University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee:
A Local Perspective

Find a Great Apartment Near University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Off campus housing for UWM can be found just north of downtown Milwaukee. Bike for only a few minutes and you can arrive right at the coast of Lake Michigan! UWM has some excellent academic programs, particularly their Architecture, Nursing, Business, Education, and Information Science departments. The professors are adept in their fields, and known for being dedicated to their students. The academic culture here is highly research-oriented, meaning students get lots of hands-on experience in their fields.

The most beloved and highly esteemed sports teams at UWM are The Badgers, one for football and the other for basketball. The games are always filled with excitement and cheer from UWM students. Of course, be sure not to miss out on the soccer games, either. They’re just as fun to watch (for free!)

Students here will venture out into Milwaukee’s rich nightlife on weekends, but during the week, most choose to study or participate in various clubs.

When to Search

Milwaukee may be a decent sized city, but two major Universities call this city home, making the renting market incredibly competitive. The apartment search typically begins around January, reaching its peak only a month later in February. Yes, the search takes off that quickly! Most of the apartments in ideal UWM neighborhoods have been cleaned up by time July rolls around. The moral of the story: Start early and know what you want. If you like a place, then it’s likely that 5 other people will too.


We currently have apartments near University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee available for rent. If you're not sure how much an apartment will cost, the table below shows the average price by size.
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