thisislife49 wrote:Austinbound wrote:thisislife49 wrote:jsanner2 wrote:Thanks all, that seems very encouraging. When is the deposit date? I'm wondering if they'll get back to me soon enough.
Also, for anyone living in Tucson, how's the cost/quality of living for students?
Hello! I am born and raised in Tucson and will be going to U of A. With all of that in mind, as someone mentioned, Tucson has a great cost of living. I also agree that north of Broadway is best, but I also would like to point out that the area surrounding the University isn't necessarily the best place. The costs are higher there (as to be expected), but the actual living isn't as good as you would find somewhere a bit further. You can find nicer, more affordable and safer living farther off the campus. It isn't not in a horrible section of town, but not one I would want to live in. Keep in mind though I am from here and have lived on the east side my whole life. I feel it is a totally different world then down by the U of A.
In regards to living in Tucson it is definitely a college town. It is big with a small town feel. Pretty much everyone here is a huge U of A fan. Tailgates can be really fun! 4th Avenue is right down the street from the University and it is a street full of bars and youth (for the most part). They also have some good restaurants down there (Bison Witches). University Blvd is fun too.
As you may know, it is HOT here! Very very hot. Being born and raised here, I despise this part of Tucson. People say it is not that bad because you are in the air conditioning all day--- true story, but I still hate driving in it, walking in it, etc. So, live somewhere that has a pool---- or use the University pool! Tucson has some of the best sunsets in the country. They truly are breathtaking. The mountains are beautiful and offer a lot of hiking. The Sabino Canyon area is great for hiking and allows you to take in all the nature etc.
I hope this helps some. If you have any questions feel free to message me!
I completely disagree with this. I wouldn't live anyhere other than close to campus while at the U. So you should definitely visit and get a feel for where you are the most comfortable. It's a personal preference thing.
Were you raised here? I did point out..."Keep in mind though I am from here and have lived on the east side my whole life." So, obviously I am biased in that area. It definitely is a personal preference and what you are used to!
With the streets here (no freeways, potholes, traffic lights aren't synchronized), living far from campus is a pain in the ass. Makes it harder to attend the social events like trivia night, intramurals, bar review, etc., if you care about that at all. Also, you'll probably get stuck with a couple shitty scheduled classes (For me, both semesters had one class on Friday at 9 am), and you don't want a long commute just to go to school for an hour. Just a bit north of campus has pretty decent houses to split with other people and there are plenty of apartments <5 mi away.