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Jan 21, 2010

Where Should International Students Live At Purdue?

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An important and sometimes tough question to figure out, but don’t worry, I am here to help.

A few important notes:

  • Whether you decide to live on-campus or off-campus, you will want to finalize your living arrangements before your arrival to Purdue.
  • When choosing an apartment to rent, it is good to know the policies and costs before signing the lease.

Now on to figuring out where to live:
Many international students choose to rent local apartments or houses. This gives you the opportunity to live on your own and choose your own roommates. Having a roommate or two will help lower your cost of living. Students can live in on-campus apartments, which are within walking distance to campus, or they can live in off-campus apartments, which require transportation such as a bike, car, or riding the bus to get to campus. For a list of pros and cons of off-campus living vs. on-campus living read the blog Should I Rent An Apartment On-campus or Off-Campus At Purdue?

There are many different types of apartments and houses.Knowing the differences in the sizes of apartments may help you decide if you would like to have roommates or not.

Here is some basic information about the differences in the sizes.
Studio
: This is a 1 room apartment plus bathroom and usually a closet. One one wall typically has a kitchenet (a small compact kitchen with a refrigerator, stove, sink and kitchen cabinets with countertop). Some married couples live in a studio but normally there is only 1 resident per studio. The current cost range is $400-1000. Click here to view a typical Studio apartment

1 Bedroom: This is a 1 bedroom apartment with a kitchen and living room. Enough room for 1-2 people and comes with 1 bathrooms. Cost range is $450-1100.
A typical 1 Bedroom apartment

2 Bedroom: This is a 2 bedroom apartment with a kitchen and living room. Normally only 2 people live in a 2 bedroom apartment, but some units close to campus allow up to 4 people. There are 1-2 bathrooms. Cost range is $850-1500. A typical 2 Bedroom apartment

3 Bedroom: This is a 3 bedroom apartment with a kitchen and living room. Can hold between 3-5 people and comes with 1-3 bathrooms. Cost range is $800-1900.
A typical 3 Bedroom apartment

4 Bedroom: This is a 4 bedroom apartment with a kitchen and living room. Can hold between 4-6 people and comes with 2-4 bathrooms. Cost range is $1350-2400.
A typical 4 Bedroom apartment

Another helpful note: In general, apartments closer to campus are smaller, do not allow pets, and offer fewer amenities, but they are closer to campus. Off-campus apartments are more spacious, usually allow pets, and offer more amenities such as a washer and dryer in the apartment.

Some popular on-campus international student apartments are:

Some popular off-campus international student apartments are:

Some popular Purdue University Housing options are:

To view more a detailed list of apartments and houses and the amenities they offer, go to purdueguru.com.