Bellevue College students and scholars live in a variety of housing arrangements including on-campus housing, apartments, homestay, and hotels depending on their needs and interests. If your home university or institution or sponsor organization does not assist with housing, it is your responsibility to find housing. It is best to secure your housing option before you leave your home country.
Bellevue College opened its first on-campus apartment-style residential community in September 2018. This houses 400 students in a mix of units. Units include a full kitchen and a bathroom, and the building includes a variety of public areas for studying, meeting, and socializing. Our experienced housing leadership team supports the successful operation of the Residence Hall and also develops and facilitates a wide range of student-success initiatives to support students’ overall experience.
For information about the layouts, rates, and application, go to the BC Student Housing.
Main Contact: Housing Department at email@example.com.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): Go to https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/housing/faq/
*Please be advised that On-Campus Housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and not guaranteed for all students.
If you are interested in living with a host family, the following are agencies that work with Bellevue College. Please email the Housing Agent directly for more details about the placement fee, homestay stipend, and airport pick-up service. Please do not send your housing application and placement fee to BC. It is best to apply at least two months before your arrive as it takes time to find the closest match of the host family with your request for you. Please apply early.
It is your responsibility to communicate closely with your housing agent to arrange your own accommodation.
- Intercultural Homestays & Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 27184 – Seattle, WA 98165-1584 – U.S.A.
Main contact person: Ms. Eileen Beaupre
Tel: 206-367-5332 * Fax: 206-367-5320
- USA International, Inc.
9614 NE 201st Street – Bothell, WA 98011 – U.S.A.
Main contact person: Ms. Emi Khosraw
Tel: 425-483-5974 * Fax: 425-485-1891
- American Homestay Network
8201 164th Ave NE, Suite 200 – Redmond, WA 98052
Main contact person: Ms. Michelle Harden
Tel: 425-285-4466 * Fax: 425-396-7063
Cost of renting an apartment near the Bellevue College campus
There are several apartments near the campus within walking distance of the college or a short bus ride away. Tenants must be at least 18 years old and may need to provide employment history and/or credit history reports to be able to sign the lease agreement. Most apartments are unfurnished and monthly rent does not include the utilities, water and sewage, garbage, and internet service. The average monthly rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Bellevue is $1,910.
It is best to apply at least two months before you arrive as the apartments are in great demand. If interested, you should contact the apartments listed to the right for more information.
|AVERAGE APARTMENT COST*|
|Studio:||$1,200 - $1,500/month|
|1 Bedroom:||$1,300 - $1,600/month|
|2 Bedroom:||$1,500 - $1,800/month|
|3 Bedroom:||$1,700 - $2,000/month|
|* Does not include utilities|
When you rent an apartment, be sure you understand the lease agreement before you sign. Many lease agreements are for six months or one year. In addition, you will probably have to pay a cleaning and damage deposit, and first and last month rent.
Bellevue College does not endorse any particular companies or apartment complexes. These (next column) are a few examples for your reference. Look online for more apartment options that meet your needs, such as:
We do not recommend that you agree to rent from or pay or send money to any individual that you met through CRAIGSLIST or a similar website due to the risk of fraud.
Contact information for some apartments near the Bellevue College campus
- Edgewood Park Apartments
1501 145th Pl SE – Bellevue, WA 98007
- Madison Bellevue Apartments
825 156th Ave NE – Bellevue, WA 98007
- Sammamish View Apartments
16160 SE Eastgate Way – Bellevue, WA 98008
- The Villas in Bellevue
595 156th Ave SE – Bellevue, WA 98007
- ABODA – LIV Apartment
LIV apartment locates at: 2170 NE Bel-Red Rd – Bellevue, WA 98007
LIV contact information if you plan to rent an apartment for at least 12 months:
ABODA contact information if you want to rent a LIV apartment for daily, weekly, or monthly:
Tel: 425-861-0500, Ext. 126
Hotels (Short and Long Term Housing Options)
A few hotel choices are available close to or a short driving-distance to the Bellevue College (BC) campus. These examples are for your reference and do not represent an endorsement by Bellevue College. Look online for more hotel/apartment options that meet your needs. Please note that you will also need to arrange for a shuttle or taxicab to take you to the following hotels. Remember to ask for promotional rates when booking a room.
- Extended Stay Hotels in Bellevue-Factoria
3700 132nd Ave SE – Bellevue, WA 98006 – U.S.A.
Tel: 425-865-8680 – Fax: 425-865-8989
- Larkspur Landing Home Suite Hotel
15805 SE 37th St – Bellevue, WA 98006 – U.S.A.
Tel: 425-373-1212 – Fax: 425-373-1500
- Catalina Apartment Community
2210 Richards Rd (2210 132nd Ave SE)
Bellevue, WA 98005 – U.S.A.
Tel: 425-746-5400 – Fax: 425-650-7466
- Homewood Suites by Hilton – Seattle Issaquah
Main contact person: Mrs. Laurie Wilson
1484 Hyla Ave NW – Issaquah, WA 98027 – U.S.A.
Tel: 425-391-4000 – Fax: 425-391-4001
For reservation room(s) via online, with BC’s Corporate discount rate, click here.
** Notes: If you are staying three weeks to one-two months, please contact Mrs. Laurie Wilson to get a flat discounted rate.
Tel: 425-313-3903 or
Legal Resources for Tenants
- Washington LawHelp (translated in multiple languages)
- Washington State Office of the Attorney General – Residential Landlord-Tenant Resources
Last Updated April 5, 2021