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

While the area in which apartments near USC are gets a bad rap, it has greatly improved over the past few years, thanks in part to efforts by the university to make the area around campus safer. With that said, here are some popular neighborhoods occupied by USC students.

University Park

Like its name suggests, University Park is home to many apartments near USC. Students like to live in University Park due to its affordable rent options as well as its proximity to campus. In fact, it is close enough to campus to access by bike, and there are plenty of bus lines that arrive on campus, negating the need for a car.

  • Rent: $740/mo-$1550/mo, depending on apartment size/location
  • Commute time: 7 minutes by car, 15 by bus, depending on location/traffic


Apartments near USC Koreatown

One of the most culturally rich and diverse areas in Los Angeles, an apartment in Koreatown is not only near USC, but it provides students with a unique living experience. A vibrant nightlife and bustling shopping areas means that there’s never a dull moment in Koreatown.

  • Rent: $850/mo-$5000/mo, depending on apartment size/location
  • Commute time: ~15 minutes, depending on location/traffic

Echo Park

Echo Park is known as one of LA’s trendiest neighborhoods. Located in the heart of Los Angeles, there is always something to do while in Echo Park. Living in an apartment near USC in Echo Park gives you access to hip cafes, bars, and of course baseball cathedral Dodger Stadium to keep you perpetually entertained.

  • Rent: $900/mo-$6000/mo, depending on apartment size/location
  • Commute time: 15-20 minutes, depending on location/traffic