Off-Campus Housing

Flushing, NY
Tuition (in-state)
$12,117 ($5,907)
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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Near QC there are apartment complexes, besides the campus sponsored ones. It is relatively near but the nicer the apartment, the higher the rent.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: students and others post availability on campus and on campus area

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: My friend lives right across campus because dorms are too expensive.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: everything is near by to easily access, its always safe to go out at night never felt scare

1 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Nothing really that close to school.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 622nd
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Shira Frager
Palo Alto, CA
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A lot of students decide to live in apartments close to campus instead of paying the extra few thousand dollars to live in the newly-established dorms. Students may live in apartments with roommates or sublet from a family. A lot of homes include basements, and there are several families who will rent their basements out to students to make some extra income. Though it is of course convenient to live on campus, students also must abide by regulations in the dorms, and students who do not and are caught (drinking, for example) face serious consequences.

Depending on the size of the apartment, rent ranges from about $350 to $750 plus utilities for students who share an apartment. The lower end generally applies to those who share a room, as well. The off-campus housing in terms of availability, cost, process, landlords, parking, proximity to campus, public transportation, quality, safety, and variety are all pretty decent at QC. The Queens staff encourages students to live in the dorms on campus, although they are not very helpful to students who prefer to live in a house or apartment close to campus. There is a large selection of off-campus options, and students take advantage by paying decent amounts while still being close to campus. This seems to be the best way of living at QC, for those not necessarily looking for a dorm experience.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Popular Areas
  • Forest Hills
  • Jamaica
Average Rents
  • 1 BR Apartment: $1,200
  • 2 BR Apartment: $1,500
  • 3 BR Apartment: $2,000

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 43 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 44 responses

  • 5% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 16% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 57% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 23% 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 43 responses

  • 44% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 51% Somewhat helpful.
  • 5% Extremely helpful.
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