University of Colorado accelerated BSN summer 2013 - page 3

Hi everyone! Who else has submitted their application? Due date was October 15th. I did not realize that an invitational only interview was required! I wish they gave more advanced noticed... Read More

  1. by   luce8888
    Does anyone know when in June the program begins?
  2. by   eando
    hello! I'm not sure if anybody checks this thread anymore but I'm from out of state and have only visited Denver once (at interviews)
    I was wondering if anybody knows of a good place/neighborhood to live around the school.
    Thank you so much
  3. by   WoundedBird
    If you're looking for a house and neighborhood, Green Vally Ranch out by the airport is an option and is pretty close to UCH. A little further to the east is the Southlands mall area and there are also houses there. If your heart is set in living someplace downtown, allow 30-45 minutes to get out to UCH because Colfax is nothing but lights. I can't comment on apartments in the area because the ones they're hit and miss. If you have questions about areas I might be able to help you out a little. We lived in GVR and had numerous AF friends live in Southlands and I lived in downtown Denver when I first moved there.
  4. by   eando
    Thank you for the information! i just looked up green valley ranch, but as I don't have a car (most likely) do you think it would be a bit far?
    I am looking for an apartment since I am moving to colorado by myself, and am not sure how long I will be there (I'm sorry I should have said this in the beginning). I have researched some apartments right by the school but as you've said, most didn't have very good reviews, or they are quite expensive I will try looking more, thank you so much for the help!
  5. by   WoundedBird
    It is far from any of those spots w/o a car. RTD is the public transportation in Denver and I know there is a bus stop right at UCH. Check them out and try to see if UCD has an RTD fee in their tuition. If they do that means that you get a sticker on your student ID card that allows you to ride the busses and light rail for "free". Good luck with finding a place that works for ya!
  6. by   eando
    thank you, ill look into that!
    I hope so too
  7. by   asthecrowflies

    don't know if you have this info already, but i just spoke with someone in the office of student affairs, who said that classes would start the week of june 3rd.
  8. by   luce8888
    Hi eando,
    I am in the same situation as you! Moving to Colorado from out of state, don't know much about the area, and have no car. I am looking into apartment complexes but I have read some very negative reviews about a lot of them... let me know if you find anything!
  9. by   eando

    so good to know that there are others in the same boat
    yea, I can't seem to find a place with good reviews other than copper flats? and fitzsimons 21 but they're both expensive :/ they do seem like very nice places though and are really close to campus!
  10. by   oceanblue52
    Hi everyone,
    Just joined, I'll be starting the Traditional program as a 2nd degree B.S. student this summer! Eando and luce8888, I'll be moving from out-of-state as well (PA). My fiance and I are looking at 1 bedroom apartments in the Capitol Hill/Cheesman park neighborhood south of downtown Denver (we know some friends that live there and they speak very highly of the neighborhood). The on street parking situation is typical for city living, but it is close to the bus line on Colfax and about a 20-30 minute drive from campus. You can find a small studio for about $500-600/month. Hope that helps, can't wait to meet everyone!
  11. by   luce8888
    Hi oceanblue, please let me know if you find any good apartment complexes in the capitol hill neighborhood! I am looking for an affordable studio apartment but have not had much luck yet!
  12. by   luce8888
    eando - I was looking at both of those too! I only know one person in Denver, but he advised me not to live in Aurora because there are a lot of dangerous areas. I'm sure there's good parts as well as bad parts, but that kind of scared me away! I have been looking into places in Denver - farther from campus but hopefully safer :/
  13. by   oceanblue52
    Luce8888, we'll be visiting at the end of March to sign a lease for mid-April- beginning of May and will definitely keep you posted if I find a good place! That area is a mix of apartment buildings and converted Victorian homes. I've been scouting Craigslist which has been pretty helpful. It takes a bit of digging to find the affordable apartments, but I have come across some affordable studios (under $650). There are some good options to sublet too; it would be a pain to move in the middle of the program but might be worth considering if you can't afford to take an extra trip out and want some time to explore the region. I personally am not a fan of the suburbs but some of the cities around Denver (Northglenn, Littleton, Westminster, Englewood) are more reasonable than downtown if you're willing to deal with the commute.