BU Medical Campus

Where do students live?

The Boston University Medical Campus (BUMC) is located in the historic South End neighborhood of Boston.  The campus is comprised of the School of Medicine, the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, the Graduate Medical Sciences, and the School of Public Health. About one quarter of the BUMC population choose to make the South End their home.  Other areas popular with students enrolled in the School of Medicine and the Goldman School of Dental Medicine include: Fenway/Kenmore, Brookline, Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, Allston/Brighton, Back Bay, and Cambridge. Descriptions of these and other Boston neighborhoods can be found here.

In addition to Off-Campus Services (which serves the entire BU community), the BUMC offers a Housing Resources Office that specializes in answering questions for students and faculty/staff who are affiliated with the BUMC. You can reach this office at 617-638-5125, or by visiting their website.

What is the cost for housing?

Rent prices can vary greatly between neighborhoods in Boston. The rent comparison chart shows a range of what, in general, you should expect to pay in monthly rent relative to apartment size and neighborhood location.

Can I apply for on-campus housing?

If you are a first-year medical student, you may be eligible to live in the Medical Student Residence (MSR), located at 815 Albany Street. The building is managed by Boston University’s Office of Rental Property Management.  For more information, please call 617-353-4101 or visit the MSR website. Rental Property also manages a number of other on-campus units on both the Charles River and Medical Campuses. You can visit their main website by going to www.bu.edu/rpm.

How do I search the off-campus listings?

Access to our listings is restricted to the Boston University community. You must have a valid BU login and Kerberos password to view postings.

Newly admitted students who have not yet received their BU login name and Kerberos password, and wish to access our listings, should visit www.bu.edu/computing/earlybird to set up an account.