Off-Campus Housing

Location
Pocatello, ID
Undergrads
7,432
Tuition (in-state)
$17,870 ($6,070)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Housing off campus is alright. There are very many rental houses near campus and they vary in rooms and prices. They are close to grocery stores and other attractions. The landlords are okay but some are operated by rental companies so that can make it difficult. Some places require a city parking permit and some do not.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I have not lived off-campus as of yet. ISU provides some off-campus housing but I haven't heard very good things about them.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are many off campus housing and apartments available to students who chose to not live in the dorms. There are many houses and apartments very close to campus, within walking distance. The cost of living is fairly cheap too, especially when you have roommates to split it between.

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: The most popular off campus housing complex is Bengal Creek and charges decent prices. A lot of Juniors and Seniors will typically find a house to rent with some of their friends they met in the on-campus housing.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I lived off campus after my freshman year. There were lots of options -- from cheap and not so nice, to a little more expensive but very nice.

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  • 83rd
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Eryn Lowe
Major
Communications/TV Broadcasting
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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!

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
93%
Freshmen Living Off Campus
76%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$8,064
Best Time to Look for a Place
Summer, before fall semester
Popular Areas
  • Bengal Creek Housing
  • Hillside
  • RM Properties
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $400
  • 2 BR: $500
  • 3 BR: $640

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 47 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 48 responses

  • 0% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 2% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 60% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 38% 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

  • 34% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 49% Somewhat helpful.
  • 17% Extremely helpful.
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