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Re: Case Western 2015

Postby puremorning » Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:02 pm

Ohiobumpkin wrote:22k a year scholarship with no stips. Yay? On Case's website they claim an estimated COL of roughly 17k a year. Anybody who is familiar with Cleveland COL, does this seem like a reasonable estimation? I would think between 10k-13k is more likely given that you can find really great deals for cheap apartments and house rentals.

P.S., I e-mailed the admissions office (which handles scholarship decisions apparently) and they responded to me in e-mail with my scholarship info. Maybe worth a shot for some of you anxiously awaiting a response.


Yeah, I live in Cleveland Heights, which is a pretty popular place for grad students, and I was shocked that they said it would cost that much. I even live by myself, so that makes it even more expensive. I did the math and estimated my personal cost of living for 12 months (I would probably just be staying here in the summers, so why not make it realistic) was about $14,400. For me this includes food, utilities (I pay gas and electric, but not heat), cable and internet, and the occasional weekend drink ;-) I don't know where they got those numbers from, my rent is currently $710 (includes covered parking), and when I lived with a roommate it was $400, so that would cut down my estimated COL even more.

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Re: Case Western 2015

Postby Ohiobumpkin » Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:39 pm

Anybody have any suggestions for places to look for housemates if I wanted to live in a house with other young professionals/ grad students? I have lived in apartments a few times before, and I think I would much rather live in a more homey environment with roommates who share semi-similar interests/aspirations.

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Re: Case Western 2015

Postby puremorning » Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:57 pm

Ohiobumpkin wrote:Anybody have any suggestions for places to look for housemates if I wanted to live in a house with other young professionals/ grad students? I have lived in apartments a few times before, and I think I would much rather live in a more homey environment with roommates who share semi-similar interests/aspirations.


Honestly, Craigslist is full of students. That's where I found my old roommate. Granted, she turned out to be a crazy bitch, but you win some you lose some. Also, Case's admitted student site (http://www.law.case.edu/Login.aspx?Retu ... dents.aspx) has a roommate search. I'm not looking for one so I don't know what that database is like though.

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Re: Case Western 2015

Postby lawgeekgrl » Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:01 pm

puremorning wrote:
Honestly, Craigslist is full of students. That's where I found my old roommate. Granted, she turned out to be a crazy bitch, but you win some you lose some. Also, Case's admitted student site (http://www.law.case.edu/Login.aspx?Retu ... dents.aspx) has a roommate search. I'm not looking for one so I don't know what that database is like though.


LOL, the story of my life.

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Re: Case Western 2015

Postby snowpeach06 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:49 pm

Ohiobumpkin wrote:Anybody have any suggestions for places to look for housemates if I wanted to live in a house with other young professionals/ grad students? I have lived in apartments a few times before, and I think I would much rather live in a more homey environment with roommates who share semi-similar interests/aspirations.

Case has a "roommate listing" you can access once you've officially accepted their offer. It's how I found my original roommate, and we're best friends now. Although, she might be leaving me to get free housing as an RA - so if you are a female, generally awesome, can put up with a slight mess, love cats and don't hog the tv (because I hog the tv) and want to live in a sunny newly renovated 2bdrm near Coventry let me know.

edit: The roommate search has a decent number of listings come June-July ish. I think a lot of people use it. But my very strong advice when looking for a roommate: grill the shit out of them before you move in with them. Figure out if you are going to be fighting for the bathroom, wanting to keep the temperature at different temps, have similar times to be loud v. quiet. I know a bunch of people (usually guys) who just moved in with the first person that contacted them - it didn't work out so well. By being upfront as possible about who you are makes it a lot more likely you'll have a pleasant roommate relationship.

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Re: Case Western 2015

Postby magicbunny » Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:23 am

I am in with 35000/yr no stip :)

Feels bad but Cleveland is not my place...

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Re: Case Western 2015

Postby Ersatz Haderach » Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:24 am

magicbunny wrote:I am in with 35000/yr no stip :)

Feels bad but Cleveland is not my place...


Hey, Cleveland is okay...I troll this board more on Cleveland's behalf than Case's. :) I like Cleveland, but I grew up here, so I guess I have a different perspective.

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Re: Case Western 2015

Postby OhioRider22 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:14 pm

magicbunny wrote:I am in with 35000/yr no stip :)

Feels bad but Cleveland is not my place...


I love Cleveland... and I'll gladly take some of that 35K off your hands. Please?

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Re: Case Western 2015

Postby puremorning » Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:08 pm

OhioRider22 wrote:
magicbunny wrote:I am in with 35000/yr no stip :)

Feels bad but Cleveland is not my place...


I love Cleveland... and I'll gladly take some of that 35K off your hands. Please?


Haha same! As a grad student there I'm finding that it's a really great place for students. The people are friendly, it's dirt cheap, and we have really good food. Seriously. Really. Good. Food. I'd also like to point out that it has been over 80 degrees for the last 3 days, so I don't know why people complain about the weather :-P

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Re: Case Western 2015

Postby ca$hmoney69 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:31 pm

Ohiobumpkin wrote:22k a year scholarship with no stips. Yay? On Case's website they claim an estimated COL of roughly 17k a year. Anybody who is familiar with Cleveland COL, does this seem like a reasonable estimation? I would think between 10k-13k is more likely given that you can find really great deals for cheap apartments and house rentals.

P.S., I e-mailed the admissions office (which handles scholarship decisions apparently) and they responded to me in e-mail with my scholarship info. Maybe worth a shot for some of you anxiously awaiting a response.



I'm at case now. I took out 14K a year in living loans and i'm doing fine

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Re: Case Western 2015

Postby Ohiobumpkin » Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:11 pm

snowpeach06 wrote:
Ohiobumpkin wrote:Anybody have any suggestions for places to look for housemates if I wanted to live in a house with other young professionals/ grad students? I have lived in apartments a few times before, and I think I would much rather live in a more homey environment with roommates who share semi-similar interests/aspirations.

Case has a "roommate listing" you can access once you've officially accepted their offer. It's how I found my original roommate, and we're best friends now. Although, she might be leaving me to get free housing as an RA - so if you are a female, generally awesome, can put up with a slight mess, love cats and don't hog the tv (because I hog the tv) and want to live in a sunny newly renovated 2bdrm near Coventry let me know.

edit: The roommate search has a decent number of listings come June-July ish. I think a lot of people use it. But my very strong advice when looking for a roommate: grill the shit out of them before you move in with them. Figure out if you are going to be fighting for the bathroom, wanting to keep the temperature at different temps, have similar times to be loud v. quiet. I know a bunch of people (usually guys) who just moved in with the first person that contacted them - it didn't work out so well. By being upfront as possible about who you are makes it a lot more likely you'll have a pleasant roommate relationship.


Unfortunately, God bestowed upon me a Y chromosome, so that might be a problem. Granted, I have lived with both genders before. I have yet to commit to Case, so I have not started looking too hard yet for housing.

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Re: Case Western 2015

Postby snowpeach06 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:54 am

Ohiobumpkin wrote:
snowpeach06 wrote:
Ohiobumpkin wrote:Anybody have any suggestions for places to look for housemates if I wanted to live in a house with other young professionals/ grad students? I have lived in apartments a few times before, and I think I would much rather live in a more homey environment with roommates who share semi-similar interests/aspirations.

Case has a "roommate listing" you can access once you've officially accepted their offer. It's how I found my original roommate, and we're best friends now. Although, she might be leaving me to get free housing as an RA - so if you are a female, generally awesome, can put up with a slight mess, love cats and don't hog the tv (because I hog the tv) and want to live in a sunny newly renovated 2bdrm near Coventry let me know.

edit: The roommate search has a decent number of listings come June-July ish. I think a lot of people use it. But my very strong advice when looking for a roommate: grill the shit out of them before you move in with them. Figure out if you are going to be fighting for the bathroom, wanting to keep the temperature at different temps, have similar times to be loud v. quiet. I know a bunch of people (usually guys) who just moved in with the first person that contacted them - it didn't work out so well. By being upfront as possible about who you are makes it a lot more likely you'll have a pleasant roommate relationship.


Unfortunately, God bestowed upon me a Y chromosome, so that might be a problem. Granted, I have lived with both genders before. I have yet to commit to Case, so I have not started looking too hard yet for housing.

Well, it's really an open call to all of TLS - although I still don't know what my roommate is doing.

Anyway, if you do choose to live here, I know a lot of people who live in actual houses. Most of them are in the Cedar Fairmount area. They are nice houses, most with cute little porches and backyards - but are a tad further from school and much farther from Coventry (the bars) than the apartments. Although, there are still a few houses in the Coventry area, and as a compromise- there are a lot of houses around Coventry that are split into apartments.

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Re: Case Western 2015

Postby puremorning » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:54 am

snowpeach06 wrote:
Ohiobumpkin wrote:
snowpeach06 wrote:
Ohiobumpkin wrote:Anybody have any suggestions for places to look for housemates if I wanted to live in a house with other young professionals/ grad students? I have lived in apartments a few times before, and I think I would much rather live in a more homey environment with roommates who share semi-similar interests/aspirations.

Case has a "roommate listing" you can access once you've officially accepted their offer. It's how I found my original roommate, and we're best friends now. Although, she might be leaving me to get free housing as an RA - so if you are a female, generally awesome, can put up with a slight mess, love cats and don't hog the tv (because I hog the tv) and want to live in a sunny newly renovated 2bdrm near Coventry let me know.

edit: The roommate search has a decent number of listings come June-July ish. I think a lot of people use it. But my very strong advice when looking for a roommate: grill the shit out of them before you move in with them. Figure out if you are going to be fighting for the bathroom, wanting to keep the temperature at different temps, have similar times to be loud v. quiet. I know a bunch of people (usually guys) who just moved in with the first person that contacted them - it didn't work out so well. By being upfront as possible about who you are makes it a lot more likely you'll have a pleasant roommate relationship.


Unfortunately, God bestowed upon me a Y chromosome, so that might be a problem. Granted, I have lived with both genders before. I have yet to commit to Case, so I have not started looking too hard yet for housing.

Well, it's really an open call to all of TLS - although I still don't know what my roommate is doing.

Anyway, if you do choose to live here, I know a lot of people who live in actual houses. Most of them are in the Cedar Fairmount area. They are nice houses, most with cute little porches and backyards - but are a tad further from school and much farther from Coventry (the bars) than the apartments. Although, there are still a few houses in the Coventry area, and as a compromise- there are a lot of houses around Coventry that are split into apartments.


I live in Cedar Fairmount and LOVE IT. It's so neighborhoody and much nicer than Coventry. I used to live over there, but it's really starting to go downhill. Yeah, it's close to the bars, but it's also like living on a college campus. It can get really loud at times. When the weather's nice it's not a far walk from Cedar Fairmount to the Coventry area. Cedar Lee is a bit further but has nice bars too. Only thing there is that then you're by the high school.

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Re: Case Western 2015

Postby Gavel » Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:53 pm

got in yesterday, been under review since December.

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Re: Case Western 2015

Postby checkster » Sat Mar 24, 2012 4:06 pm

Application put on hold...at or above both medians and in at significantly higher schools. Did the interview. Weak.

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Re: Case Western 2015

Postby neeko » Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:38 am

So, who's going to the ASW this weekend? I didn't think I was going to be able to but things have changed and I'll be getting in Thursday night.

Also, The Glidden House is sold out for Friday night. Does anyone know of another decent hotel kind of in that area?

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Re: Case Western 2015

Postby Ohiobumpkin » Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:59 am

I can't go to ASW, but I wish I could. :(

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Re: Case Western 2015

Postby caller10 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:32 am

neeko wrote:So, who's going to the ASW this weekend? I didn't think I was going to be able to but things have changed and I'll be getting in Thursday night.

Also, The Glidden House is sold out for Friday night. Does anyone know of another decent hotel kind of in that area?


I will be going to the ASW this weekend. Per hotels there are a few nice ones near the Cleveland Clinic, I think one is called the Intercontinental? That one is a short drive from the law school

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Re: Case Western 2015

Postby neeko » Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:42 pm

caller10 wrote:
neeko wrote:So, who's going to the ASW this weekend? I didn't think I was going to be able to but things have changed and I'll be getting in Thursday night.

Also, The Glidden House is sold out for Friday night. Does anyone know of another decent hotel kind of in that area?


I will be going to the ASW this weekend. Per hotels there are a few nice ones near the Cleveland Clinic, I think one is called the Intercontinental? That one is a short drive from the law school


I just looked that one up and it looks really nice but it's $199 a night, so it looks like I'm going to have to go to the Hampton inn one that they have on their page for $119. Which still seems like a lot to me.

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Re: Case Western 2015

Postby dstr15 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:13 pm

the doubletree in the old tudor arms building just recently opened up and they have a discount for case students. Its also easily walkable to the school from there. I think my parents paid 99 dollars a night when they visited me last semester, but that may have just been a special.

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Re: Case Western 2015

Postby snowpeach06 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:00 pm

dstr15 wrote:the doubletree in the old tudor arms building just recently opened up and they have a discount for case students. Its also easily walkable to the school from there. I think my parents paid 99 dollars a night when they visited me last semester, but that may have just been a special.

Yeah, I came in to say this. It's really close to the law school, and supposed to be really nice as well.

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Re: Case Western 2015

Postby neeko » Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:04 pm

snowpeach06 wrote:
dstr15 wrote:the doubletree in the old tudor arms building just recently opened up and they have a discount for case students. Its also easily walkable to the school from there. I think my parents paid 99 dollars a night when they visited me last semester, but that may have just been a special.

Yeah, I came in to say this. It's really close to the law school, and supposed to be really nice as well.



Thanks guys. It's $139 a night plus taxes. I'm going to call tomorrow and ask about the discount but I will probably get that one either way. It looks nice!

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Re: Case Western 2015

Postby puremorning » Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:05 pm

neeko wrote:
snowpeach06 wrote:
dstr15 wrote:the doubletree in the old tudor arms building just recently opened up and they have a discount for case students. Its also easily walkable to the school from there. I think my parents paid 99 dollars a night when they visited me last semester, but that may have just been a special.

Yeah, I came in to say this. It's really close to the law school, and supposed to be really nice as well.



Thanks guys. It's $139 a night plus taxes. I'm going to call tomorrow and ask about the discount but I will probably get that one either way. It looks nice!


The Tudor Arms is gorgeous!!! I went there for a reception once, they really did a good job renovating that place. Just don't walk around outside after dark...

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Re: Case Western 2015

Postby puremorning » Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:39 pm

I remember getting an email from Case sometime that had what the tuition next year will be but I can't find it now. Does anyone else have that number? I'm trying to figure out finances.

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Re: Case Western 2015

Postby puremorning » Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:33 am

Just sent my email to the dean asking for more $$. Seems like everyone is doing the same thing and not getting anymore, but who knows. I'll let you know how my request turns out!




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