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Over 1.5 million student rooms across the US, UK, Ireland, & Australia
The world's largest student housing provider
Trusted by students in 177+ countries
24x7 personalised support, Lowest price guaranteed, No booking fee, Free cancellation
Student-certified: on Trustpilot

The world's largest student housing provider

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About student housing in Riverside

Moving out to study and looking for some great options of student apartments in Riverside, CA? Leave all your housing worries to us! With Unilodgers, you will be able to choose from tons of options of affordable and luxurious student housing in Riverside, CA starting from US$979. These apartments are well-equipped with all the amenities you will ever need to make you feel right at home. Ranging from housing options like furnished ensuites, studios, shared rooms, student halls, and 1 and 2 bedroom student flats, you will be spoilt for the choice of student houses in the city. So scroll down and explore your options. We’re sure, you’ll find the perfect one!

If you’re looking for off campus housing near the University of California Riverside, we have tons of options for you. Choose from student housing in Riverside, CA that has been designed to make you feel at home. Scroll down and choose your future home, we promise there’s one for everyone!

Living in Riverside as a Student

  • Cost of living: Riverside, CA is quite a pocket-friendly city to live in for students. If you’re wondering about the living cost for students here, let us give you an idea. If you go out for a meal at a restaurant, it’d cost you about $13.50.

  • Student-friendly locations: Filled with tons of student-friendly, hip neighbourhoods, this city is a dream to live in for students. These areas are well equipped with all the essential facilities, shops, and markets. Some of these areas are near the University of California Riverside.

Rent for students: Find the best student housing in the city with Unilodgers that also fits into your budget. Our student apartment options start at just US$979 per month and have offers up to US$100 to help you save some $$ while you study in the city!

Student Life in Riverside

The city is well known for its various parks, museums and restaurants serving some delicious American food. Here is everything you should experience in the city:

  • Parks and Gardens: For the outdoorsy folks, the city has tons of beautiful gardens, parks and hiking areas. If you’re looking for an adventure or even just a quiet day out in nature, you must visit Fairmount Park, Mount Rubidoux, Castle Park, and California Citrus State Historic Park.

  • Museums: Explore the museums of the city for an insight into its rich history, culture and art. The most popular ones are the Riverside Art Museum, March Field Air Museum, and Mission Inn Museum.

Restaurants and Cafes: Go on a food walk and relish the delicious food available at the various restaurants and cafes. The city is filled with some great affordable restaurants like Habanero Mexican Grill, Bella Trattoria and The Old Spaghetti Factory.

Student Travel in Riverside

  • Local Buses: Get around the city and access all corners of it with great ease and convenience in the local buses. One-way fares are $1.75 per ride.

  • Biking and walking: The city is great for the ones who love to get around on foot and bikes as it has various safe walkways and biking routes. You can easily get around by renting or buying a bike here.

  • Student discounts: You can avail of student discounts on regular fares of the local buses if your college participates in the Go-Pass or U-Pass programs.

Ready to begin your exciting new life? Start by looking for the right student townhomes for yourself. Scroll down and book away!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the average rent for student accommodation in Riverside CA?


On average, student homes in Riverside CA rent for about US$650 per month. With Unilodgers, you can find options starting at just US$424 per month.

How can I find affordable student accommodation in Riverside CA?


To find student houses for rent in Riverside CA  that has everything you want and fit your budget, you can use Unilodgers’ search filters. You can choose the type of apartment, the location, as well as the maximum rent.

What are some of the most popular neighbourhoods for students in Riverside CA?


Riverside CA has many chic, trendy neighbourhoods that are close to its many college campuses, as well as fun to live in. Students especially like University where you can find a variety of comfortable and affordable student housing options.

What are the different types of student accommodations available in Riverside CA?


Homes for rent in Riverside CA offer a wide range of options. You can choose shared or private rooms where you will share common spaces such as kitchens, bathrooms, and living rooms. Alternatively, if you prefer more privacy, you can opt for a studio flat. You can also find many apartments in Riverside CA that you can share with friends.

Does Unilodgers have short-term stays in Riverside CA?


Yes, some of the Riverside rental properties on Unilodgers do offer short-term stays. You can filter these accommodations using the Tenancy Duration filter and find what you’re looking for.

Does Unilodgers have any offers on accommodation in Riverside CA?

Yes, we have a lot of great value deals and bonus add-ons available with our student places for rent in Riverside CA. For details, you can visit the property page and look at the offers listed. 

What’s the best mode of transportation in Riverside CA?


Getting around the city and surrounding areas is easy once you find your best student accommodation in Riverside CA thanks to the fleet of buses available. The convenient public station operations make it easy to navigate the city.


What anti-COVID measures are in place at student accommodations in Riverside CA?


Many of our Riverside CA properties are covered under Unilodgers’ Pandemic Shield, which protects you from any COVID-related uncertainties. The features of Pandemic Shield include deep cleaning, social distancing markers, temperature checks, staff PPE kits, and more. For accurate details on what Pandemic Shield facilities are offered at a particular property, you can refer to the property page. Alternatively, you can use the Pandemic Shield filter options or shortlist properties that offer the facilities you are looking for.


Do these accommodations provide WiFi to all residents?


Many of our accommodations offer WiFi at no extra cost or include it in the rent. For details, you can check the property pages.

Are these accommodations secure?


Our properties ensure your security with features like CCTV and secure door entry. Many of them also have on-site staff to keep you safe. You can find specific details about security features on individual property pages.

What all is included in the rent?

Many Riverside CA accommodations include utilities such as electricity, water, and gas in the rent, while some also offer WiFi and insurance at no extra cost. However, for specific rent inclusions, please refer to the property pages.