Nucky wrote: chriskel wrote:
Congratulations!!! I wonder why your call would not connect, but I'm glad to hear that good news came your way
March visits anyone?
I think so! I am a bit concerned about the COL there and want to investigate ahead of time. Anyone have any info on where most law students live in the area? I have a dog also. So that may be a problem.
Depends on your price range and the amount of people you want to live with. Dog shouldn't matter besides a standard 300-500$ deposit when you move in.
The COL here is rough. If you can get into the price range of 1500$ a person (including utilities), you can easily find a nice 2 BR near the campus. My friend just got a 2BR for 2750$ in Arlington and it is pretty nice.
If you want to live alone, I would estimate 2000$ to 2400$ a month (including utilities). When I moved here and picked out my place that was about what everything cost a year ago. I haven't looked too much in the last year.
The farther you go west/south west, the cheaper the housing is. The new silver line may be convenient also to live further out west (herndon, sterling, reston etc.)
I would suggest calling admissions and asking to talk to a first year student who is on a budget and how they found a place to live. Personally, I was unable to find decent housing for under 2k for a 2BR (so about 1100$ per person with utilities).