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primaryaspectsprimaryaspects Posts: 15Registered User New Member
I'm going to be a transfer student in Fall and I completed the housing application, ranking apartments above dorms and checking the option of preferring a single bedroom. Is it hard to get a single bedroom apartment? It said that they try to put transfer students into Ram Village, which only has 17 singles. Considering that transfer students are low on the priority list (with returning students and freshman put into housing first), do you think a lot of people will try to get those 17 singles? Another thing to consider is that Ram Village is prioritized to Juniors and Seniors, and I'll be a Junior.
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  • pkp20pkp20 Posts: 116Registered User Junior Member
    I take it 17 singles means 17 singles remaining after the returning students took their pick in february? If thats the case I don't think it will be a problem. Freshman don't get into ram village, period. It seems like sophomore transfers get stuck in craig fairly often but as a junior I think you'll definitely get a ram village double, maybe a single.
  • primaryaspectsprimaryaspects Posts: 15Registered User New Member
    Oh, I'm not sure then. When I said 17 I was just going by the total number of singles they have. So I guess if people have already picked that number will be fewer.

    Hopefully there are still some left. I would also be able to deal with it if I got a double. One roommate would be okay, but the idea of 2 or 3 roommates is horrifying! :( Lol.
  • pkp20pkp20 Posts: 116Registered User Junior Member
    wait are you trying to get a one bedroom apartment with a single or a single room in a 3 or 4 bedroom apartment because that makes a difference. one bedroom apartments are extremeley limited. but in the 5 ram village buildings there are plent of 3 and four bedroom apartments with private bedrooms and 3 or 4 bedroom apartments with double bedrooms.
  • primaryaspectsprimaryaspects Posts: 15Registered User New Member
    One bedroom single.

    Yeah, there are only 17 total. So I'm curious as to whether or not they are hard to get into. They are more expensive so maybe that draws people away... money isn't really an issue for me with it though. I'll have to get a loan regardless but I just really want to live alone for personal reasons. I just want to know what my chances are of getting into one. I'm getting antsy and there's still 2 months left until I find out!
  • Cuse0507Cuse0507 Posts: 4,519Registered User Senior Member
    Look at Granville Towers-the top two floors of each tower are devoted to single-bedroom apartments.
  • _ken_ken Posts: 250Registered User Junior Member
    Isn't Granville pretty party-scene heavy? And way more expensive than the other on campus housing?

    I filled out the application with the same preferences, but I'm also submitting a "special circumstance" form due to my age.

    If I don't get a single, I will look for somewhere off campus to live.. but I would definitely prefer to be on campus.
  • Cuse0507Cuse0507 Posts: 4,519Registered User Senior Member
    Isn't Granville pretty party-scene heavy? And way more expensive than the other on campus housing?

    A lot of the floors are pretty party-heavy, but the single-bedroom (aka VIP) floors are pretty quiet and have nice rooms. The suites aren't really expensive at all considering their location and the mealplan that is included, but the single bedroom units cost a bit more. The poster stated that costs weren't really an issue though, which is why I suggested it.
  • _ken_ken Posts: 250Registered User Junior Member
    Yeah, I was just curious. The website for Granville is horrible, none of the pictures or anything work.

    My "Cost of Attendance" estimate said "8700 for room / board" but that was per year, seems like the per semester rate for a single is pretty close to that per semester.
  • primaryaspectsprimaryaspects Posts: 15Registered User New Member
    Yeah, I had no idea Granville even had single bedroom apartments. I got a packet in the mail with some details about Granville, but it sounded to me like you would have a roommate no matter what so I instead applied for on-campus housing. I'll just cross my fingers and hope for the best now. I don't want to apply to Granville and have to cancel my on-campus application and pay $200.
  • pkp20pkp20 Posts: 116Registered User Junior Member
    granville single bedroom apartments are way expensive anyways. 6500 a semester is the cheapest they offer although that does include parking and meal plan its still pretty expensive.
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