Top Tips for Finding a Student Apartment

You’re at the exciting point in your life when you’re starting to look for an off-campus student apartment. And maybe, you’re feeling like the search for the perfect apartment is daunting.

You may be in a new city, with new people and you’re under pressure to decide who you want to live with and where. If it has you feeling a little stressed – there’s no need to worry! Here are our top tips for making your student apartment hunt easy.

Why you might want a student apartment

There are many reasons you might want a student apartment.

Maybe you want your own space, but you’re not looking to live on campus. Student rentals offer flexible off-campus living close to your university or college.

If you’re an international student looking for a new place to live, an off-campus apartment can help you get used to the neighbourhood and make friends.

And of course, many are drawn to student apartments for the sake of privacy. Dorms are great for meeting new people, but lack privacy. With student rentals, you have more privacy and quiet time to yourself. Plus, you rent in a building full of other students, so you don’t miss out on the social aspect.

What should I look for in a student apartment?

If you’re trying to choose the perfect student residences, here’s what you should consider:

  • Are the student residences close to convenient amenities?
  • How close are the apartments to my university/college?
  • Are the rents reasonable?
  • How long is the lease?


You’ll want to see how close the apartment is to your university or college. After all, the goal of a student rental is to make going to school easier! Suite Times Student Residences is conveniently located near Laurentian University, Cambrian College, and College Boreal. You also want to be sure they’re located close to conveniences like public transportation, shopping, groceries and gyms.


Amenities are not to be overlooked. At Suite Times Student Residences, we offer on-site laundry, furnished patios on each floor, optional parking, mail service, 24/7pizza vending machines, as well as responsive property management and maintenance.


Take into consideration your budget and find out what’s included. It’s always a good idea to budget a little extra for unexpected bills, food, laundry and gas (if you drive). Then, you’ll be able to select a student suite that meets your needs and budget!

Be sure to book early.

Book as early as you can. Student rentals can go quickly, so you’ll want to plan ahead. If you’re wanting a place for September, Spring/Summer is a great time to start looking. Suite Times starts accepting student residences applications for our Sudbury student apartments as soon as Spring.

Find off-campus student rentals in Sudbury

Looking for a quality student apartment in Sudbury? We’ve got your back! Contact us to booking a viewing, we can’t wait to help you find your new apartment!