A majority of the ISU student population prefers off-campus housing to on-campus dorms. Pocatello offers a variety of housing opportunities, including townhouses, apartments, and duplexes. If students are interested in meeting new people but do not want to pay for the dorms, RM Properties is one great way to go. These non-alcoholic facilities have a total of 12 tenants in each apartment. The buildings are located along 4th and 5th avenues, right off campus. Another option is Bengal Creek Housing, with 700 available spots for students. Each apartment houses six tenants with private rooms furnished with a bed, dresser, closet, and desk, and the facility includes a clubhouse with a theater, swimming pool, hot tub, pool table, and more. This is a great option for new freshmen to dive into the college world.
Apartments are not the only way to go at ISU. There are numerous renting possibilities for students at any academic level. There are always basements and houses for rent and even houses for sale, and a lot of them are right by campus. Housing for nontraditional or married students is also very accommodating off campus. But just a word of advice—get going on your housing search early, not because all the good places will be gone, but because there is a lot out there to look at!