Off-Campus Housing

Location
Frostburg, MD
Undergrads
4,253
Tuition (in-state)
$17,624 ($7,436)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: the off campus housing is great but if you don't want to have to walk through feet of snow during the winter to get to class i suggest you stay on campus

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have no interest in this, so I can't really provide input.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: For me, it was cheaper than living on campus

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: As of right now I live in Edgewood Commons. I love it there but it is very expensive. Next semester if i do not transfer I will highly consider moving off campus. I talked to some people living off campus and they said that living off campus is far more cheaper than living in Edgewood Commons.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: As a college student the off campus housing is okay. It is really close to school, so you don't even need a car to live off campus.

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  • 445th
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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Elizabeth (Liz) Partenheimer
Hometown
Bowie, MD
Major
Psychology Major with a Child/Family Certificate
Grad Year
2014
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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.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
66%
Freshmen Living Off Campus
27%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$6,000
Best Time to Look for a Place
Go to the "Off-Campus Housing Fair." This will be held the second semester of each school year and is a good time to begin thinking about moving off campus for the following semester.
Popular Areas
  • Bowery Street
  • Center Street
  • Hill Street
  • Wood Street (primarily for fraternities and sororities, but some non-Greeks live here, too)
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $600
  • 2 BR: $1,000
Did You Know?
Most freshmen choose to live in a dorm their first year, but they start looking for an off-campus house to move into their sophomore year.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 26 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 27 responses

  • 0% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 15% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 59% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 26% 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 27 responses

  • 19% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 59% Somewhat helpful.
  • 22% Extremely helpful.
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