University of Wisconsin - Madison Off Campus Apartments

University of Wisconsin - Madison Off Campus Apartments

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Mad About the University Of Wisconsin—Madison

The University of Wisconsin—Madison is a historical landmark school with its own police force, hospital, gymnasium, dairy creamery, and botanical gardens on campus. As the flagship campus for the University of Wisconsin System, this school is renowned as one of the best public research universities in the country (in 2010, its research expenses exceeded $1 billion; they aren’t fooling around). In order to organize the nearly 30,000 undergraduates and approximately 10,000 post-graduate students, UW—Madison is broken down into 20 separate schools spread out over the beautiful campus, which is located just a mile from the state capitol. If you’re lucky enough to attend this school, be prepared for its myriad names (University of Wisconsin—Madison; UW—Madison; Madison; Univerisity of Wisconsin; Wisconsin; UW).

Mad About Your New Madison Apartment?

Apartments here are in demand, but seeing as how only 24% of undergraduates live in the dorms, Madison students clearly have no trouble finding places to call home. There are many units available on the strip of land between Lake Mendota and Lake Monona; campus is just to the south of Mendota, so these aren’t too far off. There are also units available around the Middleton area to the west, although rents tend to get more competitive in this area. Learn how to eek out the best place possible with our apartment guide link. Get a feel for the local college town life with our college life blog.

Not Going Mad in Madison

It's safe town, it's a scenic town: it's a college town! Biking is an incredibly popular mode of transportation here, as are mopeds and even walking, but if that doesn’t cut it, there’s a free student shuttle to take you around campus. The town itself also has an effective public transportation system of buses, which you can familiarize yourself with here. What will you do when you can go anywhere you want? Check out the lakes, rent a sloop, jump in a canoe, go for a swim. Gets loads more ideas from the local newspaper the Isthmus. When it comes time to head out on the town, Madison gets an ‘A.’ The list of bars, restaurants, and other local hang outs is endless. For starters, just meander down State Street and check out The Barrymore Theater, Memorial Union, Capital Square, and Union Terrace.

Average Apartment Rent in Madison

# Bedrooms Nov Oct Sep 3 Month % change
Studio N/A N/A N/A 0%
1 Bed $824 $819 $785 5%
2 Bed $1,106 $1,013 $955 15.8%
3 Bed $1,383 $1,275 $1,599 -13.5%

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Apartments in Madison - View 32 properties

Seven27 Apartment

Seven27 Apartment

Madison, Wisconsin, 53703

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Longfellow Lofts

Longfellow Lofts

Madison, Wisconsin, 53715

1 Bedroom

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Varsity Quarters Exclusive Student Living

Varsity Quarters Exclusive Student Living

Madison, Wisconsin, 53711

Studio/1 Bedroom

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3+ Bedrooms

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$580 studio in Madison-1308 Spring Street

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$975 One bedroom in Madison-17 1218 Spring St

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  • crime statistics in tenney lapham-near elisabeth and jean st?

    Crime in Madison is relatively low comapred to the rest of the nation. Apartments in Madison rarely get broken into and Tenney - Lapham is a nice place to find an apartment.

  • Is Madison a good place for families?

    Based on safety and quality of education, Madison is a decent place for families. With a crime index of 19 out of 100, the crime rate in Madison is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. Madison is primarily served by the the Madison Metropolitan School District, which provides public education to Madison students. Although the district in general was rated better than only 6.9 percent of school districts in Wisconsin and 46.6 percent of school districts in the US, the district ranks second in the nation in education according to Forbes magazine. This could also be attributed to the presence of University of Madison-Wisconsin, which is consistently rated among the top public post-secondary schools in the nation.

  • What does everyone in Madison do for fun in their spare time and on weekends?

    Located between Lake Mendota to the north and Lake Monona to the south, much of what is fun to do in Madison revolves around the water. Activities include swimming, fishing, boating, as well as ice skating and ice hockey in the winter months. There are also countless parks in the area that lend themselves well to outdoor adventure; the trails within the University of Wisconsin Arboretum, for example, offer hiking and biking, as well as cross-country skiing when snow is on the ground. With many courses in the vicinity, golf is also a very popular pastime in Madison. For more metropolitan entertainment, Madison is also home to many restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and movie theaters.