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Re: Rutgers Newark

Postby renee15 » Wed May 05, 2010 9:55 pm

Any out of state students here starting to think about moving down there? Anyone know when we have til? Also, anyone get financial aid packages yet?

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Re: Rutgers Newark

Postby bernie shmegma » Wed May 05, 2010 10:03 pm

[quote="renee15"]Any out of state students here starting to think about moving down there? Anyone know when we have til? Also, anyone get financial aid packages yet?[/quote]

Yeah.

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Re: Rutgers Newark

Postby renee15 » Wed May 05, 2010 10:14 pm

bernie shmegma wrote:
renee15 wrote:Any out of state students here starting to think about moving down there? Anyone know when we have til? Also, anyone get financial aid packages yet?[/quote]

Yeah.


Recently? I contacted financial aid to see what is up, and they have not got back to me yet.

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Re: Rutgers Newark

Postby orange_ava » Wed May 05, 2010 10:45 pm

renee15 wrote:
bernie shmegma wrote:
renee15 wrote:Any out of state students here starting to think about moving down there? Anyone know when we have til? Also, anyone get financial aid packages yet?[/quote]

Yeah.


Recently? I contacted financial aid to see what is up, and they have not got back to me yet.


I've been accepted since March and nothing. :/

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Re: Rutgers Newark

Postby champ33 » Wed May 05, 2010 10:47 pm

renee15 wrote:
bernie shmegma wrote:
renee15 wrote:Any out of state students here starting to think about moving down there? Anyone know when we have til? Also, anyone get financial aid packages yet?[/quote]

Yeah.


Recently? I contacted financial aid to see what is up, and they have not got back to me yet.


I got the initial financial aid offer at least a month or two ago, but I was accepted pretty early. As far as moving there.. I live in NY near NYC already... but sent my app for a room in University Square yesterday.. I believe move in for those rooms is mid-late August.

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Re: Rutgers Newark

Postby TUhustler » Thu May 06, 2010 1:08 am

renee15 wrote:Any out of state students here starting to think about moving down there? Anyone know when we have til? Also, anyone get financial aid packages yet?


I'm probably going to look at apartments in 2-3 weekends. I hope to sign a lease by the beginning of June and hope to move in August 1. I hope I'm not being idealistic...

I haven't recieved financial aid info yet besides the initial offer. I feel like it should be coming soon. I seem to recall mid-May being given as the time they mail them out but I could be wrong.

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Re: Rutgers Newark

Postby renee15 » Thu May 06, 2010 9:03 am

champ33 wrote:
renee15 wrote:
bernie shmegma wrote:
renee15 wrote:Any out of state students here starting to think about moving down there? Anyone know when we have til? Also, anyone get financial aid packages yet?[/quote]

Yeah.


Recently? I contacted financial aid to see what is up, and they have not got back to me yet.


I got the initial financial aid offer at least a month or two ago, but I was accepted pretty early. As far as moving there.. I live in NY near NYC already... but sent my app for a room in University Square yesterday.. I believe move in for those rooms is mid-late August.


Oh OK I was accepted early too and I did recieve that. I have not recieved anything since.
I am hoping to move soon too; I have already looked at a few apartments in the area...one was a complete dump :). I just want to make sure I move soon enough to get in-state tuition. I would love to move next month, as I am leaving my job at the end of the month.

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Re: Rutgers Newark

Postby jbl7979 » Thu May 06, 2010 11:46 am

Accepted last week and got my initial financial aid offer today in the mail. Although it says its based on full time and living on campus, and of course im part time living off campus.

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Re: Rutgers Newark

Postby splittsville » Thu May 06, 2010 12:20 pm

renee15 wrote:
renee15 wrote:
bernie shmegma wrote:
renee15 wrote:Any out of state students here starting to think about moving down there? Anyone know when we have til? Also, anyone get financial aid packages yet?[/quote]

Recently? I contacted financial aid to see what is up, and they have not got back to me yet.


I got the initial financial aid offer at least a month or two ago, but I was accepted pretty early. As far as moving there.. I live in NY near NYC already... but sent my app for a room in University Square yesterday.. I believe move in for those rooms is mid-late August.


Oh OK I was accepted early too and I did recieve that. I have not recieved anything since.
I am hoping to move soon too; I have already looked at a few apartments in the area...one was a complete dump :). I just want to make sure I move soon enough to get in-state tuition. I would love to move next month, as I am leaving my job at the end of the month.


I spoke with Anita Walton about a month back, and she assured me that as long as your lease starts by August 1, you should be ok to get the in-state rate. Also, she let me know that the "initial" offer really does not mean much, since they have not set this 2010-11 tuition or cost of living yet. It also did not include an GradPlus loan amounts.

I plan on looking for a place in early June. I have called a few buildings and the consensus seems to be that that is a good time to look. Also, can I ask which place you thought was a dump, so I do not waste my time....

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Re: Rutgers Newark

Postby Rutgers1L_10 » Thu May 06, 2010 12:24 pm

champ33 wrote:This is directed at Rutgers_1L or any other Rutgers 1L. Sorry if I'm reverting back to old discussion, but we're at 45 pages now.... The consensus from this board is that RU-N is very well connected in NJ with an outside shot at working in/around NYC. Does this account for 99-100% of graduates? What has been your experience, or friends' experiences trying to work in say Philly or DC or other areas around the country? I'd guess Philly has at least small representation, although RU-C probably takes more spots. Any info relating to these questions is much appreciated. Thanks !!


What? You too busy to look through 45 pages? Maybe you're not cut out for law school!! :lol:

I don't think NJ/NY account for 99-100%, but I would say it's high. Probably closer to 80-85%. That is PURELY my guess based on the number of people that show interest in taking the bar in states other than NY/NJ.

It's always difficult to answer the "where do graduates work?" question, because hiring is not as simple as you think. It's not just a matter of firms from one city/state showing up to the school and interviewing and only filling office positions for that city.
Large firms (those with 100-700+ people and multiple office locations) will send representatives to the school during OCI periods for interviews, but where you end up working largely depends on 1)preference 2)practice area.
For instance many of the law firms that have offices in NJ, but are HQ'd in NY will only let you work in the NJ office if you do Environmental Law. So if you get an offer from a representative from the NJ office but you want to do Tax or Bankruptcy you can't work in that particular NJ office, you'll have to either work in the NY office or one of the other offices with that practice area.

So if you want to work in Philly or DC are your chances at getting a larger number of firms HQ'd in those cities higher at say RU-C or the half dozen law schools in DC, yes! Does that mean you couldn't interview with a firm that has a Philly/DC office,no.

If your ultimate goal is to work in Philly, I would say you should consider a strong regional school in that area. If that's not possible then just understand you will have to do some leg work to make sure you get your resume and cover letter out to firms in that area, and make sure you apply early.
Your first shot at applying to firm jobs as a 1L may yield mostly rejection letters, but that's just because of the lack of hiring preference for 1Ls. But if you know you're interested in working in a certain city make sure you do the research and target those firms during OCI
I know 1Ls that have jobs in DC/VA working in Public Interest, and working in Government jobs. I also know a few who won Eagleton Fellowships and a couple of other Political-based internships. I don't know of anyone specifically that is doing any firm work in DC and I don't know anyone that is working in Philly.

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Re: Rutgers Newark

Postby renee15 » Thu May 06, 2010 12:42 pm

I plan on looking for a place in early June. I have called a few buildings and the consensus seems to be that that is a good time to look. Also, can I ask which place you thought was a dump, so I do not waste my time....[/quote]

I can't seem to find the craigslist ad, but it is in Harrison on Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. I want to say it was around 208. It was a big green house and it went for 950 a month. The landlord's name was Andrew.

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Re: Rutgers Newark

Postby keg411 » Thu May 06, 2010 1:03 pm

renee15 wrote:
I plan on looking for a place in early June. I have called a few buildings and the consensus seems to be that that is a good time to look. Also, can I ask which place you thought was a dump, so I do not waste my time....


I can't seem to find the craigslist ad, but it is in Harrison on Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. I want to say it was around 208. It was a big green house and it went for 950 a month. The landlord's name was Andrew.


That would NOT be a good place to live; there is horrible traffic there, it's loud and it's not really all that safe. Yikes.

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Re: Rutgers Newark

Postby jbl7979 » Thu May 06, 2010 1:37 pm

People are looking in the wrong areas to live. There are better places in Kearny, Belleville, Nutley, Bloomfield, South Orange, and remember that the borders of those towns are going to be next to or in bad areas. But the rest is fine.

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Re: Rutgers Newark

Postby NJ914 » Thu May 06, 2010 2:33 pm

what about any of the big apartment buildings in downtown Newark? Too pricey or are there problems with them?

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Re: Rutgers Newark

Postby renee15 » Thu May 06, 2010 3:20 pm

NJ914 wrote:what about any of the big apartment buildings in downtown Newark? Too pricey or are there problems with them?


I read about a few...there was one that was pricey, and the others i have heard bad things about...such as roaches, mice, drugs, and gangs

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Re: Rutgers Newark

Postby NJ914 » Thu May 06, 2010 3:47 pm

Ah okay. One or two of the pricier ones (1300-1550ish) seemed to be in modern buildings, gorgeous views, well furnished, etc.

I live in the hood right now in Baltimore so a bad area wouldn't bother me, I just want the actual apartment to be nice.

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Re: Rutgers Newark

Postby renee15 » Thu May 06, 2010 3:55 pm

NJ914 wrote:Ah okay. One or two of the pricier ones (1300-1550ish) seemed to be in modern buildings, gorgeous views, well furnished, etc.

I live in the hood right now in Baltimore so a bad area wouldn't bother me, I just want the actual apartment to be nice.


yeah those ones looked really nice, but a little more than I want to pay. I hear ya though...I don't live in the hood but living in a not so great area wouldn't bother me too much as long as the apartment is nice and it is not too expensive.

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Re: Rutgers Newark

Postby NJ914 » Thu May 06, 2010 3:58 pm

renee15 wrote:
NJ914 wrote:Ah okay. One or two of the pricier ones (1300-1550ish) seemed to be in modern buildings, gorgeous views, well furnished, etc.

I live in the hood right now in Baltimore so a bad area wouldn't bother me, I just want the actual apartment to be nice.


yeah those ones looked really nice, but a little more than I want to pay. I hear ya though...I don't live in the hood but living in a not so great area wouldn't bother me too much as long as the apartment is nice and it is not too expensive.


Based off of craigslist searching it seems like one woman (can't remember name...hispanic sounding) has a lock on every nice apartment in the Newark area haha. Should just call her up and see what the deal is.

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Re: Rutgers Newark

Postby splittsville » Thu May 06, 2010 4:13 pm

NJ914 wrote:Ah okay. One or two of the pricier ones (1300-1550ish) seemed to be in modern buildings, gorgeous views, well furnished, etc.

I live in the hood right now in Baltimore so a bad area wouldn't bother me, I just want the actual apartment to be nice.


That particular area of Newark is not all that bad (depending on your definition). Eleven80 is very nice -bowling alley, modern apartments, nice neighbors - I toured it last year, just a little pricey. I believe the Union building is also nice. Both have no utilities included (Eleven80 for sure none). Parking at these two buildings is terrible. An additional $150+ a month for a private lot and the streets are all metered. Nearby Rutgers campus does not allow parking overnight for non-campus residents. (I believe I read this correctly) There are also no supermarkets anywhere near downtown, nor are there many reasonably priced restaraunts - a Subway maybe, I think Starbucks was closing down, so you would be forced to take public transportation if you have no car to get groceries, or shop at the over-priced delis. I lived in an area of Staten Island for two years with about the same situation - no car, no supermarket - believe me it was a real pain in the @$$. You would have a nice apartment though in those buildings, I considered them and just felt my limited law school dollars could be better spent elsewhere. Where? I dunno yet.

Renee - I found while living and working in SI, Queens, and the Upper East Side, pretty much all large buildings have pest problems at one time or another. (Especially those in the student loan price range). I would check out buildings myself and just use the reviews as a guide. That's just me, though. I mean how many people take the time to review their building when nothing has bothered them?

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Re: Rutgers Newark

Postby renee15 » Thu May 06, 2010 4:20 pm

NJ914 wrote:
renee15 wrote:
NJ914 wrote:Ah okay. One or two of the pricier ones (1300-1550ish) seemed to be in modern buildings, gorgeous views, well furnished, etc.

I live in the hood right now in Baltimore so a bad area wouldn't bother me, I just want the actual apartment to be nice.


yeah those ones looked really nice, but a little more than I want to pay. I hear ya though...I don't live in the hood but living in a not so great area wouldn't bother me too much as long as the apartment is nice and it is not too expensive.


Based off of craigslist searching it seems like one woman (can't remember name...hispanic sounding) has a lock on every nice apartment in the Newark area haha. Should just call her up and see what the deal is.



haha oh yeah I saw that lady on there...I am thinking about giving her a call!

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Re: Rutgers Newark

Postby NJ914 » Thu May 06, 2010 4:55 pm

splittsville wrote:
NJ914 wrote:Ah okay. One or two of the pricier ones (1300-1550ish) seemed to be in modern buildings, gorgeous views, well furnished, etc.

I live in the hood right now in Baltimore so a bad area wouldn't bother me, I just want the actual apartment to be nice.


That particular area of Newark is not all that bad (depending on your definition). Eleven80 is very nice -bowling alley, modern apartments, nice neighbors - I toured it last year, just a little pricey. I believe the Union building is also nice. Both have no utilities included (Eleven80 for sure none). Parking at these two buildings is terrible. An additional $150+ a month for a private lot and the streets are all metered. Nearby Rutgers campus does not allow parking overnight for non-campus residents. (I believe I read this correctly) There are also no supermarkets anywhere near downtown, nor are there many reasonably priced restaraunts - a Subway maybe, I think Starbucks was closing down, so you would be forced to take public transportation if you have no car to get groceries, or shop at the over-priced delis. I lived in an area of Staten Island for two years with about the same situation - no car, no supermarket - believe me it was a real pain in the @$$. You would have a nice apartment though in those buildings, I considered them and just felt my limited law school dollars could be better spent elsewhere. Where? I dunno yet.

Renee - I found while living and working in SI, Queens, and the Upper East Side, pretty much all large buildings have pest problems at one time or another. (Especially those in the student loan price range). I would check out buildings myself and just use the reviews as a guide. That's just me, though. I mean how many people take the time to review their building when nothing has bothered them?


Fantastic info. Thanks so much!

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Re: Rutgers Newark

Postby champ33 » Thu May 06, 2010 6:40 pm

NJ914 wrote:
splittsville wrote:
NJ914 wrote:Ah okay. One or two of the pricier ones (1300-1550ish) seemed to be in modern buildings, gorgeous views, well furnished, etc.

I live in the hood right now in Baltimore so a bad area wouldn't bother me, I just want the actual apartment to be nice.


That particular area of Newark is not all that bad (depending on your definition). Eleven80 is very nice -bowling alley, modern apartments, nice neighbors - I toured it last year, just a little pricey. I believe the Union building is also nice. Both have no utilities included (Eleven80 for sure none). Parking at these two buildings is terrible. An additional $150+ a month for a private lot and the streets are all metered. Nearby Rutgers campus does not allow parking overnight for non-campus residents. (I believe I read this correctly) There are also no supermarkets anywhere near downtown, nor are there many reasonably priced restaraunts - a Subway maybe, I think Starbucks was closing down, so you would be forced to take public transportation if you have no car to get groceries, or shop at the over-priced delis. I lived in an area of Staten Island for two years with about the same situation - no car, no supermarket - believe me it was a real pain in the @$$. You would have a nice apartment though in those buildings, I considered them and just felt my limited law school dollars could be better spent elsewhere. Where? I dunno yet.

Renee - I found while living and working in SI, Queens, and the Upper East Side, pretty much all large buildings have pest problems at one time or another. (Especially those in the student loan price range). I would check out buildings myself and just use the reviews as a guide. That's just me, though. I mean how many people take the time to review their building when nothing has bothered them?


Fantastic info. Thanks so much!


Hmm... I've already sent in an application for University Square housing but that Eleven80 building seems pretty legit after looking over the website, and it may be good to spend some time removed from the actual campus. Now I'm unsure....

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Re: Rutgers Newark

Postby NickyD51 » Fri May 07, 2010 3:07 pm

Still haven't heard anything from Rutgers, does anyone have any insight into when is the latest we'll find out??

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Re: Rutgers Newark

Postby ericng314 » Fri May 07, 2010 6:26 pm

I live in NYC so I'll be commuting. It's pointless for me to get a dorm since even though I'll get a $10,000 discount, the dorm will cost $10,000+ w/o food and stuff. PLUS, It'll be with interest since I have to take out loans. Ughh

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Re: Rutgers Newark

Postby NJ914 » Sat May 08, 2010 11:30 am

Anyone know what Eleven80 charges for studios, roughly? I remember talking to a girl during the Seton admitted day visit saying she lived in a nice 1br with high up views there and it was ~1600...and that price varied with the kind of view you get and all of that. I'm hoping studios are more in the 1000-1200 range?




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