Find Apartments near the University of South Florida

Are you a student looking for the best off-campus housing near USF? That's our specialty at ApartmentsForBulls.com. Use our apartment search tools to find USF apartments for rent and narrow down tons of options so you discover the best apartment near USF to fit your lifestyle & budget.

Your academic advisor will help you plan the perfect course load - we'll help you find the perfect apartment to live in while you ace your college classes. You can search all of the best apartments for Bulls near The University of South Florida campus by what matters the most to you, from budget, to floor plan type, to features like private bathrooms and study rooms. We've done the research on what student apartments near USF have to offer, so you can choose the best place for next semester, with confidence.

The Experts on USF Apartments

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?

Almost all of 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, you can use the Schedule a Tour button to set up a time for either an in-person or virtual tour, whichever you're most comfortable with! 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

  • How do I decide on room decor for my USF apartment bedroom?

    Whether you're a freshman moving away from home and into USF freshman apartments or a seasoned college student looking for a fresh start, bedroom decor is a key factor in how you'll feel towards your new apartment near USF. Student apartments in Tampa can be as luxurious or homey as you make them. Moving into an apartment can be challenging and even scary for college students. Rather than worrying about this change, seize the opportunity to customize your bedroom's decor to your... Read More »

  • What are some cool things to do with friends and family visiting my USF apartment?

    Tampa is a uniquely interesting city and the only large population center on Florida's west coast. The unusual town name legendarily comes from the language of the Calusa tribe, meaning "sticks of fire." Some historians believe that name was taken as a tribute to the high number of strong lightning strikes hitting this area during the stormy summer months. Coincidentally, Tampa's world championship hockey team is known as the Lightning – go Bolts!There are heaps of cool activities to do... Read More »

  • I’m moving into a USF apartment from out-of-state. What hats should I pack?

    You have spent the last 18+ years of your life accumulating your awesome hat collection. Now, you've hit the big leagues. You're excited to move into your USF apartment, but you can only bring so many suitcases! How do you decide which hats to bring? Luckily, you've got an expert opinion, straight from the source. Do's First of all, once you're in Tampa, you've got to grab a University of South Florida baseball cap. Contrary to popular belief, hats actually cool your noggin, so a hat like... Read More »

  • Any tips for organizing my new USF apartment bedroom?

    It is always an exciting time to move into a new apartment and let us first welcome you to your University of South Florida apartment. Now that you are getting moved in, you may be wondering the best ways to organize your new space. Whether you are in a one-bedroom apartment or a larger USF apartment with roommates, below are some ideas that you may find helpful.   VERTICAL SPACE In any space but especially a smaller bedroom, you want to make the most of every... Read More »

  • What are some of the best beaches near USF apartments?

    The crashing of the waves, the smell of the salt air, the sun beaming down on your face…are you relaxed yet? If not, you're in luck if you live in apartments near the University of South Florida because there is sure to be an amazing beach within a short distance of you! Living in Tampa definitely has its perks, and being near the Gulf of Mexico is one of them. There are miles upon miles of white sand for you to enjoy. This is especially important for you stressed out University of... Read More »

  • What are some affordable date night ideas near my USF apartment?

    Looking for a creative, unique date night experience that's convenient to your USF apartment and won't leave you flat broke? Luckily, there are loads of things to do around The University of South Florida and the immediate area. Unlike some other Florida schools, USF is nestled in a bustling big city, so there are plenty of opportunities to wow your significant other with your amazing date-planning abilities!  Get Natural The absolutely stunning USF Botanical Gardens are conveniently... Read More »


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 need for apartments for Bulls. 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. Try the filter for "Roommate Matching Available" on ApartmentsForBulls.com, making it easier than ever to find roommates to share the college experience with.


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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.