Monthly Archives: July 2018

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

All Saints (flickr)

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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10 Easy Steps to Protect Yourself From Rental Scams in College

College is a tough time. You’re tired, stressed, overworked but somehow still broke (?) and unfortunately, you’re an easy target for scams. Rental scams have swept the nation in many different forms successfully scamming college students out of thousands of dollars and a place to live.

Rental scammers have multiple ways of targeting their victims, and it seems as if the only way to save yourself from these scams is to completely avoid them all together. So, how do you do that? A good first step is understanding what a rental scam is.

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Top 25 Winter-Ready Universities

Winter really is the most wonderful time of the year… for some. College students who love winter might not know it, but some universities are a cut above the rest when the cold hits in full force. Rather than simply enduring the huge amounts of snow they receive annually, these colleges thrive by providing students with winter festivals and events that thaw their January blues. They’re also leaders in dealing with snow by providing resources that make traversing campus easier.

To find out the top winter-ready universities, we ranked hundreds of the snowiest campuses across the nation. We scored them based on the amount of snow they receive annually, the number and magnitude of winter events sponsored by the university, the amount of salt dedicated to snow removal, and the number of heated tunnels, skyways and walkways provided to students for safe and warm walks to class. If you’re interested in the specifics of our ranking system, check out our Methods section.

And now, Rent College Pads presents: the Top 25 Most Winter-Ready Universities in the nation.

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Five Free Things To Do At UNH

Ever afraid to check your bank account? Us, too. But for many UNH students, that fear can sometimes turn into habit-forming hermit-ism, forcing you to retreat into the darkest corners of your dorm to hide from any over-zealous friend who wants to go out and spend money on the town together. Maybe the reason you’re in such dire financial straits is opting for expensive dorm housing instead of searching for apartments for rent near the University of New Hampshire.

Whatever the case, you’re in need of some cheap things to do in Durham. That’s where we come in. In fact, Rent College Pads is going to do you one better: we’ve got five free things to do around UNH to keep your checkings account from calling all the shots.

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