Off-Campus Housing

Thousand Oaks, CA
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4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Plenty of options in, and around the campus, provides flexibility.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Haven't tried looking for a house.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: My school requires you to live on campus. Senior year, you have a choice, however most students still choose to live on campus.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The school requires students to live on campus until they are upper classmen, unless they live 30 miles within the proximity.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Because I'm still a Freshman, I do not know too much about off-campus housing; however, Thousand Oaks is an extremely safe neighborhood and the are countless students living off-campus, so it is possible. (It may be kind of expensive!)


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  • 905th
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Nicole Mangona
West Hills, CA
Communication and Political Science
Grad Year
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CLU does not offer off-campus housing to students, so those who favor an apartment or house rather than the residence halls must venture off campus and do some research. Apartment rental prices vary, depending on the landlord and the proximity to campus. Be aware that apartments and houses close to campus tend to be a bit pricier than others, due to the close distance to CLU. Studios, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom rentals are available in local communities like Thousand Oaks, Moorpark, and Newbury Park. Students often pack up in groups of three to four when looking for apartments.

There are also room availabilities in houses near CLU. Homeowners understand that students like to look for places of their own during junior or senior year, and homeowners often rent out rooms to students at reasonable prices. Wherever students decide to live off campus, CLU is only a short walk, bike, or car ride away.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
The best time to look for off-campus housing depends on location and availability. It is best to look during the summer or late spring for fall off-campus housing. For spring off-campus housing, it is best to look during the fall.
Popular Areas
  • Moorpark
  • Newbury Park
  • Thousand Oaks
Average Rents
  • Studio: $975
  • 1 BR: $1,375
  • 2 BR: $1,826
Did You Know?
CLU does not offer off-campus housing options for students. Students must do their own research and planning if they choose to live off campus.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 31 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 36 responses

  • 6% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 22% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 58% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 14% 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 36 responses

  • 28% Not very helpful.
  • 11% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 47% Somewhat helpful.
  • 14% Extremely helpful.
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