Living in New Haven


Housing in New Haven is plentiful, affordable, and convenient. It’s not hard to find your own apartment with hardwood floors, high ceilings, and modern amenities in a great neighborhood. Most students chose to live in non University-affiliated housing. One bedroom apartments in New Haven range from $1,000 to $1,700 per month; two bedrooms are from $1,400-$2,200. Many apartments are suitable for students with families, and some allow pets.

Some students do live in the affordable and well-kept University housing options. These housing options for graduate and professional students range from efficiencies to three-bedrooms, and monthly rent generally ranges from $1,000-$1,400 for a one-bedroom.

The Law School offers one and two-bedroom units, in Baker Hall, housing 111 students.

The best time to begin your housing search is in the spring. Start off with the Off-Campus Listing Service or take a look at one of the University-affiliated properties below.

New Haven Neighborhoods

Visit the New Haven Neighborhoods pages to learn more about the different neighborhoods surrounding Yale.

University Managed Housing

Yale University manages several graduate student housing dormitories and apartments around New Haven, including both on- and off-campus housing options.

Off-Campus Housing

Most law students choose to live off campus. Apartments are available within a few blocks of the Law School, in New Haven's diverse neighborhoods, and in nearby towns. The University maintains an off-campus housing list of non-Yale properties, which is available only to admitted and current students.

Now it is time to pivot and ask, where are your extraordinary gifts needed? How do you make this legal world that you are entering a better world? One where no one is shut out; one where the weak and vulnerable are not exploited; one that produces fair results based on the merits of the issues before it.”


Visiting Lecturer Stephen Bright

2012 Commencement Address