Next Steps After Admission for Graduate Students

Moving to Rolla

Are you looking to buy a home in Rolla? We have gathered together local realtors who you can contact for current listings. A good starting resource is the Rolla Chamber of Commerce's Website to request more information.

Acar Real Estate Inc
104 S Bishop Ave
(573) 368-7355
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Bill Brown Co
606 Park St
573) 364-5009

Century 21 First Choice
603 Kingshighway     
(573) 364-5050
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EXIT All American Realty
219 W MO-72 Suite C      
(573) 426-3948
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1703 N Bishop Ave        
(573) 364-8111 
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Realty Executives
414 S Bishop Ave
(573) 308-4663
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United Country Real Estate
825 S Bishop Ave
(573) 341-8200
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Williams Real Property
218 W 8th St
(573) 202-6399
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Are you looking to rent an apartment in Rolla? We have gathered together local landlords who you can contact for current listings. A good starting resource is the Rolla Chamber of Commerce's Website to request more information.

ACE Property Solutions
1000 & 1002 N. Pine St
(573) 578-4998
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Brown Rentals, LLC
603 Kingshighway
(573) 364-2787
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Dale Wands
(573) 341-8388
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Frueh Investments, LLC
(573) 308-6888
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Greg Flint
(573) 201-3695
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1703 N Bishop Ave
(573) 364-8111
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The Lodges At Rolla
1853 White Columns Dr     
(573) 426-3333
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Morningside Village Apartments
Forum &, California Dr
(573) 465-4026
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Oakridge Apartments
1841-1855 White Columns Dr  
(573) 364-0515
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Oak Tree Apartments
2005 Forum Dr
(573) 364-3030
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Spring Properties, LLC
(573) 612-1426     
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WH Property LLC
2001 Forum Dr     
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Woolf Student Rentals
(573) 465-3020     
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Graduate students are responsible for securing their own housing in Rolla. There are several off-campus housing options within walking distance to the university. It is very important that you plan ahead to secure your housing and budget accordingly for your personal living expenses.

Keep in mind if you are renting an apartment, it often requires payment of a deposit, which is equal to the first month's rent. In addition to your monthly rent, you will also need to budget for utilities, such as electricity, water, and internet. 

A breakdown of the average* monthly living expenses:
  • Shared apartment or house: $300-500 per person
  • Single Occupancy apartment or house: $500-1000+
  • Food and Personal expenses: $250-350
  • Transportation: Taxi services are typically around $10 per trip in the city of Rolla

* based on information from current graduate students

Renting housing for the first time in a new country can be daunting. Thankfully, Rent To Own Labs has a guide with clear language and helpful graphics to provide a detailed breakdown of the housing search process, what to consider in choosing housing/types/roommates, and handy things like a housing timeline, checklist, and glossary. We want the transition process to your new home to be as easy as possible so feel free to reach out to us with questions at

When renting a property from a landlord, it is very important to understand your rights as a tenant according to Missouri State Law. A brochure produced by the Office of Missouri Attorney General helps detail your rights as a tenant and the rights of your landlord.

Missouri's Landlord-Tenant Law

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to the University Police Department for more information:

University Police Department
1201 N. State St, G10 Campus Support Facility, Rolla, MO 65409
visit Website | (573) 341-4300 |

All Graduate Students

As you prepare to start your academic career at Missouri S&T, it is very important that you understand the estimated cost of attendance. Be sure you budget and have a plan on how you will cover your tuition, fees, and cost of living. When you arrive in Rolla, you will need access to a minimum of $3000 to cover your initial cost of living expenses (deposit and first month's rent, groceries, furniture, books, etc.). You also must have funds to cover your tuition, fees, and all other expenses throughout your entire academic career. 

International Graduate Students

To accept your admission and any funding you may have received, you are required to make an enrollment deposit. You can make this payment by returning to your status page. The payment link is located on your checklist. The enrollment deposit is an advanced tuition deposit that will be credited to your first tuition bill and is non-refundable.

Payment of your enrollment deposit indicates that you are accepting the admission offer and that you wish for us to proceed with the next steps, including review of your documents for I-20/DS-2019 issuance, registration, and transportation accommodations.

Admitted international students who have paid their I-901 fee will receive an email approximately one month before the start of the semester. This email will include details on how to request an airport shuttle from the St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL). 

Monitor your email before the start of the semester for details about New Student Orientation. There will be an online component, in addition to an in-person orientation.