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Student Housing Jersey City 

Jersey City is home to world-renowned universities, making it an eye-catcher for local and international students to stay there. The quality of higher education in Jersey City is exceptional and is top-rated compared to other cities. Casita is a student housing company with hundreds of rooms in Jersey City; there are many options, including en-suite rooms, self-contained studios, and one-bedroom apartments! Casita offers a wide range of student housing Jersey City for you to choose from according to your needs, budgets, and preferences. 

About Jersey City 

Jersey City, located in northeastern New Jersey, is the largest city and county seat of Hudson County. It was originally inhabited by the Delaware Indians when it was visited by Henry Hudson in 1609. It was a dock and a manufacturing town for much of the 19th and 20th centuries. The city is well-known for its historical landmarks, including the Liberty Island National Park and the Ellis Island Immigration Station. Jersey City is also considered the oldest city in New Jersey. The city was given the nickname “Chilltown” because of the chill vibes you get when you visit Jersey City. It has a population of 287,146, and it offers its residents good living conditions.

Jersey City is prized for having some of the best public schools in the country. We can not forget Jersey City’s highly educated workforce, as the city is home to some of the top institutions in the state of New Jersey that provide high-quality education; New Jersey City University and Saint Peter’s University are in the city. 

Suburbs in Jersey City 

Jersey City has plenty of suburbs and areas for students to call home during their study period there. The best suburbs to live in during your stay in Jersey City include East Hills, Scarsdale, East Williston, Malverne, and Essex Fells. 

East Hills

East Hills is always on the top of the list when it comes to good neighbourhoods! It has a population of 7,189, and people always talk about the safe environment this suburb offers. Everything is always available and is a short walk away! You can find a grocery store, a flower shop, a hospital, a pet store, a restaurant, and a cafe! Also, Casita’s student accommodation options are just a short walk away from East Hills. 


Another well-known suburb is Scarsdale! It has a population of 17,890, so this one is more crowded. It has more facilities to accommodate the larger population, including grocery stores, flower shops, restaurants, and cafes. In addition, Casita has several accommodation options that are available and are a few minutes away from Scarsdale; all options have the best amenities, including all-inclusive utility bills, high-speed Wi-Fi, gyms, and game rooms. 

East Williston 

Considered the safest suburb in New Jersey, East Williston has everything you need in a suburb! The only problem is that its school is very crowded, which means a little more noise. However, the neighbourhood offers a variety of amenities and features to facilitate the students’ stay. It’s also conveniently close to Casita’s accommodation options, where you can choose according to your needs, budgets, and preferences. 

Life in Jersey City 

Jersey City is a good place to live for anyone looking to live in a diverse U.S. urban area without having to over-extend financially to afford a big city lifestyle. Jersey City attracts a talented and young crowd. New Jersey City University has a vital and diverse undergraduate student population. It has one of the largest campuses in the United States. Students are also not obligated to live on campus and may choose to live on or off campus. 

We can not forget Jersey City’s highly educated workforce. Many local universities provide the best education and guarantee quality teaching. This high concentration of academic activity adds to Jersey City’s vibrant, forward-thinking atmosphere. 

Cost of Living in Jersey City

Unfortunately, Jersey City's housing expenses are 74% higher than the national average, and utility prices are 10% higher than the national average. Transportation costs a little more than usual in the United States; however, there are certain programmes with discounts for students in order to adapt. 

Transportation in Jersey City 

Jersey City has one of the strongest transportation systems in the country. There are many options you can choose from while staying there, the easiest option is public transit in order to commute. You also have the option to book a ride to or from the Central Zone. So, you don’t really need a car in order to move around in Jersey City.

Attractions in Jersey City 

There are several landmarks and historical places you can visit in Jersey City. Students are always tempted to visit during their stay and always end up enjoying their time there.

One World Observatory

One World Observatory is one of the best places to visit if you want to spend a day out in the sun! It’s filled with fun activities you can do alone, with family, or with your friends! You need to purchase a ticket before visiting, preferably online.  

SeaGlass Carousel

SeaGlass Carousel is an amusement park ride that is available for you to enjoy during your stay in Jersey City! It opened in August 2015 and is located in the midst of an urban waterfront park.

Universities in Jersey City 

New Jersey City University 

  • New Jersey City University is a public university in New Jersey. 

  • It was originally charted in 1927.

  • Casita offers several accommodation options that are just a short ride away from the university. 

Saint Peter’s University

  • Saint Peter's University is a private Jesuit university in Jersey City. 

  • It was founded in 1872.

  • Casita offers several accommodation options that are just a short ride away from the university.

Nearby Cities

Besides having facilities for student accommodation in Jersey City, Casita offers student accommodation in these USA cities as well: Chicago, Clarksville, Clemson, College Park, College Station, Colorado Springs, Columbia, Conway, Denton, Denver, Detroit, East Palo Alto, El Sobrante, Fayetteville, Fort Collins, Fullerton, Gainesville, Greenville, Houston, Huntsville, Indianapolis, Kalamazoo, Kansas City, Kings County, Knoxville, Lafayette, Laramie, Las Vegas, Lincoln, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Madison, Marina del Rey, Menlo Park, Mesquite, Miami, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Check out these answers to common questions and go to Help Centre for more details.

When should I start looking for Jersey City student housing?

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Starting your search for student housing in Jersey City early is recommended. The earlier, the better. Also, Casita is there to help you with most of the steps; the room type, the amenities provided, the location, and the proximity to your university.

Are there short-term stays in Jersey City?

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Yes, but you should check the availability of your Jersey City student accommodation of choice during your desired period. You can also refer to a Casita accommodation expert to help you find accommodation that accepts short-term stays.

How much rent does a student pay for accommodation in Jersey City?

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The average monthly cost for student housing in Jersey City, specifically an apartment, is around $3,300. Other room types, like en-suite rooms or studios, may cost more depending on the provider.

How do I pay for my student room in Jersey City?

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Payment can be made via net banking or through your debit card. We also have our own payment portal at Casita, where we can assist you with the entire payment process!

Can I pay my Jersey City student housing rent in instalments?

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Yes, you can pay your rent in instalments. However, some providers may require you to have a USA guarantor. Refer back to your accommodation expert for further help on the matter.

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