Rent near DU is relatively cheap for a college neighborhood

Apartments dear the University of Denver. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Apartments dear the University of Denver. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Donna Bryson. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The University of Denver has made a top 10 list — not for its academics or ice hockey, but for real estate prices.

The apartment search website RENTCafe calculated average rents near the top 100 U.S. universities — as ranked by U.S. News — and determined DU was among the top 10 schools where rents within a mile or two of campus were less than the city’s average. The average monthly rent within a mile of DU was $1,243, almost 25 percent less than the overall city average of $1,620, according to RENTCafe.

DU came in 8th in the RENTCafe rankings, just above the University of San Francisco where rents nearby were about 9 percent cheaper than its city’s average of $3,618 and just behind the University of Miami where rents were a third less than the Coral Gables average of $2,515. Top of the RENTCafe list was Yeshiva University, where rents nearby were almost half the Manhattan average of $4,132.

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