Off-Campus Housing

River Forest, IL
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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Out College doest really offers dormitory. They let boarding students find their own

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There is no housing outside of campus because the area is an upper-middle class and upper class housing. Living on campus is usually preferred. Most of the commuters don't live far from school.

2 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: Not many offers or availability

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I don't live on campus nor do I want to.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: As I am a first semester, out of town student, I am staying on campus. I did see ads in the student hangout areas offering off campus housing. Because Dominican University is in a small town, housing in this town as well some of the other towns are close by the school.


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Amy Whitcomb
Palatine, Ill.
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Living off campus can be pretty expensive. However, some students feel that the freedom and independence are worth the expense.

On the other hand, those students who live off campus often miss out on what's going on on campus and feel disconnected from the students and community.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
Toward the beginning of the second semester, when Residence Life begins organizing campus housing for the next year.
Popular Areas
Oak Park
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $833
  • 2 BR: $1,121
  • 3 BR: $1,388

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 21 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 22 responses

  • 9% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 23% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 55% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 14% 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 22 responses

  • 23% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 68% Somewhat helpful.
  • 9% Extremely helpful.
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