WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby chuckbass » Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:51 pm

Fiero85 wrote:Hmm we shoulda went to a bakery/coffee place with cookies near campus.

Just FYI, April fools attending ASW then, the term "continental breakfast" for Friday morning is used loosely. It's some fruit, various types of banana bread type items, and coffee (no OJ, tea, donuts, bagels, muffins, etc).

I was ir8, that was the only thing I wanted.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Fiero85 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:58 pm

scottidsntknow wrote:
Fiero85 wrote:Hmm we shoulda went to a bakery/coffee place with cookies near campus.

Just FYI, April fools attending ASW then, the term "continental breakfast" for Friday morning is used loosely. It's some fruit, various types of banana bread type items, and coffee (no OJ, tea, donuts, bagels, muffins, etc).

I was ir8, that was the only thing I wanted.


Oh I remember haha

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby chingwoo » Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:29 am

CWE vs. UCity/ULOOP vs. Downtown

Go.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby taker_of_lsats » Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:53 am

scottidsntknow wrote:Went to a beer garden yesterday I hope this is a thing in STL and not just DC.


Umm I'm pretty sure Washington University is in DC, not St. Louis, so you don't need to worry.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby sublime » Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:15 am

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby KanyeShrug » Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:26 am

Why no downtown love? I was seriously considering it.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby sublime » Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:28 am

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Attax » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:57 am

taker_of_lsats wrote:
scottidsntknow wrote:Went to a beer garden yesterday I hope this is a thing in STL and not just DC.


Umm I'm pretty sure Washington University is in DC, not St. Louis, so you don't need to worry.


George Washington U is in DC, Washington U in St. Louis is in St. Louis. HTH

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby georgej » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:04 am

Can any St. Louis locals speak to the pros/cons of living in Dogtown? It looks cheap and nice, but after reading Wikipedia I'm worried about Leprechaun attacks.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Attax » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:06 am

georgej wrote:Can any St. Louis locals speak to the pros/cons of living in Dogtown? It looks cheap and nice, but after reading Wikipedia I'm worried about Leprechaun attacks.


Not a local, but I stayed downtown for ASW. I enjoyed it, but it will be a much longer drive than the loop or CWE. One late night, when they apparently closed down the interstates(???) it took me a solid 40 minutes to get back absent of traffic. Granted, I was also fairly unfamiliar with the area with a dead phone for GPS.


Alright WUSTL crew. You're 180, <3 forever, but I have made my deposit elsewhere. Will be withdrawing shortly, so hopefully that frees up space for some more of you pending people.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby georgej » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:08 am

Attax wrote:
georgej wrote:Can any St. Louis locals speak to the pros/cons of living in Dogtown? It looks cheap and nice, but after reading Wikipedia I'm worried about Leprechaun attacks.


Not a local, but I stayed downtown for ASW. I enjoyed it, but it will be a much longer drive than the loop or CWE. One late night, when they apparently closed down the interstates(???) it took me a solid 40 minutes to get back absent of traffic. Granted, I was also fairly unfamiliar with the area with a dead phone for GPS.


Alright WUSTL crew. You're 180, <3 forever, but I have made my deposit elsewhere. Will be withdrawing shortly, so hopefully that frees up space for some more of you pending people.


Dogtown, not Downtown lol. But thanks for this information anyway :D

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Attax » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:13 am

georgej wrote:
Attax wrote:
georgej wrote:Can any St. Louis locals speak to the pros/cons of living in Dogtown? It looks cheap and nice, but after reading Wikipedia I'm worried about Leprechaun attacks.


Not a local, but I stayed downtown for ASW. I enjoyed it, but it will be a much longer drive than the loop or CWE. One late night, when they apparently closed down the interstates(???) it took me a solid 40 minutes to get back absent of traffic. Granted, I was also fairly unfamiliar with the area with a dead phone for GPS.


Alright WUSTL crew. You're 180, <3 forever, but I have made my deposit elsewhere. Will be withdrawing shortly, so hopefully that frees up space for some more of you pending people.


Dogtown, not Downtown lol. But thanks for this information anyway :D


Reading Comp fail haha.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby ZGr88n » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:20 am

Attax wrote:
georgej wrote:Can any St. Louis locals speak to the pros/cons of living in Dogtown? It looks cheap and nice, but after reading Wikipedia I'm worried about Leprechaun attacks.


Not a local, but I stayed downtown for ASW. I enjoyed it, but it will be a much longer drive than the loop or CWE. One late night, when they apparently closed down the interstates(???) it took me a solid 40 minutes to get back absent of traffic. Granted, I was also fairly unfamiliar with the area with a dead phone for GPS.


Alright WUSTL crew. You're 180, <3 forever, but I have made my deposit elsewhere. Will be withdrawing shortly, so hopefully that frees up space for some more of you pending people.


Man I can't believe it's already that time in the cycle, decisions decisions. Good luck and enjoy all that warm weather (insert jealousy).

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Birdnals » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:24 am

chingwoo wrote:CWE vs. UCity/ULOOP vs. Downtown

Go.

CWE is where a vast majority of your classmates will live. That is, by far, its greatest perk. Slightly overpriced for what you are getting, and the bars in the area get old fairly quickly. For pregames and such, it is nice to be able to just walk to the place you are pregaming instead of either cabbing it or driving and getting your car in the morning. If you aren't that social of a person and don't see yourself living with law school kids that much, I wouldn't really recommend it. Very young-professional area. 5-10 Min commute to school.

UCity/Loop- Obviously super close to school, so that is the biggest perk for this area. Can get kinda sketchy once you go north of Delmar, but there are tons of nice areas where I would feel perfectly fine living. Lots of hipstery bars, but is pretty much overrun with highschoolers/UG's on weekend nights. Lots of relatively cheap housing if you are willing to put in the time for an extended housing hunt or have roommates. If you are into concerts/craft beers then this is the place for you. Almost no commute to school.

Downtown- Greatest perk is there is a ton of cool things downtown for sports/3AM bars and such. Washington Avenue (Wash Ave) is a great thing to live by. Very few of your classmates will live here, meaning if you are social you are going to be driving/cabbing to pretty much every pregame, but the once or twice a month your classmates want to go out on Wash Ave you are going to be an asset to host. Lots of cool/giant/cheap lofts you can find which are recently renovated and a good 35-50% cheaper than CWE per square foot. Big con from my friends who live there is there is no grocery stores like, anywhere, downtown, so that can be a pain in the ass. 10-20 minute commute to school depending on construction/traffic.

Other Areas:

Clayton- Very similar to CWE but on the other side of the school and with less classmates living there. Very young professional type area, and the bar scene is reflective of that. If they had a 3AM bar I would probably be there every weekend, and plan on moving there after graduation. Slightly overpriced for what you will be getting, but extremely nice part of town. If you have a family, this is where you probably want to be for quality of life purposes. I wouldn't reccomend most people who are new to St. Louis to live here because it is kind of far away from lots of bar districts like Soulard and Wash Ave but if you can find a place for the right price I wouldn't rule it out. Commute to school 5-10 minutes.

South City(dogtown, the grove, etc)- There are lots of areas in South City which are fairly nice so I looped it all together. It is essentially the area south of Forest Park. People who aren't from St. Louis completely skip over this area often in their housing hunts which I think is a huge mistake. Lots of awesome restaurants (close to the hill), super central (the grove is 5 minutes from soulard, 5 minutes from CWE, 10 minutes from school, 10 minutes from downtown, etc.), and is a very up-in-coming area. As far as value for housing, this area is by FAR the best. (for example, I live in tower grove in a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 1,600sq/ft house which had been completely renovated 3 years ago and has fenced in back yard and unfinished basement, and I pay a total of $1,200/month for rent. Split three ways, that is insanely cheap). The only con I have with this area is that it doesn't really have a bar district (outside of the grove, which is all hipster and gay bars, so if that is your scene then the bar district is awesome for you), so you are going to be doing a lot of cabbing/driving places, but with how much you save on rent I think it is worth at least a look, especially if you plan on having roommates and/or want a house instead of an apartment. 5-15 minute commute to school depending on where you live.

SoulardDon't live in Soulard if you are new to STL. It is a great area, I have tons of friends who live there, and probably my favorite bar district in St. Louis, but it is also loud and far away from lots of stuff. If you are familiar with Chicago, I would consider it St. Louis's Wrigleyville. 15-20 minute commute to school.
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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby yossarian » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:31 am

Birdnals wrote:Awesome Birdnals STL living guide


Thanks!

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby yossarian » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:32 am

Goodbye Attax. Much love. Good luck!

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby georgej » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:43 am

Thanks Birdnals.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Attax » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:47 am

yossarian71 wrote:Goodbye Attax. Much love. Good luck!


Thanks! But you're wrong if you think I'm leaving this thread at least :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Fiero85 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:10 am

Attax wrote:
georgej wrote:Can any St. Louis locals speak to the pros/cons of living in Dogtown? It looks cheap and nice, but after reading Wikipedia I'm worried about Leprechaun attacks.


Not a local, but I stayed downtown for ASW. I enjoyed it, but it will be a much longer drive than the loop or CWE. One late night, when they apparently closed down the interstates(???) it took me a solid 40 minutes to get back absent of traffic. Granted, I was also fairly unfamiliar with the area with a dead phone for GPS.


Alright WUSTL crew. You're 180, <3 forever, but I have made my deposit elsewhere. Will be withdrawing shortly, so hopefully that frees up space for some more of you pending people.


I always knew but it still sucks!


Attax wrote:Thanks! But you're wrong if you think I'm leaving this thread at least :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


Happy about this though :)

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Attax » Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:19 am

Fiero85 wrote:
Attax wrote:

Alright WUSTL crew. You're 180, <3 forever, but I have made my deposit elsewhere. Will be withdrawing shortly, so hopefully that frees up space for some more of you pending people.


I always knew but it still sucks!


Happy about this though :)


LOL like I could leave this thread.

We all knew it was happening, but I figured to do it now and free up some spots for our friends on the waitlists.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Fiero85 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:26 am

Attax wrote:
Fiero85 wrote:
Attax wrote:

Alright WUSTL crew. You're 180, <3 forever, but I have made my deposit elsewhere. Will be withdrawing shortly, so hopefully that frees up space for some more of you pending people.


I always knew but it still sucks!


Happy about this though :)


LOL like I could leave this thread.

We all knew it was happening, but I figured to do it now and free up some spots for our friends on the waitlists.


And that's kind of you

(insert Good Guy Attax meme here)

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby bcbias » Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:46 am

Good morning all.

Any thoughts on the Skinker DeBaliviere area for housing vs.CWE & Delmar Loop?

One of the 3Ls gave a tour of his place there and it wasn't bad. It certainly wasn't impressive but the area boasted prices similar to the Delmar Loop and he claims to have seen renovations comparable to CWE there. Being able to walk/bike to class and live in quality/renovated housing is a priority of mine.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby acc123 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:41 pm

Just got my scholarship increased from $5k to $25k, bringing WashU pretty close to being competitive with the other schools I am considering. I have already talked to them a couple of times about financial aid and don't want to seem like I'm gunning for more money (even though I am gunning for more money). How do I make sure that this is their best offer without being that guy, because I'm pretty close to where I want to be but I know they increase tuition every year and I still don't want to go $25k out of pocket plus living expenses when I can be at places just as good for a lot less...?

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby ZGr88n » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:42 pm

acc123 wrote:Just got my scholarship increased from $5k to $25k, bringing WashU pretty close to being competitive with the other schools I am considering. I have already talked to them a couple of times about financial aid and don't want to seem like I'm gunning for more money (even though I am gunning for more money). How do I make sure that this is their best offer without being that guy, because I'm pretty close to where I want to be but I know they increase tuition every year and I still don't want to go $25k out of pocket plus living expenses when I can be at places just as good for a lot less...?


Was it just now increased?

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Lebrarian_Booker » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:43 pm

acc123 wrote:Just got my scholarship increased from $5k to $25k, bringing WashU pretty close to being competitive with the other schools I am considering. I have already talked to them a couple of times about financial aid and don't want to seem like I'm gunning for more money (even though I am gunning for more money). How do I make sure that this is their best offer without being that guy, because I'm pretty close to where I want to be but I know they increase tuition every year and I still don't want to go $25k out of pocket plus living expenses when I can be at places just as good for a lot less...?


What else do you have on the table?




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