Mizzou Off-Campus Housing


Are you looking for University of Missouri off-campus housing? Find affordable properties close to school and everything else Columbia, MO has to offer. Use our map feature to explore apartments near Mizzou 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 Missouri has always been a chore. At Rent College Pads we're 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've found your perfect house. Because there are so many options to consider before making a responsible renting decision, check out our University of Missouri University apartment hunting guide below.

If you’re a student attending the University of Missouri looking for off-campus housing in Columbia, you’ll want to start your search for your new place sooner, rather than later. As soon as the fall semester begins at Mizzou so does the house hunting. The number of searches for off-campus housing in Columbia starts to peak in the months of September, October, and November. To get the perfect pad, we suggest starting your search as early as possible!

Rent In Columbia, MO

Compared to many cities around the nation, rent prices in Columbia are very reasonably priced. If you can find a roommate or two to split a place with, you’ll save even more money, which means more money in your pocket for spending! Throughout Columbia, you’ll find many different living options. There’s a good mixture of houses and apartments of all sizes offering many different amenities. Spend some time looking into all of your options!

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

Studio 1BR 2BR 3BR 4BR
$592.00 $678.00 $560.00 $529.00 $504.00


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

  •  The Lofts of Columbia

Live in luxury when you choose an apartment from The Lofts of Columbia! The Lofts of Columbia offer one and two-bedroom units in four different apartment complexes, so anyone is bound to find a pad that suits their needs!

  • Hawks Management

For over a decade, Hawks Management has been both developing and managing some of the best apartments in Columbia! Each of their four locations is conveniently located near the Mizzou campus.

  • Rolling Rock Townhomes

Round up your friends and choose Rolling Rock Townhomes. Specifically designed for students, they are the closest townhomes to the University of Missouri campus!

  • Kitty Hawk Apartments

The Kitty Hawk Apartments are centrally located, so getting anywhere in Columbia is a breeze! Potential residents can choose from a variety of floorplans ranging from one and two-bedroom units at their Kitty Hawk location to three-bedroom townhouses at their Parker Street Townhouses.

  • The Den Columbia

Choose The Den Columbia and live a life of luxury! This off-campus student oasis has two and four-bedroom units that come fully furnished, so you can skip the heavy lifting. 

  • The Pointe at Rock Quarry Park

Locally owned and operated, The Pointe at Rock Quarry Park is a townhouse community specifically developed for Mizzou students. All of the townhouses have four bedrooms and 4.5 baths.

  • Broadway Village Apartments

Calling all graduate students! Sorry, undergrads, this one isn’t for you. The Broadway Village Apartments is graduate student housing community that maintains a quiet environment, away from all the hustle and bustle.

  • Mills Properties

Mills Properties has been setting up students with their perfect pads for over 30 years! Mills Properties develops, builds, and manages all of their properties, so you can trust them to be there every step of the way.

  • Callahan & Galloway Property Management

Callahan and Galloway was founded over 20 years ago with the intention of being the best locally owned and operated property management company in Columbia!

  • Goran Rentals

A family run business, Goran Rentals has been setting up Univerity of Missouri students with off-campus housing since 1984! With all those years of experience, you can bet these guys know what they’re doing. 

Coming Soon!

Coming Soon!

Meeting up with friends for a quick study break or some weekend fun at the bars and restaurants around town is popular amongst Mizzou students. Many of student hot spots are right around campus or just minutes away from Mizzou in Downtown Columbia.   Here are a few places you’ll want to check out in Columbia.


Best Restaurants:

Shakespeare’s Pizza

Flat Branch Pub & Brewing


Cafe Poland

44 Stone Public House  


Best Bars:

International Tap House

Tropical Liqueurs

The Roof

Nash Vegas

The Shot Bar  

The University of Missouri Outdoor Adventures program is a great tool for students who want to be engaged in campus recreational and outdoor activities. At the start of each school year, students can attend RecFest to check out all the stuff the recreation center has to offer. Students can use the fitness facility, pools, and rock climbing wall, as well as being able to participate in several intramural sports. The Haunted Trail is a fun event when the Foster Recreation Center transforms into a spooky place every October. Hundreds of students attend, and you get hot cocoa, s'mores, and tons of other snacks! Another great thing offered is equipment rental. Students can rent canoes, kayaks, camping equipment and more.  As mentioned above, there are many parks around the Columbia area where you can head off-campus and take in the spectacular views and enjoy some time out of the city and away from classes! If you don’t have much time, the University of Missouri Botanical Gardens is a great place to start and it’s right on campus.   

There are plenty of activities for University of Missouri students to get into both on and off-campus in Columbia. Whether it’s joining one of the hundreds of Mizzou on-campus clubs or taking part in Greek Life, students at Mizzou get involved. Like many universities, sports are huge at Mizzou (especially football). Tiger pride is evident all around Columbia so grab your black and gold gear, hit up a tailgate and head to a game to support your school! The homecoming game is always a favorite for many. Some popular events around campus include Mizzou After Dark, which is an organization that hosts weekend activities like dances, crafts, and obstacle courses on-campus. Another popular activity is movies at Lowry Mall, campus auditoriums, and outdoor on campus.


Head off-campus and explore what Columbia has to offer! Many students enjoy going to nearby Downtown Columbia, or “The District,” to eat, drink, shop, and roam the streets.  Many events are held here throughout the year like Restaurant Week, Frightening Friday, and Living Windows Festival. There are also several parks in and around Columbia like Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, Stephen’s Lake Park, and the Shelter Gardens where you can go to get away from the stress of classes and hike or bike the many trails.  

Things To Do


  • Attend a Mizzou Football Game
  • Visit one of the many Missouri State Parks
  • Hangout Downtown Columbia