Four Ways Student Apartments Offer Better Housing for International Students Attending TAMU

Female international student in her apartment, preparing for her classes - international students attending TAMU

You have every right to be a proud Aggie. TAMU is not only among the top 100 best national universities, but it is also best known for being top of the class in engineering, technology, and agriculture.

More than that, TAMU has rich co-curricular activities and even earned the name ‘athletic powerhouse’ with U.S. News.

Additionally, over 1,000 clubs and organizations to join, including dozens of fraternities and sororities. As a freshman, you’re free to join community service as soon as you enroll through the Freshmen in Service and Hosting program (FISH).

If you attend Texas A&M University, you’ll most likely need to commute from wherever you live. If you choose to live off-campus, there are many student apartments in the area – offering a more convenient commute and many amenities that suit your lifestyle.

We will look at how student apartments close to TAMU give you an advantage.

1. Located Close to Texas A&M International Student Services Office

TAMU’s office reserved to help international students is called International Student Services (ISS). It’s located at 468 Spence St, College Station, TX 77840, and is only 1 mile away from Northpoint Crossing.

Except for helping you enroll for your first semester and confirm that you’re complying with federal laws, ISS enables you to navigate the immigration laws and helps with immigration document processing.

ISS also helps with orientation and provides efficient access to college resources – academic and language support, financial aid, opportunities for internships and employment, and wellness to international and transfer students.

With this in mind, you need an apartment that’s only moments to the ISS from different campus entry points. Whether you’re attending orientation during the first week on campus, getting to meet other international students, or need help with your immigration documents, proximity saves you the mishaps of long commutes and drives.

Apartments around College Station would be your best as an Aggie attending the main campus.

At Northpoint Crossing, all of the utilities are included in the monthly rent, except for electricity.

2. Simplify Your Living Expenses

Regular apartments have hidden costs.

At Northpoint Crossing, all utilities are included in the rent except for electricity, billed back with a service fee.

In addition, you have a private kitchen where you can prepare meals and avoid expensive on-campus meal plans – TAMU charges as much as $1,360 for 14 meals per week.

The average cost of groceries in College Station is $287 a month – this figure includes money spent on food portions for one person.

Plus, once in a while, you can eat out at various eateries in Century Square, a 3-minute drive from the campus grounds and next door to Northpoint Crossing. A meal and a drink at an inexpensive restaurant are only $16, while a fast-food combo costs $6.75.

3. Located Close To Study and Work

Research has linked long commutes to poor study performance. A report from the Observer says long commutes are mentally and physically stressful for students who try to juggle between their studies, internships, and maintaining close relationships with loved ones – ultimately leading to lower grades.

Texas A&M University has a large student body and employs many of them. Student apartments close to the university provide a convenient comfort zone for students who are looking to stay busy with work and school.

Additionally, student apartments have unique features not found in regular apartments. These include areas where students like to socialize and study, along with high-speed internet that students find particularly helpful for school assignments and entertainment.

Your campus is close enough to walk to, so you save on transportation costs. Even if your class schedule changes, you don’t have to worry about catching the bus or being late for home.

Northpoint Crossing has it all – safety, security, and discovery. You’ll have easy access to Texas A&M University, and its global academic outlook, as well as a thriving community, steps away:

  • Restaurants
    Want to impress your friends who’ve dropped by for a visit? Take them to College Station’s best dining and nightlife options. They’re all within a short walk of Northpoint Crossing.
  • Coffee shops
    Live a relaxed college lifestyle. Visit a neighborhood cafe for coffee, tea, or snacks daily or weekly.
  • Texas A&M University
    Our apartments are steps from the North entrance to Texas A&M University’s main campus, with a shuttle service right outside the property! It couldn’t be easier.

Part of the application process when applying for an off-campus apartment involves a roommate questionnaire to ask about your academic focus, study habits, and social life. Those answers are used to pair you with roommates in your selected floorplan.

4. Better Chances of Finding Good Roommates

When looking for an apartment to share, you have better options with a student apartment than a dorm.

Your housing application includes a questionnaire about your academic focus, study habits, and social life. These answers help determine which roommates you’ll be paired with when choosing a floor plan.

You might even get a best friend or friends for life. More than that, a college apartment complex provides you with a community of students in the same situation as you. You can share tips and tricks while enjoying your college experience.

Northpoint Crossing bedroom

Northpoint Crossing’s fully furnished student apartments range from one- to four bedrooms.


At Northpoint Crossing, your apartment comes fully furnished, meaning you don’t have to trek to furniture shops or spend money on movers.

  • Our apartments are right on the TAMU Gig ’em 4 bus route and a walking distance from City Square.
  • Choose between studio and one to four-bedroom apartments with a private bedroom and bathroom.
  • There’s on-site retail to buy whatever you need and a study café with large tables for studying and banquette-style seating.
  • Parking is available in three garages, and we are a pet-friendly community to accommodate any furry friend you’d like to keep.

Our application process is straightforward.

  1. Browse our apartments.
  2. Fill out and submit your application.
  3. Sign the lease.

Contact us today and book your Aggieland apartment.