NYU ABSN Spring 2013 - page 8

Hello, I'm a long time AN reader, first time poster. I haven't seen any discussion about spring 2013 entry, so I thought I would start. When are you guys going to apply? august or sept?... Read More

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    @ knh39

    I live in Long Island and I take LIRR to get to NYC, which is about an hour worth of travel. The on-campus housing rates are pretty astounding! So expensive! You think it's ok for me to commute from Long Island everyday with all the classes that I'm gonna be taking? :/

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    Quote from svdbygrc2k9
    @ knh39

    I live in Long Island and I take LIRR to get to NYC, which is about an hour worth of travel. The on-campus housing rates are pretty astounding! So expensive! You think it's ok for me to commute from Long Island everyday with all the classes that I'm gonna be taking? :/
    Well, I think that really depends on three things:

    a) your travel options
    b) your present living/financial situation
    and c) your tolerance for traveling.

    I also grew up on Long Island, so I'm quite familiar with the LIRR and its joys lol. I presently live in Brooklyn (Fort Greene) I'll relate your question to my own living situation and hopefully it will help!

    Where I live in Brooklyn I'm about a 30 minute subway trip to NYU door to door (I'm actually rather close to Manhattan, but live off the G train which has no direct access to Manhattan, thus extending my trip a little bit). The way I see it these are my access options:

    Train (with transfers)- 35 mins
    Bus (to train)- 30 mins
    Cab/Car- 10 mins with no traffic, around 30 with
    Bike- 25 mins
    Walking/Running- about an hour (I'm slow lol)

    So if the MTA decides to go all haywire for any reason, I still have 3 non-MTA options that get me to NYU in under an hour. Take a look at the LIRR schedule for your branch. Do trains run frequently enough that you have multiple options for when to come in/leave the city? (in case you have an early/late meeting, clinical, etc). I grew up off the Montauk Branch and trains weren't super frequent, plus transferring in Jamaica= no fun. If the MTA whacks out do you have an alternative to get in? A bus line? A car?

    Aside from that, your living situation. I presently live in an awesome rent-stabilized one bed that I pay $1295 a month for with heat and hot water included (WAY WAY WAY under market rent for my neighborhood). If I get in and have to quit my job for 15 months I'll likely sublet my place and move a little deeper into Brooklyn with some roommates to save money. There are plenty of Brooklyn neighborhoods that are convenient to NYU (via the R for example). I know I can find a room somewhere for $500-$900 a month depending on how nice of a place I want and how many roommates I'm comfortable living with. $800 a month in savings? Worth extending my commute by 10 minutes or so to me. Do you live at home? Or are your living expenses really reasonable?

    Third, what is your tolerance for public transit? Mine is limited lol. I currently work in Yorkville (Hospital for Special Surgery), and my door to door commute is an hour in the AM and an hour and a half in the PM (with traffic, ugh). That's because my AM commute is early, before rush hour really gets going and my PM commute is at the lovely traveling hour of 5 pm. I make the best of it though- I usually get on when the train is pretty empty so I just grab a window seat and read the whole time. In that sense the train ride can be a good thing- an opportunity to force yourself to sit there and study. But if you get on at a station where the train is usually crowded by the time it gets to you that changes things.

    So in summary, if you live pretty cheap where you are, have an alternative to the LIRR in case the MTA sketches out and can tolerate some pretty hefty reading time on the train, I would stay there. That said, the experience of living in the city is really great and if it something that interests you at all (and wouldn't be too hard to manage financially, etc) I would go for it. But I would skip the dorms and go the roommate route personally.

    Hope that helped a little
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    Did anyone apply without having all the pre-reqs completed?
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    me- I'm taking chem and dev psych now.
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    I applied for priority deadline needing 2 pre reqs which I'm taking now. First bachelor wasn't an impressive GPA but 4.0 in Pre reqs. Coming from business and was accepted yesterday.
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    ScentlessApprentice that is great to hear! Congratulations!! I too am taking pre-reqs now however I will still need to take 3 more and have applied under the understanding that I could take those remaining ones at NYU. I hope that hasn't hindered my chances of getting accepted. My undergrad GPA was only a 3.05 but all my pre-reqs are A's. I graduated with a degree in health policy but went into finance for several years and then financial and healthcare communications (yes, I'm a bit older! Just turned 36, ugh!) Anyway, thanks for sharing your details. I'm still keeping my fingers crossed but I do remember the guy at the open house saying the route I'm hoping to take at NYU is very difficult to get into
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    RhodyRed - I am in the same boat as you. I will need to complete pre-reqs at NYU if accepted. Terrible news that you heard it's a difficult route to take.
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    hopefulapplicant - yes, the guy mentioned it is "difficult" because we are placed in the same pool of applicants that have completed all their pre-reqs already. Not that I'd expect to be in a separate pool, but I was hoping they would view my other credentials (past work history and experience etc) more heavily since they wouldn't be able to accurately judge me based on only the few pre-reqs that I've taken (even though they are all A's). Oh well, I guess we just have to wait and see! I'm guessing every Tuesday and Thursday I'm going to have my fingers crossed hoping for an email. Best of luck to you!
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    I got admitted, and I'm in Chemistry and Micro right now.
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    By the way I tried making a FB group but it won't let me create it without adding members, but I don't know anyone to add =) I'd love to make a page/group if anyone has better success, I'm wondering if others are looking for an apartment or roommates as well.

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