Off-Campus Housing

Location
Greenville, SC
Undergrads
2,623
Tuition
$41,532
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Generally there is no off campus housing allowed at Furman. There are a few exceptions.

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1 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Furman forces students to live on campus so that they can charge more for tuition. They offer only one set of "off-campus" apartments that are less than a 2 minute drive from the campus and are owned by the university. These are expensive so many students opt to not live in them.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Students are required to live on campus all four years, with some exceptions. However, the apartments on campus are pretty nice and represent the sense of community that the school boasts.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is very good and reasonable here is Greenville. Since Furman is ten minutes from downtown the location is beautiful to enjoy for a great price.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I don't anybody would want to live off-campus unless there is some typical situation. They just live in dorms or the apartments or in Vinings.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1334th
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Tenell Felder
Hometown
Columbia, SC
Major
Political Science/Communications
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Furman requires that all undergraduate students live on
campus. Because there isn't enough housing, seniors are
allowed to enter an off-campus housing lottery. The reality is that the on-campus apartments are just about as nice as anything off campus. They each have two baths with either two or four bedrooms, and they are furnished relatively nicely. Most students love the convenience and sense of community they get from living on campus. The only major downside is that even if you are over 21, you are not
allowed to have alcohol on campus. If you are caught with it, you can be written up, fined, and have a letter sent home. Although it is pretty easy to get away with having alcohol, it seems unreasonable that a 21-year-old caught with a bottle of wine will have a note sent home to their parents. The ones who usually get in trouble are only the rowdy, loud drinkers.

Despite the regulations, Furman students usually love campus apartment life. However, only juniors and seniors are allowed to live in the apartments, so you have to wait a few years to get there. Because of the tight housing situation, they run out of room for a few groups of juniors every year. This is a big problem because they have to live on campus and either live in the dorms or with people they don't know.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
10%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$10,840
Best Time to Look for a Place
Spring term
Popular Areas
There are only a few decent apartment complexes close to campus
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $600
  • 2 BR: $760

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 20 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • 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 21 responses

  • 57% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 24% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 10% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 10% 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 21 responses

  • 24% Not very helpful.
  • 52% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 24% Somewhat helpful.
  • 0% Extremely helpful.
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