Category Archives: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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 an apartment near Urbana Champaign. 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 in Urbana or a house for rent in Champaign and declare your membership to one team or the other.

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Best Bars and Pubs at Urbana-Champaign

After an exhausting day of classes, homework, work-study and intramurals at UIUC, you’re going to want a break from time to time. Why not drop by your favorite bar for a drink? With so many great choices near campus, finding the best bars can be just as hard as finding apartments and houses in Urbana.

But don’t panic just yet, because Rent College Pads is here to help with that, too! Check out our list of bars you don’t want to miss during your time at Urbana-Champaign.

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University of Illinois: 10 Top Rated Urbana-Champaign Landlords

Between taking classes, being involved in extracurriculars, and going to Illini football games, the last thing you need on your plate is having to research the perfect place to live next year. We get it; you’re a college student with more than enough to do.

Have no fear; Rent College Pads is here! We’ve done all of the digging and weeding it takes to find the best possible places for students. We’ve poked through hundreds of reviews and gathered the top 10 landlords in Urbana-Champaign for University of Illinois students.

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