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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2011, 16:01
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got my letter, got 1/3 tuition scholarship, might try to see if they will at least match my 40K to NYU

still waiting for yale / wharton letters, i know wharton i will likely get nothing

anybody else have luck with negotitating (i know some have not had success)


Congrats folks! Now I know who are buying drinks once the school starts. :)

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Just got my package through USPS first class (Bay area) and I see a 1/3rd waiver! Pretty pumped.

What a day - Anderson WL (not that it mattered) to India qualifying for world cup cricket finals to this!

Congrats everyone else. Can't wait for August to come.
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2011, 18:49
Is anyone else having issues logging into the DARDENPortal admitted student website?
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2011, 21:05
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Is anyone else having issues logging into the DARDENPortal admitted student website?


Hmm...I tried logging in and it's fine for me.
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Got my letter today, 1/3rd tuition scholarship here as well! :)
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2011, 06:17
I also have full tuition at another school but zero from Darden. If anyone else is able to successfully leverage other offers, please let me know how you went about it...

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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2011, 07:40
Is anyone planning on going to Darden Days Admit weekend?
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2011, 08:53
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Is anyone planning on going to Darden Days Admit weekend?


Me!!!!! I'm so excited to meet everyone :)
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2011, 09:50
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Me!!!!! I'm so excited to meet everyone :)


Pretty sure I'll be there too!!
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2011, 10:23
when are you guys gonna look for housing?
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2011, 11:03
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when are you guys gonna look for housing?


I have started searching all online listings, also really checking out Ivy Gardens and Huntington. It looks like most students live at those two places. I thought about filling out their application and paying the deposit right away, but I just don't feel all that comfortable doing this without seeing the apartments. Plus, one admit mentioned that the site was not secured, so prividing a SSN and personal information may not be all that smart. I will be at Darden Days and hopefully, it won't be too late and there would be apts left at IG or H.
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2011, 12:27
Walker Square is a place that attracts some Darden students although it's farther away and they are technically condos. People bought them as investments and rent them out because they don't live in the area. You would be wise to inquire about a 2 year lease if you go that route.
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2011, 12:39
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Walker Square is a place that attracts some Darden students although it's farther away and they are technically condos. People bought them as investments and rent them out because they don't live in the area. You would be wise to inquire about a 2 year lease if you go that route.


Is it common for students to drive and park at school? I wasn't able to look at the garage but I know schools like Berkeley and Fuqua are pretty bad with parking.

Also, is August too late to look for apartments? Would hate to do a cross-country trip for housing.

Thanks for the help!
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2011, 12:44
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Walker Square is a place that attracts some Darden students although it's farther away and they are technically condos. People bought them as investments and rent them out because they don't live in the area. You would be wise to inquire about a 2 year lease if you go that route.


Is it common for students to drive and park at school? I wasn't able to look at the garage but I know schools like Berkeley and Fuqua are pretty bad with parking.

Also, is August too late to look for apartments? Would hate to do a cross-country trip for housing.

Thanks for the help!


The parking lot at Darden is really, really good. Its right next to the classes and seems to always have spaces. I saw it because my friend I was staying with drove every day and parked at school
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Gryphon wrote:
Walker Square is a place that attracts some Darden students although it's farther away and they are technically condos. People bought them as investments and rent them out because they don't live in the area. You would be wise to inquire about a 2 year lease if you go that route.


Is it common for students to drive and park at school? I wasn't able to look at the garage but I know schools like Berkeley and Fuqua are pretty bad with parking.

Also, is August too late to look for apartments? Would hate to do a cross-country trip for housing.

Thanks for the help!



Has anyone looked at graduate centre? The price diff between 1br and 2br at Ivy is about 150. I feel that they are jacking up the 1br price b/c of high demand.
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2011, 12:59
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Gryphon wrote:
Walker Square is a place that attracts some Darden students although it's farther away and they are technically condos. People bought them as investments and rent them out because they don't live in the area. You would be wise to inquire about a 2 year lease if you go that route.


Is it common for students to drive and park at school? I wasn't able to look at the garage but I know schools like Berkeley and Fuqua are pretty bad with parking.

Also, is August too late to look for apartments? Would hate to do a cross-country trip for housing.

Thanks for the help!



Has anyone looked at graduate centre? The price diff between 1br and 2br at Ivy is about 150. I feel that they are jacking up the 1br price b/c of high demand.

True, but as far as I know they are a little older, smaller and part of UVA, not sure if it matters, but you have to abide by UVA policies and rules. They have a long waiting list as they are offered to all grad students (ex. law school).
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Gryphon wrote:
Walker Square is a place that attracts some Darden students although it's farther away and they are technically condos. People bought them as investments and rent them out because they don't live in the area. You would be wise to inquire about a 2 year lease if you go that route.


Is it common for students to drive and park at school? I wasn't able to look at the garage but I know schools like Berkeley and Fuqua are pretty bad with parking.

Also, is August too late to look for apartments? Would hate to do a cross-country trip for housing.

Thanks for the help!


Here's the deal: I'm not a Darden student or even applicant. I plan to apply this fall. That said, I am stationed in Charlottesville for the military. When I got orders to come here I arrived in March 09 and found it hard to find a place. It's a college town. Leases follow the college school year. YES, AUGUST IS WAY TOO LATE. If you wait till August you will be towing a U-Haul around town looking for a place to live instead of getting situated in order to hit the ground running whenever school starts. When I got back from Afghanistan in Fall 10 I needed to look for a new place (I let go of my place at Jefferson Ridge while deployed) and it was tough. When I inquired about leases people thought I was inquiring about Fall 2011. That's how far out a lot of places are booking people. Ivy Gardens and UHeights are different because their average resident is Darden or Law School so they fill up later this spring. Here's my unscientific breakdown of places I know about in Cville.

1. Ivy Gardens. Best place to be because that's where a plurality, if not majority, of Darden students live. This is where you're learning group will usually meet. Martha Stewart would be appalled at the 70's interiors, but whatever. You can walk two minutes to class and the gym facilities.
2. UHeights. On the opposite side of Ivy so you might have to jump in the car to get to class, but it's still just about 3 minutes. These are a little shabbier IMO. I looked at them when I got back and was not impressed.
3. Jefferson Ridge. Pricier and about a 7 minute drive to Darden, but rather nice. A lot is included in the base price (cable, internet, water). These are rather new. There isn't much around Jeff Ridge though.
4. The Woodlands. By far the nicest place in Charlottesville. Basically it's a gated community and is probably ideal for families because they only have 2 bedroom and up. I think they start around $1500/month and go from there. So if money is no object and you have a wife, child, this would be ideal. It's right next to Jeff Ridge on Sunset Ave.
5. Walker Square. I live here now for one simple reason: proximity to restaurants. Cville isn't exactly Soho, but Walker Square is about half a mile to the Corner and half a mile to the Downtown Mall. Most people here are in residency at the UVA hospital. That said, a modest number of Darden folks live here. The condos are rather nice, but you need to inquire about a 2 year lease so that the owner of the condo doesn't sell it out from underneath you. We have a little network called "Meet The Neighbors" and about half a dozen times since I've lived here people have posted urgent messages saying that they need a place to live because their landlord sold the place and is basically kicking them out. Most landlords will fulfill the terms of the lease and let them stay until the end of the school year, but it's kind of a hassle to be moving all your stuff in advance of going to complete a summer intership. WS is within walking distance of most TNDC locations so that's a nice feature I guess.

There are other places around Cville, but generally speaking you want to stay away from The Corner area on University Ave because that's where the undergrads are. Jefferson Park Ave can be hit or miss, but there's a lot of housing out there too.
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2011, 14:16
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Gryphon wrote:
Walker Square is a place that attracts some Darden students although it's farther away and they are technically condos. People bought them as investments and rent them out because they don't live in the area. You would be wise to inquire about a 2 year lease if you go that route.


Is it common for students to drive and park at school? I wasn't able to look at the garage but I know schools like Berkeley and Fuqua are pretty bad with parking.

Also, is August too late to look for apartments? Would hate to do a cross-country trip for housing.

Thanks for the help!


Here's the deal: I'm not a Darden student or even applicant. I plan to apply this fall. That said, I am stationed in Charlottesville for the military. When I got orders to come here I arrived in March 09 and found it hard to find a place. It's a college town. Leases follow the college school year. YES, AUGUST IS WAY TOO LATE. If you wait till August you will be towing a U-Haul around town looking for a place to live instead of getting situated in order to hit the ground running whenever school starts. When I got back from Afghanistan in Fall 10 I needed to look for a new place (I let go of my place at Jefferson Ridge while deployed) and it was tough. When I inquired about leases people thought I was inquiring about Fall 2011. That's how far out a lot of places are booking people. Ivy Gardens and UHeights are different because their average resident is Darden or Law School so they fill up later this spring. Here's my unscientific breakdown of places I know about in Cville.

1. Ivy Gardens. Best place to be because that's where a plurality, if not majority, of Darden students live. This is where you're learning group will usually meet. Martha Stewart would be appalled at the 70's interiors, but whatever. You can walk two minutes to class and the gym facilities.
2. UHeights. On the opposite side of Ivy so you might have to jump in the car to get to class, but it's still just about 3 minutes. These are a little shabbier IMO. I looked at them when I got back and was not impressed.
3. Jefferson Ridge. Pricier and about a 7 minute drive to Darden, but rather nice. A lot is included in the base price (cable, internet, water). These are rather new. There isn't much around Jeff Ridge though.
4. The Woodlands. By far the nicest place in Charlottesville. Basically it's a gated community and is probably ideal for families because they only have 2 bedroom and up. I think they start around $1500/month and go from there. So if money is no object and you have a wife, child, this would be ideal. It's right next to Jeff Ridge on Sunset Ave.
5. Walker Square. I live here now for one simple reason: proximity to restaurants. Cville isn't exactly Soho, but Walker Square is about half a mile to the Corner and half a mile to the Downtown Mall. Most people here are in residency at the UVA hospital. That said, a modest number of Darden folks live here. The condos are rather nice, but you need to inquire about a 2 year lease so that the owner of the condo doesn't sell it out from underneath you. We have a little network called "Meet The Neighbors" and about half a dozen times since I've lived here people have posted urgent messages saying that they need a place to live because their landlord sold the place and is basically kicking them out. Most landlords will fulfill the terms of the lease and let them stay until the end of the school year, but it's kind of a hassle to be moving all your stuff in advance of going to complete a summer intership. WS is within walking distance of most TNDC locations so that's a nice feature I guess.

There are other places around Cville, but generally speaking you want to stay away from The Corner area on University Ave because that's where the undergrads are. Jefferson Park Ave can be hit or miss, but there's a lot of housing out there too.


Awesome post!
I can't find anything under 1200 @ walker square. :(

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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2011, 14:20
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Is it common for students to drive and park at school? I wasn't able to look at the garage but I know schools like Berkeley and Fuqua are pretty bad with parking.

Also, is August too late to look for apartments? Would hate to do a cross-country trip for housing.

Thanks for the help!



Has anyone looked at graduate centre? The price diff between 1br and 2br at Ivy is about 150. I feel that they are jacking up the 1br price b/c of high demand.




There's a WL for coming fall semester?

Also, I find this link useful.

http://www.law.virginia.edu/offgrounds/offgrounds.htm
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