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Student housing in Boston
On Student.com you can find and compare student rooms all over the captivating city of Boston. Whether you’re looking for a private apartment or an affordable room to share with friends, you’ll surely find it on Student.com. If you do not have roommates, that is no problem! Many of our listed buildings offer roommate matching and we can work to help you find a good fit. Keep in mind new rooms open up in Boston everyday. If you do not see exactly what you are looking for, enquire for more information and we can check to see if the perfect room is opening up for you in your desired area and at your ideal price point.
A sprawling city of rich history, sports, delectable food, and multiple top ranked universities in the US, it is easy to see why Boston is a popular destination for students from all over the world.
Head to Boston to experience a fusion of colonial history and innovative development. After lectures, head across the quaint cobbled streets of Beacons Hill to the world-famous Fenway Park. Sports are highly celebrated in Boston with the popular Head of the Charles Regatta and Boston marathon being key dates on the calendar. Once nicknamed the Athens of America, the area boasts spectacular art galleries, museums, and orchestras - perfect for relaxing around your studies. Choose Boston and be part of one of the most forward-thinking cities in America.
No matter where you live in this vibrant city, each neighborhood will have something unique for you to experience.
Student living in Boston
Living in Boston as a student can be an incredible experience, as it is a true melting pot of culture. Head to the Northend, also known as Little Italy, to start your morning in one of the countless picturesque cafes that fill the neighborhood. Walking around this the North End feels like you have traveled back in time, with all of the beautiful architecture and stunning buildings filling the streets. Once you complete your morning studies and the best cappuccino of your life, it’s time to venture over to the Boston Freedom Trail. This trail covers 16 historical landmarks, including the famous Boston Common park, founded in 1634, making it the oldest public park in the United States. No worries about getting lost, as you can self guide yourself by following the red brick trail that will guide you to all of the historical points throughout your new city.
Once you have completed the two and a half mile walking tour of Boston, it is time to enjoy yourself a well earned relaxing picnic at the serene Boston Public Garden. After a couple hours of relaxing in the serene beauty of this park, the highlight of your day awaits- dinner in Chinatown enjoying the best dimsum you’ve experienced in your life at Bubor Cha Cha or one of the countless Chinese restaurants in the area. Boston has the third largest Chinatown in the United States, second to New York City and San Francisco, which guarantees delightful food at every corner.
Where to study in Boston?
Boston is America’s student capital, with over fifty colleges and universities in the metropolitan city and surrounding areas. The most famous universities that call Boston home includes two-hundred year old Harvard University, which was recently ranked number two in the Best National Colleges in 2020 in the US. Alongside this prestigious ivy league university two miles down the road is MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). MIT is known globally for it’s engineering and physical science programs, with an emphasis on economics, political science, and linguistics. philosophy, and urban studies.
Other impressive schools in the metropolitan area include Suffolk University and Emerson College, which are both located in the heart of downtown Boston. Both of these schools have fantastic performing arts programs, alongside other impressive courses options for welcoming all students on their individual paths.
If you are looking for a larger school for your studies, look no further than Boston University, also known as BU. Boston University is one of the largest private research universities in the US that offers over 250 majors and minors, welcoming all students from all parts of the world on all possible career paths. The BU campus is perfectly integrated with the city of Boston and the opportunities are endless as you can mix and match majors and courses as you discover where your true passion lies.
If you are not interested in the hustle and bustle of downtown Boston, there are great options in surrounding communities, including Tufts University. Tufts University is a delightful campus with a focus on undergraduate education and research studies. This is a beautiful college for anyone looking for a more quaint experience. The number one major at Tufts is International Relations, which makes it a strong option for students globally.
Other notable universities and colleges in Boston all incoming students should explore include Boston College, Northeastern University, Wellesley College, Babson College, and Bentley University. As you can see, Boston has something for everyone!
Frequently asked questions about student housing in Boston
How do I apply for a student room in Boston?
First, you don’t have to worry about costs using our helpful services. Student.com does not charge you anything for this service: you’ll only need to pay the rent to the property you end up selecting.
Applying for student rooms with Student.com is very simple. First you can click “view rooms” on a property you are interested in. After this, you can click “Enquire” to create an account and you will have a booking consultant reach out to you shortly to help you find the best option specifically for you. In Boston, there are many new rooms that come to the market everyday, so if you do not see exactly what you are looking for, we can help to see if there are any new options that better fit your needs, as well as help you with finding roommates. We will help you with all questions and make sure you are getting the best deal available.
What options are there for contract length?
The lease terms are flexible for most of the buildings in Boston. Some properties built for student housing may have a 10-12 month minimum, but the majority of our rooms can be leased for 3 months or more. The shorter the lease term, the higher your monthly rental rates will be. Enquire on our site and we will work to find the best option for you!
I can see you offer different types of student rooms. What do these room types mean?
Each property and building has different rental options. The Entire Place option will cover the cost of the entire apartment, while a Private Room means you get a private bedroom but share other facilities with others. In a Shared Room you’ll share a bedroom with a roommate as well. The private and shared rooms are typically more affordable and the properties can help you with finding roommates.
Are bills included in my rent?
This depends on the property you rent, but most of our properties in Boston do not have bills included.
Can I see a property before moving in?
Depending on the property, you will either be able to have an in person tour or a virtual tour. Enquire about the rooms and we’ll help to get this set up for you.
What is a guarantor and will I need one?
A guarantor is a person who signs the rental contract with you and commits to paying your rent if you can’t. A guarantor is most typically a family member, but it can be anyone. Most Boston landlords want you to have a guarantor, so you’ll most likely need one in Boston. If you are an international student and do not have a guarantor, most of our Boston partners will allow you to rent rooms with additional deposits and proof of enrollment, along with an I-20 form. Our booking consultants can help you get all of this sorted once you are ready to move forward.
What if I didn’t get an answer to my question here?
If you have any other questions, you can check our FAQ page or contact one of our booking consultants. They are always happy to help!