I went to Lubbock this past weekend to look for apartments. All of the apartments I looked at are pre-leasing for July and August. I was very suprised that there is already waiting lists at some place. I was also suprised at how high the rent was at some of the newer apartments that are a little further out - about what I pay in Austin. There are also lots of specials going on that I was told will end at the end of March and April. I decided on an older apartment that has been recently remodeled and got a two bedroom/two bath for about $660. I was told that leasing houses/duplexes is less expensive, but I really like to have access to a pool and fitness facility.
Also, all of Lubbock seems to be under construction - especially right around campus. We had a hard time getting around and there was lots of traffic even though it was Spring Break.
Just curious as to when you went complete and if you received the email saying your file was going to the review committee? If so, when? I received that email on 11/28. Hoping I get a decision soon. Thanks!!
It is way out in the boonies! And, it is very flat and dry, but not a bad place to live for school. My family lives in Midland though so I think it might be nice to be close to them for a little while. I also applied to UT, U of H and South Texas College. UT and U of H are pretty big reached for me, but I thought it was worth a try.