UT Austin Off-Campus Housing

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Are you looking for University of Texas at Austin off-campus housing? Find affordable properties close to school and everything else Austin, TX has to offer. Use our map feature to explore apartments near UT 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 Texas 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 Texas University apartment hunting guide below.

If you’re a student attending the University of Texas-Austin with hopes of finding the best pad in Austin, you'll want to start house hunting midway through the fall semester. Things start to pick up around October and November, and you should probably have your housing sorted out by winter break. We suggest starting your search as early as possible so you can secure that perfect place!

Rent In Austin, TX

Rent prices in Austin are relatively affordable for the location. If you opt to live alone, you’re going to have to fork over some more cash monthly, but having a job 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 Austin apartments and houses average rents per person, per bedroom:


Studio 1BR 2BR 3BR 4BR
$966 $1199 $611 $546 $433

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When they need to take a break and unwind from classes, students in Austin like to meet up for some food and drinks. With so many bars and restaurants for students to grab some food and party (to forget about that test), it’s hard to decide which place you and your friends are going to want to hit up. Luckily for you, we made a list of choices that are popular with students, so be sure to check 'em out!

Best Restaurants:

VERTS Mediterranean Grill
Fat Sal’s Deli
Madam Mam’s
Burrito Factory

Best Bars:

The Drag Bar
The Local Pub & Patio
The Hole in the Wall
Love Goat
Crown & Anchor Pub

The University of Texas-Austin offers tons of recreational opportunities. The university rec center includes a full gym, basketball courts, rock climbing wall, aquatics center, tennis courts, and much more. If you’re looking to learn a new sport, joining one of the many intramural sports—Ultimate Frisbee, flag football, water volleyball, and dodgeball to name a few—can be a great option.

Austin is warm year-round, so take advantage of the great weather and do something outside! Whether you choose to spend some time down by the lake or explore one of the many greenbelts in the city, Austin is full of opportunities for some fresh air.

Football! Take part in cheering on the Texas Longhorns, one of the nation’s powerhouse college football teams. If you choose to participate in these events, make sure that you get your friends together and tailgate before the game. If you aren’t the biggest football fan, Austin is a lively city with tons of events going on.

You could go kayaking on Lady Bird Lake, grab a bite to eat at Salty Sow, or take a brewery tour at Austin Beerworks. You could even spend a weekend at one of the various free museums and learn about the history and culture of Austin. Attend one of the various cultural events held by the University, on-campus concerts, or spend a night out on Guadalupe Street, also known as The Drag.

Highlights include:

  • Attend a Longhorn football game
  • Take a Brewery tour at Austin Beerworks
  • Explore The Drag
  • Enjoy the local music scene

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