Off-Campus Housing

Location
San Angelo, TX
Undergrads
5,218
Tuition (in-state)
$14,240 ($4,850)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: On campus housing can be a bit less expensive. I know that it is one of the cheaper universities in the state, but still some students need to live on campus because of how often the off campus apartments run a bit high, especially for those on a budget. They say living off campus is cheaper that living on, but in reality it either tends to be about the same or a bit more pricy than expected.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are a couple apartment buildings that are for college students. They are in our price range with all bills included.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Most off campus housing options are pricey and of not good quality.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I graduated high school with 74 credit hours, enough credits to live off campus my first year in college. My parents and I expected the exemption from on-campus living so we bought and renovated a house 13 miles from the campus. I did not have to bother with finding an apartment or dealing with people living below and above me or paying the landlord. I lucked out considering my living expenses and convenience.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: DO NOT live at Sedona Ranch. It is definitely cheaper to live off campus and would highly suggest it but make sure that you find a good roommate that you are comfortable with and that you have lived with previously with little tension. Going to school and parking is awful so I would suggest getting a D parking and splurge the extra $30. The recent oil boom makes it hard to find a place so if you find a house/apartment snatch it quick!

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  • 292nd
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Cheyenne Benson
Hometown
Denver City TX
Major
Communications, Focus- Media and Cultural Studies
Grad Year
2013
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San Angelo is a college town, military town, and retirement town. Because of this, there are many apartment complexes. The standard of living in San Angelo is lower than that of the rest of the state, with a one-bedroom apartment running around $550 a month. This is a bit expensive for a college student, but only marginally more expensive than living in the dorms. The saying "you get what you pay for" can apply easily to housing in San Angelo. To have a nice place, a student might have to cough up a hefty price.

A popular choice is to rent a house with friends and split costs two to three ways. Students have to deal with roommates but receive quite a bit of freedom in the process. This can be riskier because of possible difficulties with unreliable roommates that leave one or two left picking up the slack. For that reason, student housing like Angelo Place and The Grove is another popular choice. Because they rent out by the bed, an unreliable roomate will be kicked out without the others needing to pick up the slack. The majority of tenants are college upperclassmen, and it is a popular and social living space. However, with a large population of college students, parties also occur with great frequency.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
65%
Freshmen Living Off Campus
35%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$7,484
Best Time to Look for a Place
Houses and apartments fill up quick and with San Angelo being a college and military town, there is a high turnover rate at the end of semesters, or when deployment changes.
Popular Areas
  • Angelo Place
  • The Grove
  • Tuscany Apartments
Average Rents
  • Efficiency apartment or suite in student housing (i.e. The Grove, Angelo Place): $400
  • 1 BR: $550
  • 2 BR: $650
  • House - 2 BR: $750
  • House - 3 BR: $900

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 46 responses

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  • 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 46 responses

  • 4% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 7% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 63% 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 46 responses

  • 35% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 48% Somewhat helpful.
  • 17% Extremely helpful.
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