Watch the following videos of Simon students as they give tours of their apartments to get a feel for a few of the different housing options available to you in Rochester, and read below for additional information.
The University of Rochester provides on-campus housing options for students enrolled in one of the graduate programs. Please refer to the Graduate Housing website for details on housing options. Rental rates vary as well as the options in each living arrangement. Please note that applications received on or before the annual lottery deadline (always the 1st Wednesday in May) are entered into the lottery, and your position on the housing assignment waiting list is determined by lottery draw.
Most students live within a short driving distance of campus, either in apartment complexes, apartments within multi-family houses, their own single-family home, or rooms in privately owned homes. Typically, the complexes are slightly more expensive (upwards of $550 for a studio, $650 for a one-bedroom, and $750 for two bedrooms), but they can include amenities like pools and tennis courts, maintenance, and other such services that may not be available through a landlord.
The University has an Off-Campus Housing Office that you may contact with any questions you may have: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that additions are made to the off-campus housing list as they become available.
Here are the apartment complexes where most Simon Business School students live. For rental rates and availability, please contact each directly.
1600 Elmwood - (585) 473-2544
Clintwood Apartments - (585) 244-0610
Elmwood Court - (585) 244-6079
Elmwood Manor - (585) 271-8740
Elmwood Terrace - (585) 270-1535
French Court - (585) 271-1490
Imperial South - (585) 271-8770
APARTMENTS WITHIN HOUSES/SINGLE-FAMILY HOUSES/ROOMS
Houses and rooms for rent vary greatly in price depending on size and location. Some rooms are available for as little as $300/month in a shared home, while entire houses can go from $1000/month. Students often share houses to cut expenses. Students looking for roommates advertise on Simon's Facebook page, in the Student Commons in Schlegel Hall, on bulletin boards throughout campus, and via email.
In addition, the Community Living Program, a part of the Residential Life Office, is a resource that provides a variety of referral and apartment-hunting services for University of Rochester students. Because some landlords in the Rochester community choose to only advertise with CLP, they support a directory of housing listings that may not be found in other online sources. The University of Rochester also offers an Off-Campus Housing Database for students.
As in any new city, please use care when selecting an area in which to live. If you are uncertain about a neighborhood, call or stop in the Admissions Office and ask for input prior to signing a lease. Generally, the Park Avenue area has many available apartments and is a very popular area for students due to proximity of cafes, bars, and shopping. Other top choices include the Cobbs Hill region, the streets directly south of Strong Memorial Hospital, and the Highland Park area.
Some of the apartment complexes will set up your utilities for you when you arrive. If not, you must call each utility company on your own and provide them with your new address and the date you would like service to begin. In most cases a week’s notice is sufficient; however, the telephone companies tend to require at least a week.
Be sure to inquire about student discounts on internet services, as both companies typically run promotions for students.