Off-Campus Housing

Location
Spartanburg, SC
Undergrads
605
Tuition
$28,276
Admission Difficulty
Average
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2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Most off-campus living can cost just about the same as on-campus living plus the driving or early morning walks to campus. Converse College would rather have you live on campus so they can provide protection and be able to track your academics easier. Around the campus it can get pretty sketchy but on campus there is 24/7 security.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus living is okay, except you are not allowed to live off campus unless you are married, pregnant, or you cant afford to live on campus. You are kind of forced to stay on campus. However I believe that will change within the next few years because more and more students are being accepted into the school and there is not enough room.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The options are few, and rather pricey. Most everyone just lives on campus.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Don't know too much about it.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Converse College does not allow its students to live off campus. This has never been a problem among it's students because the school is constantly renovating and building new dormitory's to accommodate every student. Last year, the campus opened 2 brand new apartment buildings and they are beautiful!

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  • 1308th
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Gwendolyn Smith
Hometown
Greenville, SC
Major
English
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Unless your parents live within a 35-mile radius of Converse or you’re over age 24 and/or married, you are expected to live on Converse’s campus. This is an unpopular policy with Converse students, who feel that it would be much more affordable to live off campus. Considering that Converse just spent a substantial sum of money building apartment-style senior housing, it is unlikely that this policy is going to change in the next few years.

Since most Converse students do not meet the requirements to live off campus, they live in campus housing. There are a few undergrads that live in an apartment while claiming to live with their parents, so it is entirely possible to lie by omission. However, this can become a rather complicated situation where you either have to look for an apartment you can afford on your own or be discreet in looking for roommates. Overall, expect to pay the room and board to live on campus.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
15%
Freshmen Living Off Campus
10%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$5,550
Best Time to Look for a Place
There are two apartment complexes in Spartanburg that cater to college students: Campus Suites and College Pointe. The best time to look for a place is during the summer when other students are in the process of moving as well. Otherwise, there is no good time to look for an apartment.
Popular Areas
  • Fernwood Glendale Road
  • Pine Street
Average Rents
  • Studio: $400
  • 1 BR: $450
  • House: $450

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 29 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 28 responses

  • 61% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 7% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 25% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 7% 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 29 responses

  • 24% Not very helpful.
  • 52% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 17% Somewhat helpful.
  • 7% Extremely helpful.
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