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Student Apartments Near USC in West Columbia

Enjoy the best of West Columbia with an apartment in the River District and only a short distance from USC classes. Redtail on the River is a beautiful student housing community that features updated apartment interiors plus engaging community amenities like professional barbecue grills, a swimming pool, and sport courts. With a 24-hour business center on site, shuttles to the University of South Carolina, and convenient access to metro lines and nearby colleges, this is the perfect place for USC students. Redtail on the River’s student apartments in West Columbia, SC were designed to help Gamecock students succeed and dedicated to helping them feel at home.

Students can get to campus easily for classes with our shuttle.

Shuttle to USC Campus


Take advantage of our shuttle to quickly get to and from class in West Columbia.

Swimming pool at Redtail on the River apartments.

Swimming Pool

Meet up after university classes and get some sun by the pool or relax in the hot tub.

Workout gym at the Redtail apts.

24-Hour Fitness Center

Get fit in our fully equipped, state-of-the-art fitness center and yoga/Pilates studio.

Student success program at Redtail on the River.

Students First™ Program

At Redtail on the River, you’ll be part of a dynamic housing community that’s dedicated to helping you achieve success.



West Columbia, SC

Off-campus USC apartments near Williams-Brice Stadium, and close to Publix Super Market, and many great restaurants.

Floor Plans

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath

2 Bed, 2 Bath

3 Bedroom, 3 Bath

3 Bed, 3 Bath

4 Bedroom, 4 Bath

4 Bed, 4 Bath

Pretty active management. Nice rooms. Awesome! They are very active in trying to get the community to interactive with each other. They provide many opportunities for free food!

-Chase C.

I like living here! The location and amenities are great and management is generally friendly and helpful. If it was not so expensive, I would consider living here next year!

-Rebekah F.

I have lived here for 2 years and I plan to live here for a third. It's a great place to live and i would definitely recommend it to anyone.

-Taylor W.


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Student apartments near the USC campus

Students First™ Program

At Redtail on the River’s off-campus University of South Carolina housing community, we believe it is our responsibility to create a true community, not simply four walls and a roof with upscale amenities (although we have those, too). See how our award-winning Students First™ program will provide you with an exceptional living experience that can launch you into success now and in the future.

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Move-Out Season Is Here!

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It’s Summer!

It’s Summer!

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