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Campusopoly Launches - First Free Classified Site to Cater to College Set

If you're a college junior and looking for a part-time job, or a sophomore seeking roommates, perhaps male and female, or in the market to buy or sell an old TV or pair of roller blades, or eager to get hold of a pair of tickets to that sold-out football game, life just became easier for you.

The newest and most comprehensive classified Web site to hit the college scene was launched here today -- Campusopoly (www.campusopoly.com). The totally free classified Internet listing service, offers housing - on and off campus; roommates, local jobs, resume postings, all types of items to buy and sell, such as furniture, electronics, books; Greek life and much more.

The site initially targets 91 campuses from A (Auburn University) to W (University of Wyoming) and plenty in the middle (Michigan State, Nebraska, Texas). Additional universities will be added shortly.

Campusopoly is the offspring of Cityopoly, Inc. (www.cityopoly.com), which provides similar services in 66 US cities. Cityopoly debuted last fall as a comprehensive and free alternative to Monster, Careerbuilder, HotJobs, Roommates and Craigslist. It has grown steadily with content and traffic, according to Alexa.com, which monitors the top 16 million web sites.

Over 70,000 job listings alone can currently be found on Campusopoly, with more being posted daily. Unlike other sites, you can upload two photos without any charge, whether you are seeking housing on or near campus, a roommate or several, selling something or sponsoring a leisure activity, or a logo to accompany a job posting.

"You could easily argue this is 'Gregslist'," said Greg Edson, who created the classified site with an eye toward Craigslist, which has expanded beyond domestic shores as an Internet community. "But this one is for college students, who have been totally ignored and have had nothing like this to meet their daily needs and wants. It's 'one-stop shopping' for students and at the right price -- free. Our extensive research almost since we started to build Cityopoly led us to create the site. We're confident, too, that Campusopoly devotees will, over time, graduate to Cityopoly."

What helps make Campusopoly so "user friendly" is that each housing section, for example, breaks down by street name, whether it's in Grand Forks, ND, Lawrence, KS, Waco, TX or South Bend, IN. Altogether, there are more than 3,000 such streets. Not only can you look for an apartment to rent, but sublet or even buy one.

Campusopoly's "For Sale" section, to illustrate, is a huge marketplace where students may buy and sell textbooks - there are 26 specific categories ranging from dentistry, kinesiology, law to music; to electronics, with 29 categories, offering everything from air conditioners, barbecue grills, microwaves to treadmills. The student services' section allows the marketing of sporting event tickets, showcases vendors that offer moving, therapy and even tutoring services; while a transportation section features 13 unique categories to access if you're seeking to buy cars, bicycles, go-karts, boats and even jet skis. The "Leisure" section highlights Greek life (fraternity and sorority) on campus, extracurricular activities, social calendar events, campus nightlife and intramural sports, to cite a few.

Worried about staying within a budget?

Campusopoly easily permits users to find his (or her) price range for a particular item or service. Each of the listings has precise cost categories to help facilitate the search effort.

"In short, we've identified the most popular needs on campus as we created Campusopoly," Mr. Edson emphasized. "It's all there. Our intent is to build on this, enhancing content as we develop interest, gain traffic and build our university community."

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Campusopoly colleges to date:

Auburn University

University of Alabama

University of Alaska, Anchorage

Arizona State University

University of Arizona

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Stanford University

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Los Angeles

University of Southern California

Colorado State University

University of Colorado, Boulder

University of Connecticut

University of Delaware

Georgetown University

Florida State University

University of Central Florida

University of Florida

University of Miami

Georgia Institute of Technology

University of Georgia

University of Hawaii, Manoa

University of Idaho

Northwestern University

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Indiana University, Bloomington

Purdue University

University of Notre Dame

Iowa State University

University of Iowa

Kansas State University

University of Kansas

University of Kentucky

University of Louisville

Louisiana State University

University of Maine

University of Maryland

Boston College

Boston University

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Michigan State University

University of Michigan

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Mississippi State University

University of Mississippi

University of Missouri, Columbia

University of Montana

University of Nebraska, Lincoln

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of New Hampshire

Rutgers University

New Mexico State University

University of New Mexico

Binghamton University

Cornell University

Syracuse University

University at Buffalo

North Carolina State University

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

University of North Dakota

Ohio State University

University of Cincinnati

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater

University of Oklahoma

Oregon State University

University of Oregon

Pennsylvania State University

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh

University of Rhode Island

Clemson University

University of South Carolina

University of South Dakota

University of Memphis

University of Tennessee

Baylor University

Texas A&M University

Texas Tech University

University of Texas, Austin

Brigham Young University

University of Utah

University of Vermont

University of Virginia

Virginia Tech University

University of Washington

Washington State University

Marshall University

West Virginia University

University of Wisconsin, Madison

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

University of Wyoming


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