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Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by realruby2000, Jul 25, 2002.

  1. realruby2000

    realruby2000 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    has anyone lived off campus from med school? if so, how is it? is it too much of a hassle to get to class?
     
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  3. GuitarMan

    GuitarMan Guitarman for President 7+ Year Member

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    I don't go to U of I, but I have worked here for two years. I know several med students and they all live off campus. Never heard anyone say it was difficult getting to class. There are several buses that run through the area as well as the blue line el train.
     
  4. Mutterkuchen

    Mutterkuchen Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    I have live in Iowa and Illinois and they both refer to their main university as U of I, as if the other doesn't exist. Which one are you talking about?
     
  5. GuitarMan

    GuitarMan Guitarman for President 7+ Year Member

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    Good Point. I not only assumed U of I meant Illinois, but I also assumed it meant Chicago. I guess I got a little trigger happy with the response button.
     
  6. realruby2000

    realruby2000 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I meant the university of illinois ( at urbana champaign)....

    the chicago campus from what i know has always been known as uic...
     
  7. Wallace

    Wallace New Member

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    Hey Realruby. I went to U of Illinois Champaign for undergrad. I can tell you that you are going
    to want to steer away from campus a little bit, unless you want the to hear drunk people coming
    out of C. Ho's every night. I personally liked living in Urbana better than Champaign, because it
    seems cleaner and has more of a neighborhood feel. Do NOT go with a company called Campus
    Property Management, as they are the slumlords of campus. You do want to live close enough to
    campus where you could still ride a bike, walk, or take a bus, because there's no convenient place
    to park a car on campus. The buses are really convenient, as is having a bike. My advice would
    be to look in Urbana, east of Lincoln Ave, but not too near those frat houses by PAR and FAR.
    Another good plus is that there is usually good street parking in Urbana, as opposed to
    Champaign. Let me know if you have any particular questions.
     
  8. MAWille

    MAWille New Member

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    I'd also have to say go with Urbana. I lived in Champaign for a year (I went there for my undergraduate education) and lived in Urbana for three. Urbana seemed quieter and cleaner. Sure, Champiagn has the fun bars (downtown Champaign contains a lot of the bars the graduate students patronize), but you can always bus or find a ride from a friend.

    Mark
     

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