The Best Tuscaloosa Apartments near UA

Hey Legends, there's finally a resource that helps take the stress of out of finding an apartment near UA campus. We teamed up with current University of Alabama students to create the ultimate resource for renting in Tuscaloosa. We've done all of the research on the best apartments near The University of Alabama, so you don't have to! Search and filter through UA apartment options by your budget, preferred floor plan type, distance to campus, and must-have amenities. There are thousands of filter combinations to find your perfect match! Search through apartments for rent with accurate and up-to-date photography, property details, amenities, and more. Then, easily reach out to your favorite Bama apartment options and schedule a tour with just a few clicks. content is created by real-life UA student interns. is not endorsed or sponsored by The University of Alabama.

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Most Frequently Asked Questions

How much does an apartment near the University of Alabama rent for?

Tuscaloosa, AL apartment rent will vary based on factors like the distance to UA campus, floor plan, and community amenities. If you're a student looking to walk to class, in a luxury apartment, or live in a one bedroom apartment, then you'll likely be paying around $1,000/month. If you're on a budget and are searching for a cheap apartment to share with your friends and modern finishes aren't a must, you can find a rental in Tuscaloosa on the low for between $500-650/month.

Which student apartments are pet-friendly in Tuscaloosa?

If you're bringing your furry best friend with you in college, you'll want to pay extra attention before signing a lease in Tuscaloosa. ApartmentsForLegends makes it easy to find a pet-friendly apartment in Tuscaloosa. Use our search filters to narrow down your results to only communities that will welcome you and your pet. Be sure to check with the leasing team about breed and weight restrictions.

Where is the best area in Tuscaloosa, AL for UA students to live?

Most students at the University of Alabama choose to live close to campus. This can be in Downtown Tuscaloosa if you like being near local eats and entertainment. Lots of students also like living in the River District or in Midtown Village for a balance of convenience and comfort. Be aware that living closer to campus will likely be more expensive, so if you're on a budget check out surrounding areas where the CrimsonRide can still get you to campus!

As a college student, how can I rent an apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL?

As a University of Alabama student, there are plenty of off-campus apartments in Tuscaloosa made for Bama students like you. To rent as a college student, you'll need to complete an application and typically pay an administration fee from the apartment community. Be ready to provide your personal information, employment status, and estimated income. You may need a co-signer or guarantor to help meet requirements like having an income that is three times the monthly rent. Once approved and cleared by the background check, you'll be ready to sign for your UA apartment.

When should I start looking for an apartment near UA?

The rule of thumb, is to start your Bama off-campus housing search early. This is going to give you the most options, as apartments have not reached occupancy yet. However, for this peace of mind you may miss out on last minute rental deals. Starting at least one season ahead of time is a great idea. So, if you're starting in the fall you should be on the apartment hunt at the start of summer.

Your Apartment Questions Answered

  • What Can I Except on Gamedays at UA?

    Going to a football game at the University of Alabama is a pivotal experience that all students must experience at least once during their college careers. However, planning the day and figuring out what to do, where to be, and what to wear can be overwhelming for first-time attendants. There are plenty of details to go into having a successful and fun gameday, especially with the crowds, locations, and important things to bring (or not bring) with you. Here are a few tips to help you and your... Read More »

  • What should I know before adopting a pet as a UA student?

    Embarking on the journey to college is an exciting and transformative period in every Bama student's life. Amidst the flurry of lectures, assignments, and newfound independence, many UA students often crave companionship and the unconditional love that only a pet can provide. While adopting a pet in college can be incredibly rewarding, it also comes with a unique set of challenges. In this article, we will explore invaluable tips that will help aspiring pet parents successfully navigate the... Read More »

  • How can I balance my social and academic life as a college student in Tuscaloosa?

     As a college student at the University of Alabama, managing a busy academic life while maintaining an active social life can be a real challenge. With so many fun activities to do around Tuscaloosa and friends to hang out with, it's easy to fall behind in schoolwork. However, academic success is just as important as having fun. Here are some tips on how to balance your social life and academics without sacrificing one for the other. Plan AheadOne of the most effective ways to balance your... Read More »

  • Where can I get Bama clothes and merch?

    Here at the University of Alabama students love to rep the Crimson Tide, and one of those ways that they were up to Crimson Tide is by wearing Bama colors, Bama gear, merch, and accessories. Tuscaloosa has several distinct locations square, everyone can find something to wear. Whether you are looking for a simple T-shirt with "Roll Tide" written on it, a jacket with the Alabama logo or you are looking for a mug with Nick Saban's face on it, you will be able to find your Alabama style! If you... Read More »

  • What are good date spots in Tuscaloosa?

    You've done it- you asked out the cute guy or girl from class, got a yes, and set a date. Now you're trying to figure out how to impress them and show them a good time. Or maybe you've gone out a couple of times now and are looking to branch out beyond your go-to spots. Lucky for you, there's plenty of potential for great dates in Tuscaloosa that get you out of your UA apartment and into town for a special night.First dates in TuscaloosaIt might seem like the hard part is over once you've... Read More »

  • Which hotels Are the best for my friends and family to stay at near Bama?

    Tuscaloosa is a vibrant city known for its southern hospitality, beautiful scenery, and the University of Alabama. Whether you're visiting Tuscaloosa for business, to visit friends, family or to attend a football game in Bryant Denny Stadium, there are several hotels that offer a comfortable stay and easy access to the city's popular places and campus. Here are some of the best luxurious and affordable hotels for student's families, friends, and visitors to stay in to experience what... Read More »

You Can Search By
Distance to UA Campus

Search a map of Tuscaloosa apartments near campus and map out your future route to class via car, bus, bike, or walking. Searching for off-campus apartments near a specific part of campus? Find an apartments near The Strip & in Midtown Village, or use the draw tool to see options in your preferred area. Your future University of Alabama apartment location should be the perfect balance between an easy commute to class and your personal budget. 

You Can Search By
Floor Plan Preferences

How many bedrooms do you need to room in an apartment near UA for your ideal college experience? Are you looking for privacy while staying in budget? Try searching 2 bedroom apartments. Are you looking live with the whole squad? Try this page with 4 bedroom apartment options near UA. Filter by your preferences like individual leases, private bathrooms, walk-in closets and more to find apartments at Bama that fit your ideal college lifestyle. 

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Accurate Apartment Listings

Pricing and specials offered at University of Alabama apartments can change multiple times a month! Our team works tirelessly to ensure ApartmentsForLegends is the most up-to-date resource, through integrations that update pricing in real-time and frequent update phone calls to all of the communities on our map. Know that you'll have access to all of the most accurate data to help you make an informed decision on UA apartments.

You Can Find
Apartment Leases For Students

The college apartment options near UA featured on ApartmentsForLegends have student-friendly policies and leases. At these student-friendly apartment options, you can have a financial guarantor for your apartment to help you qualify. Search by options with individual leases, so you'll only be responsible for your portion of the UA off-campus apartment rent. Search by apartments that are fully furnished, and all you'll need on move-in day is your suitcase.