Perfection, try to find a job before moving on. This is important because $1500 will finish very quickly. So that's the first thing you have to do. Think about what kind of jobs you can do, open the newspapers, online sites and go to the city's center to look for job. Only when you find one, move there..
If you have a job, you'll move calmly and have the time to search for roommates from the college, help from different authorities for your studies and so on.