haha

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Re: University of Houston 2011

Postby TexasGE » Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:56 pm

My husband and I just bought a townhome - I've spent the past 2 years searching. Definitely look in these areas:

The Heights (Shady Acres, Cottage Grove - zip codes 77008 and 77007)
The Med Center (Hermann Park, Museum District zip codes 77021, 77030)
West U/Rice (zip code 77005)
Downtown - Galleria also great areas as well - zip code 77019

Good luck!!

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Re: University of Houston 2011

Postby TexasGE » Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:00 pm

P.S. I find searching by zip code areas the be my best bet. But you can also use the MLS map on har.com

You will probably want to stay with areas 16,17, 9, and 4.

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Re: University of Houston 2011

Postby AdlTX4 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:15 pm

You can search in the strictly "townhomes" section on har, input price and other parameters, and it will turn up everything. Its pretty east to narrow it down from there (you can also click "map it" on any listing and take a look at exactly where it is).

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Re: University of Houston 2011

Postby Josh the Goat » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:15 pm

apbaby wrote:Does anyone have an idea as to where might be a good idea to begin looking? Or where to stay away from?

Here's a map I made for anyone unfamiliar with the Houston area. The red ring is a 0-5 minute commute, green ring is 5-15 minute commute, blue ring is 15-30 minute commute. The Heights are way north on this map. I wouldn't recommend the areas scratched out in black. I did this two years ago though, so some areas may have changed.

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Re: University of Houston 2011

Postby upfish » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:58 pm

Josh the Goat wrote:
apbaby wrote:Does anyone have an idea as to where might be a good idea to begin looking? Or where to stay away from?

Here's a map I made for anyone unfamiliar with the Houston area. The red ring is a 0-5 minute commute, green ring is 5-15 minute commute, blue ring is 15-30 minute commute. The Heights are way north on this map. I wouldn't recommend the areas scratched out in black. I did this two years ago though, so some areas may have changed.

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I think "way north" is a bit of an exaggeration. the lower heights are like a 5-7 minute drive from my place in the 'trose.

ETA: I live inside of the area covered by the word MONTROSE here, for reference.

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Re: University of Houston 2011

Postby jwmalone87 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:10 pm

Also keep in mind that (with some exception), most of the colored circles on that map are pretty expensive. While not as upscale, it gets considerably cheaper as you move outside the 610 loop. It's all how much you want to balance commute/cost/QOL.

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Re: University of Houston 2011

Postby Josh the Goat » Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:39 am

Yeah, I made the map with the focus on inner-loop locations. People were asking what the different areas they kept seeing referenced meant.

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Re: University of Houston 2011

Postby anni » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:13 am

anni wrote:
BCPRO wrote:
Mce252 wrote:
BCPRO wrote:Hey everyone! Long time lurker, first time poster here. For those of you on the waitlist, my waitlist decision letter was mailed on 02/10/11, and I received an email on 03/11/11 congratulating me on my admission to the law school, so they have already admitted students from the waitlist just FYI :lol:


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Congrats!! How are they admitting off the wl when they haven't even rejected me yet? I've been FIR since 2/17! Is this unusually long??



bumpity.

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Re: University of Houston 2011

Postby apbaby » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:58 am

Josh the Goat wrote:
apbaby wrote:Does anyone have an idea as to where might be a good idea to begin looking? Or where to stay away from?

Here's a map I made for anyone unfamiliar with the Houston area. The red ring is a 0-5 minute commute, green ring is 5-15 minute commute, blue ring is 15-30 minute commute. The Heights are way north on this map. I wouldn't recommend the areas scratched out in black. I did this two years ago though, so some areas may have changed.

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Wow! Thank you so much. I'm printing this out haha.

And also, thanks to everyone else for ya'lls advice. Much appreciated.

:)

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Re: University of Houston 2011

Postby Mce252 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:08 pm

Congrats!! How are they admitting off the wl when they haven't even rejected me yet? I've been FIR since 2/17! Is this unusually long??


I'm going to guess that the person admitted off the waitlist at this point was unique. I don't think its typical to hear back off of the waitlist until a couple weeks after the regular deposit deadline.

I don't think your wait is unusually long. If you look at lsn, it will give you a better idea of how late people heard back last year.

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Re: University of Houston 2011

Postby i<3ny » Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:25 pm

Mce252 wrote:
Congrats!! How are they admitting off the wl when they haven't even rejected me yet? I've been FIR since 2/17! Is this unusually long??


I'm going to guess that the person admitted off the waitlist at this point was unique. I don't think its typical to hear back off of the waitlist until a couple weeks after the regular deposit deadline.

I don't think your wait is unusually long. If you look at lsn, it will give you a better idea of how late people heard back last year.


I'm not sure if I'm not reading the numbers right on lsn, but i don't seem to see a trend in WL notifications. Are you looking at something specific? I just opened the Applicants tab for 2009-2010 and looked up AcceptedW applicants. Is that where you find our the WL acceptance info?

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Re: University of Houston 2011

Postby TortoiseshellCat » Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:29 pm

I still don't understand why some people hear back two weeks after their file goes in review while some people hear back wayyyy later! I would love to ask this question to an admissions officer.




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