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Things to Consider when Searching for an Apartment

These are some questions to ask yourself before you begin searching for your apartment. This can help you narrow your search so that you find something that is the right fit for your needs.

  • What can I afford for rent? Do I need to pay extra for internet, cable, and other utilities in addition to rent, or will these be included?

  • How close is the apartment to campus? Will I need to drive? Is walking or biking an option?

  • Where is the closest public transportation stop? How long will it take me to get from my apartment to school?

  • Is the apartment already furnished? Do I need to buy my own furniture?

  • Will I have a roommate?

  • Will I have to share a bathroom with someone?

  • Is there a washer and dryer (for clothing) in the unit? If it is not in the apartment unit, is there a laundry facility in the apartment building? If not, is there a laundromat close by? 

  • Where is the closest grocery store?