The University of Minnesota is in a beautiful neighborhood, tucked along the Mississippi River and East River Flats Park, with miles of green space that follows the river. As a student, you want to be located conveniently near your campus, and for UMN students, that also means finding a place in a gorgeous setting. These apartments near UMN, many of which are geared toward student life, are within easy walking distance of the campus and are decked out with luxurious features to make study nights as comfortable as possible.
Nearly in the middle of campus in Stadium Village, these student-focused apartments are on a bus line, making it easy to travel to downtown St. Paul, the MSP airport, or the Mall of America — plus it’s free for students with a UPass. The recent construction lets you rent by room or by bed, with studios, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments available. Without even leaving the building, you can enjoy a game room, free coffee, conference room, fitness center, pool, and if you’d really like a roommate but are new to the city, a roommate matching service.
North of campus along the Mississippi, and just across the river from Downtown East, the Mill & Main apartments reside in a historic district with views of the Minneapolis skyline. This pet-friendly community doesn’t come cheap, especially considering its prime location less than a block from the riverfront, Hennepin Island and the Stone Arch Bridge, and its upscale features. But the in-unit laundry, rooftop patio, fire pits, sauna, indoor and outdoor pools, clubhouse, yoga, and more make the price more than worth it.
These affordable lofts blocks from U or M, near Dinkytown, can house up to five students. Geared toward students, the units come with free bike parking, easy to clean hardwood floors, and on-site laundry, for a pared-down budget that still gets perks.
Green and pet-friendly, the Stone Arch Apartments are perfect for students with an eye on the environment. Ready access to public transportation complements green building techniques, and some units even come with garden plots. There will be plenty of room for you and up to three pets, as the spacious apartments come with walk-in closets and 9-foot ceilings, but if you start feeling cramped, take the doggos out to Stone Arch’s dog park, and then you can head to the yoga studio, fitness center, or picnic area for a barbecue or or bonfire in the fire pits. Flexible lease options, individual leases, and proximity to U of M make these apartments a great fit for students.
When the comforts of home are too tempting, dedicated study areas are priceless, especially if you don’t have to pull all-nighters on campus to use them. The Bridges apartments provide just that, plus a fitness center, movie theater, game room, tanning booths, and fitness center (with yoga studio). Utilities aren’t included, but they’re lumped together for an extraordinarily low monthly fee of $15 per person. A bike or scooter will easily get you to Downtown East, Dinkytown, or the U of M campus, and these apartments have ample parking for both.