I'm starting my Ph.D. at UW in the fall (neurobiology and behavior, and SO excited). When I visited, I got the impression that grad students get their own apartments off-campus most of the time. Is that true? I found out through some web searching that there are grad student apartments that are owned by the university; does anyone live in those? Are they nice, or expensive? Do you get to choose your roommates, or is it random?
Any advice would be great. I'm moving across the country to Seattle and it would be nice to alleviate some housing anxiety.