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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby 07ggfa5 » Sat Feb 13, 2010 6:25 pm

Neil wrote:Still no scholarship here, and my acceptance letter said I'd hear by Feb 15th if I'm going to get one. Starting to worry... :(


My acceptance letter mentioned nothing about scholarship announcement date at all. I'm getting worried too.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby kp009 » Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:54 pm

Neil wrote:Still no scholarship here, and my acceptance letter said I'd hear by Feb 15th if I'm going to get one. Starting to worry... :(


+1, I plan to call them Tuesday afternoon if I get nothing by then (I believe there will be no mail on Monday, right?)

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby bissey » Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:52 am

eandy wrote:
missvik218 wrote:People say living "downtown" is the way to go?! If I'm going to poke around on craigslist is that what I would put "downtown"?


I have been poking around on Craigslist a lot. One thing that I have noticed is that "downtown" does not necessarily mean downtown ; "walk to UGA" is also usually not anywhere near the North part of campus where the law school is. I keep google maps open in the next tab with the law library address typed in so I can figure out how far I would actually be walking. Even if it is a little more "ghetto" near the law school, walking to school is important to me. I will pay a little more to get a nice place if I can walk.

Edit: For those interested, I was accepted on Monday and I got a big letter and decal in one envelope and a little letter in a skinny envelope yesterday.


Living near the law school would not be "more ghetto" in any way. That's the nice part of Athens since it's so close to downtown. And downtown really does mean downtown, as in living in the "high rise" buildings (not that high) above the bars, shops, and restaurants. If you want to walk, downtown is the place to be.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby bissey » Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:58 am

rad law wrote:
missvik218 wrote:
TheBigMediocre wrote:As the days go by, I'm getting progressively closer to committing to UGA unless Emory comes up huge for me so I'm going to start looking for a place to live next year soon. If anyone is starting to lean towards UGA and will be looking for a roommate/roommates, send me a pm.

Disclaimer: I very well may end up in Atlanta or Nashville, so this is just preliminary.

Exactly the same ... except I'm holding out for Vandy/G-town shots in the dark. At this point (for me) I don't think there is anything Emory could/would do that would make it more appealing than UGA for me, even if they accept me I doubt they're going to make a scholarship offer which makes the cost competitive with IS at UGA. I'll wait until the last minute before 4/1/10 though.

People say living "downtown" is the way to go?! If I'm going to poke around on craigslist is that what I would put "downtown"?


+1. I got into Vandy, but with no money (at least not yet), it's probably not worth it. I'm in at Emory, but even with limited money it may not be worth it unless you want to open more doors outside of the Southeast.

Downtown I guess would be close to the law school, but there are some really low-income/"ghetto" (for lack of a better phrase) neighborhoods around there from what I can see. Five Points is a little farther away, but that area is really nice. I know a couple undergrads who rent houses there. Five points is where the dot is on the map. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=half+moon+outfitters+athens,+ga&sll=33.939212,-83.385522&sspn=0.033183,0.084543&g=Athens,+Clarke,+Georgia&ie=UTF8&hq=half+moon+outfitters&hnear=Athens,+GA&ll=33.939604,-83.385072&spn=0.007851,0.021136&z=16


Five Points is nice, but it's not nicer than most other parts of Athens and definitely not a better place to live over downtown. 2 minute walk vs. 5 minute drive + parking permit. Plus, at Five Points, you will have to get a house. I don't think there are any apartments there. House = single contract, not individual like at apts, no amenities, and maybe maintenance w/ your own money.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby married0L » Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:56 am

I disagree with Bissey. I would much prefer Five Points to down town. I currently live in the Normaltown Athens Regional area and it is fantastic. Less than five minute drive from downtown and the arch, close to everything you need and can get anywhere in Athens in five minutes. Nice neighborhood with low rent, cute houses, different types of neighbors (its the best kept secret in Athens real estate). That being said, if my wife and I could find a house in Five Points for similar rent, we would jump on it. While you have more students around, it is an overall cleaner and more insulated part of Athens just minutes from campus. If I lived in Five Points, I would think long and hard about getting a parking permit and probably opt for using my bike (it is a much shorter commute than the poster above insinuated). While downtown has its benefits, if you want a quiet area, with a nice yard, an escape from your studies that is close to coffee shops and a couple bars, Five Points is your area (and you are at most a four minute drive from the law school, and that is only because there is a lot of traffic on Lumpkin.)

Let me know if I can help anyone with general questions about Athens.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby bissey » Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:27 pm

married0L wrote:I disagree with Bissey. I would much prefer Five Points to down town. I currently live in the Normaltown Athens Regional area and it is fantastic. Less than five minute drive from downtown and the arch, close to everything you need and can get anywhere in Athens in five minutes. Nice neighborhood with low rent, cute houses, different types of neighbors (its the best kept secret in Athens real estate). That being said, if my wife and I could find a house in Five Points for similar rent, we would jump on it. While you have more students around, it is an overall cleaner and more insulated part of Athens just minutes from campus. If I lived in Five Points, I would think long and hard about getting a parking permit and probably opt for using my bike (it is a much shorter commute than the poster above insinuated). While downtown has its benefits, if you want a quiet area, with a nice yard, an escape from your studies that is close to coffee shops and a couple bars, Five Points is your area (and you are at most a four minute drive from the law school, and that is only because there is a lot of traffic on Lumpkin.)

Let me know if I can help anyone with general questions about Athens.


Lol, less of a drive than I insinuated b/c it's a 4 min drive, not 5? And there is always traffic on Lumpkin/Milledge between 9am-6pm. The 5 minute drive referred to is to drive by the law school, not to the parking deck you're assigned since you can't park by the school and not including the walk from your car to the building.

And if I lived in Normaltown and could move to Five Points, I would too. That's an obvious upgrade.

If I had the money, I would live downtown. You can probably leave your apartment and be sitting in the classroom in 3 minutes. Or you can drop by one of the 20+ restaurants and grab some food beforehand. Can't beat the convenience. Of course, if you want to live in a house and have a yard, by all means get a house in one of the many areas of Athens. There are plenty of houses on Milledge Ave. I wouldn't like a quiet, cute house with a yard. I would like to get drunk, walk 1 block, and just "go upstairs" to my apartment cuz I got it like that :D

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby Grizz » Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:30 pm

bissey wrote:I would like to get drunk, walk 1 block, and just "go upstairs" to my apartment cuz I got it like that :D


This is the biggest obvious benefit.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby deadpanic » Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:56 pm

rad law wrote:
missvik218 wrote:
TheBigMediocre wrote:As the days go by, I'm getting progressively closer to committing to UGA unless Emory comes up huge for me so I'm going to start looking for a place to live next year soon. If anyone is starting to lean towards UGA and will be looking for a roommate/roommates, send me a pm.

Disclaimer: I very well may end up in Atlanta or Nashville, so this is just preliminary.

Exactly the same ... except I'm holding out for Vandy/G-town shots in the dark. At this point (for me) I don't think there is anything Emory could/would do that would make it more appealing than UGA for me, even if they accept me I doubt they're going to make a scholarship offer which makes the cost competitive with IS at UGA. I'll wait until the last minute before 4/1/10 though.

People say living "downtown" is the way to go?! If I'm going to poke around on craigslist is that what I would put "downtown"?


+1. I got into Vandy, but with no money (at least not yet), it's probably not worth it.


Not that it is any of my business but you got into Vandy and you are considering UGA? Sure, Fall Saturdays will be more fun in Athens, but a Vandy law degree >>>>>> UGA law degree.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby Grizz » Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:55 pm

deadpanic wrote:
rad law wrote:+1. I got into Vandy, but with no money (at least not yet), it's probably not worth it.


Not that it is any of my business but you got into Vandy and you are considering UGA? Sure, Fall Saturdays will be more fun in Athens, but a Vandy law degree >>>>>> UGA law degree.


The big question is, is Vanderbilt at sticker worth the massive debt? Especially considering that I probably want to be in Atlanta after graduation. Am I crazy here?

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby deadpanic » Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:32 pm

rad law wrote:
deadpanic wrote:
rad law wrote:+1. I got into Vandy, but with no money (at least not yet), it's probably not worth it.


Not that it is any of my business but you got into Vandy and you are considering UGA? Sure, Fall Saturdays will be more fun in Athens, but a Vandy law degree >>>>>> UGA law degree.


The big question is, is Vanderbilt at sticker worth the massive debt? Especially considering that I probably want to be in Atlanta after graduation. Am I crazy here?


Personally, I think it is, although I can understand what you are saying. ATL market is tough and while UGA grads place well there...Vandy will get you in the door before a UGA degree. And you can tell people you went to Vanderbilt. As you already know, in the South, not much trumps a Vandy degree.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby Grizz » Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:37 pm

deadpanic wrote:
rad law wrote:The big question is, is Vanderbilt at sticker worth the massive debt? Especially considering that I probably want to be in Atlanta after graduation. Am I crazy here?


Personally, I think it is, although I can understand what you are saying. ATL market is tough and while UGA grads place well there...Vandy will get you in the door before a UGA degree. And you can tell people you went to Vanderbilt. As you already know, in the South, not much trumps a Vandy degree.


To play devil's advocate, (I truly am torn here), might being nearer the top at UGA look better than a median grad from Vandy? However, for the sheer prestige factor Vandy wins hands down, as you so rightly point out. I'd be lying if I said prestige wasn't important to me.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby TheBigMediocre » Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:58 pm

Rad, I am (hopefully going to be) in the same boat with Vandy sticker vs. UGA + cash.

I've incredibly torn too, but I think that doing well at UGA is more beneficial then doing median at Vanderbilt for ATL with UGA's alumni network. Another consideration that is specific to me is that I am extremely debt-averse.

I just wish Nagareda was still at UGA instead of Vanderbilt now, but at least Hellerstein and Rutledge are still there.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby hhg » Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:36 pm

TheBigMediocre wrote:Rad, I am (hopefully going to be) in the same boat with Vandy sticker vs. UGA + cash.



+1 i'm probably going to have the same problem... really tough decision.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby keg411 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:57 pm

You should all go to Vandy... so UGA takes me :P .

(I'll really know more once I get my new LSAT. Re-take is this weekend for "all the marbles")

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby missvik218 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:14 am

rad law wrote:
deadpanic wrote:
rad law wrote:+1. I got into Vandy, but with no money (at least not yet), it's probably not worth it.

Not that it is any of my business but you got into Vandy and you are considering UGA? Sure, Fall Saturdays will be more fun in Athens, but a Vandy law degree >>>>>> UGA law degree.

The big question is, is Vanderbilt at sticker worth the massive debt? Especially considering that I probably want to be in Atlanta after graduation. Am I crazy here?

Not crazy at all, this is probably the only scenario which is going to make me turn away from UGA and even then I'd be torn. Obviously I'd rather be at Vandy, but is it worth 100+k more if I want to practice in the South?! I really can't say ... I'd lean towards probably not.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby married0L » Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:32 am

Haha I guess we are all in the same boat then. Same dilemma for me too.

Bissey -- I couldn't imagine living downtown. Not only am I married, but I like having my own place with a yard thats quiet (also have a big labrador). But if you want to be downtown, I see some of the advantages. If I could live anywhere in Athens it would be Five Points (and I think anyone with a family/SO, would be crazy to not think the same). But, to each his own. Are you going to be at UGA next year?

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby bissey » Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:11 pm

married0L wrote:Haha I guess we are all in the same boat then. Same dilemma for me too.

Bissey -- I couldn't imagine living downtown. Not only am I married, but I like having my own place with a yard thats quiet (also have a big labrador). But if you want to be downtown, I see some of the advantages. If I could live anywhere in Athens it would be Five Points (and I think anyone with a family/SO, would be crazy to not think the same). But, to each his own. Are you going to be at UGA next year?


Hey, I agree that if you want a house/yard kind of set-up, then Five Points is a good place to be. I guess I'm still in undergrad mode so downtown is still appealing, but I can see that getting old if you're not in to going out or if you're married.

I'm at UGA now, and it's likely where I'll be unless some other place gives me a good scholarship. I'd like to get out of GA, but the price is very appealing. How about you?

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby married0L » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:33 pm

UGA has become home over the past few years as we have a great group of friends, a solid church and love the town itself. We go out all the time (Trapeze, Blue Sky, All Good, etc.) so we love that scene, but at Normaltown or Five Points, its literally three minutes away. So for us we get the best of both worlds.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby HOLLYWOOD MARINE » Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:55 pm

Just curious what stats I'm going to need to pull in order to receive a scholarship of any monetary value from UGA.

Being in Georgia with a family approaching 30 I only really have 3 real choices and the cost of UGA makes it # 1 on my list.

Thanks for the info and good luck to those applying and congrats to those who were accepted.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby jaxangler » Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:30 am

I'm visiting UGA this week and was wondering if anyone had a restaurant suggestion for something that is truly unique to Athens. I'm really looking forward to the visit and hope Athens lives up to its reputation.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby minkins » Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:44 am

The Grit is my favorite place in Athens! It's vegetarian/vegan but has some of the best lasagna I've ever had and their sweet potato fries are amazing! Also good: Trans-Met (pizza), Five Star Day, The Globe (mainly a bar but some really great food). Good for brunch: Big City Bread, Last Resort, Mama's Boy.

Most of the restaurants downtown are non-chains so pretty much anywhere you go will be unique.

Great website for anyone looking to visit or live in Athens: --LinkRemoved--

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby kp009 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:27 pm

Tuition equalization letter finally arrived! I'm happy but a little sad there was no additional money, my gpa is killing me right now! Anyone know how UGA is for negotiations? I have a few $ offers from schools in the top 30, though right now they all bring the cost to the same or slightly above in-state UGA.
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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby dhatfie1 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:58 pm

Anybody who was "held for further review" get in after going that on your status checker? Just went to that today :( (164/3.4 OOS)

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby flowerpot » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:04 pm

Tuition equalization letter finally arrived! I'm happy but a little sad there was no additional money, my gpa is killing me right now! Anyone know how UGA is for negotiations? I have a few $ offers from schools in the top 20, though right now they all bring the cost to the same or slightly above in-state UGA.


kpp- What are your numbers if you don't mind sharing?

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby Neil » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:09 pm

flowerpot wrote:
Tuition equalization letter finally arrived! I'm happy but a little sad there was no additional money, my gpa is killing me right now! Anyone know how UGA is for negotiations? I have a few $ offers from schools in the top 20, though right now they all bring the cost to the same or slightly above in-state UGA.


kpp- What are your numbers if you don't mind sharing?


They're in his/her profile. I'm a little surprised it wasn't equalization + $5,000. What I'm curious about is where kp is located... still holding out a little hope there's a scholarship on its way to NY...




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