It is best to come as early as possible before school begins to look for housing. Shared housing runs between $400-600 a month. One bedroom apartments in the University District rent for around $650 and up. Two bedroom apartments start at about $800 a month and houses at about $1200. Some of the areas convenient to the University by bike or bus include: University District, Ravenna, Wallingford, Green Lake, Fremont, Montlake, Eastlake, Sand Point, and Wedgwood.
The University’s Housing Office, in the basement of the Student Union Building (HUB), carries listings of apartments, houses and rooms for rent. Campus bulletin boards are particularly good for finding shared housing and can be found on the main floors of the HUB and South Campus Center, and on the second floor of Health Sciences. Newspapers (The Seattle Times, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Seattle Weekly, UW Daily, and local neighborhood papers (usually free in drug and grocery stores) all carry listings. New ads for housing come out in Sunday’s Seattle Times/PI. They are available online at: http://marketplace.nwsource.com/rentals/ on Thursday night and at newsstands on Saturday morning. Most landlords count on starting to show newly advertised rental properties on Saturday. Another resource on the web is ASUW Off-Campus Housing Affairs which lists off-campus housing for students; the listings require a current UW Net ID, which you can get online once you’ve paid your enrollment deposit and have received a student number.
If you want to live on campus, check the student housing website for descriptions and eligibility requirements. The Housing Office (Phone: 206-543-4059) should automatically send you information on housing. Fully furnished apartments are available at Stevens Court Additions and Nordheim Court; spaces are limited and early application is advised.Tue, 11/02/2010 - 2:04pm — Visitor