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Question for COMP students

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by spyyder31, Nov 6, 2001.

  1. spyyder31

    spyyder31 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    May 27, 2000
    Reno, NV
    I am fairly familiar with the area in which Western U is located (I'm originally from Pomona). My question is, where do the bulk of non-resident students choose to live? I know that there is no "housing" provided, but is there a list of some sort, or perhaps some help from the school in helping people find housing?
    Also, does anyone drive from the Upland area to go to school? It's not too far, but the traffic can really be a pain. Thank you!
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  3. melancholy

    melancholy 1K Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 19, 2000
    I have quite a few classmates who commute from the Upland area. Yes, it sometimes is a pain because I-10 has the traffic going into LA in the mornings, but it doesn't take more than 15-25 minutes on most days I think.

    That being said, I think the portion of my class that live within 20 minutes usually live in areas like Claremont, Chino Hills, Diamond Bar, Pomona, and Upland. There are a number of commuter students that come from the LA area as well as a few from Orange County I think. COMP is making plans to build on-campus housing in the next couple of years.. but it might not be around for awhile even though it sounds very promising and convenient. I live right across the street from school.. about a 2-3 minute walk. The price isn't too bad and you can't be the proximity although it is probably a little easier for a guy to feel comfortable walking back and forth at night (although the security guards do escort you to your car or they can escort you to the edge of campus (which is the edge of my apartments).

    Hope that helps.. any other questions, feel free to keep posting here or you can ask them on the COMP 2005/2006 threads. See ya around.
  4. teloola

    teloola Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 17, 2001
    I know some people in the MS1 class that commute from Hermosa Beach or Huntington Beach. Although I would not recommend that, I think that commuting from Upland is not that bad. I commute from Orange County (about 30 minutes one way on the 57) and I don't have any complaints. You are closer than I am to school, and there is something to be said for NOT having to move.
  5. melancholy

    melancholy 1K Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 19, 2000
    teloola- Wow, I haven't seen you posting in awhile. The funny thing is I thought I had figured out who you were from the COMP 2005 thread back in the summertime.. but I guess not! During my study break, I just went through a few old pages trying to pick out people I still had no clue about.. and those that I see every day now. My my my... weren't we all happy campers back then? :D At any rate, back to pharmacokinetics..

    Maybe I am lucky to live on the nicer side of my apartment complex, but there are still times when I feel kinda edgy walking around.. mostly for no reason though. It is really nice being able to walk home for lunch, eat, nap, and walk back whenever. That being said, if I want to get to microbiology lab, I have to walk a little bit farther (extra 1.5 minutes heh)
  6. rickmyster78

    rickmyster78 Member 10+ Year Member

    Aug 22, 2001
    Syracuse, NY
    I didn't know that so many COMPers commuted 15+ miles each way. I guess my commute from Fontana (20 miles) wouldn't be bad at all.
  7. Vince

    Vince Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    I live in Chino Hills, and there are a many others that live nearby. Students also live in Chino which is even closer to school. I'm about 10 minutes from school and there is never traffic on my way to school unlike coming from north of I-10, like those students who live in the Claremont area. Don't get me wrong, I liked the Claremont area.....alot actually, but I wanted to stay away from I-10. heh heh. I'm not one who cares for traffic too much. If anyone wants specific advise, feel free to e-mail me.

    MS-I, Vice-Pres DO Class 2005

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