The Most Popular Apartments on Campus

 The search is on! Leaves are turning and temperatures are dropping, that also means that it's time to find next year's apartment! Finding an apartment for the next school year always comes up so quickly and apartments are already leasing. To help you guys out, I made a master list of some of the most popular apartments around UW-Madison campus. Here are some simple things to consider to make sure you find the apartment that is right for you!

  1. How many roommates will you have? Shared bedrooms?

  2. What is your budget per month? Be careful when researching apartment prices, some like to have it listed per bed or for the whole apartment so keep an eye out for the specifications.

  3. Write out your must haves. Some of mine are that the apartment building has to have air conditioning, furnished, and laundry on site. Then write out some of your “this would be nice to haves.” Right now I think it would be cool to have a balcony or a gym that is included with my rent.

  4. Look below and make a list of the apartments that fit your needs and wants and then go tour! Many apartment buildings are hosting open houses now and signing leases.

 

Grand Central

Location: Center of Campus

Type of Units: Studio - 5 Bedroom 2 Bath

Price: $1,375 (Studio) - $4,450 (5 Bedroom 2 Bath)

Amenities:

Following Included In Monthly Rent!

  • Heat, Electricity, Air Conditioning, Cable, Internet Included

  • Fitness Center: Brooks Street Gym

  • Fully Furnished

  • Closet Organizers

  • Private Balcony, Patio

  • Study Room

  • B&W Printer/Scanner

  • Modern Appliances

  • 13th Floor Terrace

  • Fireplace Lounge

  • Inside Bike and Moped Parking

  • Roommate Finder

Amenities Outside of Monthly Rent:

  • Java Den

  • Underground Parking

  • On Floor Laundry

 

Xo1

Location: Center of Campus

Type of Units: 1 Bedroom - 5 Bedroom 2 Bath

Price: $1,495 (1 Bedroom) - $4,395 (5 Bedroom 2 Bath)

Amenities:

The Following Are Included In Monthly Rent!

  • Heat

  • Electricity

  • Air Conditioning

  • Cable

  • Internet

  • Fitness Center: Brooks Street Gym

  • Fully Furnished

  • Modern Appliances

  • Closet Organizers

  • Private Balcony/Patio

  • Study Room

  • B&W Printer and Scanner

  • 6th Floor Terrace

  • Inside Bike and Moped Parking

  • Roommate Finder

Amenities Outside of Monthly Rent:

  • Underground Parking

  • Package Delivery Service

  • On Floor Laundry

 

420 West Gorham

Location: SE Campus

Types of Units: Studio - 4 Bedroom 2 Bath

Price: $995 (Studio) - $3,450 (4 Bedroom 2 Bath)

Utilities:

  • Fully Furnished

  • All utilities, cable, and internet included

  • Most Units Have Balconies

 

The Aberdeen

Location: University Ave, SE Campus

Type of Units: 1-4 Bedroom, 2 Bath in 3/4 Bedrooms.

Price: $1,610-$3,270 (Prices were not listed on site, approximation from Abodo.com)

Amenities:

  • Furnished with full size beds, dresser, desk, desk chair, window covering, breakfast bar with stools.

  • Heat and A/C Included!

 

The Embassy

Location: University Ave, SE Campus

Type of Units: Studio-4 Bedroom 2 Bath

Price: $950 (Studio) - $3,100 (4 Bedroom 2 Bath)

Amenities:

  • Heat, Cable, Internet, Water Included

  • Laundry on each floor

  • Furnished

  • Built-In Closet Organizers

 

Equinox

Location: University Ave, SE Campus

Types of Units: Studio-4 Bedrooms (2 Bath) Available

Price: $1,195 (Studio) - $3,450 (4 Bed 2 Bath)

Amenities:

  • Laundry Every Floor

  • All utilities including cable and internet included

  • Furnished

  • Most units have deck or balcony

  • Dishwasher

  • Elevator

  • Central Air

 

Hub Madison

Location: Frances St.

Type of Units: Studio - 5 Bedroom 5 Bath

Price: $1205 (Studio) - $670 (5 Bedroom 5 Bath Double)  *Per Person

            Most expensive: $1600 (1 Bedroom 1 Bath)

            Least expensive: $607 (3 Bedroom 3 Bath Double)

Amenities:

  • On Site Spa and Sauna

  • Free Printing

  • Fitness Center, Yoga Studio

  • Pool and Poolside Cabana

  • Game Room

  • Recording Studio

  • Pro Tour Golf Simulator

  • Courtyard

  • Volleyball Sand Court

  • Furnished

  • Air Conditioning

  • Internet, Cable Included

  • In Unit Laundry

 

The James

Location: University Ave, SE Campus

Types of Units: Studio - 5 Bedroom 5 Bath (Townhome style too) The James has many different types of units of varying prices per person.

Price: Studio - $1,079

         5 Bedroom 4 Bath Townhouse - $889/per person

There are many different types of units that range in prices especially on the shared bedrooms.     

         Most expensive: 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom Premium $1,599 per person/month.

         Least expensive: 4 Bedroom 4 Bathroom Shared: $599 per person/month.

Amenities:

  • Furnished

  • Fitness Center

  • Individual Lease

  • Pool

  • Balcony

  • Air Conditioning

  • Internet Included

  • Hardwood Floors

  • Blackout Shades in Bedrooms

  • Walk In Closets

  • Hot tub/Spa

  • Steam Room

  • Smart Thermostat

  • Roommate Matching

  • Study Rooms

  • Yoga

 

La Ciel

Location: University Ave, SE Campus

Type of Units: Studio - 4 Bedroom 2 Bath

Price: $1,045 (Studio) - $3,725 (4 Bedroom 2 Bath)

Amenities:

  • Water, Internet, Cable Included

  • Laundry On Each Floor

  • Large Closets

  • Furnished with bed, dresser, couch, loveseat, breakfast bar with stools.

 

Lark at Kohl

Location: By Kohl Center

Type of Units: Studio - 4 Bedroom

Price: $1,259 (Studio) - $699 (2 Bedroom 2 Bath Double)

Amenities:

  • In Unit Laundry

  • Hardwood Floors

  • Wifi, Internet, Cable, and Flat Panel TV  Included

  • Fitness Center

  • Furnished

This apartment building was renamed, it used to be called Uncommon!

 

Lark at Randall

Location: By Camp Randall

Type of Units: Studio - 4 Bedroom 2 Bath

Price: $1,199 (Studio) - $849 (4 Bedroom 2 Bath)

Amenities:

  • Furnished

  • In Unit Laundry

  • Internet Included

  • Fitness Center

  • Air Conditioning

  • Water Included

  • Free Tanning

 

Lucky

Location: By East Campus Mall

Types of Units: Studio - 4 Bedroom

Price: Studio Shared: $770+    Private: $1,200

       4 Bedroom Shared: $595    Private: $945

Amenities:

  • Doorman

  • Housekeeping available

  • Roommate matching

  • Furnished

  • Heat, Internet Included

  • Pool

  • Hardwood Floors

  • Individual Lease

  • Rooftop Patio

 

Palisade Apartments

Location: Johnson Street, By Nitty Gritty

Types of Units: 1 Bedroom - 4 Bedroom (2 Bath)

Price: $1,225 (1 Bedroom) - $2,850 (4 Bedroom 2 Bath)

Amenities:

  • Furnished

  • Private Balconies

  • High Speed Internet

  • Hardwood Floors

  • Sun Deck

  • Central Air

  • Rooftop Patio

 

Park Regent

Location: Park Ave, Near Smith Residence Hall, above Qdoba

Type of Units: 1 Bedroom- 5 Bedroom 2 Bath

Price: $1,295 (1 Bedroom) - $3,595 (5 Bedroom 2 Bath)

Amenities:

  • Laundry On Every Floor

  • High Speed Internet Included

  • Patio/Balcony

  • Furnished

  • Flat Panel TV Included

  • California Style Closets

  • Air Conditioning

  • Heat Included

 

The Regent

Location: By Camp Randall

Type of Units: Studio - 3 Bedroom

Price: Academic Year $900 (Classic Studio) - $725 (3 Bedroom) *Per person

         Annual $800 (Studio) - $770 (2 Bedroom Private Room)

Amenities:

  • “A flat utility fee that includes 50 Mbps Internet, an iMac and PC computer station, game room, outdoor sports courts, fire pit and grill station, private and group study rooms, free Fitness On Demand, a gym room, and more.”

  • 2 Styles of Furnished Apartments

  • School year lease!

 

Saxony

Location: University Ave, SE Campus

Types of Units: Studio - 3 Bedroom

Price (12mo): 3 bedroom 1 Bath 3 people: $2,145    4 people: $2,535

     Studio: $790         Single and bath with no kitchen $660

Note: One Semester, Academic Year, and Year Long Leases are available!

Amenities:

  • Heat, Internet, water, cooking gas included

  • Furnished (bed, desk, lamp, desk chair, dresser, easy chair

  • Air Conditioning

  • Walk In Closet

 

Vantage Point

Location: By Camp Randall

Type of Units: 1-5 Bedroom

Price: $1,625 (1 Bedroom) - $4,050 (5 Bedroom 2 Bath)

Amenities:

  • All utilities included

  • Cable, Internet included

  • Furnished

  • Central Air

  • Patio/Balcony In Every Unit

  • Laundry On Every Floor

 

    Hopefully this gave you a good idea of what the best apartment buildings around campus are. Keep in mind that the amount of amenities listed do not reflect which is better but simply how much information is available online, make sure to ask about the amenities when you tour. Happy apartment hunting!! Comment below on your fav apartments around campus!