University of Southern California (USC) - Off-Campus Housing FAQ

Q1: How much does it cost to live in an apartment near USC?


While Los Angeles may be known to have painfully high rent prices, there are areas near USC with surprisingly affordable rent. Areas like University Park have housing prices with students in mind, with rent starting as low as $740. For a place that can get pricey, finding a roommate will be your best bet in terms of affordability.

Q2: How can I get to campus?


While cars are always an option, if you live close enough to campus, you might want to consider busing or biking to school. Forget rush hour, traffic in LA is bad at all times. Apartments near USC in University Park and Koreatown are accessible to campus by bike and bus.

Q3: Can I rent an apartment if I am an international student or I don't have an SSN?


Yes! Social Security Numbers are widely used as a source of identification during the rental process. However, RentSpree can help international students who do not have a SSN access the documents that leasing offices need in lieu of a Social Security Number. For more information, please contact us at [email protected], and we will gladly guide you through the rental process for international students.