Find Apartments near the University of South Florida

Are you a student looking for the best USF off campus housing? We've got you covered. Use our apartment search tools to find student apartments for rent and narrow down tons of options so you discover the best place to fit your lifestyle & budget.

Students at america's fastest rising university will have the most search filters available anywhere right here on RentTampaBay. Your academic advisor will help you plan the perfect course load - we'll help you find the perfect place. We know Tampa better than anyone, so you can be sure you're searching for your next apartment with confidence.

The Experts on Apartments near USF

While you're busy becoming the expert in your major, let us take the pressure off and show you how we're the authority in ours - APARTMENTS! Our team is made up of local experts who can answer any questions you may have about apartments near USF, from signing your lease to the best restaurants in Tampa.

We have loads of FAQs and regularly make our way through Tampa checking out almost all the apartments near USF, as well as all the hot spots for students! We summarize it all so that you have everything you need to make your best decision on apartment living near the University of South Florida. From finding a location close to campus to helping you schedule tours, we make it our mission to be here for you as you find your dream home at school.

Most Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign a USF apartment lease during COVID-19?

August 2020 update: Many leasing offices serving the University of South Florida are now open to the public. Before your visit, give the leasing team a quick call to verify open hours and ask about policies on masks and the number of visitors for tours. If you're not ready to visit in person, the apartments near USF are open virtually to answer your phone calls, emails, and offer virtual tours during COVID-19. If you're ready to tour, just use the Schedule a Tour button to set up a time for a FaceTime or Zoom tour with a leasing agent. They're standing by ready to answer your questions about how to apply and reserve your apartment for Fall 2020 online. To help you get started, try these tips for leasing an apartment while social distancing.

When should I sign my USF apartment lease for Fall move-in?

You can reserve a student apartment up to 12-months before your August move-in date. If you're in love with a particular floor plan, we'd suggest reserving your space as soon as January-March to be sure your favorite apartment is still available. You should definitely try to sign a lease before summer classes begin at USF. If you're a procrastinator, you should still be able to find spaces available as late as July, but options will be limited. To see if a floor plan is still available, just use the Check Availability button to reach out!

How do I find roommates for apartments near USF?

Most of the apartments near USF offer a roommate matching program at no additional cost. When you sign your lease, you'll be asked to fill out a roommate matching survey where you'll share things like your major, habits, cleanliness preferences, and more. The apartment will use this criteria to match you with roommates that have similar lifestyles. If you have friends you want to live with already, you can always choose your own roommates and then sign your lease to be placed in the same apartment.

What questions should I be asking leasing agents when I tour apartments near USF?

Keep a list of notes on your phone of important topics to bring up including furnishing options, pet policies, utility and cable bundles, roommate matching processes, resident events, guarantors, security deposits, and lease terms. You might consider creating a spreadsheet with each property's answers to your top 5 questions and concerns to help aid in your final apartment decision.

What is the parking situation at apartments near USF – Do I need my car?

In general, most of the apartments near USF offer either flat-lot parking for residents or a parking garage. You'll need to ask each apartment about their monthly parking fees to weigh if your car payment + parking fee + car insurance is worth having a car during your time at USF. The cost of parking on campus each semester can add up and if you are running late and finding a space on campus can be a challenge. Good news if you're attending USF without a car, many of the apartments near campus are on the Bull Runner shuttle route, and students ride free with a student ID.

Your Apartment Questions Answered


You can find
Student Apartments

As home to the USF main campus, the city of Tampa and the apartments at the heart of the surrounding neighborhoods understand the needs of students. They know the importance of living in a community you love. Whether you're looking for a one-bedroom or four-bedroom apartment, the communities near campus make it their mission to give USF Bulls the best environments to foster friendships and make you feel at home. Nothing enhances the college experience more!


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All-Inclusive Apartments

With all-inclusive USF apartments, there’s no need to worry about paying a separate bill for rent and utilities. Since they’re typically the most cost-effective option, choosing all-inclusive student housing in Tampa saves you both time and money. Leave the organization for that next big project and consolidate your rent payment, electric bill, and even cable and internet with an all-inclusive property.


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Roommate Matching

It’s important to live with someone you can get along with, which is why so many USF apartments offer roommate matching services. Apartments use various tools to best match you with other students with similar lifestyles and interests, making it easier than ever to find roommates to share the college experience with. You may even find some life-long friends!


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Furnished Apartments

How do you get a homey atmosphere at a fraction of the cost? By renting one of the many furnished apartments near USF. Finding a place with a furniture package ready to go makes your move-in experience hassle-free and can help keep costs down. Your friends are sure to be jealous of your awesome decor; you really don’t have to tell them that it all came with your new place.