TAMU Off-Campus Housing


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Off-Campus Housing College Station

When you're a first-time renter, finding a student-friendly apartment or house in College Station can be harder than finding your cellphone charger when you're on 1%. At College Pads, we're here to make your search a little less difficult. As the official TAMU off-campus housing partner, College Pads is a resource built specifically to help students find apartments and houses for rent in College Station near TAMU.

You can filter our TAMU off-campus housing options by the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, amenities, pet allowance, and more to help you find the perfect apartment for next year.

If you’re looking for roommates, check out our Facebook integrated roommate finder where you can see other renters looking for student apartments near College Station.

When to Search For Texas A&M Off-Campus Housing

If you’re a student at Texas A&M, you don’t need to rush after the school year begins to find housing. The busiest leasing time typically begins after the end of the fall semester, peaking in January, February, and March, so make sure to start thinking about where you’ll want to live next year when you get back from winter break.

Rent In College Station, TX

There is not a shortage of apartments within proximity to campus, but searching for the right place can be stressful and pricey if you’re not sure what to look for. If you’re willing to live with roommates or a bit further off campus, your expenses will drop considerably. 3+ bedroom houses off campus will be your cheapest option. There are several apartments and/or houses near the TAMU campus that three or four friends can occupy for less than $500 per room, per month.

Here’s a breakdown of College Station apartments and houses average rents per bedroom, per month:

How much do studio apartments near Texas A&M University cost?
The average rent for a studio apartment in College Station, TX is $909.

How much do 1 bedroom apartments near Texas A&M University cost?
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in College Station, TX is $1,086.

How much do 2 bedroom apartments near Texas A&M University cost?
The average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment in College Station, TX is $608.

How much do 3 bedroom apartments near Texas A&M University cost?
The average rent for a 3 bedroom apartment in College Station, TX is $518.

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Life at Texas A&M

Located in the “heart” of Texas, College Station boasts an impressive list of things to do and places to visit. The majority of the tourism is centered around the university itself as well as the city’s history and culture. College Station home to many museums and memorials, including the George Bush Presidential Library & Museum.

In addition, many students find themselves heading to the Northgate District for fun on a weekend night. Located North of the university, this area is widely considered to be the most vibrant and is a commercial and entertainment hotspot. Here you’ll find live music venues, restaurants, bars, shopping and more. 

Not sure where to start? Check out a list of highlights below:

  • Participate in one of the many Aggie traditions
  • Attend a game at Kyle Field
  • Visit the George Bush Presidential Library
  • Catch a concert at the Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater
  • Take a trip to one of the city’s museums/memorials 


Choosing a place to eat can be near impossible when faced with all the options College Station has to offer. We’ve put together a list of the most popular restaurants near the TAMU campus to save you time and help narrow down the possibilities.

  • Dixie Chicken
  • Fuego Tortilla Grill
  • Brazos
  • Mad Taco
  • Veritas Wine & Bistro


College Station offers a variety of activities for those in need of a little fresh air. The city maintains more than 1,400 acres of parks and facilities throughout the community for recreational use. If you’re trying to stay active, take advantage of the many athletic fields, hiking trails, swimming facilities and wildlife centers the city has to offer.