Studio: A studio apartment is one large room with a small kitchenette and bathroom. Monthly rent can range from $950-$1,250.
One-bedroom apartment: One-bedroom apartments have a bedroom, a living room, a kitchen, and a bathroom. One-bedroom apartments can often be shared by two people. Monthly rent can range from $1,500-$1,900.
Two-bedroom apartment: Two-bedroom apartments have two bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen, and a bathroom. Two-bedroom apartments can be shared by two to four people and the monthly rent can from $1,750-$2,500.
Room in a house: There are often houses available for rent or with individual rooms for rent. Students who choose to rent a room in a house will have access to the bathroom, kitchen, yard, and other parts of the house. Monthly rent for one bedroom in a house is $575-$850 and monthly rent for an entire house varies greatly depending on the size of the house and its location.
Homestays: Stay with a local family or group of students. There are many organizations that connect international students to local families. Prices vary so please contact http://isphomestays.com/ for more information.
How to Find an Apartment
If you are looking for an apartment or shared housing, we would like to suggest a few options:
- Consult housing Web sites, local newspapers and magazines. Some of the most commonly used resources are listed below. A few of these, such as Craigslist and Metroactive (among others) also have an option to search for rooms in shared apartments or houses.
- Craigslist (click on "Housing")
- Metroactive (click on "Classifieds" then look under "Rentals")
- Yahoo Classifieds (click on "Real Estate," "Rentals" or "Roommates")
You can pick up free magazines at Safeway, Albertsons, and other local grocery stores and newsstands: