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Where should I go next fall? / Re: School Fight Songs-
« on: March 06, 2005, 02:56:31 PM »
Though it is not a fight song per se, I must go with the War Chant. You have not really been awed by college football until you have seen 80k plus doing the chop and chanting. Chief Oceola and Renegade and the burning spear are nothing to scoff at either. But I am a little bias  ;)

That may be true, but I really enjoy the Miami version better.  So is it going to be wide right this year, or wide left ;)...just kidding, we are already planning on our party for the UM/FSU game this year...

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My friend's American Admit was $5+ worth of postage, which I believe means that it is well over a pound.  That may be too large for an apartment mailbox.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: My Visit to Miami
« on: March 04, 2005, 10:35:54 AM »
In terms of weather, it does get really humid in the summer.  However, the majority of the school year is beautiful.  It will be 90 with 100% humidity through October, but November through April it will be 70-80 and pretty dry... actually until this week I think we had gone 25 straight days with out any rain, not even a 5 minute shower.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Deposits
« on: March 03, 2005, 07:00:11 AM »
I'm also in the same situation, waiting for two last decisions.  I will hear from one most likely by the 28th of March, but I would really like to visit the schools before I make my decision. My plan right now is to travel to DC (I only applied to DC Metro area schools) the first week in April, but that would be after the April 1 deadline at one of the schools. I was thinking today about asking for a one week extension of time with which to make the deposit, so that I would have a chance to visit.

I don't know if they would grant it, but I figure that it can't really hurt anything to ask... they already let me in.

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Ohhh....I really was asleep when I wrote that. The email was from Catholic.  Sorry about that.

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Just got an email tonight saying that notification of scholarships would be sent out by U.S. Mail this week.


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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: My Visit to Miami
« on: February 24, 2005, 10:56:37 PM »
I live in a 2/2 in Kendall and pay $1160.  There is a discount on my unit because they screwed up and gave the cheaper unit that we were supposed to have  to someone else (we ended up in a unit with vaulted ceilings), so they split the difference with us. So basically for a nice 2/2 with vaulted ceilings, you should probably expect to pay $1200.

In terms of utilities, this month my electric bill was rediculously cheap... like under $50. But in the summer it gets up into the $100-120 range (this was when we had a third person living in the apartment, so I actually anticipate bills closer to $80).  Basically, air conditioning does cost money, but we really try to only keep the apartment really cool when we are there, otherwise, during the day we keep it at 80 or so.

Also, make sure you are in an apartment that includes your water bill.  My last apartment didn't and during the three months between bills, a toilet developed a small leak and we ended up with a HUGE water bill.  I think water is more expensive here than in other places so it's really nice not to have to think about that now.

The other thing to keep in mind when choosing an apartment is how well and how frequently the units are exterminated.  Bugs are a huge problem all over Miami.  My complex does an awesome job at exterminating and I have never seen so much as a sugar ant.  My last apartment didn't exterminate well and we had a really bad ant problem.  They had roaches before I lived there, but the girls before me complained enough that the management finally came out and treated the apartment for roaches.  After living in crappy student type places for four years, moving somewhere nicer, without bugs in my food is a really nice thing.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: My Visit to Miami
« on: February 24, 2005, 01:53:22 PM »
It's pretty safe... you are still in a city, so I wouldn't walk around at night by myself, but I feel totally secure at my apartment.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: University of Florida?
« on: February 24, 2005, 01:51:21 PM »
I've only visited people in Gainsville, but I couldn't imagine living there.  Just be aware that Friday night trips to Walmart are considered cultural activities.

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