Off-Campus Housing

Location
Provo, UT
Undergrads
28,338
Tuition
$4,710
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: I've lived in both expensive and cheap places around town, and you can really find whatever you're looking for.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: There is a lot of housing for single people and the quality is typically pretty high as long as your are willing to pay around 300 per month sometimes cheaper. Married housing is usually harder to find a good deal on. If you want to pay less that 700 per month on housing, just expect to live in a dumpy apartment.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The off campus housing isn't ideal, but it's cheap so I suppose you get what you pay for.

3 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: The majority of the students live on campus the first year and move out the rest of their college years.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are so many options for off-campus housing, and most are close by which is really convenient. Costs vary, but its generally pretty reasonable.

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    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Caitlin Bronson
Hometown
Graham, Wash.
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It is required that all unmarried BYU students live in BYU-approved housing and abide by University housing rules (although there are exceptions granted for those living with family, students over 25, and graduate students). This means that your choices for housing are limited to what BYU deems okay. Not to worry, though—most of the housing in Provo is BYU-approved. Off-campus housing is known for being very social and usually a lot of fun. You get what you pay for; if you want cheap rent, don’t expect to live in a palace. Because BYU students have to live in approved housing, landlords tend to raise the rent each year, knowing that the housing will be filled.

Be sure to research a place thoroughly before you move in. Talk to people that have lived there: do they like it? Is the management good? How is maintenance done? There is also an Off-Campus Housing Office that can tell you where housing is available. They also can step in to help resolve disputes, should any arise. The housing varies so widely that it is difficult to put just one grade on it. Some is so trashy it seems that they should pay you to live there, and some is not bad at all. This is just one area where you definitely want to do your homework before making any decisions.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
80%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$7,200
Best Time to Look for a Place
Early in the year. Around February or March if you're female, later if you're male.
Popular Areas
  • Condo Row
  • Liberty Park
  • Other big complexes like Riviera or Liberty Square
Average Rents
  • 2 BR: $625
  • 3 BR: $850
Did You Know?
  • BYU requires students living off campus to live by the BYU residential living standards. The University has a list of the following guidelines for students who live off campus: (1) Visitors of the opposite sex are only allowed in the living room and kitchen and are not allowed to use the bathroom; (2) Visiting hours are 9 a.m. to 12 midnight, or 1:30 a.m. on Fridays; (3) Students must abide by the BYU Honor Code; (4) Students are expected to follow the dress code; (5) Students are responsible for keeping their guests to these guidelines.
  • BYU has approved 1,565 landlords and 5,785 living units for single students, and the University will inspect off-campus housing units for compliance upon request.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 242 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 241 responses

  • 1% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 2% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 49% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 49% 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 240 responses

  • 11% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 46% Somewhat helpful.
  • 42% Extremely helpful.
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