Off-Campus Housing

Alfred, NY
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College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are apartments to rent all over in the neighborhood right next to the school. I live on campus and I have never checked out any off campus housing so I'm going with my best guess.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I never lived off campus so I have no idea...

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It is limited and the only way to do it is with other people so it is like living on campus except it is better because I will have a kitchen and can stop wasting my money on the school food.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I don't live in the off campus housing. Mostly because it's far and expensive

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Even though I have not lived off campus I have been in many of my friends off campus houses. Everything is mostly in walking distance around the area.The only problem I have is that the university requires students to live on campus for six semesters unless you have a valid reason, to save on finances is not one of the valid reasons they look for which is unfair.


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Chagmion Antoine
Bronx, N.Y.
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Most upperclassmen prefer to live off campus. All of the traditional college houses are old Victorians that have been thoroughly lived in but poorly kept. Be warned, however: Anyone residing in one of these is expected to throw good parties. However, with the housing policy continuing to change, that means that off-campus housing is not as possible as it used to be. Students are expected to live on campus for three years. 

Once you're a senior, renting an apartment off campus is another option in addition to campus houses. There are apartments above the stores on Main Street and a development that feels a lot like a dorm. There are also condominium-like structures about a mile off campus. All of these options are a bit more expensive, but certainly newer and less likely to collapse. No matter where you choose to live in Alfred, the good news is that it's all very affordable and very close. 

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
Beginning of second semester
Popular Areas
  • Main Street
  • North Main Street
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $400
  • 2 BR: $800

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 21 responses

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

What is the off-campus housing selection like near campus and is it worth it?    Based on 23 responses

  • 0% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 22% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 52% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 26% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.

How helpful is the school in helping students find off-campus housing?    Based on 22 responses

  • 50% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 41% Somewhat helpful.
  • 9% Extremely helpful.
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