Off-Campus Housing

Location
Orangeburg, SC
Undergrads
1,830
Tuition
$14,528
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Not as good as it should be

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: If you have a car, off campus housing can be a joy.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: I don't know. I live on campus.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I do not live off campus and I have never been to one of the off campus housing so I cannot rate it fairly.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I'm currently a freshman and living off campus isn't an option for me as of now so I can't give a great review of off-campus housing.

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  • 806th
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Claflin Prowler
Hometown
Orangeburg, S.C.
Major
Biology/Biological Sciences
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In 2009, Claflin students were offered the option of living in the Russell Street Apartments, which are in the former Hotel Eutaw on Russell Street. A Columnia lawyer had purchased the vacant hotel with plans for turning it into university housing. Claflin had a need for extra housing, so an agreement was made. Fifty male upperclassman Claflin students began occupying the apartments for the 2009-10 academic year. While the apartments are not traditional University housing, Claflin bills the students, the University’s housing department manages the rooms, and the same rules that apply to students who live on campus are also applicable to residents in the apartments.

The apartments average about 320 square feet, and there’s a kitchen area on every floor. Each room has air-conditioning, cable, and high-speed Internet access. In addition to the Russell Street Apartments, there are also several traditional apartment complexes in Orangeburg, but needless to say, not many students at Claflin live off campus. There are so many large residential halls on campus that house students at a reasonable price that there really is no need to move off campus.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
15%
Freshmen Living Off Campus
10%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$8,040
Best Time to Look for a Place
Before the beginning of each semester or academic school year.
Popular Areas
Russell Street
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $550
  • 2 BR: $665
  • 3 BR: $800

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 42 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 42 responses

  • 2% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 17% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 71% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 10% 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 42 responses

  • 36% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 52% Somewhat helpful.
  • 12% Extremely helpful.
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