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www.uTexas.Rent is the resource guide for UT students to find the perfect off-campus housing solution. The site was developed by Texas Student Media, and has been enhanced with input by Student Government, the Division of Housing and Food Service, and the Office of Graduate Studies to ensure it meets the needs of the UT campus community. This site provides search tools to find housing in Austin, as well as sample rental contracts, information regarding housing rights, neighborhood information, a link to find a roommate or sublet, and more. Students must have a Facebook account to use this site.


Housing Resources for International Students

Austin Co-op Housing

Cost of Living

The cost of living in Austin is less than in many major cities. What costs $1 here is more in:

  • Boston - $1.32
  • Chicago - $1.18
  • Los Angeles - $1.30
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul - $1.12
  • New York City - $1.56
  • San Francisco - $1.43
  • Seattle - $1.29

Compare costs of living in other major cities in the U.S.SMART Housing Information (Affordable Housing Initiative) 

  • apply for SMART Housing Units by contacting apartment complexes directly