Making Your College Apartment Study-Friendly

When you move into your first off-campus apartment in college, it can be a little overwhelming. You’ve never had this level of freedom before! So what do you do with it? If you want to set yourself up for success, you should start by making your place as study-friendly as possible.

There are lots of ways to let your grades slip when you’re living on your own, but if you follow these tips you should have no problem staying focused and ready for whatever challenges the world of higher education throws at you!

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Top 10 Penn State Landlords

So you’re looking for apartments and homes for rent at Penn State — but where do you start? We know what not to do. Don’t go around town looking at For Rent signs taped up in dusty windows with landlord numbers hastily scrawled on them. Instead, you should research the best possible landlords and property management groups near campus! But how do you know which companies are best?

That’s where Rent College Pads comes in. We work with reputable landlords on a day to day basis, so we’ve decided to put together a list of the best possible property management groups for you to compare when looking for your next place. Check out these top landlords, and then search for their Penn State apartments and houses on our customized map page!

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Top 10 UW-Oshkosh Landlords

Studying at UW Oshkosh is a full-time job. Living there shouldn’t have to be. When you’re looking for apartments and homes near UW Oshkosh to rent from, you don’t want to end up in a place that costs too much, needs constant repairs and doesn’t provide friendly service. Who needs all that on top of pursuing a degree?

That’s why Rent College Pads has put together a list of our most reputable landlords and property management groups in the city of Oshkosh. The next time you’re hunting for a new house or apartment near UW Oshkosh, consider one of these companies to rent from

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Top 10 UW-Madison Landlords

As a first-time renter (and sometimes even as a seasoned tenant), finding quality apartments and homes in Madison isn’t the easiest task. It takes some know-how and a little bit of insider knowledge to get to know the best apartments and prices around.

Fortunately, instead of finding all this information through trial and error, Rent College Pads dug through tons of reviews to find the top 10 landlords in Madison. Read on to learn why we chose them, then make your own informed decision about which of our apartments and homes for rent in Madison are right for you!

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Top UW-Platteville Restaurants

College students need a lot of fuel. Whether it’s coffee, cheap food, mixed drinks or far too much Mountain Dew, you’re going to need something to get you through those long nights in front of the computer with a book on your lap.

This is especially true of UW-Platteville students, whose Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration majors make up a sizeable portion of the student population. When you’re not learning how to run a startup or redesign equipment (and when you’re not searching for an apartment or house for rent near UW-Platteville), use these great places to refuel between study sessions.

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Why Shippensburg Is Bigger Than You Think

With just over 5,000 residents, the permanent population of the borough of Shippensburg is smaller than its student body. You might think that going to school in a small town limits your opportunities, but that’s where you’d be wrong! In addition to finding lots of cost-friendly apartments and homes in Shippensburg for rent, you’ll find that Shippensburg provides lots of different opportunities for students, both on and off campus. How, you ask? Read on and find out!

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Tips For Living Off-Campus At Ohio University

Living on your own for the first time comes with both incredible highs and the lowest of lows. While some lows (missing your parents, paying rent, shopping for groceries) can’t be avoided, smart rental decisions can prevent lots of them! If you’re planning on finding an off-campus house or apartment near Ohio University, we want to make sure you avoid common renting issues that first-time apartment seekers don’t always notice. None of these tips will make your new pad in Athens free, but we think you’ll find them pretty useful nonetheless!

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The Florida State University Bucket List

We’ve all got our own personal bucket lists. They’re often something like: Graduate college. Find a job. Get married. Buy a house. But lifelong bucket lists aren’t always as useful when you’re thinking short-term. College is by no means a short-term endeavor, but it definitely requires its own bucket list!

If you’re on your way to Florida State University (or returning for another year), it’s worth revisiting your college bucket list and making some changes. One of those changes should definitely be to find yourself an awesome apartment or house for rent near FSU, but the others are a little… out there. How so, you ask? Read on.

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How To Take Advantage Of Lake Ontario At SUNY Oswego

Lake Ontario (flickr)

If you’re planning on attending SUNY Oswego this year, there’s one thing you shouldn’t neglect: Lake Ontario! Bordering Oswego to the north an expanding for miles in every direction, it seems like one of the world’s largest freshwater bodies of water would be impossible to miss. But you’d be surprised at how many Oswego students don’t know about all the wonderful activities happening at the water’s edge (and on the water’s surface, and beneath the water… but we’ll get to that shortly).

Since you’re going to need a relaxing break from searching for apartments and houses for rent near SUNY Oswego at some point, we’ve created a list of just some of the great things Lake Ontario has to offer its college residents.

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Living In FSU’s Different Districts

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Living off-campus for the first time is as exciting as it is scary. There’s so many different variables, and they range from practical to the strange — your priorities might include finding a place with utilities included, or they might involve locating an apartment that allows you to keep a pet lizard. Don’t worry, we’re not judging! We’re here to help.

In fact, if you’re attending Florida State University this year and you’re thinking about moving off-campus, we’ve got you covered. We’ve compiled a list of the perks and drawbacks of some of the biggest residential districts in Tallahassee, so read on to find out which area fits your needs when you’re searching for apartments and houses for rent near Florida State University (even if those needs include a pet iguana).

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