Monthly Archives: June 2018

How To Avoid An Identity Crisis at Urbana-Champaign

When people ask where you live, you hesitate and say “Chambana.” You forget on a daily basis that your university’s name is hyphenated. You can already hear your grandparents asking you about it at Thanksgiving: “So, is it two towns in one, or is it one town with two names?” In a place like the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, it might seem pretty impossible to avoid having an identity crisis. Of course, you could always just find apartments in Urbana or a house for rent in Champaign and declare your membership to one team or the other.

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5 Hidden Bloomsburg Gems

When your campus is situated on a hill, it’s easy to feel like you’re stranded up in the clouds, attending classes and grinding through homework in your dorm while the rest of the world is partying down below (this wouldn’t be a problem if you found an apartment for rent in Bloomsburg, but hey, it’s not like we’re suggesting anything…).

But you’re not the first Bloomsburg student to feel this way! And you deserve to take a break every once in awhile, don’t you? Of course you do. So check out our list of some hidden gems to explore in Bloomsburg when you’re not trapped inside studying.

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SDSU Off-Campus Housing: Top 10 Landlords

Starting an off-campus housing search can be a bit intimidating, especially if it’s your first rental. From finding affordable rent to making sure utilities are reasonable, and maybe the most important, finding a great landlord can be a long journey.

Lucky for you, we took some of the work off your shoulders (a lot of it actually if you head to our SDSU off-campus housing map page after reading this) and found the top 10 landlords near San Diego State. We dove into hundreds of reviews to bring you the best options in town. Continue reading

The Top 25 Most Vegan-Friendly Universities

When you’re trying to decide where to go to college, the quality of the food might not be the first thing you think about. But if you’re vegan, you know that it’s one of the most important factors. After all, it’s going to be difficult to maintain your diet for the next four years if none of the dining halls on campus have vegan options.

While many universities are getting better at providing a variety of healthy food options for students, there are some that outshine the rest. To help you decide on a university that suits your specific nutrition needs, we’ve compiled a list based on previous national rankings, Yelp data, student reports and more. For more information on our criteria, read our Methods section after the list.

Without further ado, Rent College Pads presents: the Top 25 Most Vegan-Friendly Universities.

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UNC-Greensboro Off-Campus Housing: Top 10 Landlords

Looking for your first house or apartment can be…overwhelming, to say the least. The goal is to have as much information as you can before you sign a lease, that’s why you spend so long searching and filtering, right? One of the biggest fears a lot of students have is signing with a less than a great landlord.

That’s why we decided to do some digging to find the top 10 landlords in Greensboro. We shuffled through hundreds of reviews to find the best of the best to choose from, and to make your off-campus housing search that much easier (you’re welcome).

And to really make life easy, check out a whole bunch of UNCG off-campus housing options.

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Texas Tech University Off-Campus Housing: Top 10 Landlords

Going through a house or apartment hunt can be wicked stressful. Pair that with your already packed schedule and trying to work out a plan with your future roomies and it’s easy to get overwhelmed. College is stressful, we get it. But your off-campus housing hunt doesn’t have to be.

Rent College Pads did some digging through hundreds of Google and Facebook reviews to find our top picks for landlords in Lubbock. For a full list of properties near Texas Tech, check out our map page.

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Top Texas Tech Traditions

If you’re just starting your college adventure as a Red Raider, you’ve got a lot to learn (and if you’re asking yourself “What’s a Red Raider?”, then you’ve got a lot to learn). Texas Tech is home to some iconic traditions, and if you want to be a part of the crew, you’re going to have to catch up on them. When you’re not busy searching for apartments and homes near Texas Tech, take some time to browse our definitive list of TTU traditions you should know about!

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Best Bars and Pubs at Urbana-Champaign

After an exhausting day of classes, homework, work-study and intramurals at UIUC, you’re going to want a break from time to time. Why not drop by your favorite bar for a drink? With so many great choices near campus, finding the best bars can be just as hard as finding apartments and houses in Urbana.

But don’t panic just yet, because Rent College Pads is here to help with that, too! Check out our list of bars you don’t want to miss during your time at Urbana-Champaign.

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The Top Restaurants For Binghamton Students

Fine dining and fancy restaurants are all well and good… when your parents are footing the bill. But if you’re a smart college student attending Binghamton University, you know that food can be both good and cheap. After all, why break the bank when your tuition and dorm fees are already doing that for you? When you’re not looking for apartments near Binghamton’s campus,  here are some of the best places to eat near campus that won’t crush your life’s savings into tiny, sad little pieces. 

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RCP Hits the Road: What We Learned at ITGA 2018
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The Rent College Pads booth at the ITGA conference!

Last week, the Rent College Pads team hit the road to learn about issues and opportunities modern campuses are facing in 2018. We met a variety of students, companies and community members at the International Town and Gown Association City & University Relation Conference in Columbus, Ohio, who talked with us about current higher education trends. Read on to hear the big concepts being discussed this year.

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