Ken's answers are great resources - but I have always preferred to contact the local Real Estate agencies. For instance, Prudential has an agent dedicated to Rentals & Leases. Since you are a student with probably limited resources and if you are new to the area - you should contact the agent if nothing else to get input on the areas that would suit you.
This is a service we provide - typically without charge to you. Craigslist and other sites are great if you know your area. If you are new to the area - please seek the assistance of a professional. As always, safety is my #1 concern and I would hate to think you are going it alone in unfamiliar territory.... more