Off-Campus Housing

Location
Buffalo, NY
Undergrads
2,954
Tuition
$32,030
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I don't live off campus but from what I have heard it is worth it.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Better value than the dorms.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of choices, but its not always the safest.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It's affordable if you live with roommates. There are definitely a lot of options for students.

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I live in the town house that are provided my the college but they are extremely expensive. It's hard to live on campus because only so many can so either you pay more for the townhouses, commute or decide to not attend the college.

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  • 91st
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Caitlyn Fennell
Hometown
Hamburg, NY
Major
International Relations
Grad Year
2014
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Most of the neighborhoods surrounding Canisius are filled with students. Their occupants are called "resi-muters," since they technically don't live on campus but "commute" by rolling out of bed and walking down the street to get to class. Of course, everybody wants to live in these houses, so good luck getting one of them. The College itself isn't super helpful in finding a place off campus for you to live—other than giving you a list of places and landlords—so count on doing the majority of the legwork yourself. Good apartments are available here and there around the city, but a lot might be out of the average student's budget (which is presumably very minimal, even with a job). 

If you find a solid apartment on the other side of the city from Canisius, don't fret. Commutes in the Buffalo area are very quick, smooth, and easy—no matter what direction you're traveling. You'll have no problem getting to class on time if you're already in the city. Nearly all students by their junior year are at least living off the main part of campus, in one of the college townhouses, apartments, or the homes in Hamlin Park.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
58%
Freshmen Living Off Campus
26%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$11,820
Best Time to Look for a Place
You should start looking for an off-campus place to live well before you actually need to be living there-say, six months in advance.
Popular Areas
  • Hamlin Park
  • Humboldt Parkway
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $600
  • 2 BR: $775
Did You Know?
Between 400 and 450 students live in the neighborhood around Canisius.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 31 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 32 responses

  • 0% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 3% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 62% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 34% 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 31 responses

  • 32% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 61% Somewhat helpful.
  • 6% Extremely helpful.
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