Best Time to Look for a Place
Look for a place before semesters start. Don't try to scramble for an apartment or a studio in the middle of the semester; it won't only be difficult because students will already be settled, but it'll also be a huge detriment to your grades, as finding a place can be stressful. And if you catch yourself hating your apartment, the same holds true. Leaving can, in fact, be even more stressful if you have a lease to deal with.