University Tower Apartments

University Towers Apartments exterior

University Tower Apartments opened in 1995. This modern 11-story complex is located one block south of Forest Ave at the southern edge of main campus and just west of the School of Medicine. University Tower offers spacious one, two, and three-bedroom units. University Tower is the home to upper-class, adult learners, graduate, medical, and professional students and their families. We have a very diverse community with students from various parts of the world. Students who wish to live in University Tower must be Graduate, Medical, Professional Student, Families, and Upper-Class Students with at least a junior standing or 20 years of age.

University Tower is rented by the apartment, not by the bedroom/bed in the apartment. The rates listed are per semester. The per semester cost is then divided between the number of people assigned to the apartment. 

We do not assign roommates at University Tower. You are responsible for finding your own roommate(s), and we encourage you to talk with others about living together. To add a roommate after the self-selection period, review the Apartment Roommate Request Form.


Take a look around

Room layouts

  • One bedroom
    • Double occupancy bedroom
    • Shared living room, kitchen and bathroom
    • 531 square feet
  • Two bedroom
    • Two double occupancy bedrooms
    • Shared living room, kitchen and bathroom
    • 797 square feet
  • Three bedroom
    • Three double bedroom, two bathroom apartment with a 6-person limit
    • Shared living room, kitchen, and bathroom
    • 1039 square feet



Student Name
University Tower Apartments, Room #
4500 Cass Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201

Phone Number

(313) 577-8887

General information

Building style

  • Unfurnished apartments

Room types

  • One bedroom
  • Two bedroom
  • Three bedroom

Bathroom style

  • Private bath

Student population

  • ~295 Apartment Units: Graduate, Medical, Professional Students, Families, and Upper-Class Students with at least a junior standing or 20 years of age

Amenities & services:

  • Secure Wired and Wireless Internet
  • Activity room for resident use
  • Small workout room
  • Fully equipped on-site laundry facilities
  • Free cable TV is available
  • Child Care Center
  • WDET Radio
  • Graduate and professional student-only floors

Kitchen Appliances

  • Full-size Refrigerator/freezer
  • Electric Stove 


  • Students who live in University Tower are not required to have a dining meal plan - however, if you would like to sign up for a meal plan, you can do so here.

2023-24 Rates - Per Semester

A semester is four months and rent is divided by the number of people living in the apartment. University Tower does not assign roommates.

One Bedroom unfurnished (can be shared by 2) $5,593.50
Two-bedroom unfurnished (can be shared by up to 4) $6,429.50
Three-bedroom unfurnished (can be shared by up to 6) $8,644.50