This page provides information on the off-campus neighborhoods, resources for finding a place, and the differences between housing types.
Check out our page on renter education for more in-depth opportunities for learning.
The majority of our undergraduates choose to rent in the east bank neighborhoods of Minneapolis: Marcy-Holmes, SE Como and Prospect Park. Other nearby neighborhoods include Cedar Riverside and Seward by the west bank as well as Falcon Heights, St. Anthony Park and Roseville by the St. Paul campus. Other neighborhoods that are an easy commute include those in Northeast Minneapolis and even Uptown (though it is pricier).
We strongly encourage you to utilize the Off Campus Listing Service through the University. While it does not screen landlords on the list, it does prevent landlords with three or more unresolved or substantiated issues with Student Legal Services to participate. Learn more about the Off Campus Housing Program Policy.
Off Campus Housing Listing Service (Housing & Residential Life resource)
Housing Facebook Group (within U of M network, facilitated by OCL Staff) It's a hidden group, so email us with your FB name to let us know you would like to be added, and like the Off-Campus Gopher page first so we can add you from there.