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31 Jan 2009, 19:58
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I am looking at various housing/residential options for bschool.

How many of you guys are considering bschool student housing, private rentals, and etc?
If rental, how much per month? Do you plan on living alone or with a roommate?

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01 Feb 2009, 08:03
I'm planning on living off-campus, but with a roommate. I can't afford to live alone!
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01 Feb 2009, 09:39
I'm planning to live off campus as well, but haven't decided yet on whether to have a roommate or solo.
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01 Feb 2009, 10:01
Depends on the school, but will most likely live off campus. I think I'll want a roommate, but not sure.
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01 Feb 2009, 11:18
Probably off-campus, and almost certainly alone.

I've given myself a budget of about \$1,800 a month, which is rather generous, but about average for New York City, yet still close enough to the monthly outlay budgeted by Financial Aid in its "Cost of Attendance" calculation.

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01 Feb 2009, 12:01
I'm thinking that for my first year, I'll most likely live alone (unless I meet a potentially fab roomie) off-campus. Will re-evaluate next spring for the second year. (yay I'm going to school!)

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01 Feb 2009, 14:04
I'm too old to live w/ a roomie. I think after age 28, it's time to live alone. This isn't the show "Friends" where 40 yr old Joey and Chandler can live together all hunky dory.

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01 Feb 2009, 14:50
sonibubu wrote:
I'm too old to live w/ a roomie. I think after age 28, it's time to live alone. This isn't the show "Friends" where 40 yr old Joey and Chandler can live together all hunky dory.

It's also a money issue though. If a student budget allows for \$600/month for rent and the average one-bedroom place is \$700, getting a roommate and splitting a 2-bedroom place is a good move.
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01 Feb 2009, 15:37
sonibubu wrote:
I'm too old to live w/ a roomie. I think after age 28, it's time to live alone. This isn't the show "Friends" where 40 yr old Joey and Chandler can live together all hunky dory.

I'll be living off campus and alone (unless Dartmouth is an option, then on-campus is more likely).

Roommates seem to be one of those either/or situations. Either you get along and things are great or they're a constant nuisance. I'd hate to have to deal with a crappy roommate on top of everything else in your first year.

However, I can certainly understand trying to save some cash too, especially in places like NYC.

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01 Feb 2009, 21:01
My plan is to live off campus with my cat

If I go to one particular school I might consider moving back in with my parents, if it didn't make me too crazy. After living on my own for 10 years, it could be kind of a shock...

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02 Feb 2009, 08:49
My plan is to live off/on campus with my wife. It looks like many b-school in Chicago live in luxury condo (1600/month) but I will probably go to a regular place and same the money or get something bigger. I just want to make sure that it does not impact collaboration with other students. It looks like everyone is clustered and I don't want to be the only remote person during the Chicago winter...

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02 Feb 2009, 09:40
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02 Feb 2009, 09:52
falibay wrote:
My plan is to live off/on campus with my wife. It looks like many b-school in Chicago live in luxury condo (1600/month) but I will probably go to a regular place and same the money or get something bigger. I just want to make sure that it does not impact collaboration with other students. It looks like everyone is clustered and I don't want to be the only remote person during the Chicago winter...

falibay - i'm planning on doing the same with my husband. A lot of booth students live in downtown or in lincoln park. They said some first years live in hyde park, but then a lot move downtown or elsewhere their second year. I think there isn't that much to do in hyde park and safety is a concern.

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02 Feb 2009, 10:06
olive wrote:
falibay wrote:
My plan is to live off/on campus with my wife. It looks like many b-school in Chicago live in luxury condo (1600/month) but I will probably go to a regular place and same the money or get something bigger. I just want to make sure that it does not impact collaboration with other students. It looks like everyone is clustered and I don't want to be the only remote person during the Chicago winter...

falibay - i'm planning on doing the same with my husband. A lot of booth students live in downtown or in lincoln park. They said some first years live in hyde park, but then a lot move downtown or elsewhere their second year. I think there isn't that much to do in hyde park and safety is a concern.

That's what I have heard; it looks like classes are at Harper but recruiting and events are at Gleacher... I have to confirm that to decide.Still there is probably a 300/400\$ per month difference between Hyde Park and Downtown. Hyde Park is safe if you stay there and take Metra to go elsewhere. Walking anywhere in the near vicinity is definitely not an option...

i guess the choice, will depend on how much more my portfolio cratters before school starts

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02 Feb 2009, 10:36
isa wrote:
I'm thinking that for my first year, I'll most likely live alone (unless I meet a potentially fab roomie) off-campus. Will re-evaluate next spring for the second year. (yay I'm going to school!)

I agree, roommates can be hit or miss. Some of my past roommates are my closest friends, other people I can't stand. Its very hit or miss. Planning on getting a studio or something my first year, then maybe looking for a roommate my second year. If I meet somebody very cool admit weekend, I'll consider...but at this point its a studio.

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02 Feb 2009, 17:49
falibay wrote:
olive wrote:
falibay wrote:
My plan is to live off/on campus with my wife. It looks like many b-school in Chicago live in luxury condo (1600/month) but I will probably go to a regular place and same the money or get something bigger. I just want to make sure that it does not impact collaboration with other students. It looks like everyone is clustered and I don't want to be the only remote person during the Chicago winter...

falibay - i'm planning on doing the same with my husband. A lot of booth students live in downtown or in lincoln park. They said some first years live in hyde park, but then a lot move downtown or elsewhere their second year. I think there isn't that much to do in hyde park and safety is a concern.

That's what I have heard; it looks like classes are at Harper but recruiting and events are at Gleacher... I have to confirm that to decide.Still there is probably a 300/400\$ per month difference between Hyde Park and Downtown. Hyde Park is safe if you stay there and take Metra to go elsewhere. Walking anywhere in the near vicinity is definitely not an option...

i guess the choice, will depend on how much more my portfolio cratters before school starts

recruiting events are at harper. i cant think of any events that happened at gleacher. there are firm-specific events downtown at restaurants or in office though.

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02 Feb 2009, 20:08
Nice. I don't know why some alumn mentioned that recruiting and events tend to happen at Gleacher... Thanks for clarifying that.

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