I had a friend bring her dog into class last year. I wasn't in that class, but I got a kick out of it anyways.
The immediate area around UC is just fine. I have numerous friends who went there. If you venture toward the El, though, it gets dicey.
The El (red line, anyway) near U of C is only "dicey" at night, in my experience. Except for a few notable crimes around campus (Amadou Cisse), most of whatever crime there is consists of petty theft, etc. It's just like a lot of other neighborhoods in big cities. That said, you just have to be smart -- for example, don't walk back from the gym at midnight listening to your iPod and not paying attention to what's going on around you.
FYI, many schools game the system and make it impossible for everyone to keep a scholarship they have.
Which schools don't actually do this? It seems rare....
I would not attend it for law school though, I know a couple of people who attended law school and could not find a job.
That doesn't sound very good . How would you say SIU compares to NIU College of Law (since NIU is 60 miles west of Chicago)?
That is good to hear. I figured that it had to be better closer to the U of C campus, otherwise there is no way that the school could attract students. I still don't know if I would want to deal with the very rough area nearby, though.
My SO loves his job here in Chicago and would rather we stay but I hate this cold weather and want to go South. Hopefully we can come to an agreement when it comes time to make a decision.
It's not that cold here.
This may get me killed but.... I also have a true dislike for the Bears and a hatred for the Cubs. Im from STL.