Off-Campus Housing

Location
Shreveport, LA
Undergrads
673
Tuition
$29,500
Admission Difficulty
Average
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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I Don't Know – I know people that live off campus, but nothing more so I cant really answer this

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Safety and Cost – Depending on your neighborhood, off campus housing is fairly safe. It is also very affordable. I am from the west coast and the costs here are much cheaper.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There is a choice of apartments and houses to rent near campus, however you have to do some research in order to find a good deal

Niche User

Off-Campus Housing: Though it's a personal choice, living on campus just makes things easier in the long run. All your food is right there, no bills, all your friends are around, and class is five minutes away.

Niche User

Off-Campus Housing: To my knowledge, you either have to be a senior, 21 years old, or have special circumstances to live off campus. I have yet to live off campus, but I'm a huge fan of living on campus, as the dorms aren't that bad, and you're more social that way.

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  • 958th
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Ashley Moss
Hometown
Tucson, Ariz.
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Community is a big aspect of life at Centenary, so living on campus is a must if you want to be heavily involved in student life. All students are required to live on campus until they reach their senior year or turn 21. There are some exceptions. If your parents live in Shreveport, you can petition the administration to live off campus. Otherwise, first-year students and sophomores only live off campus if they have special circumstances. Many students will tell you that living on campus is much easier and cheaper. You don't have to pay bills, and you save money on gas. Other students complain about the fact that you can't have pets and the only communal kitchen is in James Hall. Students that do live off campus are generally spread out all over Shreveport. Many students rent old homes in the nearby neighborhood. Both the houses and apartments are pretty reasonably priced. Commutes to school are not too bad once you learn the roads.

It's not incredibly difficult to find a place off campus, but the College isn't very helpful to students looking to rent. Also, organizational meetings and other events are often scheduled at night, making such activities inconvenient to students living off campus. Students that live off campus often miss the community atmosphere of the College, but once you reach your senior year, you may have had enough of the Centenary College community bubble.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
44%
Freshmen Living Off Campus
23%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$8,750
Best Time to Look for a Place
Spring semester
Popular Areas
Students are pretty spread out, but several live in rental houses in the nearby Highland neighborhood
Average Rents
  • Studio: $500
  • 1 BR: $600
  • 2 BR: $700
  • House: $1,200

Student Polls

What is the off-campus housing selection like near campus and is it worth it?    Based on 5 responses

  • 20% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 0% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 80% 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.

How helpful is the school in helping students find off-campus housing?    Based on 6 responses

  • 67% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 17% Somewhat helpful.
  • 17% Extremely helpful.
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