How to save on housing

Due to a high demand for rental units close to campus, the amount of low-cost, inexpensive housing is limited. Generally, sharing an apartment is the least expensive type of housing.

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University Housing Services 
Offers several resources to help students, including guidance on when to start looking for housing, what’s considered affordable, other costs to factor in, questions to ask, and things to consider before signing a lease.


Where to find affordable housing 

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Students have several resources for finding affordable housing.

Medical Fraternity Houses
There are three medical fraternity houses for first- and second-year students:

Rental Housing
The University’s Housing & Residential Life website features listings of rental housing located within walking distance of campus as well as outside the campus area. It also includes information regarding residence halls, as some of the halls have spaces available for graduate students who prefer to live near other graduate/professional school students.

Housing for Students with Families/Partners and Individual Graduate Students
The University provides housing for married students with or without children, single parents, and domestic partners. There is usually a long waiting list, but the length fluctuates during the year. While applicants are prioritized based on academic and familial status, residents are invited to live at the co-ops with or without a family.