Off-Campus Housing

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: If you can afford to live off campus it is worth it. I live off campus with relatives so it doesn't cost me extra. Off campus housing can get very expensive but so is on campus.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Most move to off campus housing by junior year. You have the berks and the greenbriar as the most popular options, both are okay.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Living off campus is extremely expensive. Most people tend to get apartments and share rooms with people, basically living in a dorm again but having their own kitchen and bathroom. The apartments around AU are okay, but can be hard to get into.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Basically there are two options for off campus housing which are close to campus, the Berks and the Avalon. I have lived in both, and I have lived in Maclean Gardens, another apartment complex which is a bit further away from AU but I have found it to be cheaper. Berks is pretty gross but great for it's cheap price, utilities included, and dorm-like feel. If you're a sophomore or junior wanting to live off campus for the first time the Berks is a great start. It can be dirty, and security/parking can get dicey but overall it's fine for it's closenss to campus and cheap rent. Avalon is an upscale berks and much more expensive, but worth it for the security, pool, gym, and nice apartments. While mostly students live in the Berks, the Av is compilation of families and students, giving it a more 'grown-up' feel. Definitely more expensive than the Berks. Maclean Gardens is really nice, but hard to live in if you don't have a car as it is about a 15-20 minute walk from campus. Off-Campus Housing is a necessity for freedom and fun, but very expensive depending on what you choose.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Living off-campus is both convenient and simple to do. There are plenty of apartment that are no more than a 10 minute walk from campus. If you wish to live farther, there are also other options that will elongate the walk to about 20 minutes. The apartment buildings along Massachusetts Avenue are extremely convenient, cheap, and very close to public transportation.

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  • 630th
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

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Jesse MacDonald
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The two most popular places for students to live off campus include the Berkshire Apartments (Berks) and the Avalon at Foxhall apartments.

The Berks actually have a partnership with AU, where a certain number of units are available to students directly through the AU Housing and Dining Program. While it is not required to rent a Berk apartment through AU, it is much more reasonable than renting it directly from the Berks. The Avalon is more expensive than the Berks, and fewer AU students live here compared to the Berks.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
At least two months in advance-though the best apartment buildings fill up fast.
Popular Areas
  • Avalon at Foxhall
  • Berkshire Apartments
  • Friendship Heights
Average Rents
  • Studio: $800
  • 1 BR: $1,100
  • 2 BR: $1,500
  • 4 BR: $2,900

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 79 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 80 responses

  • 1% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 19% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 71% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 9% 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 80 responses

  • 24% Not very helpful.
  • 1% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 55% Somewhat helpful.
  • 20% Extremely helpful.
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