Off-Campus Housing

Location
Tallahassee, FL
Undergrads
9,100
Tuition (in-state)
$17,726 ($5,785)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I live off campus, but I live with a family-friend so it is different from renting a room and finding a roommate. But I pay $400 a month for rent. My mom friend cooks lunch and dinner for me. She even goes above and beyond and cleans my dirty clothes so all in all it is a perfect place for me to stay. The only problem I have is the distance from the place I love and school. It takes 30 minutes for me to get to school, and gas is not cheap!

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are many options available but the pricing is too high for students on a budget. The options within a reasonable price range are in bad neighborhoods and safety is an issue. The off base housing cater more to Florida State students than FAMU.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Some places are close , others are a little to far from campus, but there are buses always on scene. If you drive then you should be fine , no matter where you live at. Pros of living off campus , you can have visitors for as long as you like , they can spend the night and everything. One con is I don't believe financial aid helps you on that. The cost is reasonable no more than 750.00 a month.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I will be staying on campus, in the dorms. I have never lived off campus in all of my college life.

4 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: It is easier and I like the city there and people are nice there and friendly too ,I found life is much better there. The cost is 450$ per month and people in the community are very nice . The thing that I don't like there , you have too wake up early to find space in parking lot .

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  • 22nd
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Angel Neal
Hometown
Tampa, Fla
Major
Journalism/Magazine Production
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There are plenty of apartments within close proximity to the University, and the rental process is very easy. Many apartments require a guarantor to also sign the lease, but not all do. Prices vary but most traditional apartments and townhomes range from $300 to $600. Many students say the price of rent is definitely worth the extra freedom, space, and privacy they get, and many live with friends to split the bills, so the cost isn’t horrible.

The availability of off-campus is excellent. Tallahassee is a college town through and through and offers a high number of living options for all the students who call the city home during the school year. The quality of the apartments varies, but most come furnished; students can request unfurnished apartments if they have furniture of their own. Lots of students enjoy living off campus, but it’s recommended that freshmen live on campus for their first year so they can enjoy the campus lifestyle.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
30%
Freshmen Living Off Campus
4%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$8,770
Best Time to Look for a Place
Students usually begin to look for places off campus before they leave for the summer. But, it's a good idea to keep an eye out for cheap deals all the time.
Popular Areas
  • Anywhere near campus
  • College Club Townhomes
  • Osceola Ridge Apartments
  • University Courtyard
  • University Garden
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $400
  • 2 BR: $560
Did You Know?
Some places do not include furniture or utilities, so make sure you know what you get before you sign the lease.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 115 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 112 responses

  • 1% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 4% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 58% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 37% 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 111 responses

  • 29% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 57% Somewhat helpful.
  • 14% Extremely helpful.
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