The CJC is located within easy walking distance of a number of student-friendly apartment complexes in downtown Berkeley and the nearby vicinity and is also easily accessible by BART for students who wish to live outside of the city.

There are no living accommodations available through the California Jazz Conservatory per se at this time. The CJC is not responsible for finding or assisting a student in finding housing — CJC students are responsible for making arrangements for their own housing, but highly recommends a Berkeley-based company, Hudson McDonald ( for assistance with locating safe, attractive and affordable housing within close proximity to the CJC. 

Per, “the average size for a Berkeley, CA apartment is 699 square feet, but this number varies greatly depending on unit type, with cheap and luxury alternatives for houses and apartments alike. Studio apartments are the smallest and most affordable, 1-bedroom apartments are closer to the average, while 2-bedroom apartments and 3-bedroom apartments offer a more generous square footage.” 

The average monthly rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Berkeley currently is $3,047, but varies based on neighborhood.