MIT Survival Guide to Renting Off Campus

Tips and in-depth information to help you find the right apartment off campus.

Your search—what to expect

Know what to expect as you begin your search of the off-campus rental market.

Off-campus housing options

Get a preview of the kinds of housing you’ll find in the Cambridge/Boston area.

Communities in the Cambridge/Boston area

Read about and compare the communities surrounding MIT with detailed descriptions and a Community Comparison Chart.

Leases—what you need to know

Review your legal rights and responsibilities as a tenant.

Safety & security

Pick up a few tips for staying safe in an urban environment.

Getting around town

Find out how to get to and from campus efficiently and economically.