Local Housing

There are many housing options close to campus. Your choices include:

  • Apartment Buildings
  • Rooms in Private Homes
  • Short-Term Rentals
  • Furnished Rooms
  • Townhouses
  • Houses

MEI can help you find housing but cannot arrange housing for you. You are responsible for making your own arrangements. The following links may help:

Summer Housing

In summer, on-campus housing may be available.  You can visit the Summer Housing Information page for details.

Where To Live

There are many communities in the area around the university.  Some of the most popular are described below, along with popular apartments.

College Park

College Park is the downtown college area for the University of Maryland. It is the busiest area and is home to many students who live off campus. Transportation includes:

  • Five University of Maryland Shuttle routes
  • N.I.T.E. Ride for safe transport at night
  • College Park Metrorail station
  • Within biking and walking distance

All the apartments listed below are on UM Shuttle routes. This means a shuttle bus can take you from the apartment to the university.

Apartment Complex

Web Site

Distance to UMD

College Park Towers www.collegeparktowers.net 0.1 mi
University View www.universityview.net 0.1 mi
The Varsity www.varsitycollegepark.com 0.2 mi
The Enclave at 8700 www.8700enclave.com 0.8 mi
University Club www.universityclubatcollegepark.com 1.1 mi
University Courtyards www.umdcourtyards.com 1.5 mi
Mazza Grand Marc www.mazzagrandmarc.com 2.0 mi
Seven Springs www.sevenspringsvillage.com 3.2 mi

University Park/Hyattsville

This area is on the southern side of campus. It is the closest community to downtown Washington, DC that is also close to campus. It has a small-town atmosphere and is close to shopping areas. Transportation includes:

  • Two UM Shuttle Routes
  • Metrobus and Metrorail
  • Prince George’s County Shuttle (“The Bus”)
  • Within biking distance to campus

All the apartments listed below are on UM Shuttle routes.

Apartment Complex

Web Site

Distance to UMD

Plaza Towers www.PlazaTowersApts.com 1.5 mi
The Towers www.thetowersatutc.com 1.7 mi


Many college students live in Adelphi. It has many single-family houses and is not far from campus. Both Metrobus and the UM Shuttle serve the area.

All the apartments listed below are on UM Shuttle routes.

Apartment Complex

Web Site

Distance to UMD

University Gardens www.southernmanagement.com/university-gardens 2.4 mi
Heritage Park www.heritage-park-apts.com 2.5 mi
The Chateau www.southernmanagement.com/chateau 3.2 mi


Greenbelt offers many housing choices, including townhomes, garden-style apartments, and private homes. It has many shopping centers, and is close to the university. Metrobus, Metrorail, and the UM Shuttle all serve the area.

All the apartments listed below are on UM Shuttle routes.

Apartment Complex

Web Site

Distance to UMD

Franklin Park www.franklinparkliving.com 2.8 mi
Towers of Westchester Park www.towersofwestchesterpark.com 3.5 mi
Charlestown North www.charlestownenorth.com 4.2 mi
Crescent Square www.crescentsquare.com 5.0 mi
Glen Oaks www.glenoaksapts.com 5.0 mi
University Square www.universitysqapartments.com 5.0 mi

Typical Costs

The ranges below are based on actual prices.  These prices are typical, but rents will vary based on location and amenities.  All prices are per month.

How It Is Advertised

Price Range


Efficiency/Studio Apartment


combined living and sleeping area, small kitchen and separate bathroom
1 Bedroom Apartment


separate living and sleeping areas, kitchen, dining area and separate bathroom
2 Bedroom Apartment


adds a second bedroom and maybe a den
3 Bedroom Apartment


adds a third bedroom and maybe a den
Apartment in a House


similar to a one bedroom apartment, usually with a shared kitchen
Room in a House


similar to an efficiency, usually with a shared kitchen
House Rental


an entire house