Michigan Off-Campus Housing


Rent College Pads works to help college students at Michigan find the best off-campus housing options in Ann Arbor. Find houses for rent or apartments near University of Michigan and around Ann Arbor. Rent College Pads is your number one resource for University of Michigan off-campus housing.

Finding apartments at University of Michigan 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 Michigan University apartment hunting guide below.

If you are looking to find a place near the University of Michigan you're going to want to start your search before winter break gets started. By starting to look for apartments or houses in Ann Arbor in the middle of the fall semester, you'll be guaranteed a sweet house or apartment for the upcoming school year.

Rent In Ann Arbor, MI

The average rent for University of Michigan students isn't totally outrageous, but it isn't totally cheap either. It's a bit higher than the average college town due to the influx of successful businesses based around the city. With college grads staying near the Michigan campus and making a decent amount of money, landlords are able to charge a little bit more for rent, especially at nicer apartment complexes.

It would probably be a better idea to gather up some friends and getting a big house in Ann Arbor with them so save on some cash every month. Giving up some privacy will most definitely be your best option.


1BR 2BR 3BR 4+BR
$989.00 $638.00 $771.00 $606.00

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

  • Corner House Apartments

Located as close as you could be to the campus without actually being in the dorms, Corner House offers one of the best off-campus locations in Ann Arbor. The complex features two to three bedroom units, furnished options, pet-friendly accommodations and even roommate matching services. 

  • Zaragon West

Zaragon West is luxury living defined. Large ceilings, HDTVs, a 24-hour fitness center, noise reducing walls and high-speed wireless internet are just a few of the amenities you can take advantage of at Zaragon West. 

  • Foundry Lofts

The Foundry Lofts have combined the college state of mind with high-end modern living. The amenities are numerous and exciting, with a state of the art fitness center, stainless steel appliances and fully furnished living spaces for you to kick back and relax after class. 

  • Arbor Blu

Arbor Blu, located on the coveted Church Street, is a high rise, high end living paradise for UofM students. If you don’t have a car, don’t worry—you’ll be steps away from campus and conveniently located on the bus line. 

  • CMB Management

CMB Management has been serving residents of Ann Arbor since before you were born—more specifically, 1992. The company oversees 17 properties throughout the city, so whether you’re looking for a single studio apartment or a townhome with a bunch of your friends, they are sure to have something to suit your needs. 

  • Varsity Ann Arbor

Varsity is a bustling residential community located in proximity to the UofM campus. The complex offers everything from Studio to four bedroom floor plans, all-inclusive rent packages, and a laundry list of luxury amenities. 

  • The Courtyards

The Courtyards offers students at the University of Michigan a thriving off-campus community just minutes from campus. The amenities are as abundant as the amount of fun you’re going to have here. 

  • Sterling 411 Lofts

Sterling 411 Lofts is an urban living community just blocks from campus and downtown Ann Arbor. What gives 411 Lofts its urban feel? Airy spaces, stylish colors and luxury furnishings, to name a few. 

  • University Towers Apartments

Beautiful, affordable, and high rise. When faced with these choices, you usually have to pick just one or two. At University Towers, you can have all three. 

  • Island Drive Apartments

Looking to ditch the chaos of on-campus life? Island Drive Apartments offers “natural serenity with city amenities.” Located on the banks of the Huron River, overlooking Island Park, this community is quiet and relaxed yet still walking distance to campus and downtown. 


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You will be able to find a variety of different dining options very close to the University of Michigan campus. Not only do you have options but all of the restaurants are reasonably priced. Perfect for a struggling college student budget.


  • Blimpy Burger
  • Fleetwood Diner
  • Brown Jug Restaurant


The night life in Ann-Arbor is also pretty great! There are all kinds of parties going on during the week. If you are old enough to hit up some bars downtown Ann-Arbor has lots to offer. Whatever you want your night out in Ann Arbor to entail, you could definitely find a bar that is the perfect fit!

  • Good Time Charley's
  • Rick's American Cafe
  • Blue Leprechaun
  • Grizzly Peak

Looking to hike, frolf, or play sports, or other outdoor activities, look no further than Hudson Mills Metropark. This park offers a 3 mile paved trail and a full Frisbee golf course. Take advantage of the 1,549 acres Hudson Mills Metropark has to offer. You should also check out all of the camping equipment rentals that the University offers. Take advantage of this resource on your next outdoor adventure!.

Things to Do

First and foremost, one of the most fun things to do with masses of other students is to cheer on the wolverines! Walk down to Michigan Stadium aka "the Big House" and sit with 110,000 other Wolverine fans. Talk about a fun time! No matter what sport you are planning on watching it is always an awesome experience.

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