Category Archives: Campus

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

Living in West Ames

Becoming familiar with the different neighborhoods in Ames will help to determine which neighborhood will be the best fit for you throughout your college years. If you’re familiar with the city of Ames, you’ve probably heard of Campustown-the mix-use area of Ames located just south of the ISU campus filled with housing, entertainment, nightlife and dining options. While a lot of Iowa State students do choose to reside in Campustown, West Ames has grown to house more and more ISU students each year. Interested in living off-campus in West Ames? Check out West Ames rentals here.
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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! 

These houses were the five most contacted properties by Cortland students in the month of September, 2019 in Cortland, Continue reading

Indiana University’s Most Popular Rentals: September 2019

A huge college town, thousands of students searching for houses and apartments near Indiana University Bloomington use CollegePads.com every year to find housing. Like many other campuses across the nation, many students at IU Bloomington start searching for housing during the Fall Semester. Students begin their search in late September and the number of searches really picks up in October leading into November. 

This September was no different. Students started searching for houses near the IU Bloomington campus during the second half of September. The houses in Bloomington begin to go in the early days, especially ones for bigger groups, while apartments typically start going off the market near the end of October and November. Competition is stiff so get a move on your search and try to secure your pad before heading off for Winter Break! 

These properties were the five most contacted properties by IU students in the month of September, 2019 in Bloomington. Continue reading

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Most Popular Rentals: September 2019

Each year, thousands of students searching for houses and apartments near IUP use CollegePads.com to find housing. Just like many other campuses across the nation, many students at IUP Bloomington start searching for housing during the Fall Semester. Students begin their house hunting early in September and the number of searches picks up throughout the semester during October and November. 

This September was no different.  Most leases are signed during the Fall Semester a year in advance of the date that you would be moving in. if you’re an IUP student with a group looking for place you’ll want to sign a lease as early as September and no later than November. For those looking to live alone you can buy yourself a little more time but we warn you to not wait much longer after you return from Winter Break. Get ahead of the game and start early to find your perfect pad before your competition does! 

These properties were the five most contacted properties by IUP students in the month of September, 2019 in Indiana, PA.  Continue reading

The Most Popular Rentals Near Ohio State University: September 2019

Thousands of students searching for houses and apartments near Ohio State University use CollegePads.com every year to find housing. Like many other campuses in the midwest and northeast, many students at Ohio State start searching for housing in October and November for leases that start the following August.

This year students got a jump start on things and were inquiring about potential rentals a little earlier this year. Tons of students were reaching out to properties all month long in September – with many reaching out to houses. This isn’t uncommon – most students reach out houses for rent in Columbus in these early days of the housing season, since there is more competition for six bedroom houses prime locations!

And these locations are prime. These houses were the five most contacted properties by students in the month of September, 2019. Continue reading