Hello, im glad I found this post since American is my top choice so far. I know this post is old but I have a few questions about American…
How much should I expect to pay for housing off campus whit a roommate?
Does the school assist in people finding roommates or am I on my own?
Is it better/cheaper to live on or off campus?
Is there an accepted students day?
Thank you very much for making this thread.
*It's all a matter of your priority. I know people that pay anywhere from $750-$1350/mo. Just depends on your budget and where you want to live. Furthermore, you can expect to pay less rent with more room-mates.
*As far as the DC market is concerned, rentals move quickly. You should start looking no sooner than 5-6 weeks before you plan to move. Trust me, I know that seems to put a squeeze on things; but people will not even consider you if you're looking for something 2 months in advance. Therefore, in June (I believe), the school will hold a "Housing Conference." This is a good way to meet people - and the school will have administrators there to help you search out areas.
*Another thing the school does for you, is an admitted student's blog. It'll be set up by somebody in admissions, and you'll have access to it - along with other admitted students. It has message boards; and more specifically, a board for those seeking a room-mate.
*Yes, there is an admitted students day. If IIRC, there were a couple events for admitted students...
*On campus housing is limited for graduate students. To be fair, I don't think they offer any to law students (though, I'm not 100% sure). So I wouldn't really consider living on campus.