Jlyyep wrote:~*Checking in*~ this was my top choice, so I'm super excited!
Open question, but how advisable is it to live further away from campus to save money in 1L? Right now I'm going through a debate as to whether I should save money and take the shuttle to NU, or to pay like double the rent to live close to campus.
I live in Uptown and pay $750/month for my half of a two bedroom. My commute is 40 minutes door to door on the red line. If you live closer to an express bus that goes down lake shore, it would be even faster. That lost time has not affected my grades at all. I really appreciate the distance. I can't read on the train so commuting is mandatory time for my mind to wander, or listen to music or podcasts. It's a great break. Also, there's not a lot to do in Streeterville, and it's great to get away from school. Plenty of people (1Ls included) live on the north side in Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Uptown, even Edgewater. The farther north you go, the cheaper your rent will be. Plenty of people also live west, south, and northwest of school.