The off-campus housing is a good consideration for a second-year college student. Being in the dorms is a good experience for freshmen, but dorms are sometimes too loud and chaotic to ever get any work done. Moving off campus can sometimes raise grades and GPAs.
Most off-campus houses are pretty cheap, between $4,000 and $6,000 a year, not including the utilities and Internet/TV that you need to pay out of pocket. FSU holds an "Off-Campus Housing Fair" early during the second semester. All of the landlords come together to allow students to look at pictures of prospective homes and ask questions, and this gives the landlords a chance to meet their prospective renters.