Roommate Matching Service FAQs
Roommate Matching FAQs
When it comes to finding off-campus college housing near Philadelphia's University City neighborhood, who you live with plays as big of a role as where you live. At UCity Flats, we offer furnished apartments with four private bedrooms and hassle-free individual leases, perfect for undergraduate and graduate students. To help you find the right people to live with, we provide roommate-matching services!
How Does Roommate Matching Work?
Roommate-matching is a free service from UCity Flats that takes the work and uncertainty out of finding roommates for off-campus student apartments in Philadelphia. We provide a short questionnaire that asks about lifestyle preferences, finds other students who gave similar answers, and pairs compatible matches — it’s as simple as that.
How Much Does The "Find a Roommate" Service Cost?
For-profit roommate-matching services are available online, but UCity Flats, and our sister community, The Legacy at Powelton Village, offer the service at no cost to our residents. We do this for a few reasons. First, roommates who get along are more likely to be content and successful during college. Second, incoming first-year students, transfer students, and others who may not know many people in Philadelphia can use the service to make friends. Third, since we rent by-the-room, we can more easily find the right spaces for individuals if we know their preferences upfront.
What if I Have Roommates Picked Out?
If you already know the people you’d like to live with, that’s great. Each person in the group merely needs to submit an application for the same apartment. It’s also helpful to inform us in advance that you’d like to room together. That said, if your group doesn’t have enough people to occupy all the rooms, roommate-matching can help ensure whoever is added to your clique is a good fit.
How Do I Participate?
To start, let us know that you’d like to use roommate-matching when you fill out an application. We’ll make sure to provide you with a questionnaire — either from our leasing office or by email — to fill out and return to us. As soon as we have the questionnaire results, we’ll let you know who your new roommates are, so you can all begin communicating with other renters and plan a move-in date.