Chicago-Kent c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle Applicant Thread

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Re: Chicago-Kent c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle Applicant Thread

Postby cnk » Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:54 pm

are acceptances just via status checker or did you also receive an e-mail? just wondering if i can stop obsessively checking

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Re: Chicago-Kent c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle Applicant Thread

Postby rshw89 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:15 pm

cnk wrote:are acceptances just via status checker or did you also receive an e-mail? just wondering if i can stop obsessively checking


My status changed to "admitted" around noon central time. I have not received an email yet.

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Postby nba101790 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:32 pm

Anyone else just get an email about "Writing" At Kent? It happens to be a nice and interesting email, just a huge tease at 430 on a Friday!

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Re: Chicago-Kent c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle Applicant Thread

Postby cnk » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:37 pm

yup just got that email too lol

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Re: Chicago-Kent c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle Applicant Thread

Postby rshw89 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:51 pm

Got that email and my acceptance email in the last hour.

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Re: Chicago-Kent c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle Applicant Thread

Postby hi21 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:07 pm

cnk wrote:are acceptances just via status checker or did you also receive an e-mail? just wondering if i can stop obsessively checking


You get an email, but status checker is also updated. I think mine said "Admitted."

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Re: Chicago-Kent c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle Applicant Thread

Postby alexcor » Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:59 am

cnk wrote:are acceptances just via status checker or did you also receive an e-mail? just wondering if i can stop obsessively checking



I received an email first!

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Re: Chicago-Kent c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle Applicant Thread

Postby alexcor » Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:00 am

Submitted 1-4-2013 Completed 1-7-2013 Acceptance 2-1-2013
Scholarship 23,000 no stips.

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Re: Chicago-Kent c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle Applicant Thread

Postby hi21 » Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:00 am

alexcor wrote:Submitted 1-4-2013 Completed 1-7-2013 Acceptance 2-1-2013
Scholarship 23,000 no stips.


Congrats!

what are your numbers?

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Re: Chicago-Kent c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle Applicant Thread

Postby hi21 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:01 pm

just got my acceptance packet. it was smaller than i had expected it to be.

anyone here set on going? by this i mean, has anyone sent in their deposits?

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Re: Chicago-Kent c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle Applicant Thread

Postby gjk07fsu » Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:53 pm

hi21 wrote:just got my acceptance packet. it was smaller than i had expected it to be.

anyone here set on going? by this i mean, has anyone sent in their deposits?

I have yet to send in my deposit, but I will be going. Admissions sent out an email with a Facebook group invite for the incoming class. It is generating a decent amount of activity.

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Re: Chicago-Kent c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle Applicant Thread

Postby hi21 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:55 pm

gjk07fsu wrote:
hi21 wrote:just got my acceptance packet. it was smaller than i had expected it to be.

anyone here set on going? by this i mean, has anyone sent in their deposits?

I have yet to send in my deposit, but I will be going. Admissions sent out an email with a Facebook group invite for the incoming class. It is generating a decent amount of activity.


Yeah, I saw that. The people there seem really cool.

I'm still having trouble deciding.

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Re: Chicago-Kent c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle Applicant Thread

Postby chowiechow » Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:39 pm

What are your LSAT/GPA numbers? would really like to get in Kent. Just submitted my application

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Re: Chicago-Kent c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle Applicant Thread

Postby romanticegotist » Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:43 pm

Just had to mail a paper application to these guys. FYI: don't apply for the honors scholarship before you apply to the actual school, or you will break LSAC

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Re: Chicago-Kent c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle Applicant Thread

Postby patienunderstanding » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:10 pm

How much, do you guys think, a cost of living in Chicago would be for a year? I mean, apt (not fancy at all lol), food, bills etc. etc.

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Re: Chicago-Kent c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle Applicant Thread

Postby teiswei » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:18 pm

patienunderstanding wrote:How much, do you guys think, a cost of living in Chicago would be for a year? I mean, apt (not fancy at all lol), food, bills etc. etc.

Depends where you live, how far you travel, and how much you eat. If you live right near the campus, you'd be lucky to pay 1200 even with roommates. If you move north to the lake view area, you could share a place with a couple people for 750-800 a month. You could even do a studio up there for under 1000. You won't be able to drive to Kent unless you would like to pay 12/day to park but that's ok, transit is good and it would be about a 30 minute commute each way.

All of the same is possible by living west in the west loop but there is a lot less to do and public transit isn't as lush. If you have specific questions, let me know. I live about half a mile from Kent now.

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Re: Chicago-Kent c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle Applicant Thread

Postby nba101790 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:23 am

I'd mostly second this. A quick MLS search reveals 7 apartments between $900-$1100 within the general West Loop (immediate area in which Kent is located). So, it's possible to pay $1000 but there isn't much selection.

Keep in mind that outside of the Loop/West Loop, your commute will invariably involve a train and bus transfer. It's mostly painless, but it's a commute nonetheless.

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Re: Chicago-Kent c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle Applicant Thread

Postby patienunderstanding » Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:44 pm

Thanks guys! I don't mind commuting. I'd rather live in something cheaper, but in a decent neighborhood, even though commute may be necessary, than spend more and live close to the campus.

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Re: Chicago-Kent c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle Applicant Thread

Postby babyxballerina » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:26 am

patienunderstanding wrote:How much, do you guys think, a cost of living in Chicago would be for a year? I mean, apt (not fancy at all lol), food, bills etc. etc.


I'm still waiting on my decision, but I saw this and thought I'd respond. :) My sister lives about a mile and a half away from the school in the Loop. She used to rent a one-bedroom apartment for about $1700/month (it was very decently sized though!). I don't know how much two-bedroom is, since she owns a 2-bedroom condo now in the same building, but I'm sure you can find something cheaper if you lived with a roommate. It's a really nice condo though, so even if you look around there, you may be able to find cheaper. She lives by Millennium Park. Just wanted to throw some numbers out there so you can get an idea if you were interested in living around that area.

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Re: Chicago-Kent c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle Applicant Thread

Postby teiswei » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:53 pm

babyxballerina wrote:
patienunderstanding wrote:How much, do you guys think, a cost of living in Chicago would be for a year? I mean, apt (not fancy at all lol), food, bills etc. etc.


I'm still waiting on my decision, but I saw this and thought I'd respond. :) My sister lives about a mile and a half away from the school in the Loop. She used to rent a one-bedroom apartment for about $1700/month (it was very decently sized though!). I don't know how much two-bedroom is, since she owns a 2-bedroom condo now in the same building, but I'm sure you can find something cheaper if you lived with a roommate. It's a really nice condo though, so even if you look around there, you may be able to find cheaper. She lives by Millennium Park. Just wanted to throw some numbers out there so you can get an idea if you were interested in living around that area.

So although I don't question that your sister loves where she lives, I would recommend against living near Michigan Ave or State St which includes the area east (millennium area). They are incredibly touristy and way overpriced. The loop itself (the area located within the circle made by the CTA trains) is where most businesses in the city operate and completely shuts down after 6pm on weekdays and weekends are like walking dead style. If you don't mind commuting, going north is probably the way to go. South Loop (south of the loop - including printers row) is ok but can get sketchy in the late evenings. Lincoln Park, Ravenswood, Andersonville, Lincoln Square, Lakeview, Lakeview East, Wrigleyville, and west loop (but not too far west - united center area is scary) are all great. I also really like Wicker Park area.

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Re: Chicago-Kent c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle Applicant Thread

Postby hi21 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:56 am

Any of you on the Facebook group?

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Re: Chicago-Kent c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle Applicant Thread

Postby hi21 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:02 am

Also, anyone know anything about the curve or the attrition rate?

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Re: Chicago-Kent c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle Applicant Thread

Postby gjk07fsu » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:07 am

hi21 wrote:Any of you on the Facebook group?

I'm in the Facebook group. A lot of excited people so far.

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Re: Chicago-Kent c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle Applicant Thread

Postby hi21 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:57 pm

gjk07fsu wrote:
hi21 wrote:Any of you on the Facebook group?

I'm in the Facebook group. A lot of excited people so far.


Have you posted anything yet?

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Re: Chicago-Kent c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle Applicant Thread

Postby bluegreen » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:19 pm

visited the campus - I liked Loyola's more. Anyone have experience visiting the campus?




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