Category Archives: Penn State University

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

Penn State’s Most Popular Rentals: September 2019

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

This September was no different. Tons of students were reaching out to properties all month long – with many reaching out to houses. Most students reach out houses for rent in State College in these early days of the housing season. Competition is more intense and there are fewer prime locations available!

And these locations are prime. These houses were the five most contacted properties by students in the month of September, 2019. Quick preview: Atherton Street seems like the place to be! Continue reading

Top 10 Penn State Landlords

So you’re looking for apartments near Penn State — but where do you start? We know what not to do. Don’t go around town looking at For Rent signs taped up in dusty windows with landlord numbers hastily scrawled on them. Instead, you should research the best possible landlords and property management groups near campus! But how do you know which companies are best?

That’s where Rent College Pads comes in. We work with reputable landlords on a day to day basis, so we’ve decided to put together a list of the best possible property management groups for you to compare when looking for your next place. Check out these top landlords, and then search for their Penn State apartments and houses on our customized map page!

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Six Things You Have To Do Before You Graduate From Penn State

We know better than anyone that college can be stressful (especially if you haven’t found the perfect apartments near Penn State).With so many books to read and tests to ace, it can be hard to find time for anything else. But you only have four(ish) years to make it count, and trust us, time flies when you’re busy being an adult.

It’s important to put the books down every once in a while and take part in what really matters: fun. To help you out, we put together a list of things to do near Penn State to ensure you’re making the most of your PSU experience.

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Hangry? The 5 Best Places To Grab A Bite In State College

All that adulting can work up a pretty big appetite, and debating with your friends on where to eat can really put a damper on your day—there’s nothing worse than being hangry (well, besides scouring Craigslist for apartments near Penn State .

Next time your tummy goes rogue and you’re at a loss for options, don’t fret. These five places to grab a bite near Penn State off-campus housing are pretty much guaranteed to satisfy your cravings.

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Top 5 Bars at Pennsylvania State University

College is stressful; especially if you’re trying to find apartments near Penn State at the last minute. Sometimes, you need to leave those worries behind, take a break, and let loose. Whether you choose to hit the town on the weekend for a night out with friends or you need something to get you over the mid-week hump, these State College bars have you covered. With great happy hours and food specials, even you broke college students can ball on a budget at one of the five favored bars listed below.

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10 Reasons You Know You Went To Penn State University
Penn State's Beaver Stadium

Penn State’s Beaver Stadium (Flickr)

Besides the inevitable search for apartments near Penn State, there are a few things that every Penn Stater should see and do throughout the academic year. You know you went to Penn State if you’ve experienced one, or all, of these ten things.

1. There’s no better place to be on a fall Saturday than Beaver Stadium

It’s the house Paterno built. It’s ninety thousand people wearing Navy and White and cheering for one of the country’s most prestigious college sports programs. It’s seeing the Nittany Lion run up and down the sidelines. It’s regularly considered one of the top college game day experiences in the country. It’s getting fired up just by hearing the words “We Are.” You simply can’t describe what it’s like to attend a Penn State football game; it’s something you just have to experience. Continue reading

A Penn State Student’s Guide to the CATABUS System
Via Flickr | Joe Shlabotnik

Via Flickr | Joe Shlabotnik

The CATABUS is nothing short of a life saver for many here at Penn State, especially for those living in apartments near Penn State. Whether it helps you get to class, the Nittany Mall, or to your apartment safely after a night out, you can always count on the CATABUS to take you where you need to go.

Tips for Navigating the CATABUS System: Continue reading

East vs. West: Where to Live on the Penn State Campus?
Old Main at Penn State University. | Flickr

Old Main at Penn State University. | Flickr

If you’re looking for perfect apartments near Penn State, you may find yourself having the great debate: East Side or West Side?

Although Penn State students may not use these sides of town as a hard and fast source of separation, each side has its perks, which we’ve so conveniently curated and compared for you. Feel free to use this post as your compass and hopefully let it steer you towards the side that’s right for you. Continue reading

An Unofficial Guide to Penn State University

 

unofficial guide penn stateWe know every college campus is different. We also know students may have very specific questions when they are researching potential colleges, like where to find the best apartments near Penn State. To help you along the way, we’ve prepared a guide to Penn State University specifically for students.

We want to focus on what we know matters most to students. We’ll tell you what the weather is like, what schools are popular at Penn State and where you can drink or dance the night away.

So here is the Rent College Pads Unofficial Guide to Penn State University: Continue reading