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Old 04-25-2011, 04:30 PM
 
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Hi there.I will be studying at UCLA and planning to stay at UCHA Co-op but ive got second thoughts about staying there,ı would like to know peoples thoughts who are staying or who recently have stayed there.Are the rooms clean enough? What did you think about the food? Which building did u stay? Basicly, ı wanna know everything u learn from your experince.Also is there other ways students choose to stay except those sorority houses which are ı think expensive.Im thinking of renting a house with coupla students like me but thats later on when ı adapted living there and get to know some ppl.
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Old 04-25-2011, 05:13 PM
 
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When I went there 15+ years ago, I shared a room in a 2 bed & 2 bath. That was $375/month for half of a 9x10 room, half the closet, shared use of the living room/kitchen, plus 1/4 of the utilities. I can only imagine the cost of such an arrangement has increased a lot by now.

The only way to get really affordable is to do what one of my friends did. 1 bed room/1 bath apartment for 5 people. 2 beds & 2 desks in the bedroom, 3 beds & 3 desks in the living room. The rent/utilities was split 4 ways, her share was covered by providing a dinner for the other four every night. Sounds cramped, but what other choice would there have been for under $200/month?
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Old 04-25-2011, 09:56 PM
 
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I went to UCLA, and graduated in recent history. The cheapest way to live in Westwood is the Co opportunity. It's not ideal, but it's gonna be cheap and it will be fun (Gotta love those Coop parties). And you get food. So, bite the bullet and live there.
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Old 04-26-2011, 05:10 AM
 
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I went to UCLA, and graduated in recent history. The cheapest way to live in Westwood is the Co opportunity. It's not ideal, but it's gonna be cheap and it will be fun (Gotta love those Coop parties). And you get food. So, bite the bullet and live there.
Did you stay at Robison or HHH?
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Old 04-26-2011, 02:31 PM
 
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^I didn't live at the Coop, but had friends who did and I visited pretty often.

It's not bad at all. Very social, friendly, half decent food. The only downside is it gets noisy and dirty, and you have to do chores, but for the cheap rent it's worth it

I mean people at UCLA in the dorms were paying 1200 a month to live in a crowded triple (maybe 500 square feet rooms shared with 2 others) in a 1950s built residence hall. So the Co-Op is much better in comparison.
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Old 04-27-2011, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Californicating Midland, TX since 2017
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Find shared housing near UCLA on craigslist.. usually $500-700/mo for your own room.
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Old 04-29-2011, 02:49 PM
 
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Find shared housing near UCLA on craigslist.. usually $500-700/mo for your own room.
Hey,is craigslist a website or..? well if it is ive checked on it but its quite confusing.And ı would love my own room for $500 a month..can u tell where/wherelse i should look for it?
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Old 04-29-2011, 04:30 PM
 
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You won't get your own room in Westwood for 500 a month, I can tell you that. Most of the people I knew in Westwood paying closer to 500 (usually more like 600 or 700) a month shared a room. As in one bedrooms are easily 1500 there, two bedrooms are north of 2000.
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Old 04-29-2011, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Californicating Midland, TX since 2017
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Hey,is craigslist a website or..? well if it is ive checked on it but its quite confusing.And ı would love my own room for $500 a month..can u tell where/wherelse i should look for it?
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You won't get your own room in Westwood for 500 a month, I can tell you that. Most of the people I knew in Westwood paying closer to 500 (usually more like 600 or 700) a month shared a room. As in one bedrooms are easily 1500 there, two bedrooms are north of 2000.
There's plenty out there
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Old 04-30-2011, 12:59 AM
 
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You proved my point - most of the selections in the North Village for 500-700 are shared rooms, not singles. Good luck finding your own room in the North Village for 500-700. It's usually going to be at least 900 if not 1000 (in a 2br). South of Wilshire it's possible to get own room for less.
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