Off-Campus Housing

Clemson, SC
Tuition (in-state)
$30,004 ($13,076)
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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: As a freshman, I have only been in a couple of off campus houses. They are typically all the same, the farther from campus, the nicer the style which makes for a difficult decision when deciding on housing.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are lots of options off campus but it's hard to get housing closer to campus.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: So many options, close to campus

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: lots of places to choose from

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Living off campus gives you freedoms that you will definitely enjoy if you're a person who enjoys getting the full college experience. There aren't any RAs or campus cops busting down your door if you have a few friends over for beers in your room. There are more than a handful of different apartment complexes around, and you'll get what you pay for. Rent is usually around $500 a month more or less, which is dirt cheap comparatively around the country. If you live in a house off campus and not in an apartment complex, landlords are extremely helpful and understanding, at least mine is. Commuter parking is actually a lot nicer than resident parking, and if you don't want to walk 10 minutes to class, the CAT buses are on constant loops between parking lots and campus.


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  • 3rd
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Sarah Camille Hipp
Alexandria, VA
Communication Studies
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Most students find themselves ready to make the move off campus by their junior and senior years. After dealing with RAs and small living quarters, students agree that off-campus apartments are a great alternative. Most seem to think that a lot of the apartments are close enough to campus that living off campus does not inconvenience them.

Off-campus housing is popular and convenient, and campus transportation runs to or near all apartment complexes in the area. Some apartments are even within short walking distance of campus. When deciding where to live during your time at Clemson, you should definitely consider some of the off-campus housing options available.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
At the end of fall semester or the beginning of the spring
Popular Areas
  • Clemson Place
  • Crawford Falls
  • Daniel Square
  • University Ridge
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $550
  • 2 BR: $850
  • Studio: $450

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 99 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 100 responses

  • 0% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 0% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 49% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 51% 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 99 responses

  • 17% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 64% Somewhat helpful.
  • 19% Extremely helpful.
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