Off-Campus Housing

Washington, DC
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Georgetown is extremely expensive, so it's better to find a place in the suburbs a little further out for a cheaper price and commute in to class, because the rides are not bad at all. Public transportation is so easy and there is a stop right down the hill from campus so I don't think it's worth spending tons of money to live right on or next to campus.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: The housing is nicer off campus, but it is too far away and the neighbors are terrible.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There is nice housing off-campus, but the area close to the school is an expensive area.

5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campues housing is better because you can share a an apartment with other room mates and share expenses

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of options, but pretty pricey the closer you are to campus.

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  • 627th
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Ian Lundy
Palos Verdes Estates, CA
International Business/Marketing
Grad Year
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Students agree that off-campus housing is something to be faced with planning, ample time, and parental advice. There seems to be no shortage of landlords looking to screw over Georgetown students; indeed, there is a quite vibrant realty market devoted entirely to renting cool townhouses to the University students—at sky-high prices. These houses, generally located just beyond the swath of University-owned homes, can constitute either a form of domestic salvation or a difficult living situation. The main upside is that Georgetown is a beautiful and renowned area to live in.

The principle problem with off-campus housing is that the neighbors of Georgetown University are paying literally millions of dollars to live in Georgetown, the area. They are not fond of the drunk student populace found wandering through their streets, and they have been quite vocal about it, specifically in the past couple of years. The landlords tend to charge very high prices because of the fight with the neighbors, and this is not the most favorable scenario. Although the struggle is unfortunate, any area worth living in will have residents who are not fans of the "college lifestyle." This is a fact of life that Georgetown students learn to live with.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Best Time to Look for a Place
Middle of the second semester
Popular Areas
  • Any other immediate areas around campus
  • Burleith
  • Reservoir Road
Average Rents
  • Studio: $1,200
  • 1 BR: $1,000
  • 2 BR: $1,000
  • House: $2,200

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 37 responses

Very poor
  • 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 48 responses

  • 4% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 23% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 62% 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 47 responses

  • 19% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 55% Somewhat helpful.
  • 26% Extremely helpful.
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