I have found a couple of guys who are also looking for apartments for rent in Deerfield IL and the three of us are going to try to find a place that we can afford. Obviously we want something on the bus line and close to the campus. I have a job working at a little coffee shop about five blocks away from the campus, but that does no really figure too much into the thought process. It is easy enough to just hang out on campus until it is time for me to go to work. I have plenty of stuff that I can do at the library, or there is always a group of guys playing pick up games at the volleyball courts or playing basketball on one of the courts. So that is not really too much for me to consider in the process. I am not going to worry about that at all. The big thing for me is to get two reliable guys to split the rent and utilities with. In most cases the difference between a single bedroom place and a three bedroom apartment is going to be less than 200 dollars a month. That means I would probably pay 500 dollars a month for a place by myself, but less than half as much as that if I was splitting the expense three ways. The trick is to find two other guys who are going to be there with their share of the money at the end of every month. It is hard to know who you can count on, but I figured that the best thing would be find guys who came from money. If their families have money that is going to mean that someone is likely to help them with their share.