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Student Housing in Philadelphia

Student.com offers plenty of superb housing options in Philadelphia that will make you feel right at home. With just a few clicks, you can find your perfect fully private or shared student apartment. Filter out options by pricing, amenities or location, and we will help guide you so you can feel confident to book, pack and relax. Fulfill your life, liberty and pursuit of happiness by reserving your student housing on Student.com.

Your student home in Philadelphia

The City of Brotherly Love is adorned with documented history. Every street is fascinatingly engraved with a rich history of the birthplace of the United States. Enjoy a pleasant afternoon stroll by one of the many vibrant parks such as The Love Park. Philadelphia’s very own Magic Garden is one of the most sparkling, instagrammable sights around. The block is covered with mosaic using recycled materials that are pouring with unique artistic concepts. It’s a perfect spot for a quirky and alluring shot.

Build up your appetite and explore divine cuisine options at Reading Terminal Market which is located at the ground level in a National Historic Landmark building. If you want a complete glimpse of the city, enjoy the bird eye view at One Liberty Observation Deck. Roam the Italian Market and enjoy diverse culture and food. 

When night falls, trail off into the city’s nightlife scene for a lively excursion at Fishtown and dance the night away at one of the many bars as live music plays on every speaker. This vibrant city has all to offer for an amazing and historical experience. 

Student living in Philadelphia

At Student.com you’ll find your student home to be conveniently located close to major universities and attractions. Each neighborhood has its own unique charming style for you to have your best student experience.

Start your memorable student journey in Philadelphia by heading to University City. University City is home to the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. There are some great apartments to choose from if you want to live in University City. It’s also a prime location for locals and visitors alike. You’ll be conveniently surrounded by vibrant food and art galleries. Head to Callowhill and stroll around the modern neighborhood filled with exciting music and art venues. It is located just a few minutes away from Chinatown.

Finish off an exciting day by exploring the Powelton Village. This West Philadelphia neighborhood is brimming with dynamic architecture and structures.

Universities in Philadelphia

Philadelphia has plenty of exceptional colleges and universities around this spirited city for students to choose from. One of the institutions worth noting is Temple University. Temple University is a large, urban college in the Philadelphia area. The college attracts diversity, innovation and momentum in all academic and elective fields.

Within University City’s district walls, you’ll find University of Pennsylvania, a private Ivy League research institution. The university is known for its broad range of academic departments and research expertise along with its vigorous departments of medical, design, business and law schools to name a few.

Other accomplished colleges are Drexel University, Villanova University and La Salle University.

Frequently asked questions about student apartments in Philadelphia

How can I apply for student accommodation in Philly?

Booking student accommodation in Philadelphia is easy and free with Student.com.

Once you figure out the dates you’ll need the accommodation for, you can then find the right property for you by using the filters to compare the options, and the map function to check the locations of the different properties. 

You don’t have to worry about the costs of 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.

After you’ve found your preferred student housing, click “View rooms” to go to the property page. Then choose a room type you like and click “Enquire” to create an account. You will then have a booking consultant reach out to you. They will answer any questions you may have and take you through the next steps in the booking process once you are ready to book your new student home.

What room types are available?

We offer three different types of rooms.

In the Shared Rooms, two or more people sleep in separate beds in the same bedroom. Additional living spaces such as the living room, kitchen and bathroom are all shared as well.

In a Private Room, you’ll have a bedroom all to yourself. Depending on the property, your bathroom might be private or shared, while all other living spaces are shared with tenants from other rooms.

If you rent the Entire Place, you won’t have to share any living spaces or amenities with anyone as your bedroom and all the other facilities in your apartment will be just for you.

What bills are included in the rent?

It depends on the property you choose. In most cases, all bills are included in the total cost of our student residence, so you’ll only have to pay the rent and nothing else. Different landlords may have different rules however, so make sure you always check if this is the case with the property you are looking to book.

Can you arrange a viewing for me?

If you want, we can definitely arrange a viewing of a property before you book it. Many of the properties we list have excellent photos and videos to give you an idea of what the property and the rooms look like though, so that is already a great starting point.

If you’ll be in Philadelphia before your move-in date, just contact us and our booking consultants will set up a viewing for you.

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 by phone or live chat. They are always happy to help!