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Housing information for MBA students

Finding an apartment in Saint John

We strongly advise that you arrive at least two weeks before your studies begin in order to secure off-campus accommodation. It is also recommended that you personally view any accommodations before agreeing to rent or lease, as standards vary.

For more information, contact Sarah Craig or our International Student Services office.

Office of the Rentalsman

The Rentalsman helps landlords and tenants understand their rights and duties. The Office of the Rentalsman can provide you with information on:

  • Lease information
  • Security deposits
  • What to know when moving in or moving out
  • Your responsibilities as a tenant
  • How to resolve problems with your landlord

Where to live

When deciding where to live in Saint John, consider proximity to campus, bus routes, laundry facilities, grocery stores and amenities.

We recommend that you view several apartments/rooms before making a decision, as price doesn’t always correspond with quality. Be certain of your choice before signing a lease because, once signed, it’s a legally binding contract.

North End

Five to 15 minutes by bus/transit to UNB Saint John campus. This is a very popular area for students with a wide variety of apartment complexes and rooms in privately-owned homes. Due to the close proximity to the university, these units tend to rent early.

South/Central/Uptown

Fifteen to 20 minutes by bus/transit to UNB Saint John Campus. This is where much of the city's entertainment (movies, restaurants, shopping, aquatic centre, YMCA) is found. The uptown area is home to many affordable apartments.

East Side

Thirty minutes or more by bus/transit to the campus. This is where you’ll find Saint John's largest retail centres, cinemas and restaurants. There’s a wide variety of apartment complexes and rooms in privately-owned homes.

West Side

Thirty minutes or more by bus/transit to the campus. The west side is mainly a residential area with few apartment listings.

If you decide to live outside of these areas you will need personal transportation, as there’s limited bus service.

Average cost

  • Room in privately-owned home: $350 - $550
  • Bachelor Apartment (unfurnished): $500 - $650
  • 1-Bedroom Apartment (unfurnished): $550 - $700
  • 2-Bedroom Apartment (unfurnished): $700 - $900
  • 3-Bedroom Apartment (unfurnished): $900 - $1200