New York University, the biggest school in town and the closest thing the city has to a campus. While NYU spans throughout the Greenwich Village, their dorms can be found almost anywhere. Depending on your luck, you may end up in Union Square if you’re lucky. OR like most students, end up on the outskirts, in Gramercy or even worse… Chinatown. The perfect apartment for an NYU student could be almost anywhere, as all subways lead to its central location. The neighborhood should fit the student.
In the garment district, style is key. While FIT has access to plenty of dormitories minutes from school, the lack of private space, access to kitchens, and notably strict policies has led most students to flee from the dorms after a year or two. While being fashionable isn't always cheap, Midtown West offers FIT students the ability to live within their budgets, but have a pad that rivals any other scholars.
In the heart of the Flatiron District, Baruch College, offers a unique business ready education to their students. While the academics are strong, campus life is still growing, with a dorm on the Upper East Side currently, and formerly one on the Lower East Side. With most of their students from the greater New York City area, the perfect apartment is really anywhere on the east side of Manhattan. These featured listings are price friendly and offer a quick n’ easy commute.
Nestled in the financial hub of the city and the growing area of downtown Brooklyn, Pace gives their students the ability to experience the hustle and bustle of New York first hand. A very diverse real estate market is available to Pace students, as they can either choose to live in a modern high rise in FiDi or seek out the “hipster” loft atmosphere of Brooklyn.
LIM, the up and rising fashion design school, offers rivalry to their counterparts FIT. Being located centrally in the 50's, with dorms all over the place, LIM'ers are used to commuting, sometimes to inconvenient locations. With classes spread out throughout the East and West side, the perfect apartment should be in Midtown. Something quaint and away from the business district, can prove to be cheaper and easier than dorming.
A school whose dorms are as diverse as the student body, an SVA dormitory can be found almost anywhere. While classrooms are located mostly in the Gramercy area, you may be living almost anywhere and sometimes in locations without easy subway commute. Ideally, an SVA'er will want to be on the east side, near the green line trains. Realistically Gramercy and Lower East Side will be the most price friendly.
Columbia and Barnard, tucked away on a REAL campus on the Upper West Side. Yes dorm life may actually be possible here, but let's face it, it gets old. The area surrounding the school offers some prime real estate for the location and strong competition from the student body can make it hard. Slightly more affordable than downtown Manhattan, Columbia students will find more bang for their buck.
Located on the prestigious Upper East Side, Hunter College is one of the oldest college’s in America. While boasting their strong heritage, dorm life can be a drag, as their buildings range from Lower Manhattan in Gramercy, all the way up to East Harlem. Luckily, finding a spacious yet affordable apartment on the Upper East Side, close to school, is not hard at all. These featured listings prove that it is location AND Price, not location OR price.
Considering themselves cooler than the Rose Hill students, Lincoln Center attendees are probably right. Who wants to live in the Bronx? The lower part of the Upper West Side is full of culture, nightlife, and easy commute options to anywhere in the city. Another upside is that Midtown West and the lower 60's offer some very affordable housing accommodations.
While being comprised mostly of commuters, some students do seek out close to school housing in the midtown and uptown area of the west side. While Upper West Side tends to be a pricy area, Midtown West offers a close commute to school at a fraction of the price. The area has also grown with communities such as Hell's Kitchen, known for its diverse dining scene and growing bar life.