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Agencies and Services

The websites on this page are provided to assist you with your search based on feedback from other students who found the sites helpful. Please keep in mind that NYU does not have any relationship with these companies and inclusion on this list does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement; NYU is unable to vet any website or listing, so please conduct your search carefully.


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We realize searching for an apartment in New York City takes tremendous effort and time. Below, we have compiled a list of websites that will assist you in your apartment search. These websites will help you get acquainted with what type of apartment options are being advertised, as well as information on costs, amenities, and the local area. These sites also allow you to search for rentals that meet your specific requirements, and to organize your search along the way.

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Whether you're looking for someone to share your apartment with or you're looking for someone that already has an apartment, these resources will help you find a roommate.

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Need to find a place to stay while apartment hunting? The following sites provide "short-term" options that tend to have a lower cost than traditional hotels.

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Are you looking for specialized housing (sober living, women's only, etc)? Do you wonder what the cost of utilities will be or how NYC housing costs compares to your current place of residence? These sites can help answer those questions.

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There are a number of local hotels that provide discounts to the NYU community, however, we encourage you to also use some of the travel and hotel search engines to help you in your hotel search. This list is provided for informational purposes only. While some of these hotels offer discounts for the NYU community, we neither endorse nor seek to promote any particular hotel.

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A guarantor, also called a co-signor, is someone who is willing to guarantee your lease. The guarantor is responsible for all terms of your lease and guaranties not only your share of the rent but the entire lease - if in a share situation. Below are fee based guarantors if you do not have someone in the United States who can co-sign for you.

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More information coming soon...

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We are often asked whether it is better to store belongings over the summer in New York or to mail/drive them home. The answer is, it depends on your individual circumstances:  the distance to home, the amount of material to be moved, whether you prefer to spend money or time, whether your student will need access to belongings over the summer, and other factors.

Lightly-used boxes can often be obtained for free or at low cost from local stores or by searching

The following companies provide discount or special rates for students and usually require proof of enrollment such as a student ID or use of an NYU email address.  

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Need to rent some furniture or other appliances for your new place? Take a look at the resources below to help you make your new apartment your home.