Where to Find Affordable Student Housing in Philadelphia

by Oliver Stallwood  |  Published May 23, 2024

From the Fresh Prince to the Philly steak sandwich – there are loads of reasons to love Philadelphia. It’s a great place to be a student too. 

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Unlike the Fresh Prince, you might not be from Philadelphia, born and raised – you may just be going there to study. If this is the case then you’ll need some decent accommodation in the Pennsylvania city. ‘Philly’, as it’s often referred to, is a great place to be a student, with the vibe of a big city mixed with a community feel – wherever you’ll end up staying in Philadelphia will likely end up feeling like home pretty quickly. Here is where to find affordable student apartments in Philadelphia. 

Broadridge Philly

Broadridge Philly is a bright and airy student accommodation close to Thomas Jefferson University and Temple University. There are a range of all-inclusive co-living suites, including private studios, two-bed, one-bath apartments, all the way up to three-bed, two-bath places. Broadridge is situated in Fairmount Ave, one of Philadelphia’s most vibrant neighbourhoods. From $894 a month. 

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The Mason

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The Mason is comfortable student living that doesn’t feel spartan – these feel like proper grown-up apartments. The location is top notch, near a number of prestigious universities, like the University of Pennsylvania, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and Drexel University. There are good shared amenities too, including a gym, lounge and fitness centre. From $999 a month.

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Yugo Philadelphia Carriage House

This student accommodation is well located, just a short walk from the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. The neighbourhoods of Powelton and Mantua are on the doorstep, meaning access to great food and a buzzing community. There is a gym, bike storage and laundry facilities onsite, as well as the peace of mind of a 24hr security patrol. From $729 a month.

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Standard at Philadelphia

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The apartments at Standard definitely have a premium, upmarket feel to them – a far cry from the tumbledown student housing of old. They are located near Drexel University and UPenn and have a vast array of amenities – who doesn’t need a dog wash station for starters? There is also an academic lounge, private study rooms, computer lab, fitness centre and even a sauna. From $1,059 a month.

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University Apartment

University Apartment is a modern, vibrant accommodation option with apartments that are thoughtfully designed. It is also, as the name suggests, right in the university district. There is also a great deal to be had for anyone who wants to stay for longer – University Apartments offers two month’s free rent on 10 to 12 month leases. From $800 a month.

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