Housing Opportunities

Current OSC graduate students have compiled some suggestions for new classmates looking for places to live.


  • Rent a house or guesthouse, and find a roommate or two to share expenses. The price per person for a two- or three-bedroom house is usually cheaper than a single room apartment or studio near the University. You will get more square footage, and it will be in a nicer neighborhood.
  • Rent a place with air conditioning. Properties with A/C are usually in better condition and in better neighborhoods. The swamp-cooler-only properties are invariably in the undergrad zone, look run-down and have potentially bad neighbors.
  • Use Craigslist to look for housing — and start early!
  • The Off-Campus Student Housing Guide is updated weekly, and its listings include distance to campus.



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