So, I checked out the two places today, and am now left with something of a decision to make. Pros and cons of each place.
-Cheaper ($390/month versus $450)
-Roomie I met is laid back, classic-rock sort of girl
-Sharing with three other people
-Partitioned room (ie, one room with bookcases down the middle)
-Closer to campus (5min versus 20min)
-Sharing with one person
-Roomie said she's not around much
-Roomie may lend me security deposit until I get my next paycheck.
-Old and not in the greatest shape
-Sparsely furnished (previous roommate took a lot of furniture when she left)
-Roomie is preppy Asian.
Either way, it's only for four months - I'm leaning towards the second one if she decides I check out, because the whole personal space thing? Big deal with me. Sharing sound space, if not not visual space, with some one else would work for me with all of three people I can think of.