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Over 1.5 million student rooms across the US, UK, Ireland, & Australia
The world's largest student housing provider
Trusted by students in 177+ countries
24x7 personalised support, Lowest price guaranteed, No booking fee, Free cancellation
Student-certified: on Trustpilot

The world's largest student housing provider

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About student housing in Philadelphia

Book one of 4500+ student housing in Philadelphia at US$729. Offers up to US$100 with Unilodgers, the world's largest student housing provider. No booking fee. Free cancellation. With some of the most beautiful museums, monuments, and some of the best universities, Philadelphia is easily one of the best cities to live in for students. At Unilodgers, you’ll find tons of options of student apartments in Philadelphia that include ensuites, studios, and shared rooms. Our off campus housing in Philadelphia includes shared spaces for you to meet new people like kitchens, clubhouses, outdoor courtyards, etc. If you’re looking for short term accommodation in Philadelphia, we also have some great student housing in Philadelphia PA for short term stays! Here are all the types of student apartments you’ll find on Unilodgers:

  • Shared rooms: Students share a bathroom, kitchen, and common space
  • Private rooms: Offer a personal study space and shared common kitchen and living room
  • Studio flats: Offer complete privacy with a sleeping area, study space, bathroom, and kitchen
  • Entire apartments: Offer a bedroom, study space, ensuite bathroom, and wardrobe.

About Philadelphia

Philadelphia is well known for its rich war history, museums and magnificent monuments. The city houses some of the most famous war history museums in the country. If you’re looking to explore the museums here, you must visit Philadelphia Museum of Art and Independence National Historical. A historic tour of this city will be incomplete without a visit to Liberty Bell- the historic symbol of American freedom, the Eastern State Penitentiary- a historic prison with tours and exhibits and the Independence Hall- where the constitution was signed. If you;re looking to do something more, you must visit the Philadelphia Zoo and the Reading Terminal Market where you will find some amazing local food and art. Whatever you decide to do, this welcoming city will always greet you with warmth and will have so much for you to explore!

Travelling In Philadelphia

Travelling in Philadelphia is a walk in the park thanks to the local bus and subway services. These buses and trains will take you around all corners of the city with great ease. Our apartments near University of Pennsylvania  are also situated very close to bus and train stops from where you can hop on a bus or train and reach your university in just a few minutes. So no more running to the morning lectures and getting late, aye?

Student Living Philadelphia

Our Drexel off campus housing are well equipped with all the amenities and facilities students need. Want a midnight snack? Head over to the vending machine in your accommodation. Looking to do something fun over the weekend? Head over to the games room with your friends. Want to attain those fitness goals? There’s a world-class gym in your very own accommodation! Need to catch up with the gang? See them at the outdoor courtyard or lounge. The best part- most of our apartments near Temple University include bills and WiFi in the rent. So that’s one less thing to worry about every month!

So what are you waiting for? A luxurious student life awaits you at our student housing in Philadelphia! Book your room now.

Ready to book your student housing in Philadelphia? Here’s why booking with Unilodgers is the smart way to do it.

  • No ifs, no bots: Our Personal Student Advisors are real people, available 24x7 to guide you through anything
  • Save for a rainy day: With ‘lowest price promise’ and the best deals on every property, we master the art of bargaining.
  • Easy to look, easy to book: Our simple online interface takes all the fuss out of finding and booking your student housing.
  • No secrets. We promise: You pay the rent, and nothing but the rent - we don't do commissions, booking fees, or hidden charges.
  • There’s one for everyone: In pants and in student housing, "one size fits all" never works. We offer you a variety of options such as choosing an entire place, a shared apartment, or a private room - whatever suits your needs.
  • We ? students: We ensure that all properties listed with us are comfortable, welcoming, and suitable for a student’s lifestyle

Living in Philadelphia as a Student

Welcome to sweet Philadelphia, aka Philly, a city with a super-rich history. The city had a major influence on the American Revolution and is home to the Liberty Bell, the Declaration of Independence, and America’s very first zoo. Are you on the lookout for student housing Philadelphia? Unilodgers has got you covered with the absolute best ones in the city.

Philadelphia is America’s First World Heritage City. There are plenty of things to do here. Say hello to great mornings with a cup of piping hot coffee at One Shot Cafe or Chapterhouse Cafe & Gallery, gobble up on some yummy food at Zahav or Vernick Food & Drink, and dance the night away at Pulse Night Club & Bar or the Voyeur Nightclub. And for some extra fun during the weekends, you can check out happening places like Johnny Brenda’s, The Met Philadelphia, Pizza Brain, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Student Life in Philadelphia

Edgar Allan Poe lived in Philadelphia for six years, and during that time he wrote some of his most mystifying and well-known works, including “The Tell-Tale Heart” and many others. Visit the Edgar Allan Poe house for a guaranteed day of fun! Bonus: It has free admission!

The Institute of Contemporary Art was created in 1963 to expose students to what was “new and happening,” and it still continues to do just that through its engaging art that “speaks to urgent issues facing our community and our country,” according to the Institute’s Director. It is a must-visit for art lovers! 

Open from May to September each year, SummerFest has Philly’s only outdoor roller skating rink + mini-golf, arcade games, rides, and concession stands with some of the city’s best food and drinks!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the average rent for student accommodation in Philadelphia PA?


On average, student homes in Philadelphia PA rent for about US$800 per month. With Unilodgers, you can find options starting at just US$500 per month.

How to find apartments in Philadelphia PA?


To find student homes that have everything you want and fit your budget, you can use Unilodgers’ search filters. You can choose the type of apartment, the location, as well as the maximum rent.

What is the best area to live in Philadelphia PA?


Philadelphia PA has many elegant, contemporary neighbourhoods that are close to its many college campuses, as well as fun to live in. Students especially like Center City West, North Philadelphia and University City where you can find a variety of comfortable and affordable student housing options.

What are the different types of student accommodations available in Philadelphia PA?


Houses for rent in Philadelphia PA offer a wide range of options. You can choose shared or private rooms where you will share common spaces such as kitchens, bathrooms, and living rooms. Alternatively, if you prefer more privacy, you can opt for a studio flat. You can also find many apartments in Philadelphia PA that you can share with friends.

Does Unilodgers have short-term stays in Philadelphia PA?


Yes, some of the student accommodations for rent Philadelphia PA  on Unilodgers do offer short-term stays. You can filter these accommodations using the Tenancy Duration filter and find what you’re looking for.

Does Unilodgers have any offers on accommodation in Philadelphia PA?


Yes, we have a lot of great value deals and bonus add-ons available with our student homes in Philadelphia PA. For details, you can visit the property page and look at the offers listed.

What’s the best mode of transportation in Philadelphia PA?


Getting around the city and surrounding areas is easy once you find your best student accommodation in Philadelphia PA thanks to the convenient public transport system that provides transport that is budget-friendly and easy to navigate. 

What anti-COVID measures are in place at student accommodations in Philadelphia PA?


Many of our Philadelphia PA properties are covered under Unilodgers’ Pandemic Shield, which protects you from any COVID-related uncertainties. The features of Pandemic Shield include deep cleaning, social distancing markers, temperature checks, staff PPE kits, and more. For accurate details on what Pandemic Shield facilities are offered at a particular property, you can refer to the property page. Alternatively, you can use the Pandemic Shield filter options or shortlist properties that offer the facilities you are looking for.

Do these accommodations provide WiFi to all residents?


Many of our homes for rent in Philadelphia offer WiFi at no extra cost or include it in the rent. For details, you can check the property pages.

Are these accommodations secure?


Our properties ensure your security with features like CCTV and secure door entry. Many of them also have on-site staff to keep you safe. You can find specific details about security features on individual property pages.

What all is included in the rent?


Many Philadelphia PA accommodations include utilities such as electricity, water, and gas in the rent, while some also offer WiFi and insurance at no extra cost. However, for specific rent inclusions, please refer to the property pages.