Off-Campus Living Resources
Many students choose to live off-campus during their graduate school experience. There are many options available, and NYU provides resources designed to aid students in this effort. The NYU Housing Office provides students with the following resources:
- Short and long-term apartment listings
- Workshops on the various components to finding off-campus housing
- Online databases and renting resources
- Discounts on local real estate brokers
- Moving & furniture resources
|Featured Off-Campus Living Resources|
|The Alabama||The Alabama offers NYC students the unique opportunity to live a sophisticated lifestyle in newly-renovated apartments in Greenwich Village. Located in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the city, this unique community features market-leading amenities and fully furnished interiors, giving students everything they need for the year ahead.|
|Loftey||Loftey is a real estate startup that is transforming the way people rent apartments in New York City. We don't charge any fees AND guarantee a lower rent or a free move on apartments from any website! Loftey provides a more efficient, consolidated search in which renters are also financially better off.|
|VeryApt||VeryApt is an apartment review community that allows people to search for apartments, read reviews, and schedule appointments at their desired apartments. VeryApt made this Stern MBA Housing Guide based on Stern MBA student reviews!|
|ApartmentList.com||Apartment hunting robot can customize a list of apartments by using the questions in the top right corner of the website.|
|Educational Housing Services||Provides living communities designed and customized exclusively for college students and interns. EHS is a private, not-for-profit organization committed solely to safe, affordable, convenient, innovative and empowering housing solutions for college students, interns, and recent graduates.|
|CityRealty||The oldest, continuously operating real estate website focusing on New York apartments.|
|Nofeerentals.com||Provides apartment listings without a broker's fee.|
|MyApartmentMap||Originally released in 2006 as a Google Maps Mashup that plotted Craigslist's Apartments on Google Maps. In the following years the site has been continuously developed and maintained with the goal of becoming a full featured apartment search service.|
|Zumper||Free map-based search for home & apartment rentals, with real-time updates. Also available on iOS & Android.|
|Trulia||A national search engine that provides housing/neighborhood information and community insights.|
|Zenly||A real estate company that provides video tours of apartment rentals, and a platform to rent the apartment online without a broker. Student discounts are provided.|
|CampusCribz||A one-stop shop for all your students off-campus housing needs. CampusCribz gives students the tools to search for a place to live, look for roommates, schedule appointments, set up alerts to see when a house matching the criteria you are looking for becomes available on the market so you don't have to keep looking, and much more. Best of all, it's free for students|
|The Krinick Giles Team||The Krinick Giles Team at Douglas Elliman is a dynamic, results-driven group of highly skilled real estate professionals providing full-service brokerage and advisory to sellers, buyers and developers of New York City property.With their laser sharp-focus, the team expertly navigates clients through increasingly intricate deals and interprets complex data with knowledge through fact. For more information about their services, please click here.|
|Compass||Browse thousands of real-time sales and rental listings through their integrated app and website - filtering by criteria that matter most to you - and connect with Compass your compass agent to schedule viewings and keep track of all your visits. Ask about special rates for NYU!|
|Zillow||Zillow is the largest and most popular real estate network and we have been vetted and utilized by many companies and universities.|
|Abodo||Abodo has accurate and up-to-date listings and over five hundred rentals available in New York City. Students can narrow their search with their price range, desired neighborhood, number of rooms, and more.|
|Replay Listings||Replay Listings is the Instagram of Real Estate. It takes the form of a robust website coupled with an iOS and Android App, and it seeks to change the way people find their next rental apartment via real-time video-listings.|
In addition to NYU Off-Campus Living Resources, incoming students can reference NYU Stern Apartment Listings or the NYU Housing Registry, forums that allow current students to sublease their apartment or promote recent vacancies.
Off-campus housing can be difficult for international students, as you typically need a co-signer/guarantor for your lease. Most students find that it is easier and more practical to share an apartment than try to obtain a lease in your name. Alternatively, you may be able to pay 6-12 months rent upfront.
Your Class' Facebook Groups - 2019: NYU Stern Full-time MBA Class of 2019 (NYU Stern)
Sity (A start-up rental platform that connects broader grad students. May have some fees attached.)
NYU Off-Campus (NYU - All)
NYU Housing (NYU - All)
NYU Stern Campus Groups (NYU - Stern)
NYU Off-Campus Housing Registry (NYU - All)
NYU Off-Campus Living Resources (Public)
NYU Off-Campus Living Webinar (Public)
For more tips, visit NYU Off-Campus Living.
Tips from MBA2s:
- Try to come to New York at least three weeks in advance and pre-arrange a temporary place to stay until you find an apartment.
- Find a roommate through NYU or use a broker. Brokers charge high fees that can be avoided, but using a known broker also reduces your risk of scams when shopping from afar.
- Make sure your bank account is set up and funds are ready to make a deposit once you select a place.
- A registrar letter confirming your enrollment may be needed for housing. Get one just in case.
- Look for a roommate who has a US based guarantor to make the approval process easier
- Sublet a room in an apartment using services such as Craigslist or NYU housing pages on Facebook. Your name will not be on lease and you don’t need a guarantor
- Search for No Fee Rental buildings - these buildings are typically managed by a property management company and you avoid paying a broker fee
- Offer to pay 3-6 months rent in advance along with proof of financial support from family in your home country
- Some apartments in NYC allow you to build a plaster wall in the living room, this allows you to flex a 1 bedroom into 2 bedrooms, 2 into 3 and so on (subject to Fire Safety Rules)
- Furnishing: Google nearby places in advance. IKEA is pretty far but is a good starting place to get cheap furnishings
- Join NYU housing communities on Facebook
Temporary Housing Options
Hotels in New York can be very expensive. NYU Traveler provides a list of hotels that give NYU discounts on the website: http://www.nyu.edu/life/travel-and-transportation/nyu-traveler/discounts....