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College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Berry students are required to live on campus. Recently, upperclassmen have been given the option to live off campus by application, but only because of shortages on campus. We currently have more students than we have housing. Otherwise, Berry would have us all on-campus. However, campus housing is especially nice for upperclassmen anyway, and most Berry students appreciate being so close to campus options.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Most students live off campus. They do not help you with finding a house or apartment off campus. They hope to house everyone on campus but ask students to live off campus due to lack of dorms and spaces.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Berry Students are required to live on campus, unless you are a commuter that lives within 30 miles of campus.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Majority of students live on campus but about half the seniors live off campus. You have to have a car to get from campus to your off campus house or apartment however.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Berry doesn't allow students (with a few exceptions) to live off campus, but living off campus is more expensive although the availability is good.


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Chauncey Brown
Middle Grades Education
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Unfortunately, Berry does not allow its students to live off campus. Making all students live on campus is viewed as an attempt to build community. Students must meet one of the following qualifications to move off campus: live within 40 miles of campus, be married, be a fifth-year senior, or be 25 years or older.

However, with the recent influx of freshmen coming to Berry, Residence Life has had to allow more students the chance to live off campus. The process is long, but it is significantly cheaper to live off campus if you have roommates. Off-campus housing information is not readily available to students, but Google searches often turn up viable options.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $450
  • 2 BR: $380
  • 3 BR: $530

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 29 responses

Very poor
  • Availability
  • Cost
  • Ease of obtaining/process
  • Landlords
  • Parking
  • Proximity to campus
  • Proximity to public transportation
  • Proximity to shopping
  • Quality
  • Safety
  • Variety

How helpful is the school in helping students find off-campus housing?    Based on 30 responses

  • 30% Not very helpful.
  • 60% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 10% Somewhat helpful.
  • 0% Extremely helpful.

What is the off-campus housing selection like near campus and is it worth it?    Based on 31 responses

  • 58% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 16% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 26% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 0% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
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