Off-Campus Housing

Location
Elizabethtown, PA
Undergrads
1,858
Tuition
$36,550
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Just difficult to be granted off-campus permission

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't lived off campus or tried to yet so my review isn't applicable.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I do not know much about off-campus housing whatsoever, as I am only a sophomore and have only ever lived on campus. I do not know about this topic, so I cannot fairly rate it.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Students aren't allowed to live off campus unless they are commuting.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Plenty of houses to rent, most landlords are cool

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1094th
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Julie Klaski
Hometown
Hatfield
Major
English- Professional Writing
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There is off-campus housing, but the majority of students remain on campus for all four years. It is a four-year residential college, so trying to move off campus can be difficult. Not only do students have to apply to move off campus, which affects need-based financial aid, but the area has few options for nearby apartments. The area isn’t prepared to handle a mass of students living off campus.

One popular option for off-campus housing is Peach Alley Court. The apartment complex is off of Main Street and isn’t a very far walk and an even shorter drive to the college. Living off campus is generally affordable, especially with roommates.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
13%
Freshmen Living Off Campus
3%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$8,755
Best Time to Look for a Place
Students are not allowed to live off campus until their senior year, sometimes their junior year if they get special permission. If students plan on living off campus for either of these years, it's best to start searching at least six months prior to the move-in date. However, students should be sure to OK the living situation with the college prior to searching for off-campus living.
Popular Areas
The most popular areas are the SDLCs, which are located on the streets surrounding the college, and the Peach Alley Court apartments, which are about a 10-minute walk away in downtown Elizabethtown, just on the other side of Market Street.
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $550
  • 2 BR: $700
  • 3 BR: $900

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 23 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 23 responses

  • 17% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 26% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 43% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 13% 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 23 responses

  • 39% Not very helpful.
  • 22% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 22% Somewhat helpful.
  • 17% Extremely helpful.
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