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Old 11-12-2009, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Hello-

Applied to school there. Do most people walk, take public transportation? How are the rental houses near UNO?

Interesting things around the Lakefront area? feel of it?

Thanks
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Just Outside New Orleans (Gretna)
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UNO is essentially a commuter school. Probably only 10% of the students live on / by the campus (a total guess). There are some standard dorms and then some nicer ones as well. The housing is mostly very expensive around the school (1/2 million dollars and up) since it's right on the lake but there are some rentals right across the street that would be more modest and probably what you would be looking for. I don't know what current rates are like. More rentals would probably be available a couple of miles away in the Gentilly area going down Elysian Fields.
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Old 11-29-2009, 12:34 PM
 
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thanks for your tips!
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Old 11-29-2009, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Just Outside New Orleans (Gretna)
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Also, the campus is pretty compact even though there is plenty of space between buildings. As long as you plan your schedule carefully (dont' schedule classes on opposite ends for a 10 minute break even though you should be able to make it if you hurry) you shouldn't have any problem walking around campus.

There is actually a bus stop on campus right next to the University Center. I'm not familiar with routes but you can probably get that on the New Orleans' Regional Transit Authority (RTA) website (http://www.norta.com/routes/ - broken link). Route 53 and 55 are probably the most applicable but there could be others as well depending on where you live.

A bike isn't necessarily a bad idea either if you're close by. That could be a problem when raining but that can be true even if you have a car if it's at the back end of a big parking lot on campus. Just make sure you carry a poncho / umbrella at ALL times!

There's a big research center right next to campus but other than that it's mostly residential. There are a few places to eat on campus and a few fast food restaurants about a block away. There's also a Walgreens (CVS?) right there.
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Old 12-03-2009, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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wow- thanks Doogie- that helps a lot! if all went well, thought living in Gentilly, near the 610 and riding a bike through the big park to school would be nice (about 2 miles)
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