The Best Of Penn State Apartment-Hunting Facebook

A home can tell you a lot about a person. How could it not? It’s where they eat, sleep, and relax. A safe haven, you could say. But hey, life happens. Maybe you decided to study abroad next semester, or your roommates absolutely suck, and you gotta get out of that lease. Luckily for Penn Staters, there are plenty of Facebook groups out there to advertise your lease.

Some of us, particularly myself, are what you could call nosey. It’s difficult to not be absolutely curious about what people’s apartments and houses look like. Don’t you want to know where someone keeps their cereal?

After my own personal apartment hunt for next year, I’m kind of obsessed with these Facebook pages. I’m only gonna live in so many places in my next two years here in State College, so these pages are a great way to live vicariously through others. Besides, I’m kind of an expert when it comes to judging listing pictures. So, without further ado, here are some of the best (and weirdest) of Penn State’s apartment-hunting Facebook groups.

Pinterest Decorators

Are these apartments not absolutely adorable and totally could be on someone’s Pinterest board for inspiration? Finding pictures of apartments like these bring absolute glee. They are truly works of art amongst the thousands of others looking for someone to take their lease. These bring so much joy, and I just want to give the decorators of these apartments a medal.

Clearly Decorated By College Students

As fun as banners are, and as great of a way to show school spirit as they are, I’m afraid that decorations like these are seldom seen outside of college towns, or at least I’d hope.

Make-Do Trash Cans

I’m kinda confused with the artistic vision, but to each their own, I guess?


Vines on the walls took dorms and apartments by storm, certainly adding a bit of green and life to a bare wall. While I personally was never a fan, there’s certainly something to be said in the coziness some fake plastic leaves can bring to your wall.

Real Animals

Pets can definitely sweeten the deal if you’re still on the fence about moving in. Sometimes, they’ll even make the Facebook listing! Look at this little man! Or woman!

Stuffed Animal Enthusiasts

Not every lease allows animals, nor is everyone in the position to financially take on an animal. And for that, stuffed animals are a great way to fill the void.

Letterboard Comedians

Letterboards are always a great way to add some ~humor~ to a room. What is a horse’s favorite academic journal? Someone, please tell me because Google does not have the answer.

Albert Einstein With A Cone On His Head?

E = mc2

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Anna Wiggins

Anna is a senior (ew) public relations major from Alexandria, Virginia, and is Onward State's social media manager. Anna spends her days contemplating what emoji to use in a tweet and dreaming of Doggie's Pub's hot dogs, in that order. Share your song recommendations with her on Twitter @annaewiggins and send your best gossip to her email, [email protected].

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