Apartments Near Cornell University


Cornell University Apartments For Rent

Are you looking for Cornell off-campus housing? Find affordable properties close to school and everything else College Town and Ithaca has to offer. Use our map feature to explore apartments near Cornell University and find the perfect pad for your next year of studies. Filter by the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, unit type & more. All listings are verified and a short distance from campus.

Finding apartments at Cornell University has always been a chore. At Rent College Pads we are fixing that. All of our off-campus housing options have been verified and approved by our diligent team of campus managers. We even follow up with you and the landlord to make sure you have found your perfect house. Because there are so many options to consider before making a responsible renting decision, check out our Cornell University University apartment hunting guide below.

Apartment leasing season at Cornell University is a crazy time. Students get started searching for their next apartments almost as soon as they move into their current ones, especially if the want to live anywhere in Collegetown on Dryden or College Ave. September is a very busy time for signing leases for the following July and August.

Rent In Ithaca

Living around Cornell isn't cheap either, it made our list of 20 College Towns Where Rent Has Blown Up. Finding a couple of roommates to live with can save you hundreds and hundreds of dollars every month. Even places considered cheap will cost you over $500 per month.

Here's a breakdown of average rents per person, per bedroom:

Studio 1BR 2BR 3BR 4BR 5+BR
$941.00 $1,294.60 $798.00 $733.60 $722.60 $807.50

Check out our list of top rated landlords near Cornell University to begin your search.

  • Ithaca Renting Company

The Ithaca Renting Company provides students with a wide range of off-campus housing options both near the Cornell campus and Downtown Ithaca.

  • Travis Hyde Properties

Whether you want to live in Collegetown, Downtown, North Campus, or Cornell West, Travis Hyde has you covered. From studios to eight bedroom units, Travis Hyde offers a variety of options near campus with some noteworthy perks.

  • Iacovelli Properties

Specializing in residential and student housing, Iacovelli Properties does it all; the company develops, owns, and manages each of their units. They have properties scattered all over Ithaca, both Downtown and near the University. 

  • West Shore Apartments

West Shore Apartments, a family owned and operated business, began in 1967 when Bob and Linda Terry purchased a three-unit apartment building and rented out two units while they lived in one.

  • Collegetown Terrace

The folks over at Collegetown Terrace have been bringing great off-campus living to Cornell University students for over 25 years! With a mix of houses and apartments for rent, any student is sure to find a place to suit their needs at Collegetown Terrace.

  • Urban Ithaca Real Estate

Urban Ithaca Real Estate develops, owns, and manages over 120 different units in Collegetown. From studio apartments to eleven bedroom homes, undergrads and graduate students can be sure to find something to fit their style.

  • Lambrou Real Estate

Located in the heart of Collegetown, Lambrou Real Estate is a family owned and operated business that has been around for over 50 years. More than 400 Cornell students live in their wide variety of apartments and rental houses.

  • Cayuga Place Apartments

Cayuga Place Apartments is located in Downtown Ithaca just a block south of the Ithaca Commons. They pride themselves on being a green community, which is great for the Earth and your utility bills.

  • 312 College Avenue

The apartments at 312 College Avenue are located in the heart of Collegetown, just one block away from Cornell University. As one of Collegetown’s newest and most modern off-campus student housing community, 312 College offers furnished studio to three-bedroom apartments with a few added amenities.


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Students had to pour out a little liquor in April of 2015 when The Chapter House, a popular Collegetown bar, erupted in flames and closed for good. But good options remain both in Collegetown and the Commons. The bar scene has taken a bit of a hit recently. When the search for your best bars on Google results in a map that features this many closed places, that's kind of a bummer:

Into skiing? Then you'll love it at Cornell. While your friends complain about the snow and cold weather, you can get busy with some cross-country skiing at Connecticut Hill or Dryden Lake. And when it warms up, the famous Cornell Plantations offer over 4,000 acres of explorable nature.

Ithaca is something of an isolated town, dominated by the Cornell campus and nearby Ithaca College. Most social activity takes place in Collegetown or the Commons. Collegetown is about a 10-minute walk southwest of campus and the Ithaca Commons are a two-block strip in downtown Ithaca with shops, restaurants and bars.

Things To Do

Cornell is a university at which you can take full advantage of the college experience. If you're into the Greek life, there are plenty of sororities or fraternities you can pledge. But there are plenty of other college staples which you can take part in. Go to football games - it may not be the grand experience like it is at Alabama or Michigan, but it's still worthwhile. And if football isn't your thing, then definitely get to a hockey game. Cornell hockey is something else.

But aside from the basics, here are a few more things to check out:

  • Enjoy Collegetown. Hit the bars. Eat some food. Live a little.
  • Dragon Day. How often do you get to see a Dragon move across campus?
  • Slope Day . There's no better way to celebrate the last day of classes.