The cost of living in New York City is higher than most cities in the United States. Students should assess their finances and develop a budget for rent, utilities (electricity, hot water, heat, phone, cable TV, Internet, etc.), transportation to and from school, furniture, and groceries. Developing a budget will narrow your search to apartments within your price range. Juilliard hosts several workshops on financial literacy, eating healthy on a budget, and renting in New York during the academic year.
There are many online resources and services that provide helpful procedural information, rental tips, and considerations for apartment hunters. Available apartments are listed in classified ads in local newspapers, online, and through brokers. However, brokers are likely to charge a fee equivalent to one month’s rent, so be sure the extra funds are in your budget before exploring that option.
Additionally, current College Division students and verified Alumni can join our closed Facebook group, the Juilliard Off-Campus Housing Forum, to find listings from fellow Juilliard students and alumni or to look for new roommates.
Juilliard makes no endorsements or guarantees regarding the availability of housing or any other aspect of these options. Juilliard has no relationship to any apartment listing or website. All information listed on this website is merely provided as a resource for alternative housing options. The accommodations listed on the listed websites have not been inspected or approved by Juilliard. All rental arrangements are the sole responsibility of the renters and the landlord. Landlords are expected to abide by the New York City housing laws.
- Apartment List
- Craig’s List
- My Apartment Map
- NY Bits
- Rent to Own Labs
- Student Housing Works
- Address Report
- In My Area
- Moving Guides
- Localize.city (learn about neighborhoods)
- Renting Guides
- Rent vs. Buy
- Storage and Shipping Services
- Compare NY Electric Companies
New York City Rent Guidelines Board
Division of Housing and Community Renewal
Rent Administration Office
92-31 Union Hall St. Jamaica, NY 11433
Phone: (718) 739-6400
Toll-free: (866) 275-3427
Commuter Meal Plans
Students who live off campus can also purchase a meal plan option or a declining balance plan. Learn more at the Dining Services page.