La Crosse Apartments and Houses For Rent


Apartments Near UW-La Crosse

Are you looking for UW-La Crosse off-campus housing? Find affordable La Crosse rentals close to school and everything else the city has to offer. Use our map feature to explore La Crosse apartments for rent and find the perfect pad in theCoulee Region off West Ave for your next year of studies. Filter by the number of bathrooms, unit types & multiple or one-bedroom apartments in La Crosse, WI. All listings are verified and a short distance from campus.

Finding apartments at UW-La Crosse 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 UW-La Crosse University apartment hunting guide below.

It seems like as soon as students at UW-La Crosse unpack their bags and boxes for the upcoming school year, it’s already time to find housing for the following year! Students in La Crosse looking for off-campus housing start their hunt in September, and the number of searches starts to pick up pace from there. October is a busy month for searching. If you want to lock down the perfect pad, we suggest you do it sooner, rather than later!


Rent in La Crosse, WI


Rent prices in La Crosse are pretty reasonable, and with a part-time job, even living alone isn’t overly expensive. The more roommates you have, the less cash you’ll have to fork over for rent. If you’re looking to save some money, round up a couple of friends and look into finding a larger place to split.

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


Studio 1BR 2BR 3BR 4BR
$512 $678 $466 $432 $402


Whether you've just had a grueling day of classes or you’re headed to the library for an overnight study sesh, you need food to fuel up and perhaps a drink (or two) to wash it down. Lucky for you, La Crosse has a variety of places to eat up and drink it down! Here are some of our top picks for the “must-go” places during your years at UW-La Crosse.


Best Restaurants:


Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern
Buzzard Billy’s Flying Carp Cafe
Dublin Square


Best Bars:


Bodega Brew Pub
Del’s Bar
The Starlight Lounge

The students of UW-La Crosse tend to stay active throughout the year. In the warmer months, you’ll see everyone running and biking around town and in the harsh Wisconsin winters. To stay fit on campus, the students head inside to the Eagle Recreation Center to utilize the many amenities they offer, like their fitness center and many sports courts. Throughout the year, students can join in on the many runs held around the city like the Color Run, Turkey Trot, and Ugly Sweater Run, just to name a few.


As mentioned above, Granddad’s Bluff and all the surrounding bluffs are a popular destination for students. There are over eight miles of hiking trails directly next to campus and hundreds more if you want to take a short drive. The trails will lead you through marshes, up hills, and up the bluffs leading to breathtaking views of La Crosse and even Minnesota and the Mississippi River.

The students of UW-La Crosse are incredibly active and involved in their school and community. On campus, there are hundreds of clubs to get into. From archeology and archery to debate and intramural sports, anyone can find something that interests them. During the Fall, you can catch a vast majority of the kids attending Eagle’s football games, so gather up your crew and cheer them on at the next home game. Another fall favorite is Oktoberfest, an every thrown on campus every year. You won’t want to miss this party!

Off campus, students have miles of wilderness to trek; hiking Granddad’s Bluff is a must! It’s the highest point in the entire city, and the views will surely not disappoint. After your hike, head downtown to enjoy the shops and restaurants. Be sure to stop by The Pearl for their delicious, and very popular, homemade ice cream. Waterfront Park is also favored among students to hang out and soak in views of the La Crosse River. In the winter months, check out the Rotary Lights display at Waterfront!


Highlights include:


Attend Oktoberfest
Hike Granddad’s Bluff
Eat ice cream at The Pearl
Visit the Rotary Lights display

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