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There are a number of housing options available for students at the English Language Institute's New York City campus.

  • Residence Halls
  • Homestays
  • Hotels and Hostels
  • Apartments

Residence Halls

Pace offers a variety of residence halls within a five-block radius of our buzzing campus and we’ll help you find the right housing option to suit your interests. Residence Life in NYC is a reflection of the city itself – dynamic, diverse, unique. Our residential program is designed to create a supportive environment for students to live, learn, and achieve academic success. Students may live in one of three residence halls walking distance from campus: 182 Broadway, 55 John Street, or 33 Beekman. View tours of each residence hall below and follow the links for detailed information.

182 Broadway

55 John Street

33 Beekman Street

Housing and Dining Costs

Housing Application Procedure

ELI Student Housing Applications must be submitted with your ELI Application before the above deadlines. Applications received after the deadline cannot be guaranteed Housing. The ELI Student Housing Application is SECTION 5 of the Form I-20 application.

A $1,200 non-refundable deposit and pre-payment are required to be considered for Housing. Instructions for paying the Housing Deposit and Pre-Payment online are included in the ELI Student Housing Application. You may direct questions regarding on-campus Housing as an ELI student to the ELI Admissions Office

The ELI Office will forward your complete Housing Application and $1,200 deposit and pre-payment to the Office of Housing & Residential Life (OHRL). OHRL will confirm your room assignment and provide arrival and move-in instructions by email typically 4-6 weeks before the semester start date.


Staying with a local family is a great way to experience life in New York and practice your English outside of class. To find a homestay, speak with American Homestay Network (AHN). AHN provides homes for international students in Brooklyn, Staten Island, Manhattan, and New Jersey; prices vary depending on location and amenities.

Learn more about Homestays with AHN.

Hotels and Hostels

New York City is full of hotels and hostels.

  • Aloft Manhattan Downtown. This hotel is around the corner from Pace’s downtown campus. Special rates are available for ELI students.

    49-53 Ann Street
    New York, NY 10038
    Phone: (212) 513-0003

  • lists rates and information for hostels in New York City
  • Vanderbilt YMCA is commonly used by students. Rooms are basic, but a swimming and gym are free for guests. It is an easy trip on the 4, 5 and 6 subway trains.
  • West Side YMCA is also commonly used by students. Rooms are basic, but a swimming and gym are free for guests. It is next to Central Park and 25 minutes on the A or C subway train from Pace’s downtown campus.


Live like a New Yorker. Many students choose to live in an apartment in New York. This is a very authentic experience. There are a lot of resources available to help you find a roommate or your own apartment. You can find an apartment or roommate through 4stay. In addition, the ELI has compiled a list of helpful resources (PDF) or you to help make it easy for you to find a great place to live.

NOTE: The English Language Institute provides housing information for the convenience of our students. This is not a direct endorsement of any particular housing provider.