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I have been looking online at craiglists every couple days to get a sense of price ranges and availability. I haven't done any extremely serious searching though. I am planning on taking a trip down to NO around may/june to look for places more formally as well.I just found out this thread exists. I guess I have to divert some time away from the premed forums now. See you all in August. Has anyone started looking for places to live?
Do you or anyone else know the best sources for apartment hunting. I have been looking at Craiglist, but as you say the market doesn't move that fast. Are there any other websites or local papers that also have a good amount of apartment listings?I think you'd have plenty of time if you went in May. Housing here isn't that competitive compared to other cities, but then again it would be nice to get all that stuff squared away before school starts.
I was told that it is strict pass/fail the first two years by a current 1st year down there. Take that for what it's worth, and I'll try to clarify it when I head down for my interview soon...Oh really, so the grading system is the typical honors/high pass/pass/fail then during the first two years? I was a bit confused myself while reading about it online.
I was in a post-bacc program there and we were told that the grading is H/HP/P/F. Although it seemed that the H/HP weren't awarded until grades were reviewed for class ranking or something along those lines. I don't know that they necessarily show up on the transcript. The information is kind of vague concerning all of this.I was told that it is strict pass/fail the first two years by a current 1st year down there. Take that for what it's worth, and I'll try to clarify it when I head down for my interview soon...
Thanks a lot for the info. Looking at all this information is getting me very excited. When is everyone planning on moving down?
Haha, well a move is a move. I think I am coming down in the middle of July. Unfortunately my lease in boston runs through the end of august so I will be paying double rent for a whileMoving at the end of June, but I only live 45 minutes away so that probably doesn't count. Depending on how much financial aid I get I may be living in a van down by the river.
Hey I live in midcity and love it. I lived uptown for undergrad and don't feel any less safe though I wouldn't say I feel "safe" in either area lol. Like any city you have to have your wits about you. For the most part as long as you aren't involved in drug/gang activity you are pretty safe but there are random incidents that involve just regular folks.I heard most of the students live uptown, but does anyone know anything about living in 'mid city'. A lot of cheaper apartments seem to be there and I was wondering if it might be not so great of an area? Thanks for any info you have.
NOLA isn't the same type of city as Boston, Chicago, NYC. It has a great cultural life but it isn't in the same package. Its a little dirty and its a little raw but its alot of fun. There are great restaurants, great music scene, wonderful outdoor spaces. But it isn't all centered in a single "downtown" area of skyscapers. Downtown is actually rather touristy.I'm trying to decide between schools right now... does anyone know about NOLA? I'm hesitant to go because of the city. All I've heard is that it's "really fun." I come from Chicago and didn't see a "downtown-like area" in NOLA. Where do students live? What's outside of the French Quarter? Do you think it feels like a real city?
Hello Psipsina. I am thinking about moving to Metairie or some other place near the causeway. My other half will have to drive to Hammond to finish undergrad. Do you have any suggestions on areas to live? I live across the lake, but I am not too familiar with anything in New Orleans other than the French Quarter.Hey I live in midcity and love it. I lived uptown for undergrad and don't feel any less safe though I wouldn't say I feel "safe" in either area lol. Like any city you have to have your wits about you. For the most part as long as you aren't involved in drug/gang activity you are pretty safe but there are random incidents that involve just regular folks.
Check out the Gravier Place apartments. I'm not sure of the price but they are decent places to live.So someone mentioned The Saulet, and I checked it out....it seems pretty nice! What other apartment complexes exist in the same sort of area - close to the med school - that might be a bit cheaper?
Also, anyone (girl) out there interested in sharing an apartment? The Saulet seems do-able when it's a 2 bedroom-2 bath ....but for a 1 bedroom-1 bath, it's a bit expensive....
I am a T1. Just wanted to let you know that the first two years are actually pass/fail. There are no honors or high honors given for years 1 and 2.
I am from up north and I was a little concerned about the move to NO. It has grown on me immensely. NO is awesome. If you can't enjoy life in NO you can't enjoy life anywhere.
As for where to live: If you want to live away from school my suggestion (which is obviously highly subjective)would be around the uptown Magazine St. area. Its the very cool, hip, relaxed, and artsier part of town with great coffee shops and great access to Audubon Park (Magazine bisects the park). I am going to live there there next year. Downtown is good because that's where school is. Uptown (undergrad area) is great too. Obviously it all depends on what you want
Welcome to Tulane! You will REALLY enjoy your med-education experience here.