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Off-campus Housing

San Diego, with its warm weather and beautiful beaches, is a very desirable place to live. Therefore, finding housing can sometimes be a challenge. If you prepare early, however, you should be able to find a place to live that suits your needs.

» Please keep in mind that the International Student Center does not make housing arrangements.

Local housing list

View a list of off-campus housing that highlights apartment complexes close to campus or in convenient San Diego locations.

Online Housing Resources

International students and SDSU Study Abroad students post on this Facebook page to search for roommates, list available rooms, and share information about apartments near SDSU.
OnMyBlock is a website and mobile app that can be used to find off-campus housing. You can filter your search in the toolbar on top. OnMyBlock allows you to search by number of rooms, price, and move-in date.
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.
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.
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.

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 in the U.S.