On-Campus Living

If it’s your first time renting an apartment as a student, we know it can be both intimidating and confusing. Every property manager seems to have their own rules. But, at the end of the day, your opinion is what matters most! Renting an apartment is your decision to make and the team here at First Site is here to help you along the way!


Living on campus in an apartment instead of the dorms can save you thousands of dollars and gives you more freedom in your diet, budgeting, and activity.

Save Money
1. Save Money

From enrolling in classes, to purchasing textbooks, to moving in to a place of your own, we know that college can be pricy! We have worked hard to offer our residents affordable prices on all types of apartments, so that college life can be worry free instead of worry filled. Learn more about student housing costs .

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It PAYS to live at First Site
2. It PAYS to live at First Site

Our experience as Illinois State University students help us make decisions now that we are landlords. We offer an incredible reward program were your points accumulate, so you can redeem gift cards from, Amazon, Nike, Apple, Starbucks, Target, etc. We also partner with many businesses in the ISU campus region that are popular with students to receive great discounts which are exclusive to First Site residents only!  

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100% Fiber Internet & TV
3. 100% Fiber Internet & TV

Living in dorms or with another landlord can be limiting in more ways than one. In choosing First Site, you get a TRUE all-inclusive lease, your payment includes ALL utilities and now we also provide 100% fiber internet and cable TV. No other landlord provides the internet speeds and TV quality we do. We partnered with METRONET to provide the fastest internet in the area! 

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A Great Team to Help
4. A Great Team to Help

As a student, you have a lot to worry about of on a daily basis…your living arrangements shouldn’t be one of them! At First Site, we are here to make life easier wherever we can. As a team, we are familiar with student life and apartment life, and we use our personal experience to fill your time in an apartment with ease and enjoyment!

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Who We Are

Everyone on staff is either a current student at ISU or alumni of the university. Want to know who we are?

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"Our apartment community is awesome. We have lots of space, plenty of parking, a clubhouse and workout equipment. We love it!"


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Stick Around

Take a look around our site and get a few ideas for places you’d like to live. Then, get ahold of someone in our office – we’d love to tell you what we can offer for on-campus living as a Redbird! You choose the place, and we’ll fill you in on the rest.