Housing Quick Links:
Welcome to Northwestern Polytechnic University Housing page! You are about to begin one of the most exciting and challenging experiences of your lifetime. If you are an international student or just moved to the area, you will be in a new environment with new people, decisions, and responsibilities. University Housing can help you through this transition as well as better enable you to take full advantage of all the resources the University has to offer. You have a wonderful opportunity to learn more about yourself, others, and the community around you while living in an NPU home.
Our staff is ready to assist you in making your experience at NPU a rewarding one! Most importantly, we are dedicated to making your life easier by offering the absolute highest level of housing services. Please note that housing availability is on a "first come, first serve" basis. Please apply through your student portal to guarantee your new home in the NPU housing community.
Housing Amenities (Double room with one or more bathrooms):
- Fully Furnished
- Study Area
- Laundry Room
- Window Blinds
- Reading Desks, Chairs
- Dining Table, Chairs
- Private Balcony or Yard
- High-Speed Internet Connection
- Full Kitchen with Stove, Refrigerator, Garbage Disposal, Dishwasher and Microwave
Neighborhood (within walking distance):
- Food Supermarkets: Lion Supermarket, 99 Ranch Market, Marina Food, Safeway
- Pharmacies and Convenience Stores: Walgreens, CVS Pharmacy, 7-11
- Restautants: KFC, Burger King, Taco Bell, McDonalds, Subway, Roundtable Pizza, Denny’s, Starbucks, and many others
- Banks: Bank of America, Wells Fargo Bank, Citibank, Cathay Bank, HBC
- Department Stores: Walmart, Ross
- Postal Services: U.S. Post Office, FedEx, UPS
- Medical Services: Washington Clinic Medical Services
- and much more
Housing in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley is, unfortunately, not a bargain. This area is considered one of the most expensive in the United States and the world. However, with a little bit of research and a lot of luck, you may be able to find a comfortable, safe, and affordable living arrangement that suits your needs. Here are some housing resources which will help you with your off-campus housing search.
CraigsList - A very comprehensive listing of apartments and houses for rent. Rooms are available and listed as well.
Rent.com - Apartment rentals; search by city.
Apartments.com - Apartment rentals: search by number of rooms, city.
Zillow.com - Houses for rent, mobile homes, sales, apartments - large search criteria.
Please note: Because off-campus housing offers are by individuals and companies not affiliated with NPU, the University assumes no responsibility for housing arrangements made through these services. If you need assistance with off-campus housing, please discuss with an NPU housing officer for advice on how lease agreements and housing contracts work in the U.S.