On- and Off-Campus Housing
UNLV requires all freshmen, including international students who are coming from outside Las Vegas, to live in the residential halls for one academic year. Residence hall contracts are written for one full academic year and include a required meal plan, as well as a U.S. currency deposit and a signed contract to reserve a room on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit the housing website for more information.
Numerous apartment complexes are located within walking distance of UNLV. Since it is difficult to lease an apartment in advance, you may want to arrive one month before classes begin to make these arrangements.
If you want to share an apartment with another student, our staff may be able to assist in providing this information to other students.
Apartments vary greatly in cost and are usually unfurnished. Rent for a one-bedroom furnished apartment can range from $600–$900.Two and three-bedroom apartments are more expensive. Furniture can be rented or purchased from numerous local stores.
Students living off-campus should be prepared to pay several security deposits. Deposits can range from $150–$300 and may or may not be refundable depending on the circumstances. Deposits will be needed for the apartment, electricity, gas service, telephone, and possibly water.
ISS cannot rent an apartment on your behalf and we cannot recommend a particular apartment complex. Our office has a binder of housing advertisements in our lobby.