chichi1992 wrote:In as of yesterday! Went complete 1-23, went under review...sometime between 1-23 and two weeks ago. GPA 25-50; LSAT > 75. I won't know how serious I am about USC until I get $$ info, but a few questions:
1. I saw one post on here about a stipend for attending tours--is that a thing? On the admitted students checklist, I still see the "Law Day" info listed as TBD. Anyone know if we can get stipends for Law Day? I'll be coming from the East Coast, and ASW trips are really starting to add up...
2. It might be WAY too early to discuss housing, but that is a major part of my $$ calculus. (I.e., BU gave me a nice scholarship, but I am really not thrilled about the prospect of spending $1,500/month on housing). I poked around the USC admitted students site for housing info, and it seems like student housing is RIDICULOUSLY inexpensive! $1,125/month including all utilities?! And even cheaper options outside of Terrace? Can't even be real. That being said, I have a dog, so student housing isn't going to work for me. Does anyone who is more familiar with the area have a sense of how much off-campus housing might cost, on average?
Housing right off of the USC campus is inexpensive because the area is not so hot. It can be very dangerous but once it gets dark there are USC security guards posted on pretty much every block (not joking) and there are also free Ubers within a few miles of the school in the evenings. That being said a studio apartment in the area is typically $700-$1000.
I lived in Downtown LA with my dog for a bit which is a quick bus trip from campus and paid $1000 for my own awesome bedroom in a shared loft. I'll probably end up moving back to DTLA if I go to USC. A studio in DT is usually between $1,200-$2,000 depending on which part of DT you're shopping around in.
Apartments in Koreatown and Silverlake are also pretty inexpensive while being relatively safe and close. The exposition line runs right by campus and you can hop on the red line/ purple line to the expo line from Hollywood, Silverlake, or Ktown and be on campus within 15-30 minutes.
Hope this helps!