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Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA

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Powell Street

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Powell Street, 94133

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About The University Of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

The University of California, San Francisco, is located in California. 20% of the student population at the university are international students.

Let us answer your curiosity related to securing university dorms:

  1. Does the University of California, San Francisco provide on-campus student rooms? Yes.

  2. What is the best month to secure University of California San Francisco housing? March.

  3. What is the University of California San Francisco dorms allotment priority based on? First come, first served, and upperclassmen.

  4. Can a student make an advanced University of California San Francisco student housing booking without a university offer letter? No.

  5. The University of California San Francisco dorms have an average rent of US$7,900/semester, which generally includes electricity, water, gas, Wi-Fi, maintenance, security, and shared building amenities.

  6. Expect additional costs other than University of California San Francisco housing on-campus rent for services such as:

  • Meals plans (if unavailable, call 211 to find Food banks nearby for free or low-priced groceries.)

  • Refundable damage deposit.

  • Bicycle parking / discounted Bus pass to campus.

  • Laundry services.

University Of California San Francisco Off-Campus Housing Options

There are 2 types of off-campus housing options available, which are a bit expensive as compared to university dorms but offer additional benefits such as flexible contract length, flexible move-in dates, independent social life, and modern amenities:


1. Type 1: Purpose-built off-campus student housing: Avg. prices US$450/month

  • Maintained and handled by some private, leading student housing providers.

  • Only students can apply for off-campus housing.

  • Early-bird (Advance) student room booking without a university offer letter is applicable in many housings with a few T&Cs applied; read carefully before booking.

  • Generally, flexible tenancy has 3, 6, and 12-month-based bookings.

  • Popular University of California, San Francisco accommodation include Folsom Street Apartments and Mission District - 388.


2. Type 2: Private student houses/apartments: Avg. prices US$550/month

  • Maintained and handled by individual landlords.

  • Students with their families can book a room. Number of occupants T&C applied.

  • Advance student room booking without a university offer letter is applicable in many housings with a few T&Cs applied; read carefully before booking.

  • Generally, flexible tenancy has weekly, monthly, and semester-based bookings.

  • Popular University of California, San Francisco accommodation include King George Hotel, 399 Fremont, and Park Merced.

However, we suggest checking cancellation and refund policies before booking a room OR speaking with our multilingual student housing experts.

Popular Student Areas to Live Near the University Of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

1. Inner Richmond has an average rent of $700–1,200/week, i.e., $3,000–5,200/month; distances from campus are as follows:

  • Bus - 20-35 minutes

  • Metro - 15-25 minutes

  • Taxi - 10-15 minutes

  • Walking - 30-45 minutes

Recommended housing near the University of California San Francisco include Chinatown - 29 Stone Street.


2. Sunset District has an average rent of $600-1,000/week, i.e., $2,600-4,300/month; distances from campus are as follows:

  • Bus -  45-60 minutes

  • Metro - 30-45 minutes

  • Taxi -  20-25 minutes

Recommended apartments near the University of California San Francisco include Mission District - 108.

Benefits of Booking University Of California San Francisco Off-Campus Student Housings Over On-campus Dorms

  1. Early bird offer (off-campus student rooms generally offer discounts or early booking offers.)

  2. More number of student room types to choose from, unlike university dorms.

  3. No offer, no visa, no problem! Easy cancellation process. T&C applied.

  4. Avoid expensive last-minute off-campus student room bookings.

  5. Stay with your friend or partner despite being enrolled in different universities in the city.

  6. More privacy because on-campus accommodations usually have shared facilities and common areas.

  7. Off-campus and private lets generally have modern facilities, such as gyms, cinemas, and games rooms.