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How to Find an Apartment Near U of A

How to Find an Apartment Near U of A

Maddison Dayton
Apr 19, 2024

If you’re looking for an apartment near the University of Arizona (U of A), your search may be easier than you think. With its main campus tucked in Tucson, AZ, the University of Arizona brings a traditional college town vibe to the city — and with that comes a lot of housing options.

Word of Mouth

If you’re wondering how to find an apartment near U of A, talk to your classmates. Fellow college students usually have a pretty good idea of the housing scene especially if they are older and have experience living in both the dorms and off-campus housing. When asking for housing recommendations, make sure to ask lots of questions such as how close certain buildings are to campus and other things you care about in terms of housing so that you can get all of the information you need. Ask about WIFI, rent and other fees, security of the building, the parking situation, and the reputation of the complex. 

Facebook Groups

Facebook groups dedicated to housing at U of A have popped up over the past few years. Though you do need to request access to join these groups, once a member, you’ll have access to lots of great housing information and possible roommates.


These groups are especially great if you’ll only be at U of A for a semester. You can find a place to sublet by making a post in the group that details what you’re looking for in a place to live. 


Drive Around


If you’re lucky enough to live by campus or within driving distance, take a day and drive around campus. Like all college towns, not every living space will be listed online. Some landlords go for the old sign-in-yard trick and simply list their rental with a sign in the yard. Driving around town helps you find these hidden gems.


Driving around town also gives you a good idea of where apartments are in relation to campus, food, grocery stores, and other amenities like laundry mats or the library. 



School Resources

The University of Arizona itself has lots of good housing resources — especially if you are an incoming freshman. The school also offers help with graduate housing, a thorough move-in guide, and online check-in options.



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Regardless of where you find your housing at U of A, you’re in for a great year. Go wildcats!


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