Off-Campus Housing

Milwaukee, WI
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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: People live off campus and commute to school if it is not far from campus.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Not really applicable, I commute to and from school.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are many apartments surrounding Alverno which is located in a descent location with a lower crime rate. This cost of rent seems far and the area surrounding the school isn't too busy so there's a lot of parking, some streets are only two hour parking limits which could lead to some tickets.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are apartments, townhouses and house that can be used for renting.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Many students commute to campus from their homes. The off-campus housing is mostly affordable, with abundant street or garage parking. It is near shopping centers, like a mall, Target, and strip malls, and also near many popular restaurants. There is fun night life, like a movie theater and bowling alley, plus a library for school work. It is also very safe, with police doing rounds in the neighborhoods quite often.


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  • 626th
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Katy Kujala-Korpela
History/Political Science
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Milwaukee has a wide variety of housing options—you can find apartments, duplexes, condos, or houses all for rent. The area around Alverno is mostly residential, but there are apartment complexes dispersed among the family homes. For student budgets, the Alverno Pool Apartments, which are not in any way affiliated with the College, give Alverno students a better chance at getting an apartment. These apartments are less than two miles from Alverno, which is a perfect distance for students to ride their bikes or even walk.

There is also housing downtown in the high-rise buildings and apartments on the lake. Milwaukee offers both a metropolitan feel or a residential atmosphere, depending on your preference. If you live on campus at Alverno, it is easy to forget you live in Milwaukee, so living in an apartment that is more in the city is nice. But, no matter where you are in Milwaukee or the surrounding area, there is a place that works for everyone. A lot of people who go to Alverno live with their parents and commute, which seems to work out all right for them.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
January or February are the best times because landlords want to fill their apartments for the winter.
Popular Areas
  • Bay View
  • East Side
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $550
  • 2 BR: $750
  • 3 BR: $1,000

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 28 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 28 responses

  • 0% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 7% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 86% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 7% 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 28 responses

  • 32% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 46% Somewhat helpful.
  • 21% Extremely helpful.
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