Located in what the rankings call “The Best College Town in Texas,” UNT prides itself in being surrounding by an eclectic population of music makers and southern charm. With a range of music festivals, like 35 Denton and the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival, students can explore their artsy side out of class. And what’s the easiest way to really submerge yourself in it all? Off-campus housing! Below you’ll find the tips you need in your search for UNT off-campus housing...

Top 5 Tips for Sublet Posting: Pricing and Timing

at University of Michigan

Congrats! You’ve made it past level 1 of the off-campus housing process: finally finding a place for the year to call home and making it official with some pen and paper. Odds are you got stuck with a 12-month lease, but odds also are you aren’t sticking around for the summer. You might be wondering: “But why am I still paying rent if I’m not even going to be living there?...

Situated between three major cities―Chicago, Indianapolis and St. Louis―Urbana and Champaign combine to make one giant college town for the students of U of I. With the largest Greek system in the world, the University of Illinois is nothing short of noise complaints. And yet, a symphony of moos can be heard not far from campus. Almost equal in population to its cows are its students, sizing in at a whopping 45,000 grads and undergrads. With all these people means less and less off-campus housing. Follow these helpful tips to make sure that you don’t get left with a place where the moos are plentiful and parties few...

Already the largest city in West Virginia, Morgantown holds roughy 30,000 residents who have learned to make way for their seasonal visitors who dare to make the city theirs. The students at the University of West Virginia travel far from all over, there to throw a party all school year round. So to keep that long-running tradition of double fisting and keg stands, here are some tips on making sure you find the perfect spot for all your party plans...

With more than 110,00 people, Columbia is the largest city in the state of South Carolina. Yet despite its size (or at least relative size), the hometown of University of South Carolina still feels very much like a college town. Located in the center of it all, USC’s campus and all its students liven the town both with their passion for learning and for night life. With a wide range of neighborhoods―some a bit more accustomed to the party stamina of an undergrad and others more acquainted to the relaxed vibe of a grad student―you’re sure to find a great fit and a place to call home...

Welcome to East Lansing, home of Michigan State University. The city isn’t enormous, with just under 50,000 residents, but you’d never know it wandering down Grand River Ave on a Friday night. A lively student population and nearby state capital means great events and fun activities are never lacking. However it also means that housing can be competitive and go quickly...

Indiana University Off Campus Housing Guide

at Indiana University

Bloomington is the quintessential college town. The university's students constitute roughly half of the total population, and its payroll supports over twice as many people as the next largest employer. IU is fully integrated into the surrounding community, and the same goes for its students when it comes to off-campus housing. In many parts of town, you're likely to find undergraduates, graduate students, and permanent residents all occupying the same block. Having said that, some parts of town appeal to certain demographics more than others...

A iconic college town, Iowa City is has the small town charm of city with just over 70,000 people, and the large city atmosphere of thousands of party-ready students. Houses are common, and large high rises are still less frequent than other similar sized cities in the Midwest (though more are going up). Overall, a safe, fun, and generally energetic campus community....

When looking for a place to spend the next chapter of your college career, there are some really important things to consider. Just like any other person looking for housing, we filter our searches down to things like price, how many bedrooms we need, how many bathrooms, location, and general quality of the building. But we're in college, not looking to start a family. We're not picky about having granite kitchen tops, oak wood floors, or child-safe furniture. Our preferences are a bit different, and we should acknowledge and accept that. So with that being said, here are 11 things most college students should but don't think about when looking for off-campus housing...

Introducing Crib-Spots!

at Indiana University

Here at Cribspot, we’re people. Extremely intelligent people (or at least that’s what our moms’ tell us) - but ordinary go-to-the-gym, spill-on-ourselves-while-we-eat, use-incorrect-grammar people nonetheless. And as people, we understand that a housing search isn’t just about criteria like beds and baths, or whether a property falls in the right price range. Now we know these things are important, but they’re not everything. Us people also want to know things like what the noise level will be like on a game day, or how safe we’ll feel letting the dog out at night....

Andy had it all when he signed a 20+ year lease for his quaint off-campus home - a rustic studio on the third floor of Shawshank Prison. Which is why most viewers were confused when he decided to drunkenly dig a 3 ft hole in the wall leading out into a half-mile of sewage pipes. Andy Dufresne may not be guilty of killing his wife, but he's definitely guilty of incurring damages to his apartment well over the maximum security deposit of 2X 1 month's rent allowed by the State of Maine...

Welcome to the New Blog!

at Indiana University

If you’re reading this then it’s all over.. the old Cribspot blog is dead. But don’t be sad, there’s good news! Out of the ashes of convoluted design and mismatched colors comes a new, simple, elegant place for your housing content. We call it the Cribspot Blog 2.0 (or if you are on friendly terms, just CB2)....

Landlord Problems: Part 1

at University of Michigan

You and your friends have finally found that perfect college house—the one that fits your budget, your dog, and your entire sports apparel collection. (No? If you’re still looking, you’ll want to head over to Cribspot ASAP.) You’re set for another great semester, right? Not so fast. While most landlords aren’t the villains they are so often portrayed as, there’s still plenty that can go wrong in this relationship...

Sometimes hundreds of dots on the USC map is just a little overwhelming (and our availability isn't always perfect). If you prefer a more do-it-yourself approach, we're releasing a consolidated list of the 70 Columbia landlords and apartments we have on the site. We've added a few sentence description to give some context. May you get much enjoyment from it. And if you have any feedback or corrections, please let us know...

Below is a complete list of Urbana-Champaign apartments and management companies (or at least almost all those with websites). In light of recent struggles to maintain availability, we are releasing this for public use. May you get much enjoyment from it. If you have any feedback or corrections, please let us know....

Let’s be honest: finding a subletter is a horrible chore. You don’t have the time to post on housing boards every 24 hours to keep your listing at the top. You don’t have the energy to vet every potential Craigslist scammer who messages you about your place. And you don’t have the disposable income to burn on paid classifieds—much less to keep eating the bills the whole time you’re away...

Cribspot: New Look, New Features, New Markets

at Indiana University

I was sitting shotgun as we wound our way up and down the streets of campus, phone in hand, ready to make the call the moment I saw a sign. I glanced back at my roommate, whose head was hanging out of the rear window in hopes that the breeze would kickstart the detox process—or, at the very least, that he’d spew outside the car if last night’s Vegas bombs made an encore appearance. Looking at his flushed, unshaven, miserable face, I couldn’t help but think: this is no way for college students to search for housing...

You and your friends have finally found that perfect college house—the one that fits your budget, your dog, and your entire sports apparel collection. (No? If you’re still looking, you’ll want to head over to Cribspot ASAP.) You’re set for another great semester, right? Not so fast. While most landlords aren’t the villains they are so often portrayed as, there’s still plenty that can go wrong in this relationship...

13 Steps of the College Housing Search

at University of Michigan

Depending on what school you attend, it might be that time of the year again… housing time. Thousands of college kids aimlessly wander up and down streets and scour the depths of the internet to try to find that perfect – or any – house. At many schools, the competition is fierce and many students are left in despair as all places are snatched up. For future searches, Cribspot has you covered. For the past, however, the list below may accurately summarize those feelings...

10 Iconic Big Ten College Houses

at Penn State University

For the first time in your life, college allows you to live however you want, wherever you want, with whoever you want. Whether you choose to rent a rundown mansion with 20 fraternity brothers or a luxury apartment with your best friend, this is finally a space you can make your own...