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155 Prospect Street, Boston, MA, 02139

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106 Beacon Street, Boston, MA, 02143

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7 Linden Street, Boston, MA, 02134

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

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Beacon Hill - 7 Primus Avenue
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7 Primus Avenue, Boston, MA, 02114

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36 North Bennet Street, Boston, MA, 02113

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17 Cummings Road
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17 Cummings Road, Boston, MA, 02135

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Boston - 175 Washington St
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175 Washington St, Brighton, MA 02135

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37 mins by public transport Harvard Universit ...

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33 North Margin Street
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33 N Margin St, Boston, MA 02113, USA

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39 mins by public transport Harvard Universit ...

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85 Park Dr, Boston, MA 02215, United States

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17 Sheafe St, Boston, MA 02113, USA

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About Harvard University

Harvard University is located in Massachusetts. 15.8%:85.2% national and international students are accepted every year by the campus.

Let us answer your curiosity related to securing university dorms:

  1. Does Harvard University provide on-campus student rooms? Yes.

  2. What is the best month to secure Harvard University campus housing? No specific dates are required for freshmen; they can apply for housing during their senior year.

  3. Harvard University dorm allotment priority is based on? Freshmen are the priority.

  4. Can a student make an advanced Harvard University (HU) accommodation booking without a university offer letter? No.

  5. Harvard University residence halls average rent is US$2,000 /semester. Which generally includes electricity, water, and gas, Wi-Fi, maintenance, security, and shared building amenities.

  6. Expect additional costs other than Harvard University student housing on-campus rent for services such as:

    • Meals plans (if unavailable, 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.

Harvard University (HU) 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:


1. 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 month-based bookings.

  • Popular Harvard University (HU) off-campus housing include Central Square (Cambridge), Somerville, Allston, and Boston - 9 Bronsdon St.


2. 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 Harvard University (HU)

1. Central Square has an average rent of $450-$625/week, i.e., $1,800-$2,500/month; distances from campus are as follows:

  • Metro - 10-15 minutes

  • Bus -  15-25 minutes

  • Taxi -  10-15 minutes

  • Walking - 30-40 minutes

Recommended HU accommodation include North End, South Boston, and Polish Triangle.


2. Davis Square has an average rent of $450-$625/week, i.e., $1,800-$2,500/month; distances from campus are as follows:

  • Metro -  5-10 minutes

  • Bus -  10-20 minutes

  • Taxi -  5-10 minutes

  • Walking -  20-30 minutes

Recommended Harvard University student accommodation include Boston - 144 Addison St, Boston - 175 Washington St, and ESL Townhouse.

Benefits of Booking Harvard University (HU) Off-Campus Housing Over On-campus Dorms 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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