Off-Campus Housing

Burlington, VT
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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I currently live on campus but before attending college here I did live in the area a few years back. The rent is far too high for what you actually get. Landlords can be assholes, but that's to be expected.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I love living off campus. I wouldn't have it any other way.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I lived off campus for the summer, and it was great because everything is accessible but it is a college town so the quality is ehh.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I live off-campus and I love being very close to campus but being able to live freely and on my own.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing can become difficult. The school doesn't really support you in finding off campus housing. It is really up to you to go and find an apartment, the good news is that there is a decent amount of housing off campus housing. You just have to find the good deals and you have to start looking in like december if you want a good deal for a house the following year. There are still good deals out there within a couple of months of school closing they are just harder to find. One of the big things to remember is to make sure that you have off street parking with your apartment because Burlington puts out parking bans at times in the winter and you will be ticketed if you don't get your car off the street.


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  • 447th
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Kayla M. Hedman
Griswold, CT
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With the limited housing on campus for upperclassmen, many students move off campus junior or senior year. It isn't hard to find off-campus housing as long as you look early, know your budget, and aren't disappointed by not getting everything you want. You need to remember that renting in Burlington is usually only for a year, so don't worry about having a luxury apartment. Since most leases begin June 1, you need to be prepared to sublease or remain in Burlington over the summer. There is a high demand for housing in Burlington with the five colleges, so landlords can bump up the cost of housing. It is much less expensive with more people and figuring out if utilities are included. 

Living off campus is worth it to some who like the freedom of no rules, but living on campus or at Spinner Place or Quarry can offer the same freedom of having a kitchen, with more convenience of all-inclusive utilities and transportation to campus. Living on campus as long as possible is more desired for convenience to the dining hall, the wellness center, and to classes. It is so much easier to roll out of bed 10 minutes before class and walk across the street rather than walk 30 minutes from downtown, especially in the winter.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
Most leases start June 1, so students should be looking as early as March. Housing is in high demand in Burlington, due to the five colleges in the area.
Popular Areas
  • College Street has many apartment buildings.
  • Maple Street (both west and east of campus) has plenty of housing.
  • One street parallel west (toward the lake) to South Willard and South Union
  • South Prospect Street has houses available for larger groups of friends renting together. Redstone Apartments are also on South Prospect Street.
  • South Willard Street is in highest demand because it is on the same street as the school.
  • Streets off of Pearl Street are a little more affordable, crossing into the north end and less convenient to campus. These streets include North Union, Isham, and Greene streets.
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $650
  • 2 BR: $800
  • 3 BR: $1,725
  • 5 BR: $2,750

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 24 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 24 responses

  • 0% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 17% 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.
  • 21% 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 25 responses

  • 48% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 52% Somewhat helpful.
  • 0% Extremely helpful.
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