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Posted on Sun, Jun 9, 2013 : 5:57 a.m.

Where are graduate students living in Ann Arbor?

By Kellie Woodhouse

With its existing facilities, the University of Michigan can house 1,240 of its roughly 15,500 graduate and professional students.

That means the vast majority of graduate students, who primarily are in their mid- to late-twenties, live off-campus in neighborhoods ranging from the Old West Side to Kerrytown and Lower Town to south Ann Arbor. report on graduate student housing

U-M plans to build a $185 million 600-bed residence hall on the edge of central campus, just south of downtown, that will feature a solarium, large windows, a commissary and collaborative spaces. And while most graduate students seek apartments with few bedrooms, the university is planning to house the students in apartments with six and seven bedrooms.

Regents approved the project in April and the new hall is still a nascent idea.

Here's a sampling of where graduate students are living now and what they're paying in rent.

Kellie Woodhouse covers higher education for Reach her at or 734-623-4602 and follow her on twitter.



Fri, Jun 14, 2013 : 5:33 a.m.

I live in a 1br right between downtown and the Diag @ $700/mo.


Mon, Jun 10, 2013 : 6:46 p.m.

Uh, WHERE is the sampling???

Kellie Woodhouse

Mon, Jun 10, 2013 : 7:03 p.m.

It's in the photo gallery. Read the captions, they're pretty detailed as far as location and price.

Nicholas Urfe

Mon, Jun 10, 2013 : 12:49 p.m.

So why did that pipe burst and flood that other umich dorm development property? Where is the follow up story on that? Who was held accountable?

Frustrated in A2

Mon, Jun 10, 2013 : 5:11 a.m.

Wow I didn't realize students were paying so much for apartments. I'm in the wrong business!


Mon, Jun 10, 2013 : 3:31 a.m.

And then there's the rest of us: I lived in a few dumps in Ypsilanti/the wasteland of Pittsfield for four years until I saved enough to move into town. There's a bus that we can ride for FREE, people. You, too, could have your very own single bedroom apartment for 600-700/month. It won't be "luxury," but it WILL be all yours. I don't understand why everyone indulges these ridiculous prices in Ann Arbor when there are perfectly tolerable (if not impressive) options just a short commute away...

Dog Guy

Sun, Jun 9, 2013 : 12:58 p.m.

Is Jimmy McMillan booked for Ann Arbor?


Sun, Jun 9, 2013 : 12:25 p.m.

Looks like grad students have some pretty nice choices available to them.