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# McDonough 2012 - Calling All Applicants

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15 May 2012, 21:05
cyn wrote:
Thank you, guys. I've decided to attend GT anyway. I'm now looking for a studio (washer/dryer in the unit + 24hr concierge) either near the campus or in dupont circle. Any suggestions? Thanks a million!!!

Living in Washington DC is very expensive. In particular living by yourself will likely go over a cost of attendance budget. If you do have a lot of money saved somewhere, you may want to try to live in Alexandria perhaps, where it is all little cheaper generally speaking. Just so you know Georgetown University is not accessible on the metro. You will probably have to take a bus from one of the metro stops, like from Foggy Bottom which is at the GWU Hospital or from Rosslyn. Just an FYI in case you aren't from DC.

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16 May 2012, 04:40
cyn wrote:
Thank you, guys. I've decided to attend GT anyway. I'm now looking for a studio (washer/dryer in the unit + 24hr concierge) either near the campus or in dupont circle. Any suggestions? Thanks a million!!!

I like the website PadMapper - it basically pulls together Craig's List ads, but actually maps them out so you can see where the rental is located. It really helps filter out all of those listings that pop up in your Dupont search because they say "10 minutes from Dupont by metro" somewhere in the ad.

novanative wrote:
Living in Washington DC is very expensive. Just so you know Georgetown University is not accessible on the metro. You will probably have to take a bus from one of the metro stops, like from Foggy Bottom which is at the GWU Hospital or from Rosslyn. Just an FYI in case you aren't from DC.

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Agreed on the expensive part, but I believe that Georgetown offers a free transport bus that specifically goes to Dupont.
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16 May 2012, 09:20
Thanks, novanative. I'm aware of the cost of having a room by myself but I am not really a roommate kind of guy. So...

The PadMapper website is amazing! Thanks, DCJen. I am checking now!!!
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16 May 2012, 09:40
DCJen wrote:
Agreed on the expensive part, but I believe that Georgetown offers a free transport bus that specifically goes to Dupont.

Yes, the University does. I think there may be another stop from either Arlington and GULC.

cyn wrote:
Thanks, novanative. I'm aware of the cost of having a room by myself but I am not really a roommate kind of guy. So...

The PadMapper website is amazing! Thanks, DCJen. I am checking now!!!

Totally understandable. There are some people who just can't really deal with roommates for whatever reason, though they otherwise are great guys and gals.
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16 May 2012, 18:33
Dumb question, if I join the Facebook group, is it going to show up on my wall or news feed? If so, anyway to prevent that? Kind of waiting to tell work about leaving until we get closer to July.
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17 May 2012, 07:27
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Regarding transportation.....there are GUTS buses that run very frequently to/from campus to Dupont, Rosslyn, and deeper into Arlington. There is also a Circulator bus that runs from Rosslyn through M-street (in Georgetown) to Dupont Circle.

Dupont Circle is going to be the most expensive location but it will also be where most of your classmates will be going out to bars and clubs. As someone that lived in Rosslyn last year, the Circulator was my move and I took it all the time to my friends' spots in Dupont. Living in Georgetown isnt a bad option either, as its most accessible to campus and you will go out at night in Georgetown often as well. Foggy Bottom and Adams Morgan would probably be just below those neighborhoods in terms of most desirable in my opinion.

I actually find all of DC to be very accessible and this is coming from a native New Yorker. You can walk/cab/bus/subway it anywhere within a reasonable amount of time
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17 May 2012, 07:38
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Dupont Circle is going to be the most expensive location but it will also be where most of your classmates will be going out to bars and clubs. As someone that lived in Rosslyn last year, the Circulator was my move and I took it all the time to my friends' spots in Dupont. Living in Georgetown isnt a bad option either, as its most accessible to campus and you will go out at night in Georgetown often as well. Foggy Bottom and Adams Morgan would probably be just below those neighborhoods in terms of most desirable in my opinion.

I thought Foggy Bottom would be a more desirable part of DC in and of itself given the proximity to the Commander In Chief's crib, but maybe it's Watergate that is skewing my perception of the area. I could understand why Georgetown students wouldn't want to live there either, if it is because one of the other George's is right there, but I'd imagine that a number of GW students live in Georgetown too given the Universities' proximity to each other. Then again, I don't live that close to DC and I won't be relocating to any school given that I'd be an evening student either way, so I don't really know every little nuance of one part of DC proper vs. another.
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17 May 2012, 07:48
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I thought Foggy Bottom would be a more desirable part of DC in and of itself given the proximity to the Commander In Chief's crib, but maybe it's Watergate that is skewing my perception of the area. I could understand why Georgetown students wouldn't want to live there either, if it is because one of the other George's is right there, but I'd imagine that a number of GW students live in Georgetown too given the Universities' proximity to each other. Then again, I don't live that close to DC and I won't be relocating to any school given that I'd be an evening student either way, so I don't really know every little nuance of one part of DC proper vs. another.

Yea, now that I think of it there are some people that live in Foggy Bottom but it still pales in comparison to that in Dupont of Georgetown. Honestly, I never had any clue with regards to the DC landscape or different neighborhoods until I started school and began going out. My roommates and I literally went down to DC one day in late-July and were determined to lock down an apartment, any apartment, that day before we left. We wound up with a spot in Rosslyn which has amazing amenities but is not nearly as fun from a social perspective. No one is going to go out in Arlington and it will be tough to get people over for parties. In addition, many cabs are reluctant to drive people from DC to VA so it will be 3:00am in Dupont and I'll struggle to convince cab drivers to take me back home. You definitely get more bang for your buck in Rosslyn in terms of living space but its certainly a trade-off
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17 May 2012, 10:09
Hello, I am a R3 applicant for the evening program. Gtown processed my last transcript on May 2. If I haven't received an interview invitation by now I can assume I am out right?

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18 May 2012, 06:43
I lived in Rosslyn my first year. Moving to Georgetown my second year was the best decision ever from a social standpoint. It is more expensive but if you don't mind having roommates, you can get by paying $1100-1300/month. Bars, restaurants, clubs are within walking distance. Let me know if you guys have any questions. I actually graduate today!! =) Bittersweet end to an amazing 2 years. Intern Joined: 18 May 2012 Posts: 11 GMAT 1: 660 Q47 V34 GPA: 3.44 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0 Re: McDonough 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] ### Show Tags 18 May 2012, 07:42 R2 for Evening MBA program. Interviewed and waiting for notification. Good luck all Evening MBA program applicants! Intern Joined: 16 Dec 2011 Posts: 16 Schools: Goizueta '14 GMAT 1: Q V GPA: 3.7 WE: Consulting (Insurance) Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 0 Re: McDonough 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] ### Show Tags 19 May 2012, 12:14 cyn wrote: Thanks, novanative. I'm aware of the cost of having a room by myself but I am not really a roommate kind of guy. So... The PadMapper website is amazing! Thanks, DCJen. I am checking now!!! That's the kind of team approach top MBAs love! Intern Joined: 15 Apr 2012 Posts: 7 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0 Re: McDonough 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] ### Show Tags 19 May 2012, 23:18 ozzy10fl wrote: I lived in Rosslyn my first year. Moving to Georgetown my second year was the best decision ever from a social standpoint. It is more expensive but if you don't mind having roommates, you can get by paying$1100-1300/month. Bars, restaurants, clubs are within walking distance.

Let me know if you guys have any questions. I actually graduate today!! =) Bittersweet end to an amazing 2 years.

Congrats!!!
I'll be in DC next weekend to look for an apartment.
Will visit Carillon House. Any other suggestions in Georgetown?
Thanks!!!
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21 May 2012, 15:08
Hi all,

I have a friend who was recently accepted, and he's wondering if you guys have suggestions of places for him to live. He's married and has a couple of young kids.

Thanks!
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22 May 2012, 22:25
Fresh off the press. This is the Dean's gift to the graduating class of 2012. What a wonderful experience these past two years have been.

FYI if you're looking for housing, Foggy Bottom and Dupont Circle are the places to be. Trust me EVERYONE goes out around those areas so being able to easily get back home is huge.
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23 May 2012, 11:43
R2 evening applicant here. I've completed the interview and I'm eagerly awaiting an acceptance offer. Any other r2 evenings hear from the adcom? Is it by phone?

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23 May 2012, 11:52
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R2 evening applicant here. I've completed the interview and I'm eagerly awaiting an acceptance offer. Any other r2 evenings hear from the adcom? Is it by phone?

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I assume it's all by email. The schools that have accepted me so far have done so only through email. Decision deadline is sometime next week so I assume that is when they will come out. Good luck!
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23 May 2012, 14:17
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ozzy10fl wrote:
I lived in Rosslyn my first year. Moving to Georgetown my second year was the best decision ever from a social standpoint. It is more expensive but if you don't mind having roommates, you can get by paying $1100-1300/month. Bars, restaurants, clubs are within walking distance. Let me know if you guys have any questions. I actually graduate today!! =) Bittersweet end to an amazing 2 years. Congrats!!! I'll be in DC next weekend to look for an apartment. Will visit Carillon House. Any other suggestions in Georgetown? Thanks!!! Sorry for the delay. If you're going to live in Georgetown I would live within 15 minutes walking distance of campus. The more popular areas are near Reservoir Rd just east of campus. Also there are plenty of townhouses on N, O and P street between campus and Wisconsin Ave. These townhouses get booked early, so try not to wait until late July. Foggybottom is OK but its more of the GW crowd and mainly undergrads. Its also not walkable to campus. I lived on O and Wisconsin, so it was a 15 minute walk to campus, and a 15 minute walk to Dupont. Dupont has a better nightlife in terms of clubs (MIA, Citron, Midtown lounge) but Georgetown has a lot more character and better bars and restaurants (IMO). Intern Joined: 01 Mar 2012 Posts: 14 Concentration: Technology, General Management GMAT 1: 690 Q42 V42 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 0 Re: McDonough 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] ### Show Tags 24 May 2012, 06:27 ozzy10fl wrote: cyn wrote: ozzy10fl wrote: I lived in Rosslyn my first year. Moving to Georgetown my second year was the best decision ever from a social standpoint. It is more expensive but if you don't mind having roommates, you can get by paying$1100-1300/month. Bars, restaurants, clubs are within walking distance.

Let me know if you guys have any questions. I actually graduate today!! =) Bittersweet end to an amazing 2 years.

Congrats!!!
I'll be in DC next weekend to look for an apartment.
Will visit Carillon House. Any other suggestions in Georgetown?
Thanks!!!

Sorry for the delay. If you're going to live in Georgetown I would live within 15 minutes walking distance of campus. The more popular areas are near Reservoir Rd just east of campus. Also there are plenty of townhouses on N, O and P street between campus and Wisconsin Ave. These townhouses get booked early, so try not to wait until late July. Foggybottom is OK but its more of the GW crowd and mainly undergrads. Its also not walkable to campus. I lived on O and Wisconsin, so it was a 15 minute walk to campus, and a 15 minute walk to Dupont. Dupont has a better nightlife in terms of clubs (MIA, Citron, Midtown lounge) but Georgetown has a lot more character and better bars and restaurants (IMO).

Thanks for the insight ozzy. Good info!
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30 May 2012, 15:58
Gtown evening r2 applicant here - just got my acceptance email! Good luck to all applicants!!!
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