The campus is located just north of Philadelphia's city limits. Apartment and house rental costs vary depending on the area in which you hope to rent. Admitted and enrolled students can request a password to view discounted rental accommodations posted by independent landlords in our online housing center. You can also explore some other area apartment complexes often used by students in this article.
The first thing you should know about looking for places to live near the Seminary is that rental prices vary greatly, even within a few miles of the Seminary. For example, there are sections of the city of Philadelphia where rents are hundreds of dollars less than rents are for a similar place just a mile or two down the street.
Plus, if you have school age children, you must be even more careful finding a place to live. In fact, you should begin your search for housing by finding the school district or school that you want your children to attend, and then start looking for the house or apartment you want.
For a general frame of reference, if you are a diligent shopper and your funds for housing are limited, you may find a small apartment that rents for as little $750/month. However, the normal range for a 1 or 2 bedroom apartment is closer to $1000 or more a month.
You must also be aware that utilities, especially heat in the winter, can increase your monthly housing costs a great deal. Be sure you ask your landlord for an estimate of your utility costs if you were to lease the apartment or house.
The most economical housing is to rent a room or share a room in a house or apartment. This is a common arrangement for our single students, and rents in these situations are often between $300 and $500/month, utilities included.
It is very important for incoming students to set aside enough time to find the room, apartment or house that is right for you. We recommend that you begin your search as early as possible. In addition, we strongly discourage you from signing any lease or sending money to a landlord before you have visited the apartment or house and confirmed that it is the housing you want in a community where you want to live.
Rather than look for an apartment or house by themselves, some students prefer to work with a realtor and ask for provisional assistance finding housing. If you would like to work with a realtor, below is a list of several with whom we have successfully worked before.
Joanna Bellinger Linda Ross
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. Quinn & Wilson Realtors
1108 B. N. Bethlehem Pike 1492 Old York Road
Lower Gwynedd, PA 19002 Abington, PA 19001
Office: (215) 591-5614 Office: (215) 885-7600
Cell: (267) 679-7773 Cell: (215) 870-9697
Katharine Dirksen Keith Humphreys
Quinn & Wilson Realtors Keller Williams Realty
1494 Old York Road 910 Harvest Drive, Suite 100
Abington, PA 19001 Blue Bell, PA 19422
Office: (215) 885-7600 Office: (215) 646-2498
Cell: (267) 250-9629 Cell: (215) 802-9732