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2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is extremely difficult to get because of the residency requirement. If you apply and are allowed to move off campus the options aren't bad,

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Not many students live off campus because the town around campus is not very big. It is also a huge hassle to get off-campus housing.

1 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: You aren't allowed to live off campus. Albion's way of making sure you keep paying room and board.

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1 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: The college really discourages students to go off campus so to try and get off campus you have to get approval from the school for special reasons.

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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: My school doesn't offer off campus housing unless you live within 30 miles of the school or if you have a medical reason.


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  • 1271st
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Jill Hindenach
Washington, DC
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Albion College is a residential college, and they take that seriously. The only part Residential Life plays in off-campus housing is handing over a two-page application with a look of disdain. Don't bother asking them, or the College in general, for any help. In order to even be considered for off-campus housing, you need to provide a "legitimate" excuse with backup. For instance, if it's for health reasons, they want a detailed note from your doctor. If it's for financial reasons, they want documentation as proof of your financial situation.

The good news for future Albion students is that, as the College continues to accept more and more students into the school, room in on-campus housing is becoming scarce. Due to the lack of rooms and space, the College has recently become a bit more lenient toward allowing students to live off campus. It will hopefully continue to get easier as Albion's student population grows.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
As soon as possible
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $420
  • 2 BR: $510

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 15 responses

Very poor
  • Availability
  • Cost
  • Ease of obtaining/process
  • Landlords
  • Parking
  • Proximity to campus
  • Proximity to public transportation
  • Proximity to shopping
  • Quality
  • Safety
  • Variety

How helpful is the school in helping students find off-campus housing?    Based on 13 responses

  • 0% Extremely helpful.
  • 8% Somewhat helpful.
  • 62% Not very helpful.
  • 31% The school does not allow students to live off campus.

What is the off-campus housing selection like near campus and is it worth it?    Based on 13 responses

  • 0% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 23% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 31% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 46% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
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