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

What questions should I be asking leasing agents when I tour apartments close to USF campus?

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.

How do I find roommates for apartments near USF?

Most of the apartments in close proximity to The University of South Florida 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 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.

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!

Your Apartment Questions Answered

  • Where are the best places to get brunch near my USF apartment?

    The citizens of Tampa Bay love hockey, football, and street festivals – but they really, really love brunch. And why not? It's a gloriously lazy meal where you can gorge yourself on things wrapped in bacon and wash it all down with some ice-cold champagne and orange juice. If you're wondering about the best brunch spots near your USF apartment, then we've got you covered with this comprehensive list of convenient eateries. Tampa Palms/ New Tampa The Fat Rabbit Pub – Located... Read More »

  • Any tips for incorporating plants in my USF apartment?

    If you are a student living near the University of South Florida, you understand the weather is normally beautiful and sunny; perfect for plants to thrive and grow in. You might not be a horticulturist yourself, but it doesn't take an expert to raise plants in apartments near USF. With all college living situations, it never hurts to bring in some life and character to your space.Plants can take some work but, nothing beats the addition of live plants, not even low-maintenance, artificial... Read More »

  • How do I host a fun football watch party at my apartment near USF?

    Many anticipate the fall season for various reasons, including a seasonal temperature change, fall flavors, scents, foods, and colors. For many around the country, including those in the Tampa Bay area, the fall season means football season. Whether you cheer for the University of South Florida Bulls, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, or another team, we included some tips to make your football party at your USF apartment a fun time for you and your friends. PICK THE SPACE First and foremost, if you... Read More »

  • Any tips for creating an at-home study space in apartments near USF?

    Having your own apartment near the University of South Florida is convenient because the space is more private compared to college dorms you share with other students. Now, unless you live in a one-bedroom apartment, you and your roommates will probably come in and out frequently, creating small pockets of time where you get some privacy and quiet time. If you are trying to study, it can be difficult to find a place to study that isn't too far from home. Without a strong drive to go somewhere... Read More »

  • What are the best restaurants near my USF apartment?

    If you've just moved into your University of South Florida apartment and are unsure where to take your parents for dinner or if you and your roommates just aren't in the mood for cooking, here is the list for you. We all need to eat, and whether you're the pickiest eater on the planet or if you'll eat just about anything, there is a place for you to grab some grub in Tampa. So grab your roommate, some buddies, your parents, or even just yourself and head on out to check out these great spots... Read More »

  • How can I save money on groceries while living in my USF apartment?

    Whether you are a University of South Florida freshman or graduate student, saving money on groceries is always essential for staying within budget. Staying on a budget allows you to concentrate on getting your education and avoid unnecessary stress about money. SHOP AROUNDAs you attend USF, your free time may be limited, but you may save a lot of money each month by shopping around. Learn when your favorite stores have sales and buy store brand products when available. Publix usually has... 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.