Enhancing the
Off-Campus Housing Experience

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We help millions of students, faculty, and staff find the perfect place to live near the nation’s leading universities.


Simplifying the Search for Off-Campus Housing

Easily Search for Off-Campus Housing Online With Cutting-Edge Tools

Our university-branded solution is loaded with convenient search tools like virtual tours, full list of amenities, and a map-based search featuring points of interest, such as groceries, coffee shops, and shuttle routes. Learn more >

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Support Roommate Connections Securely

Create profiles and connect with others seeking roommates in a secure system, open only to authenticated users. Share housing needs and link profiles to sublet listings. Learn more >

Robust Educational Resources to Support Off-Campus Students

Link, upload, or create hosted pages for your educational content, all in one place. Add educational resources, source from our content creators, or curate from our network of university partners. Learn more >

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  • Build
  • Source
  • Market
  • Support

Our Partnership Model

We form win-win partnerships with universities across the country to deliver an off-campus housing service at no cost to universities and students while providing our partners with a source of revenue.

Build and Configure Your Website

We build and host your university-branded off-campus housing website, ensuring the integration is easy by managing the process and requiring only minimal involvement from your team.

Source Property Listings

We populate your site with a broad spectrum of local listings. Our team of 300+ sales associates brings existing relationships with over a million apartments, houses, condos, and townhomes for rent.

Marketing and Promotion

We bring the marketing expertise and resources of the Apartments.com team to you, along with search engine optimization/marketing and event support, so students can easily find your site.

Ongoing Support and Service

After the launch of the website, we continue supporting you in a variety of ways to ensure the success of your program. Our partners also benefit from content management tools, site reporting, market insights, and more.


How We Create Value

  • Receive a no-cost, revenue generating partnership, a customized website, and access to a network of over 145 peer universities.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive website dedicated to finding off-campus housing, roommates, and educational resources exclusively at their university.
  • Get access to the largest local student audience and receive customized reporting and insights to help generate maximum exposure and leads.

As a trusted partner to over 145 colleges and universities across North America, we are uniquely qualified to enhance the resources for your students living off-campus.

Our University Partners & Testimonials

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University Partner Success Stories Discover how we work with a few of our university partners to enhance their student resources

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University of Miami
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Why Off Campus Partners

Why Off Campus Partners?

The Most Comprehensive Resources

Our software solution is student-centered, mobile-friendly and easy to use. With 3 million users and 6 million sessions annually, and robust virtual tools, including Virtual Tours, Hi-Res Photos, HD Video, and more, nobody does more to help student renters connect with local housing providers. We offer our university partners a variety of educational resources for students, including content produced by our team and by other universities in our network to help students find, lease, move, and live.

The Best Marketing and Service

We work with you every step of the way to ensure that students, faculty, and staff come first. You will have dedicated staff including a University Relations Manager, Customer Support, Sales, Marketing, Product Development, and more. Your university will benefit from the same national and local advertising as well as the search engine optimization and marketing (SEO/SEM) that has made Apartments.com the #1 online rental network. Our local marketing support for your university will include digital marketing, promotional items, marketing collateral, and more.

The Industry Leader

With 19 years in the business and the most university-branded off-campus housing solutions, you can trust us to deliver for your university. As part of CoStar and the Apartments.com Network, we offer our university partners the financial resources and staff (4,200 employees, 226 field researchers, and 300+ sales associates) to serve you, your students, and local apartment communities. We provide our university partners the most competitive revenue share plan and timely reporting to help you understand your local market and how student renters are engaging with local communities.

A Nationwide University Network

Collaborate with a network of 145+ of the nation’s leading institutions and off-campus housing professionals via our online User Community. We are also active members of NASPA, ACUHO-I, and ITGA.

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Our Mission

We empower students to create community, so they can have a positive impact on the world. We do this by simplifying the off-campus housing search process via a university-branded software solution aimed at informing students of available housing options, enabling connections via a Roommate Finder, and providing educational content housed in an online resource hub.

Our Story

Off Campus Partners was started by students, for students and universities. The idea was born in 2000 from one frustrated University of Virginia student's desire for an easier way to find a place to live. After struggling to find his own off-campus housing, he launched offGROUNDS.com to bring students and property managers together.

In 2001, offGROUNDS was a finalist in a University Business Concept Competition and became part of the Business Incubator at the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia. The team won 2nd place in the 2002 Darden Business Plan competition, and Off Campus Partners was formed to take the concept to market by partnering with universities. Today, we are fortunate to work with more than 145 colleges and universities in 35 states and Canada. Last year, our proven off-campus housing service was utilized by more than 3 million users who visited the site for more than 6 million sessions.

In 2019, Off Campus Partners joined the CoStar Group, the leading global provider of real estate information, analytics, and online marketplaces. By combining Campus Partners’ experience serving universities and students with Apartment.com’s innovative marketplaces technology and reach, we are able to provide our university partners with best-in-class software and service for off-campus students, faculty, and staff.

Your Team Meet a few members of the team, supported by many others working behind the scenes.

We’re a Member of the Apartments.com Network

The Apartments.com network includes Apartments.com, ApartmentFinder.com, ApartmentHomeLiving.com, Apartamentos.com, WestsideRentals.com, ForRent.com, ForRentUniversity.com, After55.com, CorporateHousing.com, and Off Campus Partners. Apartments.com has 300+ local representatives, who conduct over 300,000 client meetings annually. An independent group within our parent company CoStar follows up after many of these meetings, asking clients how likely they are to recommend Apartments.com to a friend on a scale of one to ten. On average, our clients give us 9.7.

The Apartments.com network is supported by the industry's largest professional research team, which has visited and photographed over 400,000 properties nationwide. This team makes over one million calls each month to apartment owners and property managers, collecting and verifying current availability, rental rates, pet policies, fees, leasing incentives, concessions, and more.

Apartments.com offers more rental listings than any other apartment website and innovative features, which include a map tool to allow users to define their own search areas, and a "Travel Time" feature, allowing users to define their own search areas on a map, and a "Plan Commute" feature, enabling users to search for rentals in proximity to a specific address. Apartments.com creates easy access to its listings through a responsive website and provides unmatched exposure for its advertisers through an intuitive name, strategic search engine placements, and innovative emerging media.



Ready to learn more about our solution, experience, and partnership opportunities? Let’s talk!