About For Rent University

ForRentUniversity.com is an all-inclusive, stand-alone online service uniquely designed for students and parents. ForRentUniversity.com guides both groups through their off-campus apartment search: students can search off-campus housing by the campus that they plan on or are interested in, attending. Students and parents can view apartment communities by budget, individual leases, joint leases and amenities.

On ForRentUniversity.com, students explore communities to call home and share those communities with friends and family on social networking sites. They also discover their rights and responsibilities for living off-campus, learn how to deal with roommates and a host of other information that goes hand-in-hand with that time period of their lives. Parents learn the responsibilities and impact of being a guarantor, obtain advice on preparing for their college student moving to off-campus housing, see safety tips and become well-versed on renters insurance and financial planning.

About For Rent Media Solutions™

Founded in 1982 as ForRent Magazine®, For Rent Media Solutions™is headquartered in Norfolk, Va., and provides multifamily housing solutions for apartment seekers and property/apartment managers and owners through integrated marketing techniques, including print and Internet, mobile media, custom video and social media solutions. For Rent Media Solutions operates ForRent Magazine, as well as Apartamentos Para Rentar®, and publishes 94 magazines covering more than 190 markets nationwide, including After 55™, Housing & Resource Guide, and ForRent.com™—The Magazine. For Rent Media Solutions operates four additional websites: ForRent.com®, SeniorOutlook.com®, CorporateHousing.com®, and ParaRentar.com®. Visit ForRent.com for more information, or visit us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Why Partner with For Rent University?

For Rent University provides off-campus communities the ability to enhance their unique student living—learning experience. Additionally, ForRentUniversity.com includes a comprehensive network of linked services which increases exposure to a circle of connections that includes students, their friends, parents and the educational institutions.

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Search Quick Tips

You may encounter two different types of leases in your student housing search. A "joint lease" is the traditional lease that you're probably most familiar with. Some properties offer an "individual lease". The type of lease properties on For Rent University offer are clearly marked by color and icon, as illustrated below.

Apartment Type:

Individual Lease: The lease terms and conditions are set per person. You will share common living areas with roommates, but you are only respnsible for your personal lease agreement. Typical of roommate matching.

Joint Lease: The lease terms and conditions are joint and several liability. This is when two or more parties are equally responsible for the lease terms and conditions. All roommates are equally obligated to the lease agreement. Typical where you have your own roommates.

If you select 1 bedroom apartment +, you will receive search results that show one bedroom apartments and up.


Enter the maximum monthly amount you want to spend on an apartment. If you enter $400, your search will return apartments that are $400 a month and below.


Enter the distance in miles (anywhere from 0-15 miles) you want to be from campus.