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University Commons

Welcome to University Commons—a student housing hub in the heart of Pittsburgh’s historic Oakland neighborhood. Consisting of three distinct properties, University Commons at Dawson Street, The Lofts at University Commons, and University Commons at McKee Place, our award-winning community is ready to offer you an exceptional living experience.

Choosing one of our apartments in Oakland, Pittsburgh, PA, as your new home away from home means enjoying our amenities, variety of floor plans, and a location that is near it all. Set close to Forbes Ave and Fifth Ave, with bus stops within walking distance, reaching PITT’s campus, university buildings and the Cathedral of Learning will only take you minutes. This is also true for plenty of retail, restaurants and entertainment destinations nearby like the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Forbes Street Market and all the local food spots. And if you need to venture outside the city, our fast access to nearby highways ensures smooth commutes anywhere you need to be.

Living alone or moving in with roommates is a possibility since our floor plans span from studios to five-bedrooms and have spacious living areas along with private bedrooms to fit your lifestyle needs. Hardwood floors, ample closets, fully equipped kitchens with dishwashers, and cable are some of the features you’ll enjoy inside your renovated home. More than this, a lush courtyard awaits you to relax after school, quarterly resident-oriented events help you meet and connect with fellow neighbors, and the dedicated Walnut Capital Shuttle will get you around the city free of charge! Plus, any mishap and chore can be dealt with in a timely fashion thanks to our on-site maintenance and management team.

Give us a call to explore our properties and choose which suits you best!

Floor Plan

At University Commons, we are proud to offer you a wide selection of studio, one, two, three, four, and five-bedroom apartments in Pittsburgh designed to fit all lifestyle needs. Newly renovated, featuring up-to-date amenities, and set just minutes away from the PITT campus, living in our community means a top student housing experience.

3 Bedroom Townhomes Commons

  • 3 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 900-to1,000 SqFt
Floor Plan 3 Bedroom Townhomes Commons

$2,160 / mo

Deposit: Varies

Apartments in Oakland, Pittsburgh

Whether you seek a place for yourself or to move in with the whole squad, rest assured that we have something special set aside for you. No matter the size, each unit benefits from an open-concept layout that maximizes the use of space, along with convenient fixtures and stylish adornments. The kitchens come complete with efficient appliances and dishwashers, while the bedrooms are comfy and feature large closets. Central AC and a cable connection complete the picture, and so do elegant touches like hardwood flooring and high ceilings. What’s more, select floor plans also have a private patio/balcony and in-unit washers & dryers. Plus, there’s an on-site laundry facility so you won’t have to go to the laundromat, along with thoughtful services including 24/7 maintenance, complimentary shuttle, and a dedicated on-site management team.

After a long day at school, you’ll wish for nothing more than to kick back with friends. Luckily, our location is brimming with various possibilities and boasts a walking score of 95, making sure you won’t have to venture too far. Explore every retail and dining spot the Fifth Avenue has to offer, take a relaxing stroll at Schenley Park, or head to downtown to explore the city.

Join us for a tour to pick your favorite Oakland apartment in person. Call now to book your slot!

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Get ready to take your student housing living experience to the next level at University Commons. Set in the heart of historic Pittsburgh with the PITT campus within arm’s reach, our apartments in Oakland, PA, feature a vast selection of floor plans to suit your demands.

Community Amenities

  • 24/4 Emergency Maintenance
  • Courtyard & Outdoor Space
  • Laundry Facilities In-Building & In-Unit
  • On-Site Maintenance
  • On-Site Management
  • On-Site Management Office
  • Public Transportation & PITT Shuttle nearby
  • Reserved Parking Available
  • Walnut Perks Discounts
  • Off Street Parking

Apartment Amenities

  • Air Conditioner
  • Cable Ready
  • Carpeting
  • Dishwasher
  • Efficient Appliances
  • Gas Range
  • Hardwood Floors
  • High Ceilings
  • Large Closets
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Refrigerator
*Available in selected units

Oakland, Pittsburgh Student Apartments

Designed with your needs in mind, our renovated homes range from studios to five-bedrooms, all part of three distinct properties where an award-winning management team is there to aid you round-the-clock. No matter where you land, know that each unit is equipped with every commodity meant to make life a breeze. We’re talking about cooking in kitchens with efficient appliances and plenty of cabinet storage, relaxing in open living areas flooded with sunlight, and getting a good night’s sleep in bedrooms featuring soft carpeting and large closets. Some units feature hardwood floors, high ceilings, and even original fireplace mantles.

Outside your door, you’ll find plenty of well-maintained spaces to relax after a long day at school, while the in-building laundry facility helps you deal with chores effectively. Speaking of which, no mishap will be too hard to tackle when you have a dedicated management team ready to help. Has the AC stopped working? Call the 24/7 maintenance team! You will also benefit from having a reserved parking spot, but if you’d rather leave your car at home, take advantage of our complimentary shuttle or quickly reach the public transportation connections nearby.

We’d love to have you in for a tour of any of our locations and show you why our community is one of the best starting points for your college adventures. Contact us today to learn more about our Oakland apartments!


Pet Policy

Pets are not allowed

Office Hours

  • Mondayto - Friday: 9 AM to - 5 PM