Off-Campus Housing

Meadville, PA
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2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I rather live on campus. You don't have to worry about monthly rent, bills, and laundry.

1 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The school owns many houses and apartment buildings in the town, so students who want to live off-campus usually just get a campus-owned house. There are some for-rent houses in town for students, but you have to be a senior to live in a house that is not owned by the school.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Getting off campus housing is difficult because the college encourages students to live on campus. But, if you do live in a house it is a great experience.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Only seniors are allowed to live off campus, but if you live with seniors you can. Only about 25% of seniors receive off campus housing.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Everyone must live on campus for the four years they attend Allegheny. Allows for a more community feel to the college campus.


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  • 979th
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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

While students have dealt with a three-year residency requirement during the past couple of years, prospective students thinking about attending Allegheny will possibly be looking at a four-year residency requirement due to Allegheny's goal of having 90 percent of students living on campus. Despite this plan, housing is everywhere in Meadville. It’s impossible to walk down a street without seeing house after house turned into apartments. Off-campus housing is also cheaper and more flexible than campus housing. You get what you pay for. Most students prefer the extra freedom and want to try out the experience of paying a landlord and cooking their own food.

If you ask the school, they will tell you the residency requirement will foster a greater sense of community. If you ask the students about the residency requirement, they will tell you that the school just wants money. Either way, off-campus housing is plentiful, with an incredible array of places to choose from.

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
  • Baldwin Street
  • Loomis Street
  • North Main Street
  • Park Avenue
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $410
  • 2 BR: $520

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 37 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 38 responses

  • 24% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 16% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 37% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 24% 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 38 responses

  • 50% Not very helpful.
  • 21% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 26% Somewhat helpful.
  • 3% Extremely helpful.
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