VCU Off-Campus Housing

    VCU Off-Campus Housing

    Rent College Pads works hard to help college students at VCU find the best off-campus housing options around Richmond. Whether you are looking for an apartment or house for rent near campus, Rent College Pads is your number one resource for VCU off-campus housing.

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  • College Park Apartments

    [] College Park Apartments Date Available: 05/01/2016 Bedroom: 1 - 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $699 - 750
  • Chesterfield

    [] Chesterfield Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: Studio - 3 Bathroom: 1 Price: $0
  • Stuart Court

    [] Stuart Court Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: Studio - 5 Bathroom: 1 - 4 Price: $0
  • Pine Court I

    [] Pine Court I Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: Studio - 2 Bathroom: 1 - 2 Price: $0
  • Pine Court II

    [] Pine Court II Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: Studio - 2 Bathroom: 1 - 2 Price: $0
  • Pine Court III

    [] Pine Court III Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 1 - 3 Bathroom: 1 - 3 Price: $0
  • 1607-1609 W Cary

    [] 1607-1609 W Cary Date Available: 08/01/2017 Bedroom: 4 Bathroom: 2 Price: $2400

Virginia Commonwealth University Off-Campus Housing Guide When to search

The search for off campus housing at VCU is most active after winter break. Most students begin to look for places in the months of March and April. However, if summer rolls around and you realize you're still apartment-less, don't worry-you'll most likely still be able to find a place.

Rent In Richmond, VA

Rent prices in Richmond can vary depending on a number of things, though they tend to be fairly reasonable considering the city's metropolitan location and rich culture. Many students choose to live in the Fan District or the nearby Monroe Ward, as they are within close proximity to VCU's main campus. However, it's not uncommon for students to venture into Downtown Richmond or even the historic Shockoe Bottom, though rent at these places can be more expensive

You will generally be able to rent a bedroom for less than $600 per month, but choosing to live with more roommates can definitely save you some cash.

Here's a breakdown of average rents per person, per bedroom

Studio 1BR 2BR 3BR 4BR
$889.00 $895.00 $593.00 $594.00 $565.00

Life in Richmond, VA Where to Have Fun

Things to Do

The majority of the Richmond's tourism in is centered around its Civil War history and the Virginia Commonwealth University. In addition, Richmond is also well known for its bustling downtown area that truly has something for everyone: shopping, restaurants, bars, salons, and plenty of live entertainment.

Highlights include:
  • American Civil War Museum
  • Hollywood Cemetery
  • Local Craft Breweries (Hardywood, Triple Crossing, Strangeways, etc.)
  • Canal Walk


The VCU campus is incredibly walkable, meaning the best bars and restaurants in Richmond are only a few steps away. Students hoping to dine off campus often head over to Carytown, an area in the heart of Downtown Richmond with a diverse list of off campus restaurants, bars and shops. Make sure to check out these popular student hangouts during your time at VCU:

Best Restaurants:

  • Edo's Squid
  • Ipanema Cafe
  • Mojo's Philadeli
  • The Village Cafe

*Honorable Mention: Food trucks

Best Bars:

  • Baja Bean Company
  • Ipanema
  • The Black Sheep
  • Bellytimber


Richmond, VA is full of outdoor opportunities just waiting to be tapped, but authentic outdoor adventure trips can be pricey-who knew nature wasn't free? Lucky for you, VCU sponsors an Outdoor Adventure Program that offers students and faculty the opportunity to explore the area and participate in outdoor activities for cheap. Take advantage of the guided trips, hiking, biking, rafting, equipment rentals and more before you graduate.