Student housing in Miami
The amazing weather, spectacular beaches, an abundance of fun activities and the vibrant cultural diversity of Miami make studying and living away from the comforts of your home completely worth it.
Miami is a youthful, energetic destination that is ranked among the cleanest and richest cities in the United States of America.
Student.com offers affordable off-campus housing that will enhance your student living in Miami. Our student housing options in Miami offer well-equipped student apartments in or near Miami and Miami Beach.
Call us or send us a message through live chat to learn more. Our booking consultants are always happy to help you.
Get to know Miami
From picture-perfect weather to pristine beaches, top-rated attractions, eclectic dining, a thriving arts & culture scene and a skyscraper-rich cityscape, Miami has everything for a dream student experience.
It is a destination with a mix of natural tropical beauty, authentic cultural diversity and sophistication.
Miami is most famous for its gorgeous scenery, welcoming atmosphere and thrilling outdoor activities such as scuba diving, snorkelling, kayaking, windsurfing, sportfishing and boat racing. But the city also offers many unexpected gems such as its diverse array of neighbourhoods.
Communities with an international flavour
Miami is one of the most diverse and multicultural cities in the United States. The state of Florida’s most populous and well-known city’s neighbourhoods are an incredible melting pot of varying cultures and styles.
Cuban Americans make up more than half of Miami’s population. Little Havana is at the centre of this vibrant Cuban community where you’ll find late-night salsa clubs like Ball & Chain, and the best Cuban sandwiches around. Calle Ocho on Southwest Eighth Street is the host of the annual Carnival Miami.
Visit Little Haiti or the city’s Bahamian foundations in West Coconut Grove where you can discover the heritage and authentic flavour of the Caribbean. Get immersed in the African-American culture with a visit to historic Overtown or learn about the natives of America at the thriving Miccosukee Indian Village in South Dade.
Art Deco on Miami Beach
It’s not just the colourful lifestyles and fashions that bring South Beach to life.
The first 20th-century neighbourhood to be recognized by the National Register of Historic Places, Miami Beach’s Art Deco Historic District boasts colourful century-old architecture with interesting décor elements and intricate details.
Inspired by European trends in Paris and the Mediterranean, the Art Deco architecture is a modern take on neoclassical architecture that is equally historic, retro and fabulous.
A walking tour offers visitors a glimpse into a bygone era where you can admire the iconic colourful streets like Ocean Drive.
Museums in Miami
Miami has long been home to fantastic and fascinating museums of history, art and science. The Bass Museum of Art and The Wolfsonian in Miami Beach are already renowned but the city has added something spectacular to its cultural scene.
Downtown Miami is now the proud home of the Maurice A. Ferré Park (formerly Museum Park), a sprawling 21-acre public urban area that has excellent bay side views and is perfect for strolling or jogging.
The park features the longest waterfront bay walk in Miami providing pedestrian access to a fascinating collection of museums and the Plaza de la Marina Española (Spanish Navy Plaza).
An expanding food scene
The ever-expanding culinary scene is a part of Miami’s fabric, one of the best food cities in the world. In recent times the city has experienced a restaurant renaissance leading to its meteoric rise to the top of the American food scene.
Miami has an insatiable appetite for both daytime and night-time dining, and the cultural diversity of the city means Miami can cater to every craving. Foodies will have a fun time in the city where they can enjoy a long list of internationally influenced foods from Latin America to the Caribbean.
Student living in Miami
You’ve probably seen Miami in popular films, television shows and games, but studying and living in the city offers an experience that will likely exceed your perceptions and expectations before you arrive.
The city is ranked inside the top 100 (94th) of the best student cities in the world according to QS. It scored highly for desirability in the 2019 Best Student Cities ranking placing 44th in the world.
If you choose to study and live in Miami, there’ll be many attractions and endless opportunities to have fun and enjoyment in between classes from stunning beaches, music scene, concerts, nightlife and more.
Day or night, there’s always something fun going on somewhere in Miami.
With all-year-round sunshine, every day is a beach day in Miami.
Miami’s sandy shores provide lots of places to sunbathe and plenty of opportunities for you to enjoy beach volleyball, BBQs and outdoor gym classes.
Bars and nightlife
When the sun goes down in Miami, there’s never a dull moment.
Most people who visit the “Magic City” fall in love with its electric nightlife. It has one of the best nightlife scenes in the country, with nightclubs to suit many tastes.
Considered a hot spot for dance music and hip-hop (Miami bass), Miami also has a very active music scene attracting numerous musicians, singers, actors, dancers and orchestral players.
Culture & recreation
However, Miami is not all about hustle and bustle or glorious sandy beaches, there’s a lot more you could do in your spare time when living in Miami.
If you are artistic, you can see a show at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, or check out one of Miami’s awesome museums.
Within the gorgeous, relatively new Maurice A. Ferré Park are two of the city’s most exciting new museums. The Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) features over 18,000 square metres of artistic wonders while the Frost Museum of Science spans six floors of interactive exhibit areas, including Frost Planetarium and the 500,000-gallon Gulf Stream Aquarium.
Miami is great for outdoors activities
Nature-lovers will love Miami’s fantastic outdoor attractions.
Explore the Everglades, the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States where the diverse habitats allow for enjoyable activities including hiking, canoeing, kayaking, biking, fresh and saltwater fishing, and camping.
Jungle Island, located in the heart of Miami, offers an intimate zoological park that combines the beauty of Miami’s tropical landscape with a jungle full of some of the world’s rarest and most exotic animals.
Miami Seaquarium on the island of Virginia Key in Biscayne Bay near downtown Miami is a 38-acre oceanarium that offers world-class sea life exhibits with manatees, sea turtles, penguins and rays.
Where to study in Miami?
Home to two of the world’s top universities, Miami is also a city where you can get a great university education and employment opportunities after graduation.
The city’s highest-ranking institutions are the University of Miami, which placed 311th and Florida International University (801st-1000th) in the world in the 2022 QS World University Rankings.
University of Miami
The University of Miami (‘The U’) is home to more than 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students from around the world.
Chartered in 1925, the university has expanded from its main location in Coral Gables to include a medical campus and the James L. Knight Center in Downtown Miami, the South and Richmond campuses in Southwest Miami-Dade County, the John J. Koubek Center in Little Havana, and the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science on Virginia Key.
The University offers 150 undergraduate, 130 masters, 60 doctoral, and two professional areas of study at its 13 colleges and schools.
A rich student life on campus offers a multitude of opportunities with more than 260 student organizations.
Florida International University (FIU)
FIU is an urban, multi-campus, public research university. Being Miami’s first and only public research university, Florida International University is a top-tier research institution that offers Bachelor, Masters, and Doctoral degrees.
There are several formal institutions that actively support the university’s research initiatives including The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine and the School of Computing and Information Sciences’ Discovery Lab.
Along with state-of-the-art research, the university is committed to high-quality teaching and collaborative engagement with local and global communities.
Frequently asked questions about student apartments in Miami
How do I apply for off-campus housing in Miamion Student.com?
Applying for off-campus housing in Miami on our website is very easy. First, you’ll need to choose the property you’re interested in renting. Then click ‘View rooms’ to go to the property page, where you’ll see the different room options.
Once you’ve chosen the type of room you’d like, click on ‘Enquire’ or ‘Book now’. After you leave your contact details, one of our booking consultants will do a follow-up call to walk you through the next steps of the booking process and answer any questions you may have.
What are the different types of rooms you offer?
We currently offer two different types of rooms in Miami.
When you book a Private Room, you’ll get a private bedroom. In some of our Miami properties you’ll also get a private bathroom, while in some others, the bathroom is shared. Other facilities like the kitchen are shared with other students.
If you book the Entire Place, you’ll get a fully self-contained studio apartment, where you’ll have your own bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette, so you won’t have to share anything with other people. This is the perfect choice if you love your privacy!
Do you list student housing in Miami Beach?
Yes, FOUND Study Miami is located in the South Beach section of Miami Beach.
Do you offer summer housing as well?
Yes, it’s possible to rent your room for the summer months as well.
Are the rooms you list fully furnished?
Yes, all the student apartments we currently list in Miami are rented fully furnished.
Are bills included in the rent?
This depends on the property you choose. Some of our Miami properties have all bills included in the rent, but in some others, you’ll have to pay for some utilities as well. You can check on the property page to see what bills are included in the property you’re interested in.