Additional Off-Campus Living Resources Below
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
- Tips and Resources for Living in New York
In addition to NYU Off-Campus Living Resources, incoming students can reference NYU Stern Apartment Listings forum that allow current students to sublease their apartment or promote recent vacancies.
Students can also reference the list of temporary and permanent off-campus housing alternatives to aid in their search. While NYU does not formally endorse these options, many students have found them helpful.
|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!|
|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.|
|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.|
|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. Their St. George Residence Building, located in Brooklyn Heights, offers great studio options.|
|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.|
|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.|
|International House||International House provides a flexible, immersive long-term residency program for graduate students and young professionals from various institutions across New York City. With 700+ residents from 80+ nations, I-House's diverse and active community participates in intentional weekly programming designed to inspire their residents to create a more peaceful, equitable global future as alumni. Financial aid and fellowship opportunities to assist with housing expenses are available for all residents to apply for at the beginning of the academic year.|
|International Student Center||International Student Center provides temporary housing for international students. Students are able to stay for one week maximum during the summer months and two weeks maximum during the Fall, Winter, and Spring semesters. Please visit their website for more information on rates and availability.|
|Everset||The Everset makes furnishing your home hassle free and flexible! We are a monthly subscription service that offers designer-curated furniture packages without the burden of ownership. Check us out at: www.theeverset.com and https://www.instagram.com/theeverset/
Furnishing your apartment is now easier than ever!
- Affordable monthly payments
- Free delivery, assembly, & pickup
- Mattresses are brand new and yours to keep!
- No more throwing away or selling your furniture for pennies
Temporary Housing for International Students
NYU's Central Housing Office has set aside a limited number of rooms for International Students who are looking for temporary housing upon arriving in New York City. This is an option for students who are still finalizing their long-term housing or off-campus arrangements. Please visit this website for more information on these spaces.
- International Student Center - provides temporary housing for international students. Students are able to stay for one week maximum during the summer months and two weeks maximum during the Fall, Winter, and Spring semesters. Please visit their website for more information on rates and availability.
- Hotels in New York can be very expensive. NYU Traveler provides a list of hotels that give NYU discounts on the website.
Finding a co-signer/guarantor can be difficult for international students. Please find a list of external guarantors that may be able to help. While NYU does not formally endorse these options, students have found them helpful.
- Insurent: Issues guarentees for graduating students enter the workforce, non U.S. employed person relocating to the U.S., U.S. and international students with Responsible Parties, etc. Please visit their website to find out more about rates and fees.
- Anchor your Assests: This guarantor company is available everywhere in the U.S. through partnerships with firms in each state. There is a required application process in order to get a personalized rate.
- Jetty Lease Guaranty: Students must be renting at Jetty property and have a minimum credit score of 630 to utilize this guarantor service.
- Leap: Students, international students, working professionals, self employed entrepreneurs, etc are eligible to apply for their Renter Access Program. Please note you must be at least 18 years of age and eligible to work or study in the U.S.
Your Class' Facebook Groups
NYU Off-Campus (NYU - All)
NYU Housing (NYU - All)
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 proof of financial support from family in your home country, if possible
- 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
Note: These are some suggestions from students that have worked in the past and are not always suitable for everyone. Please review your individual housing requirements before following these suggestions. NYU does not investigate, endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
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