What's New with Cribspot?

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You might have noticed that Cribspot looks different today. We have been hard at work to continue to make the lives of renters easier. And we have few changes! Let me explain...

Michigan State University Monthly Fraternity Spotlight: Delta Chi

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The Michigan State Chapter of Delta Chi was founded on January 5, 1935 and is one of the oldest fraternities on campus. The current house at 101 Woodmere was purchased in 1935 and became the home of Delta Chi, however, it was rented out by Pi Beta Phi Sorority during World War II. In the fall of 1948, the chapter house doubled in size. In 1959, the Delta Chi Fraternity purchased the property next door and construction began in order to expand the house. ...

Michigan State sorority house monthly spotlight: Alpha Xi Delta

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At Cribspot, we interact a lot with students and student organizations. We were recently invited for a sneak peak into the new Alpha Xi Delta house at the Michigan State University. A rare opportunity for outsiders, we are excited to share some exclusive shots of the new house...

You want to have the best start to your college year, whether you are a senior or a freshman! Check out our top tips for a stress free move-in day to have the best welcome week yet...

A Look Into Ann Arbor's Luxury Apartment Scene

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The University of Michigan's International Center estimates monthly rental rates for students living in Ann Arbor to be between $450 - $750 for a studio, $750 - $1000 for a two bedroom apartment, and $850 - $1300 for a three bedroom apartment or condo. With these luxury apartments, however, you can expect at least an additional $200-$300 stacked on top of these averages....

Now that you’re off to college, far beyond the daily comforts of mother’s cooking and father’s 52” tv, you’re going to want to have your answers prepared for when they drive up state and ask what you "need". In their minds you’re their helpless son or daughter struggling to survive off of ramen and beer. So if you don’t want to be handed a carton of eggs, a gallon of milk, and new socks when they leave, you better have a list of things you actually want from your parents ready and on-hand. These are 7 gifts college student actually want from their parents (within reason)....

Planned by the man we know and love from studying American History at least 6 times in school; UVA was designed by Thomas Jefferson and has grown to house more than just the great names of textbooks past. Here you can find the prepster of UVA, kindle in one hand and red solo cup in the other. This fine balance between hard work and hard play is established by the prominent Greek Life on campus and traditions kept alive by the Lawn livers. Still on that waitlist to live on the Lawn? Make moves into the UVA off campus housing world and follow these helpful tips...

As a point of contact at Cribspot, I've had the pleasure (for the most part) of working with thousands of people searching for a house or apartment - from California to New York, two years in advance, a day in advance, and everything in between. From these conversations, certain patterns have emerged in the way people perform their search. Below, I've tried to consolidate the most common search patterns that seem to cause people problems...

Rutgers University is known as one of the top universities for research and is the eighth oldest institution in the United States. This university is almost split 50/50 between men and women, which is pretty unique. What’s also unique is that Rutgers University is split between three cities in New Jersey: Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Rutgers University-Newmark and Rutgers University-Camden. All three universities combined have 32 schools and colleges. Not to mention, the New Brunswick campus has over 40,000 students enrolled with Newark right behind it with 11,000 students. The college town of New Brunswick is known for its delicious eateries and Halloween parties that take place off campus. The college experience is gained if you live at any of the RU off-campus housing locations....

Whether you’re looking for a hipster haven or a high-class abode, Berkeley has a housing niche for everyone. The metropolitan area surrounding Berkeley’s campus is just about as diverse and lively as the student body itself. Though apartments near Berkeley can be a bit expensive, the atmosphere more than pays itself back. Students can find Berkeley off-campus housing scattered all around campus — with some houses closer to the university than others...

University of Tennessee Off-Campus Housing and Sublet Guide

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The University of Tennessee (known to most Tennesseans as “UT” or “UTK”) is the state’s largest university, attracting students from all over the country, and even the world! While living on campus is an integral part of the “Vol” experience, many students choose to explore off-campus housing options upon becoming upper classmen. Some do it to find a quieter place to study, while others are simply looking for a more independent living experience. Either way, knowing where to start is important, especially in a city like Knoxville, where both on and off campus housing is always in high demand...

Welcome to the housing and apartment guide for Ohio State University! Located in Columbus, Ohio’s largest city, the university is home to one of the largest off-campus populations in the U.S. But despite it’s size, the area around Ohio State loses little of its university community...

University of California, Santa Cruz Off-Campus Housing and Sublet Guide

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Santa Cruz, California is located in between the rural parts of the Central Valley and the urban areas of San Jose and San Francisco. This inclusive town provides housing and entertainment for a spectrum of students, including: hippies, protesters, intellects, researchers, beach goers, hikers and a small part of Greek life. Along with a large student population of 17,866 enrollments, Santa Cruz is also home to many families and older residents looking for a stress-free environment. For this reason, most students don’t live in conventional college housing or neighborhoods, but here are some tips on finding cute, odd-ball, suitable places...

James Madison University has everything from outdoor activities to a bumpin’ nightlife, along with a whole lot of school spirit! With over 20,000 students, the surrounding area to James Madison University is full of housing options and resources to make sure you can find the perfect home. To make sure that you have the perfect (well close to perfect if your Econ teacher gives you an A) JMU off-campus housing next year, check out these tips...

Separated into several unique neighborhoods, Pittsburgh carries its weight in giving off a smaller city vibe of community and character. Oakland, located just east of downtown, is one of the more lively and energetic areas. Generally full of a younger population, it is home to the 228-year-old University of Pittsburgh and its students. The university has established its prominence in the neighborhood with its students not far behind. While public transportation allows students the freedom to live throughout the city, the majority of students seeking Pitt off-campus housing look no further than Oakland. Houses for rent in Oakland are in high demand, but an overview of Pitt off-campus housing will give you the tools you need to score a great place...

After spending two or three years living in Brown housing, many students find themselves completely oblivious to the unique, historic houses for rent in Providence. Though living in apartments near Brown typically means longer walks to campus (which can feel like light-years in the Providence winters), it also offers a feeling of liberation that dorms can’t compete with. There are tons of houses and apartments sprinkled all around campus — and some pricier ones within the heart of College Hill. Either way, it’s beneficial to start thinking and acting on off-campus housing earlier, as the most desirable shacks get scooped up relatively early in the school year...

University of Michigan Off-Campus Housing and Sublet Guide

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Home to one of the largest public universities in the country and kept close to the heart’s of over 545,000 living alumni worldwide, Ann Arbor truly is a home away from home. With its quirky character created by a population of young families and local artists, this city stays true to its consistent ranking as one of the best college towns in America....

University of Oregon Off-Campus Housing and Sublet Guide

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University of Oregon is home to roughly 25,000 students, who hail from just about every state in the U.S, and a fair number of other countries to boot. Generations of students come to live in Tracktown USA and experience the great athletics of University of Oregon (as well as the great academics of course)....

Some may call Lubbock a college town, others refer to it as just an extension of campus. Whichever one you go with, the city is almost always flooded with TTU students. With more than 31,000 students, Texas Tech University prides itself in its laid back approach to living and nobel attitude towards learning. Whether you’re coming in as a Freshman or starting the year as a Junior, it’s best to find the perfect TTU off campus housing for next year so you can continue that long running tradition of chill...

Students and residence alike come to Clifton for the perfect balance of campus, city, and suburban life. During the day, you can find the University of Cincinnati as lively as any other campus where students are hustling to and from class, but at night, they retreat back to their homes to rekindle parties left unfinished from nights past. Make sure that you too have somewhere to retreat back to, and check out these tips for UC off campus housing...