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380 John St.

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18 mins by public transport to Central Roches ...

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4255 E River Rd, West Henrietta,

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1188 Mt. Hope Avenue Rochester, NY 14620

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12 mins by public transport to Central Roches ...

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1188 Mt. Hope Avenue

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50 mins by public transport to Central Roches ...

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20 Fairwood Dr Rochester

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About Rochester - NY

Rochester is located in New York - NY is one of the most popular destinations among students. Here is a breakdown of the proportion of international students by level of study in Rochester - NY, according to the University of Rochester

  • Undergraduate: 30.4%

  • Postgraduate: 20%

Rochester in NY has 30% international students, making it the city with the largest percentage of international students in the US. Three world-class universities are located in the city, including the University of Rochester, Rochester Institute of Technology , and St. John Fisher College, contributing to its excellent higher education reputation.

Popular Student Apartment Areas in Rochester - NY 

Popular Rochester - NY areas amongst university students are East Avenue, The Arts District, and The South Wedge. 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 East Avenue will be near the University of Rochester, Rochester Institute of Technology, and purpose-built student apartments would cost around $700-$1,000/month.

  • Travel time from East Avenue  to Rochester’s Downtown> by different modes of transportation:

  • Biking - 5-10 minutes

  • Bus - 10-15 minutes

  • Taxi - 5-10 minutes

  • Walking - 15-20 minutes

2. Students living in Rochester - NY, The Arts District, and purpose-built student flats would cost approximately $650-$950/month. In this area nearby universities include Rochester Institute of Technology. 

  • Travel time from The Arts District to Rochester’s Downtown by different modes of transportation:

  • Biking - 3-5 minutes

  • Bus - 5-10 minutes

  • Taxi - 3-5 minutes

  • Walking - 5-10 minutes

3. Students living in The South Wedge and purpose-built student rooms would cost around $500-$700/month. In this area nearby universities include Monroe Community College and the University of Rochester. 

  • Travel time from The South Wedge to Rochester’s Downtown by different modes of transportation:

  • Biking- 10-15 minutes

  • Bus - 15-20 minutes

  • Taxi - 10-15 minutes

  • Walking - 20-25 minutes 

Best Student Off-Campus Housings in Rochester - NY  

 Rochester - NY has a variety of student room options, and students can explore different areas in the City in proximity to their universities and budgets. 

Popular student Off-Campus Housings in  Rochester - NY that provide almost every room type are Lofts At Gold Street, and Park Avenue Residence - Historic Two-Bed and One-Bathroom Apartment

Discover Student Room Types in Rochester - NY  

The purpose-built student housing in Rochester - NY typically includes a variety of amenities included 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 Rochester - NY: 

These cost around $250 – $600/month on average and are recommended for students who are comfortable sharing space. Typically, such properties are houses or apartments. 

  • Shared room

  • Triple/ Quadruple rooms

    • Amenities: Private bedroom, Shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • East Avenue avg. Rent: Triple: $350-$450/month per person

                                                 Quadruple:  $300-$400/month per person

  • The Arts District avg. Rent: Triple: $400-$500 /month per person

                                                 Quadruple: $350-$450/month per person

  • The South Wedge avg. Rent: Triple: $300-$400/month per person

                                                 Quadruple: $250-$350/month per person

Type 2: Affordable off-campus student apartments in Rochester - NY with privacy: These rooms cost around $250– $1200/month 

  • Single Room

    • Amenities: Private bedroom, Shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • East Avenue avg. Rent: $500-$650/ month

    • The Arts District avg. Rent: $550-$600/ month

    • The South Wedge avg. Rent:  $450-$550/ month

  • Flatshare 

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

    • East Avenue avg. Rent: $550-$700/ month

    • The Arts District avg. Rent: $600-$750/ month

    • The South Wedge avg. Rent: $450-$600/ month

  • Twin Rooms

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

    • East Avenue avg. Rent: $700-$900/ month

    • The Arts District avg. Rent:  $750-$900/ month

    • The South Wedge avg. Rent: $600-$800/ month

  • Double Rooms

    • Amenities: One bedroom with double bed, shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • East Avenue avg. Rent: $700-$900/ month

    • The Arts District avg. Rent:  $750-$900/ month

    • The South Wedge avg. Rent: $600-$800/ month

Room Type 3: Rochester - NY Off-campus student rooms with privacy, quiet space, and near the Downtown cost around $700-$1,000/month. 

  • Student Flats 

    • Amenities: Private bedroom, private bathroom, private kitchen

    • East Avenue avg. Rent: $1,200-$1,600/ month

    • The Arts District avg. Rent: $1,100-$1,500/ month

    • The South Wedge avg. Rent: $900-$1,300/ month

  • Student En-Suite Rooms 

    • Amenities: Single bedroom, Private bathroom, shared kitchen

    • East Avenue avg. Rent: $700-$900/ month

    • The Arts District avg. Rent: $650-$850 / month

    • The South Wedge avg. Rent: $550-$750/ month

    • Browse through students' en-suits in Rochester - NY, such as Lofts At Gold Street

  • Student Studios

    • Amenities: private bedroom, Private bathroom, private kitchen

    • East Avenue avg. Rent: $800-$1,200/ month

    • The Arts District avg. Rent: $750-$1,100/ month 

    • The South Wedge avg. Rent: $650-$900/ month

Room Type 4: Students who prefer amenities over budget

Student Penthouse in Rochester - NY costs around $1,400-$2,000 /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 Rochester - NY for Students 

It varies depending on students’ lifestyle choices, but overall keeping your Rochester - NY student housing rent apart, some additional expenses including Food expenses cost + Transportations cost + US$140 - US$440 are overlooked. We have curated a list of such necessary items along with some tips to help you reduce cost of living in the Rochester - New York as a student:

  1. Food Expenses: $250-$350/month on average. 

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

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

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

      • Target store : Store available in Rochester - NY 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 Rochester - NY which is popular for rock-bottom prices on grocery items..

      • Walmart: Store available in Rochester - NY which offers student-focused Walmart Student program for free shipping on groceries orders over US$35 and access to exclusive discounts.

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

      • Rochester - NY Food Banks: Offers groceries/food for free or 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: $100-$200 /month on average. Tips to save some money on daily transportation in Rochester - NY while living as a college student. According to your preferences, University distance from your residence you may choose whichever option suits you.

  • Rent Bicycles: A few companies offer Docked Bike Sharing, 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 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: Alternative to taxis, companies like Uber and Lyft offer student discounts.Just ensure if their services are available in Rochester - NY

  • 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, Neuron offer student discounts or reduced fares for certain plans.Just ensure if their services are available in Rochester - NY.

  1. Kitchen Essentials: cost you around between US$140 - US$440 approximately. 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 you.

      • Online marketplaces are helpful to buy items at affordable prices and buying second hand items. Ensuring to personally check the item is recommended.

      • Check if your university has any College campus rentals 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, Cleaning Essentials: would cost you around US$250 - US$1000 approximately.

    • Bedding Essentials would cost you around US$220 - US$850 approximately.

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 around US$36 - US$160 approximately.

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 the 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 which 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 Rocheter student housing?

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Starting your search for student housing in Rochester 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 Rochester?

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Yes, but you should check the availability of your Rochester 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 do I pay for my student room in Rochester?

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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 Rochester student housing accommodation in installments?

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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.


How do I complete my booking?


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Once you enquire on our website, one of our accommodation experts will contact you to proceed with booking your room of choice or offer you alternatives if the room is unavailable for your dates. To enquire, simply choose a room and click on the "Enquire" button, then fill out the enquiry form you see in front of you.

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