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About Ali Bartmer

Chips and salsa aficionado, Ali Bartmer joined the Rent College Pads team in the fall of 2016 as the Operations Assistant and has since become a Content crafter. Cat mom of one, Ali prides herself in being a Bloody Mary connoisseur and with her Masters from Hogwarts there’s nothing Ali can’t do.

College Town: The Place Where Every FSU Student Wants to Be

Doak Campbell Stadium — Now With 100% More Flame!

Located on the far end of Gaines Street, just southwest of Florida State University, sits the lively College Town District. Unlike many of the other historic districts that surround Florida State University, College Town is relatively new to Tallahassee. It’s built on what was once a heavily industrial area, but has since been transformed into the very thing it’s named after: a college town. Here, FSU students can revel in the new apartments, shops, restaurants, and bars that have and are continuously being built specifically for them, and let’s not forget to mention it’s THE place to be for Seminole football gamedays! Interested in living in College Town? Check out these College Town rentals Continue reading

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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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

Tech Terrace neighborhood

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

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

SUNY Cortland’s Most Popular Rentals: September 2019

Thousands of students searching for houses and apartments near SUNY Cortland use CollegePads.com every year to find housing. Like many other campuses across the nation, many students at Cortland start searching for housing shortly after the Fall Semester begins. Students begin their search in late September and then really get going in the months of October and November for leases that start the following August.

This September was no different. Students started searching for houses near SUNY Cortland in the second half of September. As you’ll see below, the majority of students reach out houses for rent in Cortland in these early days of the leasing season, while apartments typically start going off the market after November. Like they say, the early bird gets the worm so don’t sleep on your off-campus housing search, especially if you want a house over an apartment! 

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