UNH Off-Campus Housing


Are you looking for University of New Hampshire off-campus housing? Find affordable properties close to school and everything else Durham, NH has to offer. Use our map feature to explore apartments near UNH 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 University of New Hampshire 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 University of New Hampshire University apartment hunting guide below.

If you’re a student attending the University of New Hampshire with hopes of finding the best place in Durham, you will want to start house hunting at the start of the fall semester. Things start to pick up around September, and you should probably have your housing sorted out by the time the leaves start to fall off the trees. With that in mind, we suggest starting your search as early as possible so you can secure that perfect place!


Rent in Durham, NH

Rent prices in Durham are moderately affordable. If you opt to live alone, you’re going to have to fork over some more cash monthly, but having a job and living with roommates can help you with costs. Deciding to live with a roommate or two will save you a few hundred bucks on rent, putting more money in your pocket for fun activities.

Here’s a breakdown of Durham apartments and houses average rents per person, per bedroom:



Studio 1BR 2BR 3BR 4BR 5BR
$936 $824 $828 $810 $860 $805


Check out our list of top rated landlords near the University of New Hampshire to begin your search.

  • Golden Goose Properties

Imagine waking up each morning and being just minutes away from the University of New Hampshire. Choosing a rental with Golden Goose Properties turns that dream into reality.

  • Lodges at West Edge

Live in off-campus luxury when you choose The Lodges at West Edge! The problem with many apartment complexes is the lack of customer service.

  • The Cottages of Durham

The Cottages of Durham takes off-campus to a whole new level! A yoga studio, rec center, social lounge, outdoor trails, and coffee bar are just some of the awesome perks students will have access to at The Cottages.

  • University Downtown

Live steps away from both the University of New Hampshire and Downtown Durham when you choose a rental from University Downtown!

  • Rent UNH

A family owned and operated business, Rent UNH has been helping students find their perfect pad for over 20 years! As parents themselves, they understand what students are looking for and strive to provide the best service and off-campus housing in Durham.

  • Rivers Edge Apartments

Looking to get the most bang for your buck? Rivers Edge Apartments claims that they are “the best value in the area for student housing,” and that if you compare them to places around town, “you’ll quickly add up that Rivers Edge will save you more than $7,000 annually.” That’s a lot of dough!

  • Schoolhouse UNH

The folks who started Schoolhouse UNH are both University of New Hampshire graduates, so it’s safe to say they get what students are looking for when choosing off-campus housing.

  • Pendexter Property Management

Pendexter Property Management is a locally run business whose team of UNH alumni take pride in taking care of their tenants and their properties.

  • University Edge

Priding themselves on providing luxury student living, University Edge meets the mark of being one of the best apartments in Durham.

  • UNH Apartments

Each of the UNH Apartments was designed with students in mind! Skip the car and the shuttle, because each of their apartments is located in the heart of Durham, making anywhere you’d need to go walkable. 

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To take a break and unwind from classes, students at the University of New Hampshire like to head downtown for some good food, tasty drinks and a night on the town. With so many options, it's hard to decide which place to try first. Luckily for you, we found a lineup of locations that UNH students adore, so be sure to check em’ out!


Best Restaurants:

Bella’s Casual Dining
Pauly’s Pocket
Lexie’s Durham
Durham House of Pizza
Young’s Restaurant


Best Bars:

The Stone Church
Dover Brick House
7th Settlement Brewery
Ffrost Sawyer Tavern
Thirsty Moose Tap House - Portsmouth

The University of New Hampshire’s recreation center offers tons of recreational activities and is a great resource for students looking to learn new sports, skills, and opportunities to stay active with a like-minded group of individuals. With options such as a Total Body Toning Class, Blacklight Zumba, Latin Bootcamp, Cardio Kickboxing, and more, there is sure to be something for every interested student!


In addition, Durham is full of places to take in some fresh air and beautiful views. Take a weekend and head to the Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge, go kayaking at the Great Bay, or go snowboarding or skiing at the Garrison Hill Park and Tower, just to name a few things. Whether you decide to enjoy the beautiful New Hampshire nature, partake in one of the many fitness classes, or just hang out outside T-Hall, University of New Hampshire surely has something for everyone!

Take part in cheering on New Hampshire’s hockey games with the rest of your school, and make sure you get a big group together to tailgate before each game! If you aren’t big into sports or angry hockey fans, enjoy the gorgeous outdoors that comes with living in New Hampshire. Between classes, you can chill out at Thompson Hall (T-Hall) by tossing around a frisbee or throwing a football with your friends. Fill your evenings with extracurricular activities, like the vast number of clubs that UNH has to offer its student body. One thing’s for sure; the fun times are endless when you join the UNH community.


Highlights include:

UNH hockey games
Hanging outside T-Hall
Enjoying the outdoors
Tons of student organizations

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