Off-Campus Housing

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$20,256 ($6,143)
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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Mostly high prices and the students make it terrible to live next to each other because of constant parties

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College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I have yet to live off campus so I'm not 100% sure but I've heard it's a lot cheaper. There are A LOT of different apartment complexes to choose from.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The apartments have their own process of when they will give out the application for lease. There are different apartments that have different offers and students can choose any apartment they want to live in. They all are gated which makes the apartments safer for the students and also the students have to show their IDs after certain hour which adds to the security.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I personally do not live off-campus, however, I have many friends who do and they absolutely love it. Living off-campus is cheaper than living on-campus, and ECU still provides bus transportation to each of the off-campus housing facilities to bring students to and from classes Monday-Friday which I think is absolutely incredible; especially because its free to ride the ECU bus.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I live on campus, so I wouldn't really know.


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  • 48th
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Samantha Mandel
Matthews, NC
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Off-campus housing is suited for students who are not used to sharing or want more privacy than what the dorms offer. Greenville is fast growing, sometimes sickeningly so, which means there is plenty of housing near and away from campus. There are attractive older areas that actually have trees, but there is also an epidemic of monotonously hideous complexes that lack landscaping. Some students try to live within walking distance of campus in student-filled areas, like 10th Street and the area between Fifth Street and the Tar River. Others prefer to live farther away from campus, in places off of Arlington Boulevard or near the hospital, perhaps to be closer to their workplace or just to separate their school and home lives. ECU's extensive bus routes make living off campus convenient, as long as the area is on a route. Living off campus can be cheaper than living and eating on campus, but students should be aware that the deals that landlords and companies sometimes offer to students who are inexperienced in apartment hunting are not really deals. In addition, living off campus can be an isolating and sometimes disorienting affair for new students. Thus, students who want to focus on getting acclimated to classes, organizations, being away from home, and other aspects of college life should seriously consider living on campus for at least a semester or a year when they first arrive at ECU.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
Spring and summer
Popular Areas
  • Between Fifth Street and the
  • Campus Pointe
  • North Campus Crossing
  • Pirate's Cove
  • Pirate's Place
  • Tar River
  • The complexes on 10th Street
  • University Manor
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $375
  • 2 BR: $450
  • Studio: $300

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 97 responses

Very poor
  • Availability
  • Cost
  • Ease of obtaining/process
  • Landlords
  • Parking
  • Proximity to campus
  • Proximity to public transportation
  • Proximity to shopping
  • Quality
  • Safety
  • Variety

How helpful is the school in helping students find off-campus housing?    Based on 96 responses

  • 40% Extremely helpful.
  • 41% Somewhat helpful.
  • 20% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.

What is the off-campus housing selection like near campus and is it worth it?    Based on 97 responses

  • 35% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 59% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 4% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 2% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
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