• Off-Campus Housing

    Searching for an apartment or a short-term housing option in NYC and unsure about where to begin? We've provided some tips and resources to help you with this process. On this page you will find some helpful links that will help you begin your search and know what to avoid, maps of neighborhoods near The New School, and resources that will help you find a roommate or an apartment.

    Please note that these resources do not have any affiliation with The New School. Therefore, we do not endorse any specific site nor do we vet any of the listings provided. When conducting your search, please be aware of scams, do not send money before viewing an apartment, and be careful about the information you provide.

    Educational Housing Services is a convenient and safe student housing alternative to living on our New School campus. EHS puts community and quality of life at the forefront of its work and hosts thousands of students and interns from more than 150 colleges and 50 countries around the world as they study and work in New York City. EHS provides comfortable and secure residences and a comprehensive Student Life Program so that students can get down to work while enjoying NYC.

    The St. George is located next to the 2 and 3 trains and is a four-minute walk to the A and C trains, both of which stop on 14th Street near campus. The building houses just over 1,300 students. Learn more about this building and its policies and procedures and apply.

    1760 Third Avenue is on Third Avenue at 97th Street. Here you will be close to the Q and 6 trains, which stop at Union Square. There are approximately 1,100 students residing in this building. Learn more about this building and its policies and procedures and apply.

    L Train Shutdown

    Starting in April 2019, L train service between Eighth Avenue in Manhattan and Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn will be suspended for approximately 15 months. To mitigate the effects of the L train shutdown, the MTA is offering increased subway service on neighboring lines, additional bus service, dedicated bike lanes, and a new ferry route. If this closure will affect your commute to campus, consult this guide to the shutdown for information about alternative transportation. We expect increased travel times for students who live along the L train line and along the alternative routes outlined by the MTA. Those of you who are currently searching for off-campus housing should keep this situation in mind.

    Resources and Tips

    When searching for an apartment, start with an idea of what you are able to spend and create a budget that includes rent, utilities, transportation, food, and any other expenses you may have. Next, identify what you will need in order to qualify to rent, rent to buy, or buy an apartment. Most landlords will require a guarantor when you sign a lease.

    One of the best ways to gather information on rentals is to connect with other New School students who are also searching or currently have an open space in their apartment. Posting to your Facebook groups can be helpful in finding rooms for rent or others who are looking for roommates.

    Searching online for resources and guides on renting NYC can be helpful. The following links have listed guides:

    Roommate Search

    If you're looking for a roommate with whom to begin your search for an apartment or share your or their apartment, try using RoomZoom. Whether you are in an existing apartment or are looking for a new living situation, they are happy to help. Enter the code NWSL17 for priority access on roomzoom.com.

    Apartment Search Links

    Short-Term Housing Options


    Prospective students, parents, and friends of current students who are visiting The New School can find a list of hotels and hostels in Greenwich Village and the Financial District at the following link: List of Hotels in the New School Area.