Front brick fa├žade and landscaping of Hilltop Heights I & II Apartments

Because Location Really is Everything.


SMU manages a series of apartment properties in University Park, near campus, that are available for rent on a 12-month contract for currently enrolled upper-division (Juniors or higher) undergraduate and graduate students

SMU apartments provide students with affordable and convenient living close to campus.

SMU-managed apartments



A intimate SMU apartment community adjacent to campus. Beneath large Oak trees, this 4-unit community features 1 bedroom apartments. Residents appreciate the close-proximity parking and community laundry room. 
Hillcrest Manor

Hillcrest Manor

This three-story retro SMU apartment community has 6 floor-plan varieties, including efficiency, 1- and 2-bedrooms. Residents enjoy being close the campus as well as local shopping and dining nearby in Snider Plaza. 
Hilltop Heights

Hilltop Heights

This SMU apartment community features 2 & 3 bedroom floor plans built in 2011 and has 3 stories with 20 units. Residents appreciate the in-unit washer/dryers, free garage parking, and balconies. 
Red Door

Red Door

This SMU 6-unit affordable apartment community, which has preserved its old-fashioned charm from the architectural elements and characteristic red exterior doors to each of the 1 bedroom apartments. Residents appreciate the benefit of off street parking and the handy community laundry room.

Not what you're looking for?


You are eligible to live with us if you are:

  • Enrolled full or part-time as an SMU upper division (junior or higher) or graduate student.


Contract Terms

All SMU apartments are year-long (12-month) contracts beginning July. Short-term contracts or subleasing are not permitted. 


Application Process

The SMU Residence Life & Student Housing apartment application is currently closed due to the number of current applicants and expected full occupancy for the 2023-24 academic year. If you are in search of housing arrangements for the 2023-24 academic year, we recommend seeking alternate off campus arrangements. Please check our website during the fall 2023 semester for additional updates on applying for the 2024-25 academic year.


Off Campus Apartment Resource Link

Residence Life and Student Housing does not currently have any partnerships or provide endorsement for any surrounding housing options.  The properties listed on this link are neither affiliated with South Methodist University (SMU), nor are they designated SMU housing. The lists are provided solely as a convenience to SMU students. Individuals are strongly advised to thoroughly investigate and inspect any property before making final arrangements. Before you rent, it is a good idea to research the safety record of the apartment complex and/or neighborhood. All prospective tenants are encouraged to exercise their own good judgment when evaluating prospective rental units and property owners.