Undergraduate Students
Spaces Room Type Room Code Occupancy 2017-2018 Rate / Person
155 One-bedroom 1B2P Two person $5,400/Semester
500 Two-bedroom 2B4P Four person $4,750/Semester
Spaces155Room TypeOne-bedroomRoom Code1B2POccupancyTwo personRate / Person$5,400
Spaces500Room TypeTwo-bedroomRoom Code2B4POccupancyFour personRate / Person$4,750
USC offers a wide-variety of floor plans. This floor plan is typical, though the actual layout and dimensions will vary among buildings that share this plan. Where the exact plan for a room type was not available, the closest approximation was used. Some items shown are for decorative purposes and not included in the room or apartment.
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Customer Service Center
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Required Apartment Meal Plan
USC Bus Stop


Cardinal Gardens is an extremely popular apartment complex consisting of nine individual townhouse-style buildings and a Customer Service building, all connected by winding, tree-lined walkways and surrounding a large furnished, hardscaped courtyard.

This energetic community is home to upperclassmen, housed in fully furnished one and two-bedroom apartments. Each apartment has a large full kitchen and bathroom and a spacious, air-conditioned living room. All units are fully furnished with modern furniture and laminate floors.

Features & Amenities

Located on the north side of Jefferson Boulevard, Cardinal Gardens is across the street from campus and near to both the Lyon Recreation Center and all the amenities of the new USC Village.

The newly renovated central courtyard provides a great gathering place for residents, where they can relax around the modern fountain in comfortable couches and chairs, grill on two gas barbecues, or spend a quiet evening sitting next to the large outdoor fireplace. Residents also enjoy playing on the basketball half-court. For indoor entertainment options, the complex has a lounge in the customer service center, with a 70 inch flat screen TV, and pool and foosball tables.

All residents have a required partial apartment meal plan.


Cardinal Gardens has a large parking lot surrounding the buildings located within the complexes gated and walled perimeter. Permits are purchased from USC Transportation. Secure bicycle racks are conveniently located throughout the facility.