Where is the best place to live in DC in relation to Howard? I know the the cost of living there is very high. What is the best/cheapest option in terms of living arrangements? Are there any apartments that you know of that are under $1000 a month?
I have family out there and what they told me is that DC is going to be really expensive. I will probably be in Silver Springs or Greenbelt which are both in MD but each about 10-15 minutes away from DC. I'm not sure if you are familiar with the campus, but there's a McDonalds not too far, which is on Georgia Avenue (if I remember clearly). I was told that that street also goes into Silver Springs so from there Howard is a straight shot. I still have to go out there and do my research but that's what I've been told. I've heard that a lot of students live outside of DC because its cheaper. I left my interview packet @ my cousin's house when I was out there, but I think I saw a couple of complexes that had relatively decent prices on there.
i would check with admissions and see if they can put you in touch with some current students. living in DC is not cheap; i have lived in most northeastern cities and is far more expensive here than anywhere but NYC. Your best bang for the buck would be up along the green line. There is a copious amounts of new housing stock in Fort Totten (not a great area) and College Park offers a ton of options for students because UofM is there. Greenbelt has nearly nothing unless you are driving in and not taking metro. Silver Spring, not Silver Springs, offers some options too at a reasonable price. i would check out craigslist DC to get a sense for the rent and housing options in these areas.
I do not know much about the area around Howard. I live in the Upper NW and dont venture over there too much. however u street area / adams morgan / columbia heights / mt pleasant may offer some rowhomes to be shared by 3-4 people and rent would range probably from $800 to 1000, so in the range that the OP is looking for.
best of luck
I live on Foggy Bottom right now. Its sorta far for Howard though. Living outside DC makes it dificult to get to class... so a lot of people don't do that. I don't know if Howard is directly off of any metro, but if it is, living 2 or 3 stops into virginia wouldn't be too bad?