I'm currently try to decide between Rush and the University of Iowa and a major factor that keeps coming up is the area in which Rush is located. I've heard of students that don't enjoy the school because of the area--I think this is a bit silly, but of course I have to worry about it in my decision process. I've heard great things about lincoln park, but would the commute take very long/would it be hard to get to Rush from that far out?
P.S. Any other sort of decision help would be greatly appreciated anyone
I went to UIC for undergrad and I lived pretty close to Rush. As abmd mentioned, Taylor street is a lot of fun. But I want to add that safety should not be one of your concerns. There is very little crime in that area. I used to be outside really late and feel very safe. When you're looking for an apartment, I would suggest you stay away from areas south of Pilsen or past Western. Idk much about University of Iowa--or where exactly it's located, but I would assume Chicago is a much nicer place to live than any city in Iowa.I am currently an M2 here. Lots of people life in lincoln park, bucktown, wicker park and around the school. I live downtown this year but last year I lived in center court. I thought it was pretty good living there, lots of restaurants on Taylor street and a couple bars. Lincoln park is definitely do-able. Some people live much further than that. Good luck in your decision
I went to UIC for undergrad and I lived pretty close to Rush. As abmd mentioned, Taylor street is a lot of fun. But I want to add that safety should not be one of your concerns. There is very little crime in that area. I used to be outside really late and feel very safe. When you're looking for an apartment, I would suggest you stay away from areas south of Pilsen or past Western. Idk much about University of Iowa--or where exactly it's located, but I would assume Chicago is a much nicer place to live than any city in Iowa.
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I also went to UIC undergrad, and completely disagree with the statement that safety should not be a concern. There were always crime alerts in the area and there were many times I did not feel as safe as I wanted. It was a great place to live, however, and if you are smart about it, there is no problem with the area.
dont give up! i got an interview invite today (at 2:45am!?). my app was complete in med-sept....
Got an interview invite this morning rather unexpectedly. Complete late August. Anyone know whether there are still open slots or if this would be for the waitlist?
Soooo jealous. Haha, good luck!
I interviewed Feb 9. It was a great interview day, and one thing they were big on was not inviting interviewers just for waitlist spots. They only offer enough interview spots as they have seats in the class. That is why they do not post many open interview days--they wait to see how full the class is. What they told me was that everyone at the interview day has the possibility of being accepted. That said, good luck!
Congrats! The deposit is $100. And there is a second look towards the end of April. You'll get more info by email.Just found out I was accepted earlier this afternoon. This is my first acceptance at my top choice school, so I am very excited. As you can tell, I'm OOS, so this will be my first experience with living in Chicago. I can't wait to meet the rest of my incoming class. Any idea how much the deposit will be? Any other important dates to know about?
I just got my acceptance letter last week. I'm sending my deposit tomorrow. I'm from California and kinda dreading the cold winter lol. I was very impressed with the school when I interviewed. Everyone at the school seems so.... Happy. It was weird lol.
This is my second choice and I am still waiting on one more acceptance (my undergraduate institution), but if that falls through I'm glad I got into such a good school. Good luck to everyone else.
I spoke to a student on the admissions committee and he said they keep accepting pretty late, however, if you get on the waiting list you have almost no chance of coming off of it. Most likely because they have such a long interview window.
ID3, do you mind sharing y our stats? and when were you complete?
Yay! I remember you from the MSU thread. Glad to see another good midwest school recognized your abilities.
wow! Congrats! I'm still hoping for an interview here... I actually live in Chicago and would love a chance at RushInterview invite this morning! Very unexpected this late in the season - the 2 dates available were March 23rd and 30th. Selected the 30th, as the 23rd was already taken. Best of luck to everyone!