Where to Live

Harlem may be in Manhattan, but for all its recent growth and attention as a cultural destination, it remains an affordable place to live.

You can find brownstone walk-ups and recently renovated condos alike, as well as plenty of students and professionals seeking roommates and sub-letters. Many students live within walking distance to campus, or take one of the several trains that stop nearby.

Rent and Roommates

It’s possible to find studio apartments for $1500 or less, though roommates obviously lessen the cost. Many students find roommates on Craigslist or even on campus, and with a few people sharing the rent, you can expect to contribute $800-$1000 a month.

Getting Around

125th Street is lined with buses and the 2 and 3 trains stop at 125th Street and Lenox Avenue, a bustling stretch of commerce and culture. The A, B, C, and D trains stop at 125th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue. All subway stops are within two avenue blocks of campus.