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Student Accommodation Minneapolis

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Map Pin428 13th Avenue SE Minneapolis, MN 55414
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Map Pin16 mins by public transport to Central Minneapolis
93 reviews
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$545/month

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Map Pin850 Washington Ave, SE Minneapolis, MN 55414
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Map Pin24 mins by public transport to Central Minneapolis
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Student Housing Minneapolis

It's simple to reserve student housing Minneapolis with Casita. Minneapolis is one of the most sought-after destinations for students in the USA, so you should start your search for student accommodation there as soon as possible. It will be easy to find your ideal student studio or en-suite accommodation with our housing experts at your disposal. One of our many Minneapolis accommodation options can meet your needs, including single rooms, shared rooms, en-suite rooms, flats, penthouses, quadruplets, and more. To quickly secure a student room with Casita, get in touch with our bilingual, 24-hour staff.

About Minneapolis

In the US state of Minnesota, Minneapolis has the highest population. It is situated alongside the Minnesota River and the Mississippi River. Because of its advancements in milling techniques, it is frequently referred to as the "Mill City." The city of Minneapolis has a long history that dates to the 1680s. It is very multicultural and contains more than five different ethnic groups. 

The Midwest's second-largest economic hub is located there. It is renowned for its performing arts and music scenes. The Great Northern, the Saint Paul Winter Carnival, the May Day Parade, and the Minneapolis Aquatennial are just a few of the yearly celebrations and events that are held there. The city’s most renowned university is the University of Minnesota, attracting both local and international students alike.

Suburbs in Minneapolis

Minneapolis has a number of suburbs and neighbourhoods that students can call home during their stay in the city. As a student, you can book student housing Minneapolis in various areas that differ in traffic, transportation, amenities, and location with respect to your university of choice. The best suburbs in Minneapolis include Loring Park, Linden Hills, and the East and West Banks.

Loring Park

The city's largest events are frequently held in Loring Park, which is situated on the western side of downtown Minneapolis. Additionally, it has a variety of delicious restaurants, family and pet-friendly locales, and cultural and historic institutions, including the Basilica of St. Mary and the Walker Art Centre. The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, the biggest urban sculpture park in the world, is situated there.

Linden Hills

This charming area in southwest Minneapolis has attractive tree-lined streets that are especially lovely in the fall, a historic streetcar, unique stores and restaurants, and an overall eclectic atmosphere with a small-town feel. When the weather is nice, locals are likely to be renting canoes, using the three miles of designated trails for bicycling and strolling, and taking in the free performances at the Band Shell, which is designed to seem like a castle.

East and West Bank

The East Bank neighbourhood, which is home to over 50,000 students, is always buzzing with activity, especially in Dinkytown, which is known for its vibrant nightlife, while the West Bank is rich in arts and culture. The local music scene is also active, presenting performances from all genres at places like The Cabooze and the Cedar Cultural Centre. Stadium Village Flats and Venue at Dinkytown are two student accommodation options offered by Casita in the area.

Cost of Living in Minneapolis

Minneapolis has a cost of living that is 2% more expensive than the national average and 3% more expensive than the state average. Housing costs in Minneapolis are 5% less expensive than the national average, and utility costs are 1% less expensive. Gas prices and other transportation costs are 5% more than the national average. The cost of groceries is 3% less expensive in Minneapolis than it is nationwide. The average rent is $1,600. Generally, it’s quite affordable for international students who choose Minneapolis as their study destination.

Transportation In Minneapolis

Getting around Minneapolis is quite easy. It has a wide variety of transportation links that will take you anywhere in the city. Transportation methods include buses, railroads, and private transportation. Bus services are operated by Metro Transit, which offers over 100 routes throughout the city for as little as $2.00. 

As for railroads, they are also provided by Metro Transit and consist of two lines: the Blue Line and the Green Line. The Blue Line runs from the Mall of America, through the MSP airport, and along Hiawatha Avenue into downtown Minneapolis. The Green Line connects the centre of the city to downtown St. Paul. Private transportation is also available through providers like Exceptional Transportation and Eagle Taxi and Limo. 

Life in Minneapolis

The city is regarded as one of the top choices for international students. It is one of the healthiest cities in the US and is known for its outstanding quality of life. It also features top-notch educational facilities and institutions along with unique cultural and leisure attractions, including parks, theatres, and recreation centres. It blends knowledge and enjoyment in a way that is the best of both worlds.

Minneapolis Attractions

There is a lot to see and do in Minneapolis. The well-known tourist destinations, monuments, and attractions in Minneapolis range from parks and open areas to museums and art galleries. You can find somewhere to enjoy anything that piques your interest in Minneapolis! Additionally, Minneapolis offers a variety of free activities for students.

Minneapolis Institute of Art

Mia is home to a sizable collection of artwork from various cultures and various artistic movements, including works by European masters like Rubens and Rembrandt. The collection includes artefacts that date back 5,000 years. Sculptures, pictures, paintings, sketches, textiles, and prints are on display. This cultural resource is a fantastic choice for people of all ages because it is always free to attend, and public tours are also free.

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

In a magnificent 19-acre urban green space, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden exhibits sculptures from the Walker Art Center. Spoonbridge and Cherry by Claes Oldenburg are among his most well-known works. Along with the sculptures, this well-liked tourist destination is also the location of the Alene Grossman Memorial Arbor and Flower Garden with changing seasonal displays, the Cowles Pavilion, and the Regis Promenade.

Mill City Museum

The history of the flour milling industry is chronicled at the Mill City Museum, which was constructed inside the Washburn A Mill. The Mill was the biggest of its kind when it was constructed in 1880. Exhibits recall Minneapolis' role as a world leader in flour manufacturing from 1880 to 1930.

Guthrie Theater

Each year, The Guthrie draws thousands of visitors attracted by its distinctive appearance and top-notch performances. The building, which was constructed in the 1960s and has three theatres, hosts both classic and modern plays. Four productions were staged during the theatre's inaugural summer season, but it currently hosts enough shows to support more than 500 employees, including a full-time production team.

Universities in Minneapolis

As a city with a significant population of local and international students, Minneapolis is home to many top-ranked universities and world-renowned institutions. Casita has options for student accommodation in Minneapolis near the city’s universities; check some of them out below!

University of Minnesota

  • Two student accommodation options are within a five-minute walking distance from the university.

  • East Bank light rail station is a nine-minute walk from the university. Harvard St SE and Washington Ave bus station is an eight-minute walk from the university, and Oak St SE and Washington Ave SE bus station is a five-minute walk. 

  • Nearby places of interest: the Bob Dylan Mural, the Central Mississippi Riverfront Regional Park and the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory.

Nearby Cities

Besides having facilities for student accommodation in Minneapolis, Casita offers student accommodation in these other cities in the USA: Madison, Omaha, Milwaukee, Lincoln, Chicago, and Saint Louis

Frequently Asked Questions:

Check out these answers to common questions and go to Help Centre for more details.

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When should I start looking for Minneapolis student housing?

Starting your search for student housing in Minneapolis early is recommended. The earlier, the better. Also, Casita is there to help you with most of the steps: the room type, the amenities provided, the location, and the proximity to your university.

2.

Are there short-term stays in Minneapolis?

Yes, but you should check the availability of your Minneapolis student accommodation of choice during your desired period. You can also refer to a Casita accommodation expert to help you find accommodation that accepts short-term stays.

3.

How much rent does a student pay for accommodation in Minneapolis?

The average monthly cost for student housing in Minneapolis starts at around $1,600 and can go up to $2,500 for bigger houses or properties. This mainly depends on the room type, the provider, the location, and the amenities offered at the property.

4.

How do I pay for my student room in Minneapolis?

Payments can be made via net banking or through your debit card. We also have our own payment portal at Casita, where we can assist you with the entire payment process!

5.

Can I pay my Minneapolis student housing rent in instalments?

Yes, you can pay your rent in instalments. However, some providers may require you to have a U.S. guarantor. Refer back to your accommodation expert for further help on the matter.

6.

How do I complete my booking?

Once you inquire on our website, one of our accommodation experts will contact you to help you book your room of choice or offer you alternatives if the room is unavailable for your dates. To enquire, simply choose a room and click on the "Enquire" button, then fill out the inquiry form you see in front of you.

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What should I look for when booking Minneapolis student housing?

While searching for student accommodation in Minneapolis, you want to look for places that offer all-inclusive bills as well as fully-furnished accommodation options, accommodation close to your university of choice, and student homes that have the basic amenities you might need, including Wi-Fi, secure parking, and on-site laundry facilities.

8.

What are the best areas for students to live in Minneapolis?

Minneapolis has a variety of suburbs that are close to its numerous university and college campuses. Students can easily find good and affordable student housing in Minneapolis in areas like Loring Park, Linden Hills, and the East and West Banks.

9.

What different housing types are available for students in Minneapolis?

The types of student accommodation in Minneapolis vary, ranging from PBSAs (Purpose-Built Student Accommodation) to private lets and co-living spaces.

10.

What are the different available room types in Minneapolis?

The available room types in Minneapolis student housings vary from single, double, triple, and en-suite rooms. There are also private flats, apartments, self-contained studios, and penthouses.

11.

Can I get a furnished student room in Minneapolis?

Using Casita’s services, you can easily find fully-furnished rooms in Minneapolis that are fitted with the essentials of a bed, a wardrobe, a study area, a desk, a chair, a bathroom, and a fully-equipped kitchen at affordable prices.

12.

Can I see the property before moving in?

Yes, you can. Almost all Minneapolis student housing options allow students to see the property either via online viewings via Skype or Zoom or through virtual tours of the property so you can take a look at your new home before moving in!

13.

What’s the best mode of transportation in Minneapolis?

When booking student accommodation in Minneapolis, you can get around the city through its various transport links. The main mode of transportation is usually the bus, but cars, cabs, and private taxis are also available. You can also walk or cycle your way through the city.

14.

Can only students book with Casita?

Yes, mainly students can book with Casita. Students over the age of 18 can easily find a fitting student accommodation in Minneapolis, while students under the age of 18 can also book with Casita but might require guidance from accommodation experts to find a fitting accommodation.

15.

Can my parents or guardian stay for the first few days when I arrive?

While some Minneapolis student apartments may allow for parents or guardians to stay over, every student housing in Minneapolis has its own set of rules and regulations regarding hosting outsiders. We recommend you either check with the provider or contact an accommodation expert to get all the information you need.

16.

Can I stay with a friend at my student housing in Minneapolis?

This mostly depends on the provider and the specific accommodation you choose. In most cases, you can rent an apartment with your friends. You may be charged a small fee to do so, or you can rent a dual occupancy unit.

17.

What if I don’t like my accommodation after moving in?

At Casita, we try our best to find student accommodation that meets all your priorities and preferences. If you happen to not like your accommodation due to any unforeseen or unexpected circumstances, referring back to the provider is recommended, as cancellation policies vary from one provider to another.