Off-Campus Housing Resources

Popular Off-Campus Housing Websites

  • Craigslist - A popular online bulletin for rentals
  • My New Place - Clean website that allows various search opportunities and features an app.
  • HotPads - Offers responsive map based search to our users which allow ease of navigation to different neighborhoods and area. In addition, the street view gives users a much better look of the location prior to venturing out to the area.
  • Zillow - Zillow is the leading real estate and rental marketplace dedicated to empowering consumers with data, inspiration and knowledge around the place they call home, and connecting them with the best local professionals who can help.
  • Zumper - Allows you to set up instant alerts for your ideal location and price range so that you find out about new places before anyone else. You can also tailor your apartment finder alerts to the number of bedrooms you’re looking for, as well as whether the property is pet-friendly or not.  Fill out Zumper Rental Application and   and quickly pull your Experian Credit Report to instantly apply for apartments via our secure platform.
  • Abodo - Lists exclusive properties not found on craigslist all on an easy to use map based search. Use the filters to narrow down your search to your desired price range, neighborhood, number of rooms, and more.
  • Trulia - Trulia is an all-in-one real estate site that gives you the local scoop about apartments for rent neighborhood insights, and real estate markets and trends to help you figure out exactly what, where, and when to buy, sell, or rent.
  • Diggz - Diggz is a free service that connects you to like-minded prospective roommates with similar lifestyle attributes and preferences, leveraging a proprietary matching algorithm.

Off-Campus Housing Apps:

  • Padmapper - The PadMapper app shows you a list of nearby apartment and house rental listings, ordered by distance from your current location, and makes it easy to get in touch with landlords to schedule viewings.
  • RadPad - App that provides at least 3 photos of each listing. Other features include real-time messaging with landlords, swipe and touch search, “drive time”, verified listings and videos.
  • Apartment List - App provides information from thousands of rental websites so you don’t have to, with a map-based approach. Other features include powerful filters, new listings notifications, favorites, and the ability to take notes, photos and videos.
  • Zillow Rentals - Search for apartments near you or draw custom search boundaries. This app allows you to receive notifications when new rentals are available and the ability to contact landlords by phone or email.  Favorites can be compared side by side.
  • Trulia Rentals - App provides interactive maps, shows nearby restaurants and grocery stores, customizable search, contact features and the ability to receive alerts.

Short Term Housing Options

Nearby Hotels

The University of San Diego benefits from a unique corporate partnership with Bartell Hotels. USD employees, families, alumni and friends are eligible to receive special discounted rates on hotel reservations at any one of the seven Bartell Hotels. Also, when you select a Bartell Hotel for your, out-of-town guests or a special conference program, Bartell Hotels will donate 10% back from the total room cost to the university in support of student scholarships. All properties offer meeting and banquet facilities. In addition, all USD guests are treated to a daily continental breakfast, a welcome beverage and a guaranteed suite upgrade for an additional nominal fee. To take advantage of the special rates, while helping to provide much needed scholarship support to USD students, please call toll free (800) 345-9995 or visit the Bartell Hotels website.

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