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All programs at the New York Campus are non-residency. As such the Institute does not arrange housing on behalf of students.

In New York City, students can find an apartment or room for long-term or short-term lease. In some cases, it is possible to find fully furnished apartments or rooms that can include linens, kitchenware, etc. However, most apartments will come unfurnished.

Some apartments will include utilities (heat, cooking gas, electric, phone, TV, internet) and some will not include utilities. If these items are not included in the monthly rent, you will have to set up these services with local companies and pay for them, in addition to your apartment rent, every month.

There may also be fees that you must pay before you are able to sign a rental agreement. For a breakdown please see the list of Application Fees & Deposits, as outlined by the website

As with most large cities rent prices are extremely variable depending on the area and amenities.

When searching for accommodation we recommend students consult housing guides, neighborhood guides or rental agencies so that you find a space that fits your needs. Any legitimate rental prospect will never ask you to wire money, accept or send cashier’s checks and/or money orders, or give out financial information (bank account number, social security number, eBay/PayPal info, etc.). Avoid correspondence with anyone who asks this of you.

Although we do not provide off-campus housing or legal advice, we have compiled a list of resources for you to consider as you embark on your housing search. Links included in this section are not endorsed or recommended by Sotheby’s Institute of Art.

Finding a Roommate:

My Space NYC 
My Sober Roommate 
Room Zoom 
Spare Room
Speed Roommating

Frequently Used Websites

Campus Cribz
Furnished Quarters
Home Away
Lease Break
Live in NYC
My Grad Pad
Naked Apartments
No Fee Rentals
NY Habitat
Pad Mapper
Rent Direct
Sabbatical Homes
Street Easy
Student Housing
The Sublet

Student Residencies

Student Housing Associates
International House

NY Neighborhood Profiles

Big Apple Greeter 
NY Mag

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