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4233 7th Ave NE

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4040 7th Ave NE

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15th Avenue Northeast

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4732 Brooklyn Ave NE

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4106 12th Ave

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4801 24th Avenue Northeast

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About Seattle - WA

Seattle is located in Washington - WA, 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 Seattle - WA:

  • Undergraduate: 56.1%

  • Postgraduate: 36.1%

  • Research: 7.8%

Seattle in WA has 16.2% international students, making it one of the cities in the US with a high percentage of international students. Two world-class universities are located in the city, including Seattle Pacific University and the University of Washington, contributing to its excellent reputation for higher education.

Popular Student Areas in Seattle - WA 

Popular Seattle - WA areas amongst university students are The U-District, Capitol Hill, and Fremont. There are a few things to keep in mind while searching for the perfect student area to stay in, including transportation, cost, and amenities.

  • Students living in The U-District will be near the University of Washington, and purpose-built student apartments would cost around US$750–US$999/month.

  • Travel time from The U-District  to Seattle Downtown by different modes of transportation:

  • Tram- 15 minutes

  • Bus - 20-30 minutes

  • Taxi - 10-15 minutes

  • Walking - 30-40 minutes

  • For students living in Seattle - WA Capitol Hill, purpose-built student flats would cost approximately US$850–US$1,200/month. In this area, nearby universities include Seattle University.

  • Travel time from Capitol Hill to Seattle Downtown by different modes of transportation:

  • Tram- 12 minutes

  • Bus - 15-25 minutes

  • Taxi - 8-12 minutes

  • Walking - 25-35 minutes

  • For students living in Fremont, purpose-built student rooms would cost around US$650–US$850/month In this area, nearby universities include Seattle Pacific University.

  • Travel time from Fremont to Seattle Downtown by different modes of transportation:

  • Bus - 25-35 minutes

  • Taxi - 15-20 minutes

  • Walking - 45-55 minutes

Best Student Off-Campus Housings in Seattle - WA

Seattle - WA 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  Seattle - WA, that provide almost every room type include Yugo Seattle Lothlorien.

Discover Student Room Types in Seattle - WA

The purpose-built student housing in Seattle, WA, 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 Seattle - WA:

These cost around US$500–US$1,000/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 Seattle - WA with privacy: These rooms cost around US$600 – US$2,000/month 

  • Single Room

    • Amenities: Private bedroom, Shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • The U-District avg. Rent: US$1,200/month

    • Capitol Hill avg. Rent: US$1,000/month

    • Fremont avg. Rent: US$800/month

    • Recommended student single rooms include Yugo Seattle Lothlorien.

  • Flatshare 

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

    • The U-District avg. Rent: US$650/month

    • Capitol Hill avg. Rent: US$550/month

    • Fremont avg. Rent: US$500/month

  • Twin Rooms

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

    • The U-District avg. Rent: US$550/month

    • Capitol Hill avg. Rent: US$450/month

    • Fremont avg. Rent: US$400/month

  • Double Rooms

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

    • The U-District avg. Rent: US$600/month

    • Capitol Hill avg. Rent: US$500/month

    • Fremont avg. Rent: US$450/month

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

  • Student Flats 

    • Amenities: Private bedroom, private bathroom, private kitchen

    • The U-District avg. Rent: US$650/month

    • Capitol Hill avg. Rent: US$550/month

    • Fremont avg. Rent: US$500/month

    • Browse through Seattle - WA student flats such as Yugo Seattle Lothlorien.

  • Student En-Suite Rooms 

    • Amenities: Single bedroom, Private bathroom, shared kitchen

    • The U-District avg. Rent: US$1,000/month

    • Capitol Hill avg. Rent: US$800/month

    • Fremont avg. Rent: US$700/month

    • Browse through students' en-suits in Seattle - Washington, such as Yugo Seattle Lothlorien.

  • Student Studios

    • Amenities: private bedroom, Private bathroom, private kitchen

    • The U-District avg. Rent: US$1,400/month

    • Capitol Hill avg. Rent: US$1,200/month

    • Fremont avg. Rent: US$1,000/month

    • Popular student studios in Seattle - Washington include Yugo Seattle Lothlorien.

Room Type 4: Students who prefer amenities over budget

Student Penthouse in Seattle - WA, costs around US$2,500/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 Seattle - WA for Students

It varies depending on students’ lifestyle choices, but overall, keeping your Seattle - WA 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 Seattle - WAlinois, as a student:

  1. Food Expenses:  US$500/month on average. 

    • We suggest buying groceries that cost around  US$500/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 Seattle - WA, 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 Seattle, WA, 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 Seattle - WA  which is popular for rock-bottom prices on grocery items.

      • Walmart: The store is available in Seattle, WA, 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 Seattle - WA, which offers student membership-based discounts on bulk buying groceries, including fresh produce, meat, and pantry staples.

      • Seattle - WA 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$125/month on average. Tips to save some money on daily transportation in Seattle - WA, 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 Seattle - WA.

  • 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 Seattle - WA.

  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.

Can you suggest any Seattle - WA student residences that are pet-friendly?

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

Can you suggest Seattle - WA, student housing options for couples?

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

  1. University accommodations such as UW.

  2. Studios are a good option for couples who want their own space.

Can you suggest girls' or boys' only shared student rooms in Seattle - WA?

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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.

When should I start looking for Seattle - WA student housing?

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Starting your search for student housing in Seattle - WA 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 Seattle - WA?

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Yes, but you should check the availability of your Seattle - WA 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.

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