Are You Waiting Too Long To Look For Student Housing?

July 9th, 2015

students looking for housingWe all put things off, and procrastination problems are pretty much the norm of college (or pre-college) life. Let’s cut to the chase. More and more Americans are attending college every year; in 2013, 6,837,605 students enrolled in four year college programs and another 6,184,229 signed up for a two year program at public colleges. The point is students looking for housing should do it now before it’s too late and options are severely limited. What are some of the things to look out for?

Get Particular About Your Dorm Room
More students are, much to colleges’ dismay, opting to live off-campus, in apartments for college students. There is an unexpected benefit to this shift, however. With more students paying for apartments or separate housing units, many colleges and universities are “upping their game” and making a conscious effort to equip dorm rooms with more amenities. Some dorms promise TVs, free HBO, gaming systems, common rooms and lounges, swimming pools, sound-proof practice rooms, and, at least in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a ball pit to unwind in.

The New Trend In Student Housing And Student Apartments
Dorms fill up quickly. If you don’t act fast, they may be taken by the time you get your act in gear — or you, like many others, may decide that there are considerable perks to living off-campus instead. And it may be more affordable and achievable than ever before, thanks to new, micro apartments. Like the tiny home trend, micro apartments test the limits of acceptable living spaces. For their own sake, renters must design and store furnishings and possessions in a way that maximizes a small room or living space.

Students looking for housing should do not now, not later. If you start early, you’ll be able to make the most informed decision — and decide whether dorm rooms, micro apartments, or more traditional, off-campus student housing suits you best.