Making housing arrangements is the responsibility of each student.  Please be assured that there is ample housing available within the University area at very reasonable prices. Networking with students who are currently in the program is a vital tool for finding housing.  As you inquire about arrangements, please remember that the Department of Public Administration and International Affairs does not expect students to be present on-campus during the summer semester.

On-Campus Graduate Housing Options

Syracuse University offers limited on-campus housing for graduate students at the South Campus Apartments. A limited number of two bedroom apartments will be reserved for incoming and returning Graduate Students.  Pricing information is available via their website / offices.  Last year, costs averaged $820 per month, per person, for a two bedroom unit with full semester pricing of $4,100  per term. 

Off-Campus Housing Options and Resources 

All incoming students will be invited to join a Summer/Fall 2021 incoming PAIA student Facebook group. This FB group serves as a place for you to connect with your fellow PAIA incoming classmates to build community and can be especially helpful for sharing housing information as well as advertise for roommates.  There are also several other ways to connect with a broader incoming and current student community, including a Maxwell-wide graduate Linked-In group, and University groups. These can also be helpful places on all matters, especially potential housing and roommate selection.  

Private off-campus housing is available in the residential neighborhoods surrounding the campus. The following websites are great resources as you begin researching your housing options:

  • Syracuse University: Housing for Graduate Students Website
  • Syracuse University: Office of Off-Campus and Commuter Services for information on housing, resources for signing rental agreements, renters insurance, neighborhood updates, and much more.
  • Syracuse University Off Campus Housing Finder - Online Now. This new platform intends to increase access to safe, affordable off campus housing for Syracuse students.  It is designed to ensure that all properties are listed accurately, registered with the City of Syracuse, and compliant with all housing ordinances.  Listed properties include detailed information on rental units and available amenities. Log in with your Net ID and start your search now. 
  • Renters guides on the web for off-campus housing: Syracuse Apartments.com and Apartment Finder  
  • For local websites check Syracuse.com.


Off-campus housing is available both in multiple-bedroom apartments and houses and in single bedrooms or studios. Pricing can vary greatly, and students are encouraged to review multiple options before committing to a lease.  When choosing housing, it is important to pay attention to whether utilities (gas, electricity, water, heat) are included in the rent price. 

Apartment Complexes

There have been several new apartment complexes built to accommodate SU students.  They include Park Point and University Village Colvin.  SU students sometimes choose to live at the Clarendon Heights, the Vincent Apartments and the Nob Hill complexes, which all offer an affordable option in relative proximity to the university.  Additional options include the Regency Tower, Jefferson Tower and Madison Towers Apartments, which are located closer to downtown Syracuse. One of the largest landlords offering apartments — in complexes and converted homes — all near main campus is Campus Hill Apartments.

The website ApartmentRatings.com posts various reviews on the quality of living and management of apartment complexes in Syracuse. 


Aside from apartment complexes, graduate students most frequently choose to live in the Euclid and Westcott neighborhoods, as well as the Hawley-Green and Outer Comstock neighborhoods.