University of Houston c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Titleist » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:19 pm

So would it be pointless to go tour the school before that?

Is ASD attended for only students who plan on going to UH?

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby mtyler19 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:21 pm

UNTravis wrote:So would it be pointless to go tour the school before that?

Is ASD attended for only students who plan on going to UH?


If you're going to ASD then it may be. No, I would think its just to help people make their decision.

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby mxmatt137 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:31 pm

UNTravis wrote:So would it be pointless to go tour the school before that?

Is ASD attended for only students who plan on going to UH?


ASD is for any admitted student. Some people are already set on a particular school and go to get more information, find a place to live, etc. Others go to several ASD/ASW's to try and choose one school over others.

I would say it's probably not worth the extra money to go check out the school and also go to ASD, but if you have the means i'm sure it wouldn't hurt either.

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby zanzbar » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:34 pm

I am going to go check it out over my spring break (who needs Cancun when you can go hang out in the 3rd ward of Houston?), but I am only planning that because I can't make the ASD at the end of March.

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Lvaughn714 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:44 pm

Finally UR about time

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Postby apeopleshistory » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:45 pm

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby lilmissallyful » Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:53 am

Went UR today! The suspense continues...

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Alan » Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:12 pm

Can anyone comment on the Calhoun Lofts (the Graduate Apartments next to the center)? It seems to cost about a grand a month for 500 sqft. Seems a bit steep.

Decisions, decisions.

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby eaper » Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:31 pm

Alan wrote:Can anyone comment on the Calhoun Lofts (the Graduate Apartments next to the center)? It seems to cost about a grand a month for 500 sqft. Seems a bit steep.

Decisions, decisions.


I think a current student mentioned that they were way overpriced. It was in ask a law student thread IIRC, if you want more details.

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Postby mxmatt137 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:35 pm

Alan wrote:Can anyone comment on the Calhoun Lofts (the Graduate Apartments next to the center)? It seems to cost about a grand a month for 500 sqft. Seems a bit steep.

Decisions, decisions.


I originally thought the same, but there are a few factors that changed my mind.

1. UH is in a rough part of town. Comparable off campus living (safety, ammenities, etc) wouldn't be cheap. You'd also have to deal with traffic and the apparently crappy UH parking.
2. Cable, internet, water, gas, and electric are paid
3. The convenience of being able to wake up, get dressed, and walk to class in minutes.

Just my 2 cents. I haven't really researched many apartments yet, but if I end up at UH i'll probably stay at the lofts 1L year at least.

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Postby TJISMYHERO » Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:47 pm

I'm a 1L living at the lofts. While I definitely won't be living here next year - the management is absolutely horrible - it is really, really convenient.

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby mxmatt137 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:53 pm

TJISMYHERO wrote:I'm a 1L living at the lofts. While I definitely won't be living here next year - the management is absolutely horrible - it is really, really convenient.


Good to know. Any suggestions on where to look for off-campus apartments? I'll be at UH for the March 30 ASD, but I won't have a ton of time to look around because I'm flying to Atlanta that evening.

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby mtyler19 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:13 pm

mtyler19 wrote:
Alan wrote:Hello everyone! Just wanted to chime in that I have been accepted to U of H and cant wait to attend! my stats are 2.96 /167/urm.

Good luck to everyone! Hope to see plenty of friendly faces at orientation.


Congrats!

Does anyone know if they offer any type of stipend for ASD? I'm thinking about calling and asking


Called and was told that they aren't offering them right now, but that we would get an email if/when they do.

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby zanzbar » Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:40 am

I did my FASFA today, and for some reason my EFC code came back as a ridiculously low number. Does anyone know if Houston actually gives out any need based aid depending on this number?

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Postby JimmysParty » Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:49 am

I was told by UHLC's financial aid advisor that the current grant amount for need based aid is $2000 and anything beyond that is loans. I dunno if that helps answer your question but it might be relevant.

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby zanzbar » Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:01 am

Well honestly 2 grand would be awesome since I wasn't expecting anything plus I saw that grad school up to 8,500 a year can be in sub loans if you qualify.

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby LawperaMan » Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:02 am

Could any current students comment on whether the on campus housing is family friendly? I asked the school as well, but they are largely is sales-pitch mode. With a wife and a toddler we would like a 2br place, and I think campus would be awesome if possible.

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Oftranch » Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:56 am

LawperaMan wrote:Could any current students comment on whether the on campus housing is family friendly? I asked the school as well, but they are largely is sales-pitch mode. With a wife and a toddler we would like a 2br place, and I think campus would be awesome if possible.



Have you been to where uh is located in Houston? I wouldn't say that area is very family friendly... One of the higher crime rates in Houston.

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Postby LawperaMan » Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:03 am

Oftranch wrote:
LawperaMan wrote:Could any current students comment on whether the on campus housing is family friendly? I asked the school as well, but they are largely is sales-pitch mode. With a wife and a toddler we would like a 2br place, and I think campus would be awesome if possible.


Not yet. Visiting in March. Good info to have.


Have you been to where uh is located in Houston? I wouldn't say that area is very family friendly... One of the higher crime rates in Houston.

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby JimmysParty » Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:21 pm

LawperaMan wrote:Could any current students comment on whether the on campus housing is family friendly? I asked the school as well, but they are largely is sales-pitch mode. With a wife and a toddler we would like a 2br place, and I think campus would be awesome if possible.


It's not really family friendly. Most students with families commute.

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby TJISMYHERO » Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:56 pm

mxmatt137 wrote:Good to know. Any suggestions on where to look for off-campus apartments? I'll be at UH for the March 30 ASD, but I won't have a ton of time to look around because I'm flying to Atlanta that evening.



Someone posted this in last year's thread. Anywhere within the green ring should be about a 10-15 minute drive. I definitely wouldn't live anywhere that's been blacked out.

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby emkay625 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:56 pm

Alan wrote:Can anyone comment on the Calhoun Lofts (the Graduate Apartments next to the center)? It seems to cost about a grand a month for 500 sqft. Seems a bit steep.

Decisions, decisions.


They are way overpriced for Houston. You could find a much nicer apartment in a better neighborhood for around $750.

Edited to add: In Houston, you could also find a nice-ish place for $500 or less if you're willing to have about a 20 minute/30 minute commute into school.

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby mtyler19 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:49 pm

emkay625 wrote:
Alan wrote:Can anyone comment on the Calhoun Lofts (the Graduate Apartments next to the center)? It seems to cost about a grand a month for 500 sqft. Seems a bit steep.

Decisions, decisions.


They are way overpriced for Houston. You could find a much nicer apartment in a better neighborhood for around $750.

Edited to add: In Houston, you could also find a nice-ish place for $500 or less if you're willing to have about a 20 minute/30 minute commute into school.


Has anyone found somewhere to stay for 3/30 ASD? Looking at hotels now :?

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby TJISMYHERO » Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:34 pm

There is a Hilton on campus.

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Re: University of Houston c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby mtyler19 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:51 pm

TJISMYHERO wrote:There is a Hilton on campus.


...$160 a night




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