21st Street

707 W. 21st St. Austin, TX 78705

21st Street Co-op has rooms reserved for recipients of need-based financial aid! If you are the recipient of a Pell Grant (full or partial), a Subsidized Stafford Loan, or another award based on financial need, you are strongly encouraged to apply!

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We are now accepting applications for Summer 2023 and Fall/Spring 2023/2024 leases

The proudest, weirdest, and most fabled co-op in West Campus, 21st Street, is an Austin institution. Since its opening in 1974, the co-op has been home to generations of students who have helped shape its close-knit family. A typical ’21st Streeter’ is not defined by any social label or field of study. The co-op has been home to students pursuing degrees in Engineering, Nursing, Culinary Arts, RTF, Geology, Economics, and dozens of other majors. All members share a sense of open-mindedness, creativity, and adventure that help make the house a haven of free expression. Ours is the only clothing-optional co-op in the College Houses organization.

At 21st Street, members live in furnished single or double rooms, joined into five or ten-person suits. Each suite includes a living room, balconies, two bathrooms and showers per floor, and a kitchenette. Over the years, the character of the suits has morphed and changed, with some serving double roles, including a co-op library and games room. An array of beautiful murals are scattered across the walls of the co-op, painted by members both past and present. 21st Street also has plenty of outdoor space, including a front yard, fire pit, and back porch, which is the ideal location for our decade-long tradition of fire-spinning. Other shared amenities include a parking lot, laundry room, bike shed, and a fully stocked kitchen.

At 21st Street, “Labor is Love!” From cooking to bike repairs or being the house’s magazine editor, the labor opportunities at 21st Street are diverse and can cater to a busy schedule. There is always something to do most nights at 21st Street. On weekdays, members can usually be found relaxing on the back porch or jamming in the commons. Our Education Coordinators host weekly events, including movie screenings and workshops on anything from knitting to music production. On weekends, 21st Street frequently hosts musical performances, themed parties, or in-house events. The house fosters a lively and creative atmosphere that brings its members together to create a loving community. If you’d like to know more about life at 21st Street, please contact our Membership Coordinator at [email protected]. You can schedule a tour or arrange to come to a house meeting. If you’re not currently located in the Austin area, no problem! We’re still happy to chat about our house via email or video call. We can’t wait to meet you! MF21!

To fill out an application to live at 21st Street, visit the College Houses’ Application page at collegehouses.org/join

To find contact emails for all College Houses co-ops, visit the Contact page at collegehouses.org/contact


Fall 2023/Spring 2024 Rates

Rent Includes Bills & Meals
Single (Private) Room: $981
(Equivalent without utilites: $866)
August and January Rent: $491

Double (Shared) Room: $754
(Equivalent without utilites: $639)
August and January Rent: $377

Note: All College Houses communities have modified their operations to promote health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read about our COVID-19 Response >

Main amenities

  • Furnished suites with small kitchenette: refrigerator, oven/range, sink, and cabinet space
  • Furnished rooms which includes a bed, dresser, chair, and desk
  • Meal plan
  • High speed wireless internet available in each room
  • Computer lab
  • Multi-functional common space with stage
  • TV lounge
  • Bike Shop
  • Library
  • Gym
  • On-site laundry facilities

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