With so many colleges in town and a larger student body population, you want to look for an apartment as soon as you know you've been accepted. Competition will be stiff so look as far ahead before your first semester as you can. Be sure you have all of your application paperwork in order so that there is no waste of time processing your paperwork.
Look to your college for tips on where to start looking for an apartment. Many institutions will have listings that have been given to them by local landlords. In addition, look to local realtors for listings on what is currently available or what may be opening in the next month.
The city of Greensboro is a relatively large town. So walking to many things is not going to be feasible. It is recommended that you have your own transportation to make getting to school as well as local hotspots easily. However if you don't have your own means of transportation the city does offer public transportation services.
Greensboro has a plethora of things to do. Places to eat are limitless. In addition you can take advantage of the local culture by visiting one of the local museums, art centers or theaters. If you are a golfer then this place is a golfer's delight with several golf courses that will challenge your golfing skills.