Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby NJcollegestudent » Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:02 pm

For those who have questions about the area, refer back to last years thread where i posted information about the area and the school.

Good Luck everyone!

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby jeremydc » Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:22 pm

This is crazy. I have been living in the ghetto for my entire life so that doesn't bother. Its just hard because the COL is high in NJ. I live in Hawaii and the prices are very similar. With all the problems being said about NJ, I might as well stay home lol.

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby mrtoren » Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:50 pm

jeremydc wrote:This is crazy. I have been living in the ghetto for my entire life so that doesn't bother. Its just hard because the COL is high in NJ. I live in Hawaii and the prices are very similar. With all the problems being said about NJ, I might as well stay home lol.

If you believe anything "buttonpusher" said then you've earned the "Most Gullible Member of the Year" award. He was blatantly trolling. Rutgers-Newark is well respected, even among some of the more elitist members on these forums. It consistently places graduates into good careers and would, in my opinion, be ranked much higher if it abandoned its diversity-driven approach in favor of kissing USNWR's ass. I applaud them for holding on to their values though; few schools seem to have the courage to do so these days.

As for RU-N's placement numbers...I'll let prospective students do the digging. However, employment percentages have held strong and both median and average PP salaries have stayed above six figures with high percentages of the class reporting. If you can't get yourself a job out of RU-N, you wouldn't be able to get yourself a job out of NYU. Why do you think some Ivy League grads are on doc review? They might have the brains, but they're not well-rounded enough to work in the real world.

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby mrtoren » Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:56 pm

BTW - What do you guys think of University Centre? It's a little pricey, but it looks pretty nice. I haven't seen the Talbott Apartments, but University Centre might be worth the extra two grand.

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby KibblesnBitts » Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:58 pm

mrtoren wrote:BTW - What do you guys think of University Centre? It's a little pricey, but it looks pretty nice. I haven't seen the Talbott Apartments, but University Centre might be worth the extra two grand.


I'm probably going to get an apartment with some college mates up in Hoboken. It's only a ~20 minute ride on the NJ Transit and it doesn't cost too much extra.

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby mrtoren » Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:21 pm

KibblesnBitts wrote:I'm probably going to get an apartment with some college mates up in Hoboken. It's only a ~20 minute ride on the NJ Transit and it doesn't cost too much extra.

I'd like to branch out into the surrounding cities second and third year. Unfortunately, coming from out-of-state, I don't know anyone in the area to shack up with first year. I hear Hoboken has a pretty sweet nightlife though.

If anyone else is seriously looking at University Centre in the coming months, let me know. It may seem weird never meeting and all, but its probably a safer bet than using their matching service.

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby ganggreen » Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:21 pm

Anyone know if Rutgers negotiates scholarships? I got $15K/year but I would need another 5-7 to consider passing up a full ride at Nova...

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby KibblesnBitts » Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:11 am

mrtoren wrote:
KibblesnBitts wrote:I'm probably going to get an apartment with some college mates up in Hoboken. It's only a ~20 minute ride on the NJ Transit and it doesn't cost too much extra.

I'd like to branch out into the surrounding cities second and third year. Unfortunately, coming from out-of-state, I don't know anyone in the area to shack up with first year. I hear Hoboken has a pretty sweet nightlife though.

If anyone else is seriously looking at University Centre in the coming months, let me know. It may seem weird never meeting and all, but its probably a safer bet than using their matching service.


Try networking with other Rutgers Newark grad students, Hoboken/Jersey City are definitely more expensive than Newark, but they're full of 20somethings who would rather not spend $1,200/month on a studio apartment in Manhattan. You'll definitely find other people looking for rooms. Newark, on the other hand is very....sketchy to say the least.

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby iceicebaby » Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:53 pm

KibblesnBitts wrote:
mrtoren wrote:
KibblesnBitts wrote:I'm probably going to get an apartment with some college mates up in Hoboken. It's only a ~20 minute ride on the NJ Transit and it doesn't cost too much extra.

I'd like to branch out into the surrounding cities second and third year. Unfortunately, coming from out-of-state, I don't know anyone in the area to shack up with first year. I hear Hoboken has a pretty sweet nightlife though.

If anyone else is seriously looking at University Centre in the coming months, let me know. It may seem weird never meeting and all, but its probably a safer bet than using their matching service.


Try networking with other Rutgers Newark grad students, Hoboken/Jersey City are definitely more expensive than Newark, but they're full of 20somethings who would rather not spend $1,200/month on a studio apartment in Manhattan. You'll definitely find other people looking for rooms. Newark, on the other hand is very....sketchy to say the least.


I have a friend that goes to Seton Hall law and lives in Newark and claims it is actually not bad where he is, but yeah, I'd rather just live in the awesomeness that is Hoboken.

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby mrtoren » Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:59 pm

iceicebaby wrote:I have a friend that goes to Seton Hall law and lives in Newark and claims it is actually not bad where he is, but yeah, I'd rather just live in the awesomeness that is Hoboken.

I visited back in May and will be out there again in about two weeks. While I can't say it had the 'country club' feel to it, Newark wasn't nearly as bad as many members made it out to be. I mean, some threads were estimating a survival rate in hours and minutes. Others talked about constant murders, muggings, and rapes. Granted, many of the members were probably joking. However, I know it has scared a lot of prospective applicants away from the school. To those out there considering the school...Newark really isn't that bad; but it is a city and you have to act accordingly.

As much as I don't want to pay $1000/month, it looks like University Centre is where I'll be shacking up. On the bright side..its not a dorm. However, going from my current rent in Normal, IL of $428/month to well over double that will be painful :(

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby neeko » Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:04 pm

Does anyone know anything about Union City?

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby mrtoren » Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:16 pm

neeko wrote:Does anyone know anything about Union City?

It looks pretty nice from some of the pictures I've seen, but I don't have first-hand experience. You should definitely visit the area and check out the neighborhoods of specific apartment complexes before you put down any money.

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby neeko » Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:19 pm

mrtoren wrote:
neeko wrote:Does anyone know anything about Union City?

It looks pretty nice from some of the pictures I've seen, but I don't have first-hand experience. You should definitely visit the area and check out the neighborhoods of specific apartment complexes before you put down any money.


I'm trying to soon. I have to get days off work which complicates things. I've been looking at Weehawken as well. Is anyone going to visit soon? The open house is so soon I don't think I can make this one.

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby mrtoren » Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:43 pm

neeko wrote:I'm trying to soon. I have to get days off work which complicates things. I've been looking at Weehawken as well. Is anyone going to visit soon? The open house is so soon I don't think I can make this one.

I'm going out there again from January 5th to the 8th. Unfortunately I'll be in Camden/Philadelphia most of the time, but I plan to swing through Newark again on the 8th. I think my mind is pretty much set on RU-N, but I figured I would give RU-C the courtesy of a visit before making a final decision. I think the greater NYC-area, including Newark and other parts of Jersey, will provide more opportunities when it comes to landing a job. Its also nicer, and surprisingly safer, than Camden.

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby KibblesnBitts » Sat Dec 24, 2011 7:21 am

mrtoren wrote:
neeko wrote:I'm trying to soon. I have to get days off work which complicates things. I've been looking at Weehawken as well. Is anyone going to visit soon? The open house is so soon I don't think I can make this one.

I'm going out there again from January 5th to the 8th. Unfortunately I'll be in Camden/Philadelphia most of the time, but I plan to swing through Newark again on the 8th. I think my mind is pretty much set on RU-N, but I figured I would give RU-C the courtesy of a visit before making a final decision. I think the greater NYC-area, including Newark and other parts of Jersey, will provide more opportunities when it comes to landing a job. Its also nicer, and surprisingly safer, than Camden.


If you're not a New Jerseyan, please consult this map for your understanding of the state.

http://i.imgur.com/Pwnf4.jpg (image was too big)

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby neeko » Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:43 am

That map is hilarious.

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby don_geis » Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:40 pm

I am a current 1L and live in an off campus apartment a couple of blocks from the law school. Personally, I've never felt unsafe in the area. Yes, there is crime, but it's not "in your face" crime. There have been a few incidents on my street, but luckily I've never been around for them. You just need to be smart, as is true in any urban environment. For the most part, the people who live in the area want it to be safe, so if you are planning on living off campus near the school, just get to know your neighbors. Also, for the record, I do not recommend living in the on campus housing. University Square, while nice, is too expensive. And from what I hear, Talbott is kind of a dump.

I considered living in Hoboken or Jersey City, but made the decision last minute to live in Newark. Honestly, it was the right decision. In my opinion, living close is important for your first year. You're going to be spending most of your time studying so you won't have much time to fully enjoy a place like Hoboken your first year. Maybe your second or third year, but then you have to consider the cost. I pay about $600 per month for everything, and my place is pretty nice. That's over $150 less per month than Talbott, and over $300 per month than University Square. It's not glamorous by any means, but it isn't a dump. As far as which areas to look in Newark, try to narrow your search to as close to the law school as possible. Other than that, definitely stay north of Market St, west of Broad St., south of Central Ave, and east of MLK Jr. Blvd. There are no real grocery stores in the area, but the school runs a shuttle to the one in Harrison (which is also a nice place to live from what I hear, just a little farther). I have a friend with a car, so I've never used the shuttle, but I've heard good things. Another nice place to live is the Ironbound area of Newark, but once again its a little further. The Ironbound has everything you need as a student. Grocery stores, bars, restaurants, etc, and it's fairly affordable. I'm considering living there next year, but I'm not sure I can give up my 2 minute walk to school.

That's all I've got for now. If you have any specific questions about living in Newark, send me a PM.

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby mrtoren » Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:18 pm

don_geis wrote:I am a current 1L and live in an off campus apartment a couple of blocks from the law school. Personally, I've never felt unsafe in the area. Yes, there is crime, but it's not "in your face" crime. There have been a few incidents on my street, but luckily I've never been around for them. You just need to be smart, as is true in any urban environment. For the most part, the people who live in the area want it to be safe, so if you are planning on living off campus near the school, just get to know your neighbors. Also, for the record, I do not recommend living in the on campus housing. University Square, while nice, is too expensive. And from what I hear, Talbott is kind of a dump.

I considered living in Hoboken or Jersey City, but made the decision last minute to live in Newark. Honestly, it was the right decision. In my opinion, living close is important for your first year. You're going to be spending most of your time studying so you won't have much time to fully enjoy a place like Hoboken your first year. Maybe your second or third year, but then you have to consider the cost. I pay about $600 per month for everything, and my place is pretty nice. That's over $150 less per month than Talbott, and over $300 per month than University Square. It's not glamorous by any means, but it isn't a dump. As far as which areas to look in Newark, try to narrow your search to as close to the law school as possible. Other than that, definitely stay north of Market St, west of Broad St., south of Central Ave, and east of MLK Jr. Blvd. There are no real grocery stores in the area, but the school runs a shuttle to the one in Harrison (which is also a nice place to live from what I hear, just a little farther). I have a friend with a car, so I've never used the shuttle, but I've heard good things. Another nice place to live is the Ironbound area of Newark, but once again its a little further. The Ironbound has everything you need as a student. Grocery stores, bars, restaurants, etc, and it's fairly affordable. I'm considering living there next year, but I'm not sure I can give up my 2 minute walk to school.

That's all I've got for now. If you have any specific questions about living in Newark, send me a PM.

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby BrunetteElle » Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:47 pm

any movement for anyone? still a very early november date here.

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby dntburntheday » Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:07 pm

has anyone been accepted to the evening division yet? if so, what was your application date?

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby FrozenCavemanLawyer » Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:14 pm

dntburntheday wrote:has anyone been accepted to the evening division yet? if so, what was your application date?


i plan on applying to the evening division. would you mind posting your numbers for being accepted into this program or PMing them to me? i am retaking in February but i'd like to know if i have a shot now since i have my heart set on rutgers-n

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby sportsstar5 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:16 pm

Hi everyone,

On the Rutgers app, there is a question about where I would live if I was admitted and was to attend.

I know NJ state residency is easy to obtain, and the truth is, I'm hoping to get accepted, sign a 12 month lease (for their housing or for a regular apartment, not sure about Rutgers housing, does anyone know?), and live near the school.

Does the school want to hear that (even though I'd ideally pay a lower state tuition), or should I say something else indicating that I may be willing to pay the higher tuition and not establish residency? Should I go as far as ind acting that I would establish state residency - is that what they are looking for and want and could it help, or could putting that and not paying higher tuition as a current out of state student hurt? Thanks.

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby sportsstar5 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:23 pm

Anyone have any info? Thanks so much.

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Re: Rutgers-Newark Class of 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby neeko » Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:54 pm

sportsstar5 wrote:Anyone have any info? Thanks so much.


I answered you in your other thread, but just put the truth. You are thinking way too much about a very irrelevant part of your application.

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