Off-Campus Housing

Reading, PA
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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: I know that there are flyers around campus advertising off campus housing. I know there are many options and many people would rather live off campus because of the freedom.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: No one really lives off campus. You're expected to stay there all four (or five) years. There are communities and houses right outside campus, but people already live there. There is this apartment building off-campus, but I don't know of anyone who lives there, it is an option though, but I have not heard good or bad news about the place. That is essentially the only off-campus place the school offers. But there's really no reason to live off campus at Alvernia unless you're just a commuter.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The choices vary but living off campus is worth it

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I have a home off campus

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I think the off campus house availability is at a premium near my campus. I am a commuter and I live at home but I live about half an hour from the campus. Since the availability is minimum, I think the cost far outweighs the value of the safety available on campus. If you don't live close enough to live at home I think campus housing is a better value.


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Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 24 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 24 responses

  • 17% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 17% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 58% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 8% 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 23 responses

  • 39% Not very helpful.
  • 4% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 39% Somewhat helpful.
  • 17% Extremely helpful.
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