Hi all!I wasn't sure if I should be posting things in the Villanova section of the "Students & Graduates" board or here... I already posted something regarding apartment hunting, cuz I'm not sure if it's worth living alone for around $1000/mo. or living with a roommate for half the price. What do you guys think?
I'll be living alone for $650 a month, all utilities (including high speed internet) included. My drive to school will be between 2 and 5 minutes, depending on whether or not I get a red light. I think it is well worth it. It's not that I wouldn't get along with a roommate, but I've not had much luck. For example, one of my roommates preached the gospel like it was her job, looking down upon everyone for not being perfect. Needless to say, by the end of the school year, she decided that she was a lesbian, seduced a confused and previously-straight freshman into an unsteady lesbian relationship, and ended up beating the girl. Now she stalks her. This was the same roommate that got angry at me for not studying as often as she did. I had to tell her that I "already studied" for my tests so that she wouldn't get jealous if I got a good grade. Crazy thing is that she called me recently and asked if I would be one of her references for her application to the state police. Haha. Granted, I know that my roommate situation is not the norm....but I'm not willing to risk it again with so much at stake. I consider myself lucky to have found such a good deal, and I find comfort in the fact that the only drama that I'll have to deal with at home is my own.Check out the school to see if there are studio apartments being rented out or professors renting out a wing of their house. I think it's worth a look. But if you do live with a roommate, just be careful who you choose!!!! I'm sure that the odds are very small that you'll have a nightmare for a roommate. Best of luck...
interesting reading about 'nova. i just got on the waitlist after months of hearing nothing. it said they take people off the WL each year but i'm not getting my hopes up. i honestly don't even know if law school is worth leaving a good job for quite yet. i'm in the field i want to be in (sports) with co-workers that are like family. regardless, i'd like to get in and at least have the choice. good luck to you guys there if it doesn't happen for me. i have a couple of life-long buddies (one will be a penn 3L and one is a wharton grad that stuck around there for work) so the area is enticing. my gf has an aunt and uncle in villanova as well. dividedsky, if you're gonna be in nola and want to head out to a zephyrs game with some friends...PM me. I'll leave you tix at will call. thirsty thursday $1 beers and there's some decent talent most of the time.
Thanks for the update, those apartments look great. How far are you from the law school? 20 min or so?