Housing on the Rose Hill Campus is available only to undergraduates. However, limited graduate student housing is available in apartments located near the campus. On-campus housing at Lincoln Center is available to undergraduates and nearby off-campus housing is available to graduate students in the Fordham School of Law(LAW), Graduate School of Business(GBA), Graduate School of Social Service(GSSS) and Graduate School of Education(GSE). Arrangements must be made in advance through the Office of Residential Life at Lincoln Center.
Office for Residential Life: http://www.fordham.edu/student_affairs/residential_life/
Office of Residential Life, Rose Hill Campus, Fordham University, Bronx, NY 10458 Tel: 718-817-3080. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of Residential Life, 155 W. 60th Street., New York, NY. 10023 , Tel: 212-636-7100. Email: email@example.com
IMPORTANT: The residential halls on the Rose Hill Campus for undergraduate students close during the winter and spring breaks. Consequently, if you plan to live on the Rose Hill Campus, you will need to make other arrangements during the following holidays: Thanksgiving (late November), Christmas and New Year’s and Spring break (a week in March).
University housing cannot provide accommodations to married students.
Off-Campus housing costs: Students who will seek off-campus housing must expect to pay at least the equivalent of three months rent to move in (first month, security deposit, and fee). In the Bronx, average rent for a one-bedroom apartment ranges from $500 to $750, less if you intend to share. Manhattan rents for a studio range from $1000 to $1800. If you plan to live off campus, you should bring extra money for food, rent, and transportation to sustain you while you look for an apartment. Please note that recently, a few students looking for housing in midtown Manhattan have been obliged to pay a full year of rent up front, in lieu of a U.S. lease co-signer.
Housing in apartments is difficult to find and rents are high. Before moving into an apartment, a security deposit equaling one month’s rent is required. An additional fee of one month is paid to an agent if one is used. Most students try to find roommates to share apartments. At the Rose Hill campus, listings are available at the Office of Residential Life. At the Lincoln Center campus, listings are posted on the Bulletin Board outside of Lowenstein Room 408.
Commuting from Queens or Brooklyn will take over an hour. The OIS will be happy to provide letters of recommendation for you for landlords.
The web-links below could come in handy as you do your own apartment search:
www.villagevoice.com is a popular free newspaper released every Wednesday. It has listings for all 5 boroughs of the city. You can access their classified listings from their web page.
www.newyork.craigslist.org is another Internet forum where people post vacancies daily.
www.myapartmentmap.com is another apartment search engine which allows users to view pictures, maps, rental data and contact property owners.
You can access these ads before your arrival, and have a sense of prices in different neighborhoods
A booklet was prepared by One-to-World and serves as a housing resource guide for international students in New York. One-to-World of New York, Inc., is a non-profit membership organization that links New York City with the rest of the world through an array of educational services and outreach programs. To learn more about One-to-World and the services they provide, visit their web page at: www.one-to-world.org. The OIS will be happy to provide booklets upon request after you have arrived.
Belleclaire Hotel. Phone: 212-362-7700, 250 W 77th St., NYC (Rooms around $150+tax/day), http://www.hotelbelleclaire.com
De Hirsch Residence. Phone: 212-415-5650, www.92yresidence.com
International House. Phone: 212-316-8400, 500 Riverside Dr., NYC, firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.ihouse-nyc.org
Intl. Student Center Hostel. Phone: 212-787-7706, 38 W 88th St., NYC. Shared rooms. Price per bed (per night) is around $30. http://www.nystudentcenter.org
Hostelling Internatioanl New York. Shared Rooms, rates around $30-$35/night. Reservations: email@example.com. Website: www.hinewyork.org
Vanderbilt YMCA. 212-756-9600, 224 E 47th St., NYC. http://www.ymacanyc.org/ymca-of-greater-new-york/guest-rooms/