Columbia Affiliates:

Finding the perfect place to rest your head, can be a daunting task in the “City that never Sleeps;” the Columbia University Off-Campus Housing Assistance (OCHA) office is here to help! Here, you will find information about the housing options available Off-Campus, get connected roommates, find and list subleases, and receive tips and resources for living Off-Campus. 

If you’re ready to begin your search, visit our Off-Campus Housing Marketplace, an apartment hunting tool created with the Columbia affiliate in mind. Simply browse our list of resources and click on the “Listings” tab for available apartments near Columbia University.

International Students:

Are you an international student transferring to Columbia University? Do you have questions about immigration, finances, and living in the U.S.? Check out the International Students & Scholars page for tips on living off-campus as an international student.

Additional Resources:

  • Renter Education

    First time renting? Visit our Renter Education page for educational videos and tips on what you'll need to know before signing your liease. 

  • Columbia University's Off-Campus Housing Assistance (OCHA) 

    OCHA helps Columbia affiliates in their search for rental housing in non-Columbia owned buildings located in the metropolitan area. OCHA maintains a Web site and regular office hours to provide advice, resources, and an online database of available housing.


If you're interested in being a part of our database of off-campus housing options near Columbia University, please visit our List With Us page for more information.

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