Living & Housing

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Sunnyvale offers countless cultural, environmental, and organizational amenities enjoyed by businesses and residents alike. Sunnyvale enjoys a mild climate throughout the year. Learn more about what makes Sunnyvale a great place to live and to pursue an education:

Cost of Living
Sunnyvale is located in Santa Clara County, about 10 miles west of San Jose and 50 miles south of San Francisco . Sunnyvale has a scenic setting nestled within the hustle-and-bustle of Silicon Valley, all the while providing some of the most affordable housing this region has to offer. Apartments abound; rents range from $450 to $1,000+. Its residential areas are clean and pleasant, and housing prices are moderate. With more than 13 city parks, Sunnyvale is a wonderful place to live.

Housing
Although the University does not provide on-campus housing, the city of Sunnyvale and the neighboring communities of Santa Clara , Cupertino and Mountain View have extensive rental apartments and housing in all price ranges. The University is also within commuting distance from a number of other residential communities including Los Altos, Saratoga, Campbell, San Jose, Milpitas and Fremont.

The University bears no responsibility in finding or assisting students in finding housing. The University does, however, maintain a bulletin board for students in communicating opportunities for shared housing or for other community and professional listings.