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Finding an apartment in Boston

Boston University Off-Campus ServicesStart here for your apartment search!

Listing platform open to all Boston University students, faculty, staff, and alumni – search for available apartments and sublets in the greater Boston area. The website, managed by Off Campus Partners, allows you to browse listing of off-campus properties placed by students, landlords, property managers and real estate agents.

Click here for Rental Ad Abbreviations. – use code BU2020 for one month MBTA card as a housewarming gift


Note: Boston University does not own, inspect, endorse, or recommend any specific unit listed with services listed above.

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Boston University Real Estate

BU owns rental properties, handled by BU Real Estate, that it offers to full-time graduate students, faculty and staff members of the BU community at current market rates. Apartments are rented on a first-come, first-served basis and require one-year leases.
BU Residence Life
Visit this site if you are interested in becoming a Residence Assistance (RA).


Alternate Housing Options:

Fisk House :  Located in Boston’s historic Back Bay neighborhood, offers housing to graduate women at Boston University. The building houses a total of sixteen residents with both single and shared rooms. The building is operated by the Boston University Women’s Council.

Nesterly : A new program that pairs local homeowners who have spare space with graduate students willing to exchange help around the house for cheaper rent.