Category Archives: Campus

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 apartments 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 (even if those needs include a pet iguana).

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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 UNH off-campus housing .

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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Why IU Bloomington Is A Goldilocks University

With a population of over 40,000, Indiana University Bloomington’s total enrollment rivals the size of a small town. Businesses this size? They’re major economic players. The Willis Tower can only fit half that many people inside it. With a school this large, undergraduates looking for IU apartments face fierce competition from both other students and town residents.

But IU Bloomington’s administration is used to thinking on this scale. After all, as the largest school in the IU system and its flagship institution, IU Bloomington has a considerable sway on everything from Bloomington’s population makeup to its economy, and it maintains its hold on the community by attracting students from all corners of the globe.

So why is it a Goldilocks university? And what does that mean, anyway?

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Best University of Oregon Food Trucks

If you’re just arriving at the University of Oregon, you should know that a huge part of the UO experience is ordering from one of its famous food trucks. Think about it: is there really anything that screams “college” more than a six dollar plate of fresh chicken and waffles that’s been sold to you from the trunk of someone’s car? We didn’t think so, either. The only problem is, with so many food trucks to choose from, how are you going to find your fix?

Don’t worry: Rent College Pads has you covered. When you’re not spending your time looking for University of Oregon off-campus housing, read our list of the top food trucks in Eugene, Oregon below.

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UIUC International Student Housing Tips

Moving to another country isn’t an easy decision. Of course, if you’re about to be an international student at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, you know that. You know there’s a lot of planning involved, and even after you’ve got all your paperwork figured out, bought your plane tickets and registered for classes, you’re still going to need to find apartments near UIUC. Thankfully, Rent College Pads is an expert at all things housing-related, so read on to learn more about the best ways to find off-campus housing at UIUC.

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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 near UIUC 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 apartments near 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