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Off-Campus Housing

For transfer, upper division and graduate students, we encourage you to explore the below sites for off-campus housing. Please note that SDSU is not affiliated with and does not endorse any complexes advertised on the sites below.

Online Housing Resources

ABODO Apartments

ABODO Apartments is a map that plots all U.S. universities and colleges on an interactive map, so students can easily find housing near their campus. The map also shows nearby grocery stores, public transportation and other amenities. simplifies the process of finding a new apartment by offering renters the most comprehensive database including millions of detailed and accurate apartment listings across the United States. 
Apartment Guide
Apartment Guide offers in-depth apartment listings with info on properties, neighborhoods & more.


ApartmentList compiles rentals from over 100 different listing sources. There’s no need to view multiple websites to search for an apartment. Each city on the website shows local neighborhoods, pricing, noise level, nearby attractions, restaurants, shopping, and more.


Craigslist is a website where people post apartments and rooms available for rent. (Please be aware of potential scams).


PadMapper is a virtual map that can be used to find off-campus housing. You can personalize your search by using the toolbox on the map. PadMapper allows you to search by number of rooms, price and location.


Featuring thousands of apartment listings directly from property managers, RENTCafé makes it easy for you to find the perfect home. Search apartments for rent in the US, check prices, view property details with large photo displays, floor plans, amenities, and more.

Rent College Pads

Rent College Pads is an apartment search engine that helps students find housing by working with trusted landlords in nearby neighborhoods. Specifically geared toward college students, Rent College Pads helps with more than just finding apartments by connecting students looking for subleases and roommates through their Facebook integrated platform. 


RoomChazer makes off-campus housing easy. Scroll through listings, read the reviews, check-out your potential roommate's profiles, and complete your booking all online. Great Places. Great roommates. Semester contracts. All furnished and utilities included. Rent by the bed, we'll match you with roommates! 


Roomdock is a house sharing and apartment rental platform that helps international students find a place to live in the U.S. Roomdock also offers a variety of concierge services to ensure a smooth move-in.

Guide to Renting

Best Colleges Renters Guide addresses the common snares of renting, the questions to consider when entering the rental market, and how to identify and avoid rental scams, a crime that first-time renters are particularly vulnerable to. Learn about what you should consider when renting an apartment.