What types of housing are available for for students?

There are many options for students looking for housing, and the first choice to make is on-campus or off-campus.


When you think of on-campus living, there are positives (being close to class, friends, and the dining hall). But these can also be outweighed by potential downers like living in outdated residence halls or sharing a closet-sized bedroom with a roommate who may have a totally different schedule and idea of cleanliness.

When selecting from off-campus housing options, students have a variety of choices, including: 


Multifamily apartment communities have many advantages over on-campus housing. Among them are greater space, amenities, and privacy. Drawbacks include splitting utility bills with roommates and being on the hook for 100% of the rent – even your roommates’ portion – if issues arise.


Renting a house near campus comes with great freedom to host guests and entertain in your space, plus the benefit of not sharing walls with neighbors. Unfortunately, many of these houses near campus are not managed by expert property management firms, meaning maintenance requests may not be handled quickly, correctly, or professionally.


If you’re looking for luxury apartments near UNC Charlotte, you’ll dig what’s happening at RUSH. This innovative apartment community features amenities such as a resort-style pool, well-appointed fitness center, and indoor & outdoor common areas. It’s everything you’d want to make your time at UNCC golden. Along with these great amenities, RUSH also has large, open floor plans and the opportunity to live with others without sharing responsibility for one another’s rent. Schedule your tour today to see everything RUSH has to offer.

What is the advantage of an individual lease?

An individual lease provides each resident with your own separate lease agreement, with sole responsibility for only your own lease obligations. By signing an individual lease, you and your guarantor avoid the hassle of being responsible if a roommate can’t or doesn’t pay their rent.

How can I connect with roommates?

Everyone is looking for something different in a roommate situation. You and a group may have decided to find an apartment where you can live together. Or, you may be eager to make new friends and meet new roommates. We can happily accommodate both scenarios. Our unique roommate matching service aims to pair students with similar interests using our perceptive matching questionnaire. The goal is always to blend similar lifestyles and preferences and create fulfilling friendships among residents. While preferences are strongly considered, matching is based on availability and preferences cannot be guaranteed. We recommend prioritizing those items that are of greatest concern to you.

Is there a professional support staff on site?

RUSH is managed by Preferred Campus Management (PCM) – a trusted industry leader with more than a decade of demonstrated excellence in property management. Our leasing office at RUSH is run by a full-time, experienced staff. Expert maintenance personnel are always just a call away to handle routine or emergency property maintenance issues. Day in and day out, RUSH residents have access to professional, on-site support staff. This also includes our unique Community Assistants (CAs), on-site resident students employed by us to help with administrative tasks and resident events. They also serve as liaisons, providing genuine, consistent, and valuable feedback from the residents’ perspective.

Are there any additional features included in the rate?

Your monthly installment includes an all-access pass to RUSH’s incredible amenities, resident events, and unrivaled service. You’ll enjoy an easy walk to campus, a spacious apartment, and all utilities included.  Inside your apartment you’ll have a full furniture package, full size appliances including a washer and dryer, a private lockable bedroom and bathroom, and plenty of space to study and entertain friends.

What should I expect for move-in day?

Move-in day at RUSH is always exciting! We work tirelessly to streamline the move-in day process and make it as easy for you as possible. Simply come to the leasing office at your appointed time on move-in day with your ID to pick up your keys and get settled in. Be sure to bring proof of insurance and a check or money order for your first installment of rent and any applicable security deposits. Pro tip: turn in those items ahead of move-in day to speed through the check-in process. If you have questions on the insurance requirements or your rent or security deposit amount simply call the leasing office and one of our friendly associates will help.

Why choose RUSH?

Living at RUSH offers the very best in student apartments near UNC Charlotte. No other UNCC student living community offers our unique selection of features and benefits, including:

  • Controlled access to all buildings and clubhouse for peace of mind
  • On site courtesy patrol nightly from 9 PM – 5 AM
  • Computer lab with private study rooms
  • Cyber lounge, gaming room, and tanning salon
  • Pristine resort style pool with cabanas and sun deck
  • Open courtyard, grilling stations, fire pit and more!
How does an installment lease work?

Our lease term is approximately 11.5 months coinciding with the university’s academic calendar, and the total rent for the year is based on that period of occupancy. For your convenience, the total balance of the lease is divided into 12 equal installments due at the first of each month.  These installments do not represent a monthly rent amount and are not prorated.

How do lease guarantors work?

All residents are required to have a guarantor for their lease to financially guarantee the lease obligations. The guarantor must meet minimum credit and income requirements and sign the guarantor addendum to the lease. In the event a student cannot provide a qualified guarantor, an additional security deposit will be required.

Do I need renter’s insurance?

Preferred Campus Management requires $100,000 in liability insurance coverage for each resident. While residents are free to select any insurance vendor for the coverage, we have partnered with Multifamily Insurance Partners to offer the required liability insurance coverage to our residents at a very competitive rate. MFIP also offers optional renter’s insurance to cover residents’ personal possessions. For more information on the coverage available, visit MFIP’s website.

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