North Campus at Michigan: The Neighborhood, The Myth, The…Place Few People Really Want To Be

2019 North Campus Snowfall

For most wolverines, North Campus at the University of Michigan is an urban myth: a place they’ve heard of, but have actually never even seen. North Campus is basically Bigfoot or the Lochness Monster. As a freshman opening your dorm assignment, it’s the one place you pray and cross your fingers that you don’t end up. Unfortunately, you’re not Harry Potter and no matter how many times you say, “not North Campus,” the Sorting Hat can’t get out of this one. Though many try, only few are lucky enough to get off the waitlist and moved to coveted Central Campus. 

Although, that’s not to say it’s all bad. If you’re an engineer, art, or music major then North Campus is the perfect place for you. Want to check out what’s going on up in North Campus? Check out our University of Michigan map page and find North Campus apartments near the University of Michigan.  

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The College Ramen Diet: 5 Steps to Dress Up Your Ramen and Add Nutrition To Dorm Life

Dress up your ramen - Vanesa Anaya-Aldana

If your meal prep is assigning 21 different packets of ramen as your weekday and weekend breakfast, lunch and dinner…. you’re probably a broke college student. Or a recently divorced dad. Either way, you’re definitely looking for a quick bite that won’t break the bank. Unfortunately, having ramen for every meal can go from I’M BEING BUDGET CONSCIOUS to MY LIFE IS SPIRALING OUT OF CONTROL pretty quick.

But what if we told you that ramen doesn’t have to be boring?
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Aggieville: Manhattan’s College Neighborhood That Sleeps Until 10 Minutes Before Class Starts

Aggieville

Just blocks away from Kansas State University is student hot spot: Aggieville. Whether you live in Manhattan, Kansas or you’re just in town to cheer on the Wildcats, Aggieville is THE place to be, and everybody in town knows it! Aggieville is more than just an entertainment district, it’s the place where the city of Manhattan gathers to celebrate and revel in their one common bond, their Wildcat pride! Aggieville is full of wonderful shops, restaurants, and bars! If you go here, you already know about, and if you’re ever in the neighborhood make sure you make a stop to this infamous district. Want to live off-campus in Manhattan near Aggieville? Check out these Aggieville rentals.

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Tech Terrace: It’s Where All The Houses Near Tech Are

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Tech Terrace is known to many locals as the “Best Square Mile” in Lubbock and is, by far, one of Lubbock’s most desirable neighborhoods. But what makes Tech Terrace so great? Residents will tell you it’s the people that live in the neighborhood that make the community so great. The close proximity to the Texas Tech University campus and downtown Lubbock, as well as the walkability to nearby shopping, dining, parks and events, are just some of the many perks of residing in Tech Terrace. Don’t just take our word for it though, go ahead and see for yourself! Interested in living in Tech Terrace near Texas Tech? Check out these Tech Terrace rentals Continue reading

The 5 Worst Parts of Thanksgiving Break

For the naive freshmen, Thanksgiving break is thought to be a time to enjoy family, catch up with old friends, and enjoy some tasty food. And the idea of a long break from school to binge on Disney+ and take frequent naps sounds like a treat.

But to the experienced upperclassmen, we know what Thanksgiving break really is … a trap.

Don’t believe us? Here are 5 reasons that Thanksgiving break is the actual worst.

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UIUC’s Campustown: A Student Development Success

Champaign, IL Campustown development

The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign’s 2023 class pushed university enrollment over 50,000 students for the first time in school history. It’s an exciting time for the state of Illinois’ flagship university. But if you’re a current student, such growth means something else: finding a place to live becomes harder. Competition is more intense and while new apartments have popped up around campus year after year recently, it’s still going to be tougher this year to find a place that’s near campus and everything you want.  Continue reading

University Hill in Syracuse: A Hill of a Good Time (We’re Not Sorry)

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Perhaps you’re a first-time renter or maybe this isn’t your first rodeo living off-campus in Syracuse. Regardless, students can agree that choosing where you’re going to live plays a huge part in the whole college experience – so finding housing in University Hill is not a bad idea. With so many options, you’re going to want to find that perfect place you’ve always dreamt of.

In University Hill, you’ll find an area just minutes from campus, with some of the best dining options, parks, entertainment in Syracuse. That’s what makes the University Hill neighborhood a top choice for thousands of Syracuse students each year. Continue reading

Uptown in Oxford – The Best Place to Be in One of the Best College Towns

"Uptown" Oxford

Congrats, Miami University student – you’re either moving to or already living in Oxford, Ohio. It’s a great college town which was once voted the best in the country by Forbes. But you’ve got some things to learn about it if you’re not there yet or new to the area. Becoming familiar with the different neighborhoods in Oxford will help to determine where you want to spend your years college living off-campus. Loaded with houses, apartments, dining, nightlife and entertainment, Uptown is an Oxford student hub. While there are other neighborhoods in Oxford, a great majority of students do choose to live in Uptown. Interested in living off-campus near Miami University in Uptown? Check out Uptown rentals in Oxford here Continue reading

Downtown State College

"For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.”

You only go to college once (generally speaking). So why not make the most of it? 

Where you choose to live around Penn State can play a huge part in your whole college experience, so becoming familiar with the different neighborhoods in State College will help to determine where you want to spend your next few years living off-campus as a Penn State student. Looking to “have it all”? Then choosing to live in the downtown State College area is definitely the right fit for you. Jam packed with shops, restaurants, bars, and you won’t need to travel far to run your everyday errands or enjoy time out on the town. Check out downtown State College rentals near Penn State here. Continue reading

Collegetown at Cornell

Collegetown Bagels

Becoming familiar with the different neighborhoods in Ithaca will help to determine where you want to spend your years college living off-campus. If you’re a Cornell student living off-campus in Ithaca, you’ve probably heard of the desiable student hub, Collegetown! Packed with houses, apartments, dining, nightlife and entertainment, this is the Ithaca student mecca. While there are several other neighborhoods in Ithaca, the majority of students do choose to reside in Collegetown. Interested in living off-campus near Cornell in Collegetown? Check out Collegetown rentals in Ithaca here Continue reading