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Many students, especially graduate students, choose to live off campus. The rent may be lower than on campus, but be aware of additional costs (utilities, fees, furniture rental, etc.) that vary greatly from place to place. A very important consideration is access to a bus line. Be sure to check the Rochester public bus map and only rent an apartment that is served by a bus line. The only off-campus apartments that are within walking distance of RIT are The Province and Park Point. You will need access to the #68 or #24 buses if you choose to live anywhere else. RIT's ACE (Association for Commuter Engagement) assists students who are commuting to RIT from off-campus residences. Their services will be available to you once you arrive.
If you are considering living off-campus, please keep the following in mind: