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  1. Hi! I'm going to be a female international student at UChicago this Fall (the CIR MA Program) and am looking for potential flatmates to share an apartment together for the 2012 - 2014 academic year. PM me if you're interested - there are some great apartments out there, and I'm hesitant about waiting for graduate housing to place me.
  2. Hi! I'm going to be a female international student at UChicago this Fall (the CIR MA Program) and am looking for potential flatmates to share an apartment together for the 2012 - 2014 academic year. PM me if you're interested - there are some great apartments out there, and I'm hesitant about waiting for graduate housing to place me.
  3. Hmm, I asked for the same, and I'm afraid I won't hear till the beginning of September - which is too late. If I get something I don't like, there's really not much else I can do. Is anyone here looking for a potential flatmate? I have seen some great 2br/3br and 4br apartments that have now been put up for rent. They're affordable, great locations, and would be nice to share with a bunch of other mature graduate students. PM me if anyone's interested.
  4. Hi! I'll be attending this Fall as a CIR student. I'm posting to ask if any others here would like to go in on sharing an apartment together?
  5. By grad housing, do you mean the residential services at UChicago? have they already begun to send out placements? I thought those weren't out till August.
  6. Thanks! And yes, I completely understand your point, which is why I said: "Just make sure you are making up for less experience through your GPA/GRE/and LORs. "
  7. Previous Schools (Name, type, or tier): Top 60 LAC Previous Degrees and GPAs: Economics and Philosophy, minor in Poli Sci (3.9) GRE Scores (Verbal/Quantitative/Analytical Writing): 99% V, 93% Q, 5.0 Previous Work Experience (Years, Type): 2 summer internships (applied as a senior in college) Math/Econ Background: Calc I, and a ton of Econ classes including Quant Methods and Econometrics Foreign Language Background (if applicable to your program): English + my native language (international student) Intended Field of Study in Grad School: IR/ID Long Term Professional Goals: work in ID/teach Schools Applied to & Results: SAIS (accepted, $8k), AU SIS (accepted, full tuition + $15k stipend), Pitt GSPIA (accepted, no aid), UChicago CIR (accepted, full tuition), GW (accepted, $20k) Ultimate Decision & Why: CIR - one year program so I save a year (which I needed to for personal reasons); great faculty; great reputation; leaves the option of a PhD wide open; lots of flexibility Advice for Future Applicants: I thought applying straight out of undergrad would mean either no acceptances or definitely no aid (and this is what most people on this forum said - everyone keeps stressing how work experience is such a decisive factor). I got accepted everywhere and had the option of deciding between two great schools (AU and Chicago) which was a tough decision. Even the stingy programs gave me aid, and I was expecting them to reject me because I was applying straight out of college! If you know what you want to do and have relevant experience (not necessarily full time!)/coursework/passion to back it up, APPLY. Just make sure you are making up for less experience through your GPA/GRE/and LORs.
  8. I agree! The I-House is pricey. McMuffin, how did you apply to the I-House without your UCID? And verdigris, what other options are you looking at?
  9. The application for I-House requires a UCID When are we getting those, do you know?
  10. Great! So did I, just yesterday. Are you looking into housing options? Do you think you're going to go for graduate housing, or get an apartment of your own?
  11. Have people accepted their offers yet?
  12. Those are some pretty strong reasons And UChicago is a great place to be "arranged" married to, haha. I guess I'm only confused because I do not want the policy route to be closed off to me, and going to school in DC has a major advantage in terms of that. Anyway, if you'd like to chat on Campus Day feel free to send me a PM and I'll give you my real name
  13. That's nice to hear! I guess I will see you there! Do you mind telling me what informed your offer? As in, what attracts you to CIR and what do you think are the major strengths of the program (according to what your professors said, etc)...
  14. I have not yet accepted my offer, because I have a similar offer from AU and am weighing between the two options. What did you like about CIR (as in, what informed your decision to say yes)? If you don't mind me asking.. Also, did you get the feeling that the faculty was friendly and accessible to MA students? At this time this is my major concern.
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