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7 Linden Street, Boston, MA, 02134

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11 mins by public transport Boston University

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Central Square (Cambridge)
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155 Prospect Street, Boston, MA, 02139

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22 mins by public transport Boston University

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Brighton - 81 Brayton Road
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81 Brayton Road, Boston, MA, 02135

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24 mins by public transport Boston University

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Brighton - 43 Wiltshire Road
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43 Wiltshire Road, Boston, MA, 02135

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24 mins by public transport Boston University

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Boston - 9 Bronsdon St
Boston - 9 Bronsdon St
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9 Bronsdon St, Boston, MA 02135, US

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25 mins by public transport Boston University

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Boston - 50 W Broadway
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50 W Broadway, Boston, MA 02127, USA

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35 mins by public transport Boston University

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$420

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South Boston
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114 Boston Street, Boston, MA, 02125

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44 mins by public transport Boston University

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106 Beacon Street, Boston, MA, 02143

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45 mins by public transport Boston University

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36 North Bennet Street, Boston, MA, 02113

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45 mins by public transport Boston University

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Boston - 144 Addison St
Boston - 144 Addison St
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144 Addison St, East Boston, MA 02128

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46 mins by public transport Boston University

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Polish Triangle
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33 Howell Street, Boston, MA, 02125

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47 mins by public transport Boston University

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JFK/UMass - 35 Newport
JFK/UMass - 35 Newport
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35 Newport Street, Boston, MA, 02125

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56 mins by public transport Boston University

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About Boston University

  • Boston University is located in Massachusetts. 15%:85% national and international students are accepted every year by the campus.

  • Let us answer your curiosity related to securing university dorms

    • Does Boston University provide on-campus student rooms? Yes.

    • What is the best month to secure University of Boston dorms? October.

    • Boston University dorm allotment priority is based on? First come, first served.

    • Can a student make an advanced Boston University (BU) accommodation booking without a university offer letter? No.

  • Boston University dorms average rent of US$7,300 /semester. Which generally includes electricity, water, gas, wifi, maintenance, security, and shared building amenities.

  • Expect additional costs other than Boston University housing on-campus rent for services such as

    • Meals plans (if not available, call 211 to find Food banks nearby for free or lowest prices groceries.)

    • Refundable damage deposit.

    • Bicycle parking / discounted Bus pass to campus.

    • Laundry services.

Boston University (BU) Off-Campus Housing Options

There are 2 types of off-campus housing options available, which are a bit expensive as compared to university dorms but offer additional benefits such as flexible contract length, flexible move-in dates, independent social life, and modern amenities. 

  • Type 1: Purpose-built off-campus student housing: Avg prices US$450/month

    • Maintained and handled by some private leading student housing providers.

    • Only students can apply for off-campus housing.

    • Early-bird (Advance) student room booking without a university offer letter is applicable in many housings with a few T&Cs applied; read carefully before booking.

    • Generally, flexible tenancy has 3, 6, and 12 months based bookings.

    • Popular Boston University (BU) off-campus housing include Allston, Central Square (Cambridge), and Brighton - 81 Brayton Road.

  • Type 2: Private student houses/apartments: Avg prices US$550/month

However, we suggest checking cancellation and refund policies before booking a room OR speaking with our multilingual student housing experts.

Popular Student Areas to Live Near Boston University (BU)

  • Fenway-Kenmore has an average rent of $1,000-$2,000/week, i.e., $4,000-$8,000/month; distances from campus are as follows:

    • Metro - 5-15 minutes

    • Bus -  10-30 minutes

    • Taxi -  10-20 minutes

    • Walking -  15-30 minutes

Recommended BU accommodation include Boston - 9 Bronsdon St, South Boston, and Somerville.

  • Allston-Brighton has an average rent of $800-$1,500/week, i.e., $3,200-$6,000/month; distances from campus are as follows:

    • Metro -  10-20 minutes

    • Bus -  15-30 minutes

    • Taxi -  15-25 minutes

    • Walking -  30 minutes

Recommended Boston University student housing include North End, Boston - 144 Addison St, and Polish Triangle.

Benefits of Booking Boston University (BU) Off-Campus Housing Over On-campus Dorms 

  • Early bird offer (off-campus student rooms generally give discounts or offers on early booking.)

  • More number of student room types to choose from, unlike university dorms.

  • No offer, no visa, no problem! Easy cancellation process. T&C applied.

  • Avoid expensive last-minute off-campus student room booking.

  • Stay with your friend or partner despite being enrolled in different universities in the city.

  • More privacy because on-campus accommodations usually have shared facilities and common areas.

  • Off-campus and private lets generally have modern facilities, such as  gyms, cinemas, and games rooms.