Monthly Archives: October 2016

Iowa Off-Campus Housing: 10 Top Rated Iowa City Landlords
Many logos. Many hats. (Flickr)

Many logos. Many hats. (Flickr)

A college student finding off-campus housing is a big deal. Finding an an apartment or house in a city that’s consistently rated as one of the best college towns in America? Well, that’s an even bigger deal. For students looking to move off campus with their friends for the first time, or returning students looking for that next new spot to create memories, Rent College Pads has you covered.

We’ve compiled a list of rental services in the Iowa City area, and sorted them using their reviews on Google to help make your decision a little easier. Here are the landlords you might want to consider when you’re looking for a Iowa City apartment near Iowa: Continue reading

Four Things IUP Seniors Remember That Freshmen Wouldn’t Understand
The Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania. (Flickr)

It’s October at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The anxiety of midterms and an impending faculty strike linger in the air like the autumn leaves. For those of us who first arrived on campus in the fall of 2013, this is likely the last time we’ll see the leaves in the Oak Grove change from green to shades of yellow and orange as an undergrad. The Class of 2017 still has plenty of time to make their senior year memorable, but for now, let’s look back on some of the things we Seniors remember that our fellow Freshmen will never fully understand.

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Philadelphia Street Is The Best Place To Party At IUP
Philadelphia Street in Indiana, PA

Philadelphia Street in Indiana, PA (Flickr)

For a lot of students, parties are a flagship of the college experience. At the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, no street embodies the college experience as well as Philadelphia Street. It’s not just a hot spot for students looking to live in apartments in Indiana off-campus. On any given night, students at IUP line the sidewalks and pack the bars as they prepare for a night out on the town.

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Broadway Street Is The Best Place To Party At CMU
The intersection of Main and Broadway, Downtown Mt Pleasant.

The intersection of Main and Broadway, Downtown Mt Pleasant. (Flickr)

The age-old adage that your years in college should be some of the best of your life has long been propagated through pop culture references, and you know what? It’s one hundred percent true. Only in college will you be surrounded by thousands of people your own age, who are dealing with the same things and going through many of the same experiences as you are. One of those important experiences? Treating yourself to a weekend night out on the most bustling street near campus. At Central Michigan University, this street is none other than Broadway.

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Kirkwood Ave Is The Best Place To Party At IU-Bloominton
Kirkwood Avenue in Bloomington, IN.

Kirkwood Avenue in Bloomington, IN. (Flickr)

Bloomington, Indiana is known for a handful things. The city has been named a designated Tree City for its many forestry programs, which is great if you like trees. For all the cinephiles out there, the Academy Award-winning film Breaking Away was filmed in Bloomington and features the annual IU bike race. Lastly—and arguably most importantly—Bloomington is the birthplace of Indiana University and a thriving B1G Ten party scene; a party scene that revolves around one street in particular.

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Purdue Off-Campus Housing: Ten Top Rated West Lafayette Landlords

Your average college student has a lot of stuff to worry about. Should they bite the bullet and take that 8 am class to have a free Friday? Can they balance a social life, work, and sleep and do well in school? Will my debit card be approved after I buy this 12-pack of Ramen noodles? The worries and wares are there for the college student, so Rent College Pads is here to take the worry out of the most important struggle, finding a place to live near Purdue University. Continue reading