As a student at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor you have several options for housing.
Dorm Living on Campus
Check the University of Michigan Housing Options
U of M Listings for Rentals Off Campus
The University of Michigan has partnered up with a company that provides a service to landlords to list their properties on this site for a fee. Some of the smaller landlords won’t be using it due to the cost.
Here’s the U of M Off Housing home page https://offcampushousing.umich.edu/
Rent a House or an Apartment just off campus for you and your friends to live in together. Plenty of houses are available right near various areas of the school. Many of the houses are 100 years old and have been converted into student houses. Many of the houses get leased in the early fall for the following year so it’s prudent to sign a lease a soon as possible if you want to get the best place. Here is the continually growing List of Ann Arbor Rental House Landlords and Property Managers.
Rent one of the new student apartments. Kind of pricey $$$ but they have a lot of features higher end renters want and are willing to pay for. Here is a listing of the new student housing apartments or their property managers.
Live farther away from campus in a regular house. You’ll have to walk farther or take a bus, but if you value peace and quiet it is a good option. Try annarbor.craigslist.org for locals that rent their houses.
Craigslist can be used to find sublets or to list a sublet you may have.
ShowMeTheRent.com is a place where Ann Arbor area landlords list their properties for rent.
Cribspot has a new feature to allow university of Michigan students to post sublets. Go to the cribspot page and sign up.
This company, Campus Cribz, has been working hard to get landlords to list properties on their site. They have an interactive map that shows Ann Arbor student rental properties. Take a look here.