Graduate School of Engineering Support Center

Where can I find a place to live in Boston?

Last Updated: Jan 18, 2019 08:21AM EST

On-campus (and Northeastern-managed) housing for graduate students tends to be limited, but Housing & Residential Life does usually offer a limited number of graduate housing units each academic year.

Northeastern's Off-Campus Student Services provides online resources to find a place to live in the Boston area (off-campus).


Rent will almost certainly be your single largest non-educational expense when living in Boston. Many students live with roommates and choose to use the T (subway) to get to/from Northeastern.


Boston Rent (average monthly rent for all apartments by neighborhood)

* Allston - $1,728

* Back Bay - $2,249

* Beacon Hill - $1,854

* Brighton - $1,678

* Charlestown - $2,389

* Dorchester - $1,519

* Fenway - $1,630

* Longwood - $2,139

* Mission Hill - $1,936

* North End - $2,363

* Roxbury - $1,553

* South Boston - $1,550

* South End - $2,117

* West End - $2,413

* West Roxbury - $1,572


Jeff Kaufman, a Google programmer who works in Cambridge (just across the Charles River from Boston), recently put together a map of monthly rent (per bedroom) in the Boston area that is also a helpful resource.

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