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N Central Ave, Glendale, CA 91203, USA

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1 hour 4 mins by public transport to Central Los Angeles

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2652 Ellendale Place, Los Angeles, CA 90007, USA

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47 mins by public transport to Central Los Angeles

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Sunset Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90005, USA

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42 mins by public transport to Central Los Angeles

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North Hollywood - 564312
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564312 Auckland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 91601

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1 hour 11 mins by public transport to Central Los Angeles

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University Park - 1740
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1740 1/2 S New England Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90006

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38 mins by public transport to Central Los Angeles

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634 N Boyle Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90033

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33 mins by public transport to Central Los Angeles

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1817 West 12th Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90006

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1 hour 13 mins by public transport to Central Los Angeles

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5641 Auckland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 91601

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1 hour 29 mins by public transport to Central Los Angeles

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About Los Angeles - CA

Los Angeles is located in California - CA, and is one of the most popular destinations among students. Here is a breakdown of the proportion of international students by level of study in Los Angeles - CA:

  • Undergraduate: 12%

  • Postgraduate: 25%

  • Research: 20%

Los Angeles - CA has 15% international students, making it one of the cities in the US with a high percentage of international students. Three world-class universities are located in the city, including the University of California, Los Angeles, California Institute of Technology (CalTECH), and the University of Southern California, contributing to its excellent reputation for higher education.

Popular Student Areas in Los Angeles - CA 

Popular Los Angeles - CA areas amongst university students are University Park, Westwood, and Long Beach. There are a few things to keep in mind while searching for the perfect student area to stay in, including transportation, cost, and amenities.

1. Students living in University Park will be near the University of Southern California, and purpose-built student apartments would cost around US$750–US$1,500/month.

  • Travel time from University Park  to Los Angeles Downtown by different modes of transportation:

  • Tram- 45 minutes

  • Bus - 1 hour

  • Taxi - 20 minutes

  • Walking - 2 hours

2. For students living in Los Angeles - CA Westwood, purpose-built student flats would cost approximately US$800–US$1,800/month. In this area, nearby universities include the University of California, Los Angeles.

  • Travel time from Westwood to Los Angeles Downtown by different modes of transportation:

  • Tram- 50 minutes

  • Bus - 70 minutes

  • Taxi - 25 minutes

  • Walking - 2 hours

3. For students living in Long Beach, purpose-built student rooms would cost around US$600–US$1,200/month In this area, nearby universities include California State University, Los Angeles.

  • Travel time from Long Beach to Los Angeles Downtown by different modes of transportation:

  • Bus - 1.30 hours

  • Taxi - 40 minutes

  • Walking - 5 hours

Best Student Off-Campus Housings in Los Angeles - CA

Los Angeles - CA has a variety of student room options, and students can explore different areas of the city in proximity to their universities and budgets. 

Popular student Off-Campus Housings in  Los Angeles - CA, that provide almost every room type are North Hollywood - 5641, Downtown - 1817, and Boyle Heights - 634.

Discover Student Room Types in Los Angeles - CA

The purpose-built student housing in Los Angeles, CA, typically includes a variety of amenities in the bills; it varies according to the provider's terms and conditions. But broadly, we suggest a student should consider budget, needs, and preferences while making decisions. 

Here, we have categorised the room types given below based on preferences and budget to help you in your decision-making.

Type 1: Affordable off-campus student housing in Los Angeles - CA:

These cost around US$500–US$1,300/month on average and are recommended for students who are comfortable sharing space. Typically, such properties are houses or apartments. 

Type 2: Affordable off-campus student apartments in Los Angeles - CA with privacy: These rooms cost around US$700 – US$1,200/month 

  1. Single Room

    1. Amenities: Private bedroom, Shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    2. University Park avg. Rent: US$700/month

    3. Westwood avg. Rent: US$750/month

    4. Long Beach avg. Rent: US$600/month

    5. Recommended student single rooms are University Park - 1740 and North Hollywood - 564312.

  1. Flatshare 

    1. Amenities: Private Bedroom in a shared house or flat, shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    2. University Park avg. Rent: US$550/month

    3. Westwood avg. Rent: US$600/month

    4. Long Beach avg. Rent: US$450/month

  1. Twin Rooms

    1. Amenities: One room with 2 single beds, Shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    2. University Park avg. Rent: US$900/month

    3. Westwood avg. Rent: US$950/month

    4. Long Beach avg. Rent: US$800/month

    5. Recommended Student-Twin Rooms include Los Angeles - 2652.

  2. Double Rooms

    1. Amenities: One bedroom with double bed, shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    2. University Park avg. Rent: US$800/month

    3. Westwood avg. Rent: US$850/month

    4. Long Beach avg. Rent: US$650/month

Room Type 3: Los Angeles - CA Off-campus student rooms with privacy, quiet space, and near the Downtown cost around US$1,800– US$2,500/month. 

  1. Student Flats 

    1. Amenities: Private bedroom, private bathroom, private kitchen

    2. University Park avg. Rent: US$1,200/month

    3. Westwood avg. Rent: US$1,300/month

    4. Long Beach avg. Rent: US$1,000/month

    5. Browse through Los Angeles - CA student flats such as N Central Avenue Apartments and Sunset Place Apartments.

  1. Student En-Suite Rooms 

    1. Amenities: Single bedroom, Private bathroom, shared kitchen

    2. University Park avg. Rent: US$1,000/month

    3. Westwood avg. Rent: US$1,100/month

    4. Long Beach avg. Rent: US$800/month

    5. Browse through students' en-suits in Los Angeles - California, such as Elegant Stunning Townhouse w/ Kitchen + Outdoor Space, Stunning Stylish House w/ Art Studio + Backyard, and Stylish Bungalow near Sunset / Marion bus stop.

  1. Student Studios

    1. Amenities: private bedroom, Private bathroom, private kitchen

    2. University Park avg. Rent: US$1,200/month

    3. Westwood avg. Rent: US$1,300/month

    4. Long Beach avg. Rent: US$1,000/month

    5. Popular student studios in Los Angeles - California include N Central Avenue Apartments and Sunset Place Apartments.

Room Type 4: Students who prefer amenities over budget

Student Penthouse in Los Angeles - CA, costs around US$5,000/month.

These are suitable for students who prefer to have private bedrooms, a private balcony, a terrace, privacy, spacious rooms, and a top floor which is more over budget.

Cost of Living in Los Angeles - CA for Students

It varies depending on students’ lifestyle choices, but overall, keeping your Los Angeles - CA student housing rent apart, some additional expenses around are overlooked. We have curated a list of such necessary items along with some tips to help you reduce the cost of living in Los Angeles - California, as a student:

  1. Food Expenses:  US$300/month on average. 

    • We suggest buying groceries that cost around  US$250/month and cooking your own meals. 

    • Shop from grocery stores that offer student discounts on grocery items such as.

      • Trader Joe's: Store available in Los Angeles - CA, which frequently has sales and special offers, making it easy to score good deals on essentials like produce, frozen food, and pantry staples.

      • Target store: The store is available in Los Angeles, CA, which runs weekly sales and promotions on groceries alongside other household essentials, including food, and also offers RedCard for additional discounts.

      • Aldi: Store available in Los Angeles - CA  which is popular for rock-bottom prices on grocery items.

      • Walmart: The store is available in Los Angeles, CA, and offers a student-focused Walmart Student program for free shipping on grocery orders over US$35 and access to exclusive discounts.

      • Costco: Store available in Los Angeles - CA, which offers student membership-based discounts on bulk buying groceries, including fresh produce, meat, and pantry staples.

      • Los Angeles - CA Food Banks: Offers groceries/food for free or at the lowest prices possible. To find such local food banks and their eligibility criteria visit Feeding America's website or by calling 211.

  1. Transportation Expenses: US$150/month on average. Tips to save some money on daily transportation in Los Angeles - CA, while living as a college student. According to your preferences and the university's distance from your residence, you may choose whichever option suits you.

  • Rent Bicycles: A few companies offer Docked Bike Sharing, and Dockless Bike Sharing at discounted prices for students. Also, the students can look for Campus Bike Rental Programs offered by their university. Search for such companies near your student accommodation.

  • Buses & Metro Passes: Many transit agencies offer student discounts on transportation fares. Generally, you can visit PassFinder or the American Public Transportation Association (ATA) website to find student discount passes and their Terms and Conditions.

  • Trains: Amtrak Intercity trains connect major cities across the country and can be a good option for weekend tours. It offers student discounts for people aged between 12-25 years.

  • Ridesharing: As an alternative to taxis, companies like Uber and Lyft offer student discounts. Just ensure that their services are available in Los Angeles - CA.

  • Carpooling: Some universities and colleges offer carpool matching programs for students.

  • Electric Scooters: These are a flexible option for short trips within the city. Many companies such as Bird, Lime, Spin, Lyft, Skip, Voi, Tier, Bolt, and Neuron offer student discounts or reduced fares for certain plans. Just ensure that their services are available in Los Angeles - CA.

  1. Kitchen Essentials: They cost you between US$140 and US$440. However, it depends upon your student room regardless of on-campus and off-campus apartments if kitchen essentials are included in the rent or not. Check the property page you are interested in, is recommended. Cost may vary according to the City.

    • Basic cookware set (pots, pans, skillet): $30-$100

    • Utensils (spatulas, spoons, forks, knives): $20-$50

    • Plates, bowls, mugs: $20-$40

    • Cutting board, knives: $20-$50

    • Small appliances (microwave, toaster, coffee maker): $50-$200

    • Tips for international students to save money on Kitchen essentials

      • Thrift stores and consignment shops

      • Reuse utensils of former students leaving the city. Join international student groups or ask your friends for someone who is ready to give away their utensils or lend them to you.

      • Online marketplaces are helpful for buying secondhand items at affordable prices. Ensuring to personally check the item is recommended.

      • Check if your university has any College campus rental programs for Kitchen utensils.

      • Search for Appliance rental companies nearby in the city to rent out the Kitchen essentials.

      • Cook in groups: If you are a group of students moving together, Divide the selected rental utensils bill with them. It will reduce the cost way more than expected.

  1. Bedding, Bathroom, and Cleaning Essentials: would cost you approximately US$250 - US$1000 approximately.

    • Bedding Essentials would cost you approximately US$220 - US$85.

including

  • Mattress and box spring: $150-$500 (Some properties already include it in rent; checking before buying yourself is recommended )

  • Comforter: $30-$200 (Some properties already include it in rent; checking before buying yourself is recommended )

  • Sheets: $20-$50

  • Pillows: $10-$50

  • Blanket: $10-$50

  • Bathroom Essentials would cost you approximately US$36 - US$160.

Including

  • Toothbrush: $2-$10

  • Toothpaste: $2-$10

  • Bar soap: $1-$5

  • Body wash: $3-$15

  • Shampoo and conditioner: $5-$20

  • Razor: $5-$15

  • Shaving cream: $3-$10

  • Towel: $5-$20

  • Bathrobe: $10-$50

  • Cleaning Essentials: would cost you around US$30 - US$80 approximately.

Including the items shared below. Generally, cleaning essentials are required for living in studio apartments and private rooms.

  • Dish soap: $1-$5

  • Sponges: $1-$5 for a pack of 2-3

  • Trash bags: $5-$10 for a large roll

  • Laundry detergent: $5-$15 for a small bottle

  • Cleaning wipes: $2-$5 for a pack

  • All-purpose cleaner: $3-$10

  • Toilet bowl cleaner: $2-$5

  • Mop and bucket: $10-$20


  • Tips for international students to save money on Bedding & Bathroom essentials

    • Shop during sales, promotions on special occasions

    • Buy in bulk from the stores that offer student discounts.

    • Reuse Bedding essentials of former students leaving the city. Join international student groups or ask your friends for someone who is ready to give away their bedding essentials.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When should I start looking for Los Angeles student housing?


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Starting your search for student housing in Los Angeles 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.


Can you suggest any Los Angeles - CA student residences that are pet-friendly?

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Some providers in Los Angeles - CA, offer pet-friendly room options for students. Contact our accommodation experts for more information!

Are there short-term stays in Los Angeles?


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Yes, but you should check the availability of your Los Angeles 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.


Can you suggest Los Angeles - CA, student housing options for couples?

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There are 2 options couples suitable and private student rooms can choose from:

  • University accommodations such as UCLA.
  • Studios are a good option for couples who want their own space.


Can you suggest girls' or boys' only shared student rooms in Los Angeles - CA?

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Some providers may arrange only girls' or boys' housing. Speaking with Casita’s student expert can help you better arrange one.

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