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Hi everyone!

Does anyone here know what the preferred housing options are for the students in the PA program? Is it more convenient/affordable for the students to live in the dorms on campus or do most of the students commute from elsewhere in Manhattan/another boro for the entirety of the program? Thanks in advance!

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Most students don’t live in student housing. The housing provided as of now is on Roosevelt island and costs about 1400-1600/mo. Most students find an apartment in the upper east side of manhattan or midtown east (which is closer to the program) for 1100-1400/mo per person (usually sharing with one or two other people). Some people commute from Queens and Brooklyn. You can allot how much a month you pay for rent into your loan money if you opt to take out loans. 

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On 4/15/2018 at 0:25 PM, KM2019 said:

Most students don’t live in student housing. The housing provided as of now is on Roosevelt island and costs about 1400-1600/mo. Most students find an apartment in the upper east side of manhattan or midtown east (which is closer to the program) for 1100-1400/mo per person (usually sharing with one or two other people). Some people commute from Queens and Brooklyn. You can allot how much a month you pay for rent into your loan money if you opt to take out loans. 

This is very helpful, thank you! Do you know if the students typically live with other students?

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I currently live in northern NJ in Wayne. I recently got married and my wife and I are trying to decide it if would be more beneficial to stay here or try to find a place in manhattan. Does anyone have suggestions?

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It’s definitely difficult to commute from NJ, I did it for about a month and then moved to Manhattan... so for didactic year I would say it’s possible (but very difficult), for clinical year it’s impossible if you’re only using public transportation (most surgery rotations require you be there at 5 or 5:30am, in whatever borough the hospital is in) since I’m pretty sure there aren’t any trains earlier than like 4:30 leaving jersey this wouldn’t get you there in time. 

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Would anyone suggest living in Staten Island? My cousins have a home and it would be free but I am just unsure how that commute will be each day, but also torn between paying for an apartment just to sleep in

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