Housing

On-Campus Housing

On campus housing for graduate students is limited and applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Details can be found on the Housing Office website.

Graduate Housing

There are two on-campus housing options for graduate students:

Presidio Terrace Apartments
Single Occupancy - One bedroom, one bathroom, fully furnished
Utilities, campus phone, cable TV, wireless Internet service, and maintenance included.
$6,090 per semester

Manchester Village Apartments
Double Occupancy - Two bedrooms, one bathroom, fully furnished (shared with one other student)
Utilities, campus phone, cable TV, wireless Internet service, and maintenance included.
$5,355 per semester

Off-Campus Housing

The benefits of living off-campus are numerous, but one of the most important reasons to do so is that you are able to immerse yourself in the distinctive culture of San Diego. "Living la vida local" helps you to meet San Diegans, improve your spoken English, and explore all that this coastal wonderland has to offer.

Living With Roommates

Living with locals definitely has it's perks, namedly the opportunity to be exposed to everyday San Diego life. This option is the most cost-efficient, but be advised that there are several downsides to finding a room for rent. First, there are not many rooms that come furnished, and purchasing bedroom furniture for a short-term may not be the most practical choice. Second, with most students studying for only one semester, that means that they are looking for a room for 3-4 months, and most renters are looking for someone who will stay for the long-term. However, do not be discouraged as there are many options available - you just need to know where to look. The best sites to find a roommate are:

Craig's List
Craig's List is an online forum where anyone can post a free ad for various different reasons. San Diegans use this site most often to find housing as it is very simple to search by area, price, or size, and most ads have pictures of the room. Several key words you can search for are: USD, Linda Vista, Fashion Valley, Point Loma, Mission Hills, Old Town.

San Diego Reader
There are similar ads on this website and Craig's List, but it helps to look around at a few different sites.

DJ's Beach Rentals
Many exchange students have rented from this company in the past and have been quite happy with the apartments' location in Mission Beach and the fact that they are move-in ready.

Living Alone

Students who wish to live alone have several options for off-campus housing. There are short-term furnished apartment-style rooms that students can stay in when they first arrive so that they can search for a regular apartment:

Vantaggio Suites
1736 State Street
Tel: +1.619.595.0111
Email: sd@vantaggiosuites.com
Location: Vantaggio in San Diego lies in the heart of Little Italy, a charming place lined with sidewalk cafes and numerous restaurants. Many international students stay at Vantaggio Suites. It is located within a 10 minute trolley ride, and then a 10 minute walk to USD.
Amenities: Each floor has a community kitchen for the apartments on that floor to share. There are private baths for each room. Rooms are equipped with a computer with internet access.

Old Town Place
2377-2383 Jefferson Street
Tel: (619) 876-4592
Website: www.oldtownplace.com
Location: Old Town Place is located in Old Town San Diego. It is approximately 1.5 miles from campus and 6 blocks to the trolley station and USD shuttle.
Amenities: These shared, furnished apartments have on-site parking, fully equipped kitchens and laundry on the grounds. Rent includes utilities, wireless Internet, cable TV, telephone and maid service.

Studio 819
819 University Avenue
Tel: (619) 542-0819
Email: info@studio819.com
Location: Studio 819 is located in the Hillcrest area of San Diego. Convenient location with grocery stores, bank, post office, coffee shops & restaurants within walking distance. Approximately 30 minutes from the University of San Diego by city bus.
Amenities: Microwave, Refrigerator, Television w/ basic cable, Small Kitchen, Desk, Full Size Bed(s), Private Bath, Phone, Utilities Included, Free Vacuum and Iron Rental.

Searching for an apartment:

The two sites listed above can also be used to find single apartments; you would want to indicate "furnished" in the keyword search. Other sites that are helpful in finding a furnished apartment are:

Sign On San Diego
For Rent
San Diego Apartments

Please contact Allison Howitt, the Exchange Program Coordinator, if you have any questions about location or the search process.