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Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

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US Routes 92 and 17 run parallel to Seminole’s campus a quarter mile to the east. A mile north is Lake Mary, and one mile south is Soldiers Creek Park and the Spring Hammock Preserve. Downtown Sanford is five miles away, and downtown Orlando is 18 miles away. In between are countless rental opportunities for Seminole students. Some students decide that proximity to campus is most important to them, and they find an apartment they can walk from. Others think that a location close to Orlando or a nearby lake is where they want to be, and are willing to make the longer commute. Both decisions are feasible, it just comes down to the individual student’s preference.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

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Rental prices in Sanford are very low compared to most of the country. You can find one, two, and sometimes even three bedroom apartments for under $1000 a month. I’d say the average rent here is between $700-800 a month, and if you’re able to split that with a roommate or two it ends up being very inexpensive. Sanford has a fairly large rental market for a place its size, but it also has the luxury of neighboring towns that also offer a wide selection of apartments. If you have a car you can look in nearby communities for deals, such as Longwood, De Bary, or Casselberry.

 
Nightlife

Nightlife

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Most college students would be more than happy to have access to one major city. Hamline students, on the other hand, have close access to two. Minneapolis and St. Paul are both bona fide big cities, with populations of around 385,000 and 285,000, respectively. The two cities are also both 15 minute drives away from Hamline’s campus by car, and 30 minutes away through public transportation provided near campus. And, to extend the similarities of the twin cities even further, they both have myriad nightlife opportunities that will never fail to keep students entertained during their four year stay at Hamline. To put a cherry on top, you also have the option of just staying local at Hamline, where there are always parties and fun events happening on the weekends.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

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The buses that run near Hamline’s campus can take you to both Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul. Both of these rides are about a half hour, and are very popular amongst the student body. But if you’re a college student looking for a rental, you probably aren’t checking out either city’s apartments. Rather, you should be looking in the area between the twin cities where Hamline is. And, fortunately, the same buses that can take you to both cities also can drive you to anywhere in between. Students often take advantage of this and find an apartment near a bus stop. If they plan it well enough, they’ll live in a place that’s a short drive from both campus and one of the cities so they can quickly commute to both.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

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Three of Lakewood’s safest intersections are West 20th Avenue & Simms St, West 26th Avenue & Simms St, and West 32nd Avenue and Kipling St. All three are just a couple miles north of CCU’s campus, making them a closeby and viable option for students looking for a safe place to live. Most of the other nearby neighborhoods have higher crime rates, and you have to look out near Interstate 70 and Red Rocks Park to find communities with as low of crime as the streets I mentioned.

 
Recreation

Recreation

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From Lakewood, CCU students have access to small cities like Boulder, larger ones like Denver, and medium sized cities like Lakewood itself. Each city offers unique amenities that the others don’t have. For example, you can spend your weekends partying at the University of Colorado Boulder, hopping around the nightlife in Denver, or enjoying CCU’s plentiful events in Lakewood. If you want to be more adventurous, there are dozens of parks to the west of campus. Just within ten miles are Windy Saddle Park, Apex Park, the William F. Hayden Green Mountain Park, and Red Rocks Park, which is home to one of the most famous music venues in the country. If you want to travel even further west, you can enjoy all of Colorado’s best parks and mountains.

 
Restaurants

Restaurants

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There are literally dozens of restaurants, including most of the city’s finest, within walking distance of Lafayette’s campus thanks to its central location. The selection is eclectic, with diners, Chinese restaurants, barbeques, sushi bars, cafes, and American restaurants all near the school. And, of course, the local flavor is present: there are Cajun restaurants, grocery stores, and steak houses nearby. It’ll be tough to deny lunch in between classes or a sit down dinner at the end of a long day when these restaurants’ scents are circling Lafayette’s campus.

 
Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

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There’s an Amtrak station a mile north of Lafayette’s campus, which makes it accessible enough for students. But this isn’t a realistic mode of everyday travel; commuters don’t want to get on the train five days a week and then walk a mile to class. Lafayette runs a top-notch shuttle service around its campus, but once you leave campus you have to rely on the city’s buses. The majority of students don’t use the city’s public transit to commute. If they find a rental away from Lafayette’s campus, it’s either within walking distance or they drive from their apartment to class.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

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Mequon is a tiny city that lacks proper rental opportunities for Concordia students. When most students move away from campus, they usually expand their search outside of Mequon to the rest of Milwaukee’s metropolitan area. The closest towns/cities where you’ll find a good selection of rentals are Grafton, Germantown, and the city’s northern suburban areas like Glendale, Brown Deer, River Hills, Bayside, and Fox Point. There are bus routes that connect Mequon to these communities, but the majority of students drive cars to class when they move away.

 
Weather

Weather

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The climate in Mequon is dramatically altered by Lake Michigan, as Concordia’s campus sits right on its shores. The lake keeps temperatures slightly warmer in the winter, although it’s tough to tell students that when the coldest days in January and February are in the 20s˚ F. The lake also provides a cool breeze that can be chilling in spring, but feels wonderful during the summer. Because of this, the average highs in the summer don’t exceed 80˚ aside from July (and even then it’s just barely, with a high of 81˚). The summer may not be worth the harsh winter in some students’ eyes, but Concordia has tunnels that connect all the buildings on its campus so students could plausibly never go outside from December to March.

 
Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

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Getting around NGSCU is easy enough with the shuttle they run for students, but unfortunately this service doesn’t extend outside of campus. So if you live in Dahlonega or a nearby town or city, you’re going to need a car to get to class. Bikes are an option if you rent close enough, but the school admits that bike theft on campus is common. Driving a vehicle is by far the best and most common mode of transportation for students. And with the Morrison Moore Parkway cutting through the south end of campus, students can easily get right on and off the freeway.

 
Recreation

Recreation

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NGCSU students have a critical choice to make when they venture outside of Dahlonega. Do they want to drive an hour south to the bright lights and busy streets of Atlanta, the region’s hub for culture? Or do they want to drive 15 minutes north to the Vogel State Park and the Cohutta National Forest? Cohutta has 35,000 acres of space, and is one of the most popular sections of the Appalachian Trail. It’s great for hiking, biking, camping, or any outdoor activity. Atlanta, meanwhile, has sports events, concerts, art galleries, a great restaurant scene, and many colleges. The choice is tough, but both options appeal to different people.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

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Sinclair is nestled on the banks of the Miami River in Dayton’s western downtown area. The crime rate in this community is around average, but once you cross the river you’ll find yourself in the Dayton neighborhoods with the highest crime rates. Most of Dayton’s safest neighborhoods are located far from downtown on the outside of the city (most in suburban areas). You can look into these communities if you’re moving off-campus, but most of them are a longer drive from campus. If you want something close, check out rentals in Oakwood. It’s just three miles south of Sinclair and has the fourth lowest crime rate in Dayton.

 
Nightlife

Nightlife

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Weekend plans are always varied amongst Sinclair students. Some students drive an hour east to Columbus, others drive an hour south to Cincinnati, and others an hour and 45 minutes west to Indianapolis. With so many large cities nearby, the options are nearly endless if you or your friends have a car. But if not, you can just take a look around you at the nightlife opportunities in Dayton. There are clubs, art venues, bars, great restaurants, and college events here too, just like in any of the other nearby cities.

 
Recreation

Recreation

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Quincy is a part of Boston that’s often overlooked because it’s a little far from downtown. But it has great ocean access, including a few good beaches along the Quincy Bay and Town River Bay. There are great public parks in Quincy too for students who like recreation. And most notably, Quincy is just a 20 minute or so subway ride away from the heart of Boston and its plethora of activities. Going to class on-campus is the most important part of college, but Quincy students’ opportunity to explore a major city will enrich their overall experience just as much as studying will.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

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Quincy College is right next to the hub for public transportation in the area: the Quincy Center Station. This station connects students from all over Boston, its suburbs, and beyond to the college. It’s a stop on three commuter rail lines, which serve most of the state of Massachusetts. It’s also a stop on the city’s subway “red” line, the most common form of transportation in the city. As if this wasn’t enough, the station runs 17 bus lines that students can take. With this type of public transportation, there’s no reason that students should have to own a car to get to school.

 
Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

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The Thomas Nelson Community College campus sits in between the York and James Rivers in Williamsburg. The downtown area is a mile southeast of the campus, and is surrounded by Williamsburg’s historic districts. The closest major road to TNCC is Route 199 (the Humelsine Parkway), which streaks past the western part of the campus. Interstate 64 is a little further away (six miles) but is close enough that it’s a popular route for commuters who drive to and from neighboring towns and cities.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

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Williamsburg is one of the most expensive places to rent in the region with an average rent of around $1000 per month (for a two bedroom). Nearby Gloucester Point, Newport News, Smithfield, Poquoson and Hayes are all cheaper options. But if you are intent on living in Williamsburg, you will find that the northern and eastern parts of the city (neighborhoods like Ewell, Diascund, and Grove) are cheaper than communities like downtown, First Colony, Birchwood Park, and Jamestown.

 
Nightlife

Nightlife

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Philadelphia University’s nightlife pales in comparison to other local colleges like Temple, Penn, and Drexel. These schools are closer to Philadelphia’s center city area, which is also a possible destination for students. Whether you’re going to other schools to party or to downtown Philly, public transportation can get you there and back. But if you want to stay local, the university is located in a town called Manayunk, which has its own bars and clubs that are fun too.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

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There are three train stations (Tulpehocken, Chelten Avenue, and Queen Lane) are within a mile of the university’s campus. Depending on which part of campus you frequent the most, you can ride the rail to and from one of the three stops every day. Many off-campus commuters use the train on a daily basis, while others use buses. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) runs buses that connect the campus to the surrounding areas. The campus may be a far away from the urban areas of Pennsylvania, but public transportation is still prevalent in the area.

 
Weather

Weather

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Providence isn’t as bitterly cold as the rest of New England because of its close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. However, it’s still far from warm during the winter months. The temperatures are around 30˚F on the typical winter day, and around 75˚ on the average summer day. But there’s more to it than just the temperatures; winters bring Nor’easters and blizzards, and summers are very humid. In fact, the humidity can make the temperatures feel like they’re ten or twenty degrees hotter than they usually are. Rhode Island may be slightly warmer than the rest of the region, but certainly resembles the average New England climate in most respects.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

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Providence College’s campus is the second safest part of Providence--Brown University’s campus is the first--according to Neighborhood Scout. If you live in on campus housing, you shouldn’t have to worry about crime. But once you leave campus, the area becomes significantly more dangerous. West Providence, generally, has higher crime rates than East Providence. Most, if not all, of the neighborhoods I recommend to prospective renters are located on the east side of the city. If you’re looking for a safe neighborhood that’s on the west side so you can stay close to campus, I recommend Olneyville, which is two miles south of Providence College.

 
Nightlife

Nightlife

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The university’s campus is removed from the hustle and bustle of downtown Denver, but it’s still close enough (5 miles) that students can make the trip there on the weekends and experience the nightlife. More than anything else about the city, the nightlife in both downtown and nearby Capitol Hill show just how young and hip this city has become. Students from colleges in the area, young professionals, and artists come out en masse on the weekend, hopping from restaurants to music venues to bars to clubs. As if these nightlife options aren’t eclectic enough, students can also stay close to the college on the weekends and enjoy the partying and on-campus events.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

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The university has a Transportation Center that helps students figure out how to get around using public transit. If you’re a full-time student, they can give you a RTD smart card that will allow you to ride all of the city’s public transportation services for free. There are four bus routes (21, 24, 27, 79) around campus that can take students to the mall, to downtown, to their off-campus apartments, etc. There’s also a nearby light rail service that commuters can take too. Getting to school by car is undoubtedly easier, but students can take advantage of their smart card and commute by public transportation for free if they don’t own a vehicle.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

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Edison is located between the Cypress Lake and Whiskey Creek communities of Fort Myers. To the west is McGregor and Villas is to the east. Route 41 runs north to south right next to Edison’s campus, and Interstate 75, six miles away, makes the college accessible to commuters who live further away at home or have an apartment in a different town or city. Downtown Cape Coral is four miles to the west, and downtown Fort Myers is six miles to the north.

 
Recreation

Recreation

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Every day spent at Edison State College will be a debate between going to class and the beach. Edison is just a 20 minute drive away from the Gulf of Mexico’s coast, and its safe to say that the most popular student activity on the weekends is to hit the beach. Nearby Cape Coral and Fort Myers are also popular for their bars, sports (annual spring training games), restaurants and clubs. If you stay on campus, there are events and parties thrown by college organizations as well as parties at student housing.

 
Restaurants

Restaurants

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Laramie is a terrific small college city, and everyone knows that college students love to eat. The variety of restaurants in Laramie is impressive. There are steakhouses, vegan restaurants, burger joints, sushi bars, traditional American restaurants, and Mexican restaurants. There are chain restaurants like Applebees, Arby’s, McDonald’s, etc. that attract students, but also locally owned establishments like Mizu and Sweet Melissa’s. These are the spots that are always reserved full on the weekends, and are popular date destinations for University of Wyoming students.

 
Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

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You may think that the University of Wyoming is in the middle of nowhere if you look at a map. It’s true that, aside from Laramie, the campus is located in a very rural area. The closest town or city to the west is Rawlins (90 minutes away), and to the east is the state capital, Cheyenne (40 minutes away). To the south, Boulder, CO and Denver, CO are two hours away. So, as you can imagine, the majority of students live in Laramie, if only because there are very little other options. Interstate 80 connects Laramine to Cheyenne, but driving 40 minutes every day isn’t quite realistic.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

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Unfortunately, because of Southwestern’s extremely rural location in the Nantahala National Forest, there aren’t many apartment listings to be found nearby. The last time I checked, there were only 15 listings within ten miles of the school. Most of these were in forested areas, or even in the mountains. Most students look in neighboring towns for rentals, and on the college’s website there is a page where students can post listings for their pads. Housing isn’t easy to find here, and requires a lot of flexibility, a patient eye on the market, and perhaps a longer everyday commute.

 
Economy and Jobs

Economy and Jobs

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When anyone thinks of North Carolina’s colleges, usually the first schools that pop into their head are Duke University, the University of North Carolina, or even Davidson College. They rarely think of Southwestern Community College, which is one school that’s quickly earning credibility in a state full of impressive colleges. It’s one of the finest community colleges in the country (Washington Monthly ranked it fourth overall), and is partnering with local organizations to expand: it recently teamed up with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to found the Oconaluftee Institute for Cultural Arts.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

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Deerfield is one of the safest places you can go to college in the entire country. According to the community safety website Neighborhood Scout, it has a crime rate that’s lower than 76% of U.S. cities (of all sizes). When you narrow this down to just towns and cities its size, you’ll see that it’s one of the safest areas in the country. For example, the odds of falling victim to a violent crime are just one in 4574, which is astoundingly low. Western and southeastern Deerfield are the safest parts of town, although you really can’t go wrong in any neighborhood here.

 
Demographics

Demographics

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As Trinity’s name suggests, the school has tried to foster a global community on its campus. As a result, you will meet students from all over the country, and the world, here. This student body is also diverse because of how many different programs are offered at Trinity. There’s an undergraduate liberal arts college, a graduate school, and a theological seminary. Most students here are religious, as the college is run by the Evangelical Free Church of America. Trinity strongly encourages students to participate in religion, as two of its five main core values are “Christ centeredness” and “Church connectedness.”

 
Weather

Weather

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El Paso is known as the Sun City for, as you might’ve guessed, the high amount of annual sunlight it receives. Usually, the sun comes out in around 300 days of every year. The downside of this is a dry desert climate and only ten inches of rain (almost all of which falls in the summer). In non summer months, it’s not unusual to receive less than an inch of rain. However, it’s something you get used to, and you won’t be complaining about the weather in the non summer months. Winters are very mild, with average temperatures in the 50s and 60s. Summer months can be unbearably hot with temperatures in the 90s, but fortunately there is little to no humidity here.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

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Texas isn’t exactly known for widespread public transit service, but in major cities it’s very easy to get around using public transportation. El Paso is no different. Right now there are several buses (15, 204, 10) that run near the school’s campus, and they can take students anywhere in the city or it can take them to the bus or train connections they need. In fact, the Union Depot train station is just a mile away from campus, and it runs two train routes through Amtrak. It won’t be as easy for students to commute on the train, but the local buses are a viable option for everyday commuting.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

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Luzerne students looking for nearby housing usually end up settling in Nanticoke, Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, or Kingston. Nanticoke is easily the least expensive of these options, with the average two bedroom rental costing just $600. Wilkes-Barre and Kingston are the two most expensive options, with average costs of $1007 and $1118, respectively. However, the selection in Nanticoke is significantly smaller than these two areas, as well as Scranton. I would recommend checking out rentals in Scranton; the average price is just $827, it’s only a half hour drive away, and there are a lot of apartments to choose from.

 
Recreation

Recreation

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Luzerne’s location is ideal for any type of student. Philadelphia and New York City are both just two hours away, and if you’re looking for closer small city thrills, Allentown (one hour away), Scranton (half hour away), and even Wilkes-Barre (ten minutes away) all have bars or music venues or clubs. For students that are looking for the outdoor experience, the Lackawanna State Forest, Bear Creek Preserve, and the Ricketts Glen State Park are all a short drive away. Luzerne doesn’t have as many on campus opportunities as the typical college, but makes up for it with a great location in proximity to other areas.

 
Demographics

Demographics

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The Phoenix metropolitan area has a large Hispanic population, but Scottsdale and its community college are significantly whiter by comparison. Whites make up 89% of Scottsdale’s population and 69% of the college’s population. As for size, Scottsdale is a large city with nearly 220,000 residents, and its community college is medium-sized with around 11,000 enrolled students. The campus is located in an urban area, as it’s just a few miles away from downtown Scottsdale and only 15 miles away from downtown Phoenix.

 
Nightlife

Nightlife

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Scottsdale’s nightlife has been compared to Miami South Beach’s by the New York Times. The downtown area of the city, or the epicenter of nightlife, is a few miles away from the community college. Even though you won’t be living on campus, you can find a rental closeby, or even better yet, near or in downtown. The best part about Phoenix’s metropolitan area is that you aren’t limited to one city or neighborhood for nightlife. On the weekend you can head to Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe, Glendale, or stay in Scottsdale and find fun things to do in each place.

 
Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

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Students who hope to use public transportation to get around Bridgeport will be disappointed. Two buses serve the university’s campus; one that goes to the city bus station and another that can take you to malls and downtown Bridgeport. Unfortunately, they both run infrequently and aren’t a viable option for everyday commuting, even though students ride free. If you want to live off-campus (further than walking distance), you will need a car. Interstate 95 is half a mile north of campus, and is how most off-campus students get to class.

 
Restaurants

Restaurants

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The University of Bridgeport is in Bridgeport’s South End neighborhood, which is just a mile south of downtown. If you make the walk or drive there, you can treat yourself and friends or family to the best restaurants in the city. Amici Miei, El Pueblito, Star of Istanbul, Ralph and Rich’s...there are so many options. The South End also has some great restaurants too; Famous Pizza House or Leo’s Pizza will hit the spot for carb-hungry students at the university.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

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Thousand Oaks runs a public transportation service that can take CLU students to the local mall, nearby stores, and if they plan their location well enough, their off-campus apartment. Express buses provide early service for students getting to classes, but unfortunately they don’t run as late as students would hope. Bikes are also a popular mode of transportation, but the majority of students would tell you that cars (or a carpool with friends) are the best option for CLU.

 
Recreation

Recreation

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Thousand Oaks is just as peaceful of a community as the name suggests. Unfortunately, that means a lot of the nightlife opportunities for CLU students are limited. Aside from the local mall and movie theater, there isn’t much to do in Thousand Oaks when the stores close early and students are wandering outside of campus. Fortunately, its location in proximity to other cities opens up a lot of opportunities. Students can drive or use public transportation to get to Ventura, Los Angeles, or Santa Barbara. They also have a plethora of outdoor recreational opportunities right next to them, whether it’s the Wildwood Regional Park on the western border of campus or the famous Southern California hills to the south of campus.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

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ODU’s campus is in the East Columbus and North Central Columbus neighborhoods; neither of which are very safe. The safest communities in the city are located in the middle of the city; for example, the neighborhoods north and immediately south of downtown. The areas near Dublin and Northwest Columbus also have low crime rates, but Northeast, even though its closer to campus, has higher crime. If you want to stay close to campus while living in a safe area, I would recommend checking out Parks Mills, which is three miles north of ODU.

 
Recreation

Recreation

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ODU’s campus sits four miles northeast of downtown Columbus, which gives students close access to the city’s cultural offerings. There are museums and theater venues for art lovers, professional hockey games at the Nationwide Arena and college sports matches at the Ohio State University (OSU), and everything in between. OSU is five miles away from ODU and always hosts parties and college events on the weekends. ODU’s campus is smaller and doesn’t have as much going on, but with so much happening in the city around it, students will never run out of things to do.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

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A surprising majority of TWU students (79%) live in off-campus housing. However, some of these rentals are owned by the school and are offered to students at a price they can afford. Otherwise, students are left to navigate Fort Worth’s rental market on their own. Apartments in the city aren’t as expensive, especially close to TWU’s campus, which is further away from downtown. You should be able to find a one or two bedroom rental for $750 or less. A three bedroom place will be a hundred or two more, but you probably won’t have to spend more than $1000/month, especially with roommates.

 
Economy and Jobs

Economy and Jobs

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Texas Wesleyan University is considered one of the best, if not the best, private university in Texas for a liberal arts education. The school is small, which means low student to teacher ratios and more attention to individual students. US News and World Report has ranked it in the top tier of regional universities for three consecutive years (2010-2012). TWU has a stellar reputation in the liberal arts field, as well as in the educational realm, and with the school’s big city setting there are plenty of local employment opportunities.

 
Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

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Interstate 83 breaks off into a new route for York, known as the I-83 Business Route. This special road runs through downtown York, and more importantly for students, it’s right next to the eastern border of the school’s campus. Students rely on I-83B more than any other major road in the area to get to and from school, and having it so close to campus really helps with commuting situations. It should also be noted that York is 15 miles from the Maryland state border, and is about 35 miles away from both Baltimore, MD and Harrisburg, PA.

 
Nightlife

Nightlife

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York has an interesting location, as it’s around 35 miles away from two notable cities. It’s right in the middle of Baltimore to the south, and Harrisburg (the capital of Pennsylvania) to the north. College students are more likely to head to Baltimore on the weekend, as its nightlife is everything you would expect from a large city, but Harrisburg has plenty of fun things to do as well. But even if you decide to stay local you can have a great time. York is the quintessential small college city, and has plenty of bars, clubs, restaurants, and other venues for students to enjoy.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

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Hammond, where Southeastern Louisiana University’s campus is located, has a crime rate that is significantly higher than the U.S. average. Most notably, the number of assaults and larcenies are nearly four times higher than the U.S. average. Overall, the total risk of crime is twice as high. Pumpkin Center and Coburn are the two safest neighborhoods in Hammond, located in the southwestern and northeastern part of town respectively, and should be the first stops when students look for an off-campus rental.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

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New Orleans is an hour drive away from Southeastern Louisiana University, but Amtrak provides train service between SLU’s campus in Hammond and New Orleans. The ride takes a couple hours longer than driving, but makes up for it in convenience. As for local transit, the campus and town of Hammond are both very small and manageable. Bikes and campus shuttles are the best option for students looking to get around, whether it’s to and from classes or from their rental to campus.

 
Economy and Jobs

Economy and Jobs

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Lake Erie College is the fifth most applied to private medical school in the U.S., according to US News and World Report. In addition, they also ranked it the second cheapest. But nothing is more telling than their ranking as the largest medical school in the US. Needless to say, it is an extremely popular school and well-respected in the fields of the subjects it offers. They have many programs, all of which are aimed towards graduate students and those seeking their doctorate degree.

 
Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

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The Bradenton campus for Lake Erie sits to the east of Interstate 75, north of Route 70 and south of Route 64. The school is ten miles away from the center of Bradenton, the nearest city, and just 15 miles away from the coast. Sarasota is also 15 miles away, as is the Sarasota Bay, which is popular with students on the weekend. It’s warm year round so beach trips to the coast and nearby lakes will be very common for students here. Orlando is the nearest “big city,” and it’s just two hours away.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

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The highest concentration of rentals in the area lies to the north in Greenville and directly to the east of campus. The prices in both areas are relatively low. You can find a one bedroom apartment for around $400-500 a month, two bedrooms from $500-$700, and three bedrooms for under $1000. These prices are perfect for college students, and while you won’t find many rentals within walking distance there are many that are just a short drive away.

 
Recreation

Recreation

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Nearby Greenville has the usual venues that college students enjoy, such as bars, restaurants, and clubs. But for big city thrills, students can drive an hour west to Raleigh. If they drive an hour east, they can tap into North Carolina’s most beautiful natural resources at the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, the Swanquarter National Wildlife Refuge, and two other national parks. There are also four lakes and two sounds. These destinations are perfect for Pitt students who are outdoor enthusiasts, or just want to spend a weekend away with friends.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

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Morton’s campus is sandwiched between the most safe and fifth safest Cicero communities, and is bordered by the fourth and sixth, according to the crime website Neighborhood Scout. Living near the campus in the southwestern part of town is the best place in Cicero to find an apartment crime-wise. Other neighborhoods, especially in southeast and northwest part of Cicero, have higher crime rates and aren’t as safe to live in for students.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

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Cicero is a 20 minute drive away from downtown Chicago, but students who don’t have cars rely on public transportation to commute to the city and their off-campus rentals. In fact, choosing a rental along the local public transit grid is a popular move for Morton students. The college is a few miles away from the nearest subway stations: the blue line along Interstate 290, the pink line near downtown Cicero, and the orange line on West 50th Street south of campus. You won’t be able to walk to any of these stations but there are buses that can bring you to each of them.

 
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Northampton’s population is continually getting younger and hipper, which can partly be attributed to Smith. The amenities that the city offers are targeted towards this demographic, such as the bars and music venues in downtown. There are also clubs, restaurants, sports bars, breweries, dive bars, and lounges. It’s a perfect small city for a college student on the weekends, and Smith is located just a short walk from all the hottest spots.

 
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Restaurants

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Smith College is close to several of Northampton’s best restaurants. Some are out of the price range of college students, like Bistro Les Gras, but others, such as SooRa, Bela, and India House, are affordable and popular among Smith students. One of the benefits of living in downtown Northampton, along Main Street and nearby streets like Market and Hawley, is the terrific selection of restaurants. Off-campus students should know how to cook for themselves, but most of them get takeout and dine out far more often than the average person.

 
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Apartment Costs

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Pasco, Kennewick, and Richland are the three most popular communities for students to live in. Of these three, Pasco is the cheapest ($805 is the average monthly cost of a two bedroom apartment). This works out well for CBC students because Pasco is also the closest of the three; students can walk from their apartment to campus if they choose the right location. Kennewick is the most expensive option with a median rent of $953, and Richland is in the middle with an $833 average.

 
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Traffic & Commuting

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Interstate 182 runs across the southern edge of Columbia Basin College’s campus, and Route 395 connects CBC with Kennewick (5 miles south). Columbia students seeking a rental usually end up in Pasco, which is a short walk from campus. West Pasco is another popular student spot but isn’t walkable, as it’s around three miles away. Burbank (8 miles southeast), and Richland (27 miles west) are also locations that students with cars can check out. CBC’s proximity to major roads really helps out commuting students who have to drive every day.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

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Creighton sits directly west of Omaha’s downtown area, which has some of the worst crime in the city. In fact, most of eastern Omaha has higher crime rates than the city’s average. The safest neighborhood are located in the middle and western parts of the city. I would recommend looking for rentals in neighborhoods like Hillsborough, Millard, Elkhorn, and West Omaha. These communities are further from Creighton than areas like Midtown or Saratoga, but they have much lower crime rates.

 
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The university runs a shuttle through the school’s campus and the areas around it. They run every 20 minutes and are one of the most popular ways for students who don’t live in dorms to get to class. There are also Metro Area Transit (MAT) buses (such as 11, 2, and 15) that stop near the campus and can take students around Omaha. Whether you want to find a rental next to campus in downtown, in Fairfax to the northwest, in Riverview to the southeast, or Beals to the southwest, you will be able to commute using just MAT buses and/or campus shuttles.

 
Demographics

Demographics

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With a simple glance at the number of enrolled students (around 2,800), it would be easy to deduce that Rockhurst is a small school. However, Rockhurst essentially shares a campus with the University of Missouri Kansas City, so it feels much larger than it actually is when you’re walking around. Fortunately, the classrooms feature the lower student to teacher ratio that you would expect at a small university, and you will still always see familiar faces around campus.

 
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One incredibly convenient aspect of Rockhurst’s campus that you’ll notice right away is that there’s a bus stop on every block. And what’s more, at the stops on Troost Ave you can catch as many as four different buses, depending on where you want to go. Some students take these buses every day, while others never use it during their time at Rockhurst. It all depends on whether or not you own a car or not. If so, you can use it to commute to class if you live off-campus. If you don’t, you need to either find a carpool or take the bus, which is an easy alternative here with the public transit service.

 
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Weather

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If you like snow, you’ll love Bennington. The town is buried with around 65 inches every year, and is often a target for nor’easters and blizzards. Skiers and snowboarders flock to the nearby Green Mountain National Forest and other mountains in the state, children have snowball fights, and cars slow to a crawl on the roads. Some people love it and others hate it, but either way it’s a significant factor to consider when you think about living in Bennington. Aside from the heavy snowfall, winters are frigid and long. However, summer is always perfect with temperatures in the 70s and 80s and abundant recreational opportunities nearby in Vermont, New Hampshire, and New York.

 
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Recreation

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Bennington is a sleepy little town, and at first glance it may seem like you’ll be bored throughout your college experience here. However, there are a handful of great bars and restaurants in town, and if you have a car you can take advantage of Bennington’s terrific location. Why is it terrific, you ask? Arguably Vermont’s greatest natural treasure, the Green Mountain National Forest, is located on the town’s eastern border. Here you can ski, snowmobile, hike, and go cycling, just to name a few of the numerous activities. If you’re willing to make a longer trip, Bennington is just an hour and a half away from New York’s famous Adirondacks.

 
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Nightlife

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There are a few dive bars and clubs near Winthrop’s campus, and, combined with house parties, are enough to keep students entertained for a weekend. But this scene can get old quick, which is why it’s perfect that Charlotte is just 30 minutes away. There are an abundance of nightlife opportunities in the big city, and many Winthrop students go there on weekends. Usually students with cars drive their friends to the city with them, but there are also buses that regularly transport students from Rock Hill to Charlotte too.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

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Rock Hill has some of the lowest monthly rental prices in the region. The monthly cost for a two bedroom rental in Rock Hill is $696. Comparatively, neighboring Belmont is $728, Fort Mill is $902, Pineville is $803, Clover is $728, and Indian Trail is $850 for the same type of rental. So if you’re considering whether to be close to campus in Rock Hill or look in a different town or city when you move off-campus, the most inexpensive choice may be to look closer. This isn’t always the case, but it’s never a bad thing when rentals closer to campus are cheaper.

 
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Coppin students have access to two subway stations that are within walking distance of the campus: Mondawmin Station and Penn North Station. There are also city buses that serve the campus and can take students to parts of Baltimore that the subway can’t. Many Coppin students take advantage of the public transportation as a form of commuting so they don’t have to drive or be handcuffed to only rentals that are within walking distance of their class buildings. Public transit allows you to live in any part of Baltimore--the outskirts or suburbs, even--and still be able to commute to class every day.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

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Coppin State University’s campus is policed by a top-notch security team and is very safe. Once you leave campus, however, it’s an entirely different story. The university is located in a dangerous part of Baltimore, and nearby North Avenue, along with neighboring communities like Walbrook, have a terrible reputation. It’s generally not advised for students to walk around off-campus at night, especially not alone. Finding an off-campus rental forces you to make a tough decision: would you want to live in a safer neighborhood, even if it’s further from the school? Personally, I’d say it’s worth it.

 
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Traffic & Commuting

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The University of Montevallo offers little to no public transportation services to its students. Every other week they run a shuttle to a local mall, but that’s about the extent of it. But what they lack in conventional transit options like shuttles and buses they make up for with a terrific bike-share program.The university partnered up with the city of Montevallo to create the program, which allows city residents and students to rent a bicycle for as cheap as $2 per month. The school’s campus is very small, so it’s viable to just use a bike to get around from class to class. And if your off-campus pad is close enough, you can use a bike to commute every day.

 
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Demographics

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Montevallo holds the distinction of being the only public liberal arts college in the state. Because of this, the school has a completely unique student body that you wouldn’t be able to find at many Alabama schools. Montevallo students are usually more involved in art than most, and are creative types. With just under 3,000 students, Montevallo is a very small school. This can often be beneficial; it’s easier to get to know fellow students who can become roommates. However, it’s detrimental when it comes to the local apartment market. Larger schools demand more rental opportunities, but at smaller schools like Montevallo you won’t have as much of a selection.

 
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Apartment Costs

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Monthly rent in Minneapolis is cheaper than the prices you’ll find in most major U.S. cities, but is still far more expensive than costs in rural or suburban college settings. The prices vary drastically--for example, I’ve helped a student find a one bedroom apartment with a $600 rent one day and then moved another student into a $1,000 one bedroom the next day. It all depends on the quality of the apartment, its location, and the amenities it has. If you’re willing to settle for less with one or more of these things, your rent will be much lower than it would be in the city otherwise.

 
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Augsburg offers a discounted public transportation pass for students, which they can use to ride the bus or train to get around the city. The pass is less than half the cost of its normal price because of the student discount, and is perfect if you are considering moving off-campus. The school is within walking distance of both bus and light rail stations, and is located at one of the busiest crossroads in the city. Biking is also a viable option, as is walking. Downtown is just a few blocks away; a very short commute if you are looking at rentals there.

 
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Demographics

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The city of Brunswick’s population is essentially split between two ethnicities, with a population that’s nearly 60% Black and almost 40% White. Coastal’s population is more diverse, with a sizable population of Hispanic and International students in addition to the large White and Black populations. The school has a student body of around 3,500, which is considerably smaller than average. However, Brunswick only 15,000 people, so students make up around a fifth of the city’s population (if all of them live on campus or off-campus somewhere in the city).

 
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Coastal’s campus sits on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean and the beautiful Saint Simons Sound. Students head to the beaches year-round, mostly on the weekends, or sit on the banks of the ocean’s inlets and do work during the week. It’s a gorgeous area, and perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. One of Georgia’s best parks, Jekyll Island State Park, is eight miles away. There are also several wildlife refuges, like Wolf Island (15 miles away), Richard J. Reynolds (26 miles), and Blackbeard Island (28 miles) that are slightly further but are still amazing places. There are also plenty of other typical college amenities near campus, such as bars, restaurants, and clubs.

 
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Weather

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States like Maryland and Virginia like to say that they’re in the South, but you haven’t been to the deep South until you’ve spent time in Alabama. The summers can be unbearable for someone who isn’t used to the heat and humidity. By the time May arrives, the temperatures here are in the mid-80s. They stay in the 90s during the hot summer months, and don’t cool down until October. Even then, they’re still in the high 70s. Winters are the payoff for this weather, as they are pleasant and consistently in the 60s.

 
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Traffic & Commuting

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Montgomery’s downtown and Garden District areas are only six miles southwest of Faulkner University. There isn’t a specific public transportation service that connects the two areas, but it’s a short drive if you want to live in the city and commute to campus. Faulkner is also within driving distance of Hope Hull, Millbrook, Wetumpka, Tallassee, and Tuskegee. All of these towns are connected to the campus by Interstates 65 and 85, which make commuting for Faulkner students infinitely easier. I would recommend checking the rental markets in all these towns and see if you can find something you like.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

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The safety of Marist’s campus aligns with Poughkeepsie’s average; it’s not a particularly dangerous area, but I wouldn’t recommend walking alone late at night either. If you are hoping to live in one of the city’s safest neighborhoods when you move off-campus, I suggest looking at Poughkeepsie’s eastern neighborhoods. Titusville, Noxon, and Freedom Plains (all in East Poughkeepsie) have the three lowest crime rates, according to annual crime reports. You will have a longer commute if you live in these neighborhoods, but the low crime rates might be worth it to you.

 
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Poughkeepsie’s rentals are a bit on the expensive side, but if you look at where they’re located in terms of price, the further away you get from downtown Poughkeepsie the less expensive the rent is. Unfortunately, this also decreases the number of apartments you’ll be able to choose from. If you live closer to downtown, you will probably have to pay anywhere from $750-$1000 per month for a one bedroom rental, and $1000-$1300 for a two bedroom. If you don’t mind commuting, nearby Hyde Park, Clintondale, and Marlboro have cheaper rental prices, on average, than Poughkeepsie.

 
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There are four St. Louis Metrolink stations that are within walking distance of Fontbonne’s campus. Forsyth is to the west of the university, U City Big Bend and Skinker are to the north, and Forest Park is to the northeast. Taking the link is convenient and quick. It only takes around a half hour to get from any of these stations to the city. You can also use the link to get around from your off-campus apartment to campus, and there are buses that run locally as well.

 
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The east side of Fontbonne’s campus spills into St. Louis’s largest city park, Forest Park. It contains almost 1,400 acres of recreational space and some of the city’s most well-known attractions, like the St. Louis Zoo, the St. Louis Art Museum, and the St. Louis Science Center. Students love going to the park to study, relax after class, or hang out with friends. St. Louis is also just seven miles away from campus, and has all the nightlife and fun activities any college student could ask for. Fontbonne is great because it gives students access to all the city’s amenities without the hassles of urban living.

 
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Xavier promotes commuting by bike with its program Bike XU, where students can rent a bike for the semester for just $10. They also have bike racks outside of every building on campus. If students live too far away from campus to bike, there are also buses that are run by Cincinnati Metro, and a shuttle service that Xavier operates around campus and to nearby neighborhoods. The school also has a program called Ride Board, which helps students create carpools with other students. Overall, it’s tough to find a better public transportation system than Xavier’s.

 
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Nightlife

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Being an Xavier student from November to March can be a thrilling experience. Xavier is well-known for its nationally ranked basketball team, which is consistently successful despite the school’s small size. There’s no better nightlife experience in the area than going to one of the Musketeer’s sold-out home basketball games. But for non-sports fans, Cincinatti is just four miles south of the university and is a popular destination for students on the weekend. There are also plenty of on-campus events and parties thrown by students and school-recognized organizations.

 
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Restaurants

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South University is in a terrific area of Savannah for dining. It’s within walking distance of, in my opinion, the best Mexican restaurant in the city (La Parilla) the best Asian restaurant (Tangerine Fusion + Sushi Bar), and the best Indian restaurant (Pakwan). Students can also walk to the Toucan Cafe, which is popular with young people because of its hip jungle theme, its casual vibe, and affordable yet delicious food. When you have a break in between classes and need to eat, or have a dinner date with a coed, these restaurants are perfect for South students.

 
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Traffic & Commuting

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Commuting by car is almost a prerequisite for attending South University Savannah; 98% of students have cars on campus. Public transportation is available through buses run by the Chatham Area Transit, but most students don’t use them for everyday commuting. It’s fairly easy to commute by car around Savannah. Interstates 516 and 16 provide access to the city, and the Truman Parkway runs north and south next to the university. South’s campus is closest to Savannah’s Paradise Park, Southside, and Brookview neighborhoods.

 
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Crime & Safety

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Despite what school officials will tell you, Princeton’s campus is not the safest neighborhood in town. Quite the opposite, actually. If you look at Neighborhood Scout, which measures crime in towns and cities, out of the nine areas that comprise Princeton, the university’s campus ranks eighth in terms of crime. The only area with higher crime is Hamilton Ave/North Harrison St, which is directly north of campus. The five safest neighborhoods are Cedar Grove, Coxs Corner, Blawenburg, Heathcote, and North Princeton. If you are looking to move off campus, these neighborhoods should be first on your list.

 
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Economy and Jobs

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When you think of Ivy, Princeton is one of the first schools that comes to mind. It’s quintessential Ivy League, and it’s well-known that their graduates do exceptionally well in the job field after they leave the school. But that’s the thing; their graduates always leave Princeton. They either head north to cities like New York or Boston, or south to Philadelphia or Washington D.C. Some head out west, and some even leave the U.S. The thing to take away from this is that it’s more likely than not that the off-campus housing you find when you’re a student is just short-term. Knowing this, it’s easier to accept living in cheaper digs that may not be as nice as you would like (which sums up most college housing properties). In most students’ searches, affordability usually trumps quality.

 
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Rhode Island’s public transportation agency, RIPTA, runs several bus routes that stop either on NEIT’s campus or around it. Students can use buses to commute from their rental to class, the beach, a park, or a nearby city like Providence (just ten minutes away). And because Providence is so close, a whole other array of public transportation options are available to students. Here they can catch trains, buses, or planes to virtually anywhere they need to go in the country. Warwick’s buses will help students with everyday commuting, and Providence is nearby for long distance transportation needs.

 
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Recreation

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NEIT students live in a city with plenty of ponds, beaches, parks, coves, and views of the water. In the spring, summer, and fall it’s one of the best places to be in Rhode Island. Some places are just a mile away and you could walk to them (Apponaug Cove and the Warwick Mall), but others require a car or bus to reach. However, there are four coves and three ponds within 5 miles of campus, so you won’t have to travel too far. Warwick has an amazing city park located on Buttonwoods Cove, and another recreational spot (Park Point Park and Picnic Area) near Greenwich Bay. Students will be able to find things to do in the area during the winter, but will be spoiled in the spring through fall.

 
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Apartment Costs

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The majority of rentals in the area are located in Birmingham, which is a few miles away from Samford. However, you should be able to find a healthy selection in suburban communities like Mountain Brook, Crestline, Forest Park, and of course, Homewood. There are a couple dozen rentals available right now in the area immediately surrounding campus, and I see quite a few that are reasonably priced. The average price for a three bedroom is around $1000, but there are listings that are as low as $800 or $900. Two bedrooms usually cost $800/month, and one bedrooms are around $675/month. The ideal situation is to find an apartment building that’s within walking distance of your classes while still paying these low prices.

 
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Traffic & Commuting

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Samford University is five miles out of Birmingham, and with no real way of getting there via public transportation, students have to drive if they want to get to the city. And, similarly, they have to drive if they want to commute from afar to campus. Interstate 65 runs through western Homewood, and is the route that most off-campus students take when they drive from home or their rental to class. Route 280, which runs to the east of campus, is also another popular road to take. Commuting is an important factor in finding a rental, and when you search for housing in this area you have to consider that there aren’t any real solid public transit options.

 
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Weather

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Many Bostonians are from other parts of the country because of how many students come to the city for school. During their first year at school, they complain a lot about Boston’s climate. They complain that it’s freezing, snowy, and gray in the winter, and in the summer it’s too hot with the stifling humidity. Spring is usually very rainy, and days in the fall can vacillate between cold and warm on any given day. This gripes are understandable, but on the days when Boston’s weather cooperates (and these are quite common) with temperatures in the 70s and not a cloud in the sky, there isn’t a better place to be. These days make it more than worth dealing with the freezing cold and thick humidity.

 
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Demographics

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MassPharm is located in Boston’s collegiate epicenter. The city is known for its plethora of universities, and the highest concentration of them is in the Fenway area. The schools in this area form what’s known as the Colleges of Fenway group. As a MassPharm student you will be constantly be surrounded by students from your school and neighboring ones like Emmanuel, Wentworth, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Northeastern University, and so on. And wherever you choose to live, you will most likely be living with other students. The demographics of this area are very young--it’s the perfect place to be a college student.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

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College Station is a town so college-oriented that it based its name on this fact. And as a true college town, it’s very safe and has a stronger sense of community than most other cities and towns do. The safest neighborhood is Milican, followed by Rock Prairie/Greens Prairie further north. Allenfarm/Cawthon, Wellborn, and Koppe also have low crime rates. The only part of town you should be weary of is at the very north of College Station near the city center. This is where most of the crime here occurs, and there are certain streets that I wouldn’t recommend living on. But overall, College Station is a very safe place for students to live.

 
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Public Transportation

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Texas A&M operates a bus service called Aggie Spirit for students that runs on-campus and off-campus. The fact that they are willing to help off-campus students who live at home or in apartments and other rentals commute to school is a huge help to your housing search. There are ten off-campus routes that service every nook and cranny of College Station. There’s even a route that goes to the neighboring community of Bryan. Best of all, most of these services run past midnight. No matter where you choose to live in the area, you will be able to catch the bus every day and won’t need a car to commute.

 
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Apartment Costs

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Oklahoma City’s rental prices are shockingly low by both the Southwestern region and U.S. standards--The Business Journals named it the most affordable rental market in the country with an average rent that’s almost $300 less than the national rate. It’s a perfect climate for college students--the city’s rental market is growing but the prices are staying low. They will inevitably rise, but right now they are quite affordable: the average price for a one bedroom is just $620/month, and $758/month for a two bedroom (which would only cost around $325 each for you and a roommate).

 
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Oklahoma City has grown significantly over the past few decades in both population (now ranked 30th in US cities by number of residents) and culture. It is undeniably the greatest hub for culture in Oklahoma, and is making its claim for one of the best cultural cities of the Southwest. The Oklahoma City Museum of Art hosts visiting exhibits, its own pieces, and has a theater that plays every kind of movies, from indies to foreign flicks. There are also great music and theater venues, a science museum, museums for things like cowboys, banjos, and osteology, and the most exciting arena in the NBA, the Chesapeake Energy Arena, where the Thunder play basketball.

 
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Apartment Costs

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Gilroy’s apartment costs are reasonable for a college student. The average cost of a two bedroom is around $1500, which means that you and your roommate would only have to pay $750 a month (and possibly extra for utilities). If you’re looking to live in a nearby area, neighboring San Juan Batista, Morgan Hill, Aptos, and Watsonville all have higher rents. You can find lower average rents in Hollister, Castroville, and Oak Hill. But Gilroy is a great place to rent; realtors and landlords here know Gavilan’s students are looking around the area for rentals and should be able to accommodate you.

 
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Local Events

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Gilroy is best known for its famous garlic festival, which runs at the end of July and usually draws over 100,000 people every year. During the festival you can smell garlic from miles away, and can try garlic on literally anything, from pizza to garlic flavored ice cream. In addition to food, there are also musical performances, a garlic-themed beauty pageant, and arts and crafts. Even when the festival isn’t running, Gilroy is still known as the country’s garlic epicenter. If the smell of it grosses you out, you may have some difficulty living in Gilroy.

 

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