George Washington C/O 2017

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Re: George Washington C/O 2017

Postby pauly_biegler » Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:29 pm

xmking07 wrote:
pauly_biegler wrote:sorry to those of you still waiting-

I find it so peculiar that I applied on 1/31 and was accepted on 2/10 with merely decent numbers but some people haven't heard back and applied in november. good luck to you still waiting and hopefully we'll be classmates!


They most likely wanted to snatch up the 3.9 gpa. Looking on LSN, they seem to be taking people with a 159 at lowest with a 3.7 and higher.


Does this perhaps mean good things for my cycle despite the low LSAT score? I was petrified to even apply with that shit.

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Re: George Washington C/O 2017

Postby TheNextAmendment » Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:39 pm

Current GW 1L. Glad to answer any questions except those involving my personal stats.

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Re: George Washington C/O 2017

Postby pauly_biegler » Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:23 am

TheNextAmendment wrote:Current GW 1L. Glad to answer any questions except those involving my personal stats.



What's your cost of living like down there?

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Re: George Washington C/O 2017

Postby TheNextAmendment » Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:31 am

pauly_biegler wrote:
TheNextAmendment wrote:Current GW 1L. Glad to answer any questions except those involving my personal stats.



What's your cost of living like down there?


If you want to live in DC you're looking at $1400+/month for rent and util. I spend about $230/week on food (male, 190 lbs). If you take the metro its $3.50 per ride non-peak and $5 per ride peak.
The most expensive things in DC are the bars. A $40 tab from back home in New England was $165 at a standard bar in D.C.


edit- the metro ride costs were incorrect. The metro price differs by number of stops. I would say average cost is $2 non peak and $3.50 peak.

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Re: George Washington C/O 2017

Postby pauly_biegler » Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:34 am

TheNextAmendment wrote:
pauly_biegler wrote:
TheNextAmendment wrote:Current GW 1L. Glad to answer any questions except those involving my personal stats.



What's your cost of living like down there?


If you want to live in DC you're looking at $1400+/month for rent and util. I spend about $230/week on food (male, 190 lbs). If you take the metro its $3.50 per ride non-peak and $5 per ride peak.
The most expensive things in DC are the bars. A $40 tab from back home in New England was $165 at a standard bar in D.C.


edit- the metro ride costs were incorrect. The metro price differs by number of stops. I would say average cost is $2 non peak and $3.50 peak.



Do you live in DC/do you recommend that? Probably what I'd want to do at least the first year. YIKES about the bars, aren't there any dives or college type areas for us poor people to drink at?

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Re: George Washington C/O 2017

Postby TheNextAmendment » Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:39 am

pauly_biegler wrote:
TheNextAmendment wrote:
pauly_biegler wrote:
TheNextAmendment wrote:Current GW 1L. Glad to answer any questions except those involving my personal stats.



What's your cost of living like down there?


If you want to live in DC you're looking at $1400+/month for rent and util. I spend about $230/week on food (male, 190 lbs). If you take the metro its $3.50 per ride non-peak and $5 per ride peak.
The most expensive things in DC are the bars. A $40 tab from back home in New England was $165 at a standard bar in D.C.


edit- the metro ride costs were incorrect. The metro price differs by number of stops. I would say average cost is $2 non peak and $3.50 peak.



Do you live in DC/do you recommend that? Probably what I'd want to do at least the first year. YIKES about the bars, aren't there any dives or college type areas for us poor people to drink at?


Yes, I live at the Aston. I would recommend it just to get the experience of D.C. living, but honestly it's 3x more expensive than I thought it would be. There aren't many dives or cheap bars or restaurants. Sure there are college type areas but those colleges are GW, Georgetown, and American...not cheap schools if you get my point.

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Re: George Washington C/O 2017

Postby checkin2014 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:32 am

pauly_biegler wrote:Just got an email about financial aid but it didn't say anything about scholarships- any word on this? Did I receive 0.00 in scholarships if it isn't listed here?

+1
"Please note that the Financial Aid Office does not award merit scholarships; merit scholarships are awarded by the Admissions Office Scholarship Committee only. "
Fingers crossed. :o

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Re: George Washington C/O 2017

Postby jdc_in_dc » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:00 am


If you want to live in DC you're looking at $1400+/month for rent and util. I spend about $230/week on food (male, 190 lbs). If you take the metro its $3.50 per ride non-peak and $5 per ride peak.
The most expensive things in DC are the bars. A $40 tab from back home in New England was $165 at a standard bar in D.C.


edit- the metro ride costs were incorrect. The metro price differs by number of stops. I would say average cost is $2 non peak and $3.50 peak.


....

Yes, I live at the Aston. I would recommend it just to get the experience of D.C. living, but honestly it's 3x more expensive than I thought it would be. There aren't many dives or cheap bars or restaurants. Sure there are college type areas but those colleges are GW, Georgetown, and American...not cheap schools if you get my point.



I'm in a townhouse thats closer to GW Law than the Aston, I pay $1100 a month, average apartment is usually $800-1100. There are plenty of cheaper bars in Adams Morgan and Columbia Heights, not dirt cheap like some bigger cities, but $3 beer level.

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Re: George Washington C/O 2017

Postby TheNextAmendment » Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:50 pm

jdc_in_dc wrote:

If you want to live in DC you're looking at $1400+/month for rent and util. I spend about $230/week on food (male, 190 lbs). If you take the metro its $3.50 per ride non-peak and $5 per ride peak.
The most expensive things in DC are the bars. A $40 tab from back home in New England was $165 at a standard bar in D.C.


edit- the metro ride costs were incorrect. The metro price differs by number of stops. I would say average cost is $2 non peak and $3.50 peak.


....

Yes, I live at the Aston. I would recommend it just to get the experience of D.C. living, but honestly it's 3x more expensive than I thought it would be. There aren't many dives or cheap bars or restaurants. Sure there are college type areas but those colleges are GW, Georgetown, and American...not cheap schools if you get my point.



I'm in a townhouse thats closer to GW Law than the Aston, I pay $1100 a month, average apartment is usually $800-1100. There are plenty of cheaper bars in Adams Morgan and Columbia Heights, not dirt cheap like some bigger cities, but $3 beer level.


Average apartment cost in D.C. is not $800-1100... You probably pay so little because you live in a townhouse with 3-5 roommates.
Here's a link to an apartment building right next to the Aston. http://www.apartmentshowcase.com/detail ... savoy/2607
Here's a link to an apartment building on the opposite side of GW Law. --LinkRemoved--

I'm not trying to dissuade you from living in D.C. I absolutely love it here and love the law school area. But it doesn't hurt to be informed.

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Re: George Washington C/O 2017

Postby kcdc1 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:31 am

Apartments in DC are definitely not $800-$1100 unless you're looking in a less-than-safe area. Even in the suburbs, apartments are more expensive than that.

Also, the above poster brings up a relevant point. If you want to save money, finding a 3 BR townhouse and splitting the rent is a good option. You might actually manage <$1000 per month if you do it that way.

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Re: George Washington C/O 2017

Postby jdc_in_dc » Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:17 am

kcdc1 wrote:Apartments in DC are definitely not $800-$1100 unless you're looking in a less-than-safe area. Even in the suburbs, apartments are more expensive than that.

Also, the above poster brings up a relevant point. If you want to save money, finding a 3 BR townhouse and splitting the rent is a good option. You might actually manage <$1000 per month if you do it that way.



I'm just speaking from experience of friends who Live in Foggy Bottom, West End, and Columbia Heights. Places like the Winston House, Claridge House, and the Savoy. Safe area, the apartments aren't the nicest places on earth, but they aren't bad either.

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Re: George Washington C/O 2017

Postby kcdc1 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:50 am

FWIW, here are some listings at the Savoy.

http://www.apartmentshowcase.com/detail ... savoy/2607

For those interested in gathering info about renting in DC, Zillow is a great resource.

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Re: George Washington C/O 2017

Postby apartius » Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:33 pm

Private message me if you have any questions about rents and rentals in DC. I have lived here for four years and can give you plenty of advice.

Park View (East Columbia Heights) and Petworth are currently the edge cheap options. For a bit cheaper you can choose Brookland. Downtown areas are going to be the most expensive $1400+ but room shares in other parts of the city will run from $775 to $1000.

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Re: George Washington C/O 2017

Postby apartius » Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:44 pm

Can anyone tell me about the LGBT community at GW Law?

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Re: George Washington C/O 2017

Postby Yazzzay » Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:45 pm

jdc_in_dc wrote:
kcdc1 wrote:Apartments in DC are definitely not $800-$1100 unless you're looking in a less-than-safe area. Even in the suburbs, apartments are more expensive than that.

Also, the above poster brings up a relevant point. If you want to save money, finding a 3 BR townhouse and splitting the rent is a good option. You might actually manage <$1000 per month if you do it that way.



I'm just speaking from experience of friends who Live in Foggy Bottom, West End, and Columbia Heights. Places like the Winston House, Claridge House, and the Savoy. Safe area, the apartments aren't the nicest places on earth, but they aren't bad either.


Wait- since when are apts in the Savoy around a $1000? Def not, friend lives there now in a studio and is paying $1'600, pretty sure that's their cheapest option too. :shock:

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Re: George Washington C/O 2017

Postby Lebrarian_Booker » Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:15 pm

Anyone else receive an email this morning that started with "Dear ##preferred name##"?

I do not mean it contained your preferred name, I mean it literally read "Dear ##preferred name##", lol.

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Re: George Washington C/O 2017

Postby MrMileyCyrus » Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:21 pm

Lebrarian_Booker wrote:Anyone else receive an email this morning that started with "Dear ##preferred name##"?

I do not mean it contained your preferred name, I mean it literally read "Dear ##preferred name##", lol.


+1 I laughed

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Re: George Washington C/O 2017

Postby John Everyman » Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:22 pm

Lebrarian_Booker wrote:Anyone else receive an email this morning that started with "Dear ##preferred name##"?

I do not mean it contained your preferred name, I mean it literally read "Dear ##preferred name##", lol.


Haha, amateur hour at GW...

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Re: George Washington C/O 2017

Postby Icecold62 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:27 pm

Lebrarian_Booker wrote:Anyone else receive an email this morning that started with "Dear ##preferred name##"?

I do not mean it contained your preferred name, I mean it literally read "Dear ##preferred name##", lol.


Yup. Very classy

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Re: George Washington C/O 2017

Postby pauly_biegler » Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:29 pm

would looking at rentals in alexandria or arlington be a wise choice?

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Re: George Washington C/O 2017

Postby Lebrarian_Booker » Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:32 pm

pauly_biegler wrote:would looking at rentals in alexandria or arlington be a wise choice?


Arlington would be more convenient than Alexandria, though Alexandria may be less expensive. However, the further away you are from campus the harder it will be for you to participate in the community. There is certainly a difference in being 10 minutes away from someone by metro, versus 3 blocks away walking.

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Re: George Washington C/O 2017

Postby pauly_biegler » Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:51 pm

Thank you, good point on that. The first year at least I'd probably want to live right on campus.

Now I do have another question which I seem to be struggling to find much info about. How generous is GW with scholarship money? Do we expect that to increase this year with what will probably be yet again another year with a low applicant pool?

Just curious if I'd even be able to finance this.

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Re: George Washington C/O 2017

Postby kcdc1 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:11 pm

FWIW, I live in Alexandria, and google maps has me at a 17 min drive to the GW law school. Tag some onto that for traffic, especially during rush hour. It might not be ideal for new-to-towners, but you can find cheaper rent out here.

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Re: George Washington C/O 2017

Postby Lebrarian_Booker » Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:24 pm

pauly_biegler wrote:Thank you, good point on that. The first year at least I'd probably want to live right on campus.

Now I do have another question which I seem to be struggling to find much info about. How generous is GW with scholarship money? Do we expect that to increase this year with what will probably be yet again another year with a low applicant pool?

Just curious if I'd even be able to finance this.


Gave me $16/year. Considering the only other offer I have in hand ($20k/year w/instate tuition at U of MN), I'd say their offer is extremely uncompetative--especially since they have one of the highest tuition figures of any law school.

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Re: George Washington C/O 2017

Postby philipthegreat » Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:34 pm

MrMileyCyrus wrote:
Lebrarian_Booker wrote:Anyone else receive an email this morning that started with "Dear ##preferred name##"?

I do not mean it contained your preferred name, I mean it literally read "Dear ##preferred name##", lol.


+1 I laughed


Same lol




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