Off-Campus Housing

Location
Danville, KY
Undergrads
1,343
Tuition
$35,000
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: Most students live on campus, but if not, they live with relatives in Danville or on 5th street, which is about a 10 minute walk to the campus center. We're mostly encouraged to live in residence halls, which definitely cuts down on commute and fossil fuel use.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: People don't really live off campus. There is plenty of nice on-campus housing so there's no reason to look off campus.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There isn't a whole lot. But on the flip side there doesn't need to be. What there is though is clean and convenient.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There aren't really any housing options off campus at Centre, but they aren't really needed either. There is always a lot going on at Centre's campus during the regular week and most weekends, so a lot of students just party and go out there. Most students live on campus all four years, which is nice because everyone stays close and they don't really feel the need to leave that often, unless they're going to a UK game or Keeneland.

1 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Centre College requires all students to live on campus. There are only a few rare occasions in which you would be allowed to live off campus and one of which would be because you're married. Other than that it's not much of an option.

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  • 1300th
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Aaron Edwards
Hometown
Henderson, KY
Major
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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Living off campus really only becomes a question for seniors, since Centre only allows a few off-campus slots. The exceptions to this are students who have either a medical condition or can live at home (your home has to be in or really close to Danville). The greatest benefit of living off campus is the money-saving aspect, but there are other perks as well: you have more freedom and more space. Living off campus really becomes a personal choice, because most students want to live on campus; students who do live off campus usually get a group of friends to try to sign up together.

Living off campus includes doing your own cooking and the walk (or drive, if you're feeling lazy) to and from your apartment, which can get old, especially in bad weather. Also, the quality of housing off campus can be questionable, and many of the student-rented apartments are in need of some repair. Oftentimes, this is just some paint or a good cleaning, but many apartments require elbow grease before they reach the level that Centre's on-campus apartments offer. Most parties are on campus, and getting all your friends to trek over (even a five-minute walk) can be exasperating. If living off campus is your dream desire, finding an apartment won't be hard, but working out the leases can be. Try finding the apartment you want to live in the summer before you return to school (when your housing status becomes available), or at least have the names of a couple of good places.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
2%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$7,500
Best Time to Look for a Place
Summer
Popular Areas
  • Fifth Street
  • Fourth Street
  • Grant Street
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $550
  • 2 BR: $800
  • Studio: $450

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 11 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 11 responses

  • 64% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 18% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 18% 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 12 responses

  • 25% Not very helpful.
  • 50% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 8% Somewhat helpful.
  • 17% Extremely helpful.
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