Off-Campus Housing

Wooster, OH
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College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: We have a four-year residency requirement. Very few people are able to live off campus. Because of recent larger class sizes, however; there are more seniors able to apply to live off campus. Overall, it's more convenient to live on campus anyways.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Wooster doesn't have off-campus housing! Students live on campus for all four years.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Students live on campus because it is a part of the Wooster community. It is a typical to live off-campus and the selection of apartments and housing is limited. Wooster provides a nice and diverse living experience through residence halls, apartments, senior living suites, and program houses. There is no reason and certainly no advantage to living off-campus.

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2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It's more of a hassle to live off campus. It can be expensive and the houses aren't better than the houses offered on campus. The landlords aren't very good and are hard to work with. The neighborhood where most of the off campus houses are located are in a rundown looking neighborhood. Although I;m not positive I believe it is hard to obtain an off campus house with the colleges permission.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Almost all Wooster students live on campus, so it would be difficult for me to give an opinion without having had any experience with off-campus living.

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  • 1362nd
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Hannah Diorio-Toth
Pittsburgh, PA
Grad Year
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Off-campus housing is almost a nonexistent option at Wooster. Ninety-nine percent of students live on campus, and the College makes it difficult for any student who wants to opt out of campus housing. Students must apply to live off campus because housing costs are included in tuition costs. Students usually prefer to live on campus anyway, so they can be closer to their friends, classes, and activities. The College offers a number of options for housing including single dorm rooms, apartment-style housing, and program houses, so most students can find what they are looking for without going off campus.

The students that do choose to live off campus enjoy the experience. There are a few apartment complexes close to campus, so these students don’t have to look far for housing options. But they end up spending most of their time on campus because that is where their friends are.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Best Time to Look for a Place
The semester before you want to live off campus
Popular Areas
Anywhere around the edges of campus. It's best to still be within a close walking distance, so it's easy to get to class even in the winter.
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $475
  • 2 BR: $500
  • 3 BR: $625
Did You Know?
The College of Wooster offers an Independent Senior Housing Option (ISHO) for seniors who want to experience life outside of the residence halls but aren't ready for the hassle of finding an off-campus apartment. Students fill out an application, and if accepted, sign a lease with the College and are placed into apartments on campus.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 53 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 57 responses

  • 86% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 9% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 2% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 4% 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 57 responses

  • 19% Not very helpful.
  • 63% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 18% Somewhat helpful.
  • 0% Extremely helpful.
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