Off-Campus Housing

Jackson, MS
Tuition (in-state)
$14,576 ($5,888)
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I don't stay near campus to know what's the pros and cons of housing.

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2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Living off campus is dangerous . There are off campus apartments available but they are in a bad neighborhood and bad environment . Too much violence

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The palisades ain't a good place to live and no they don't help out with finding a place off campus

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The off-campus housing is poor in some cases and good in others. Since my school is considered to be I the ghetto,it is not as safe to live off campus than on campus. In a place called the Sade's students get robbed and beat up constantly just by walking from the school to their housing. The good of this place is having privacy, the cost is not too high, and it is less than five minutes away as a walk.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The pros and cons of staying off campus would definitely help you make a decision.

Pros- More Freedom, as far as you being able to do what you want and have whoever you want visit you unlike staying on-campus. Also, you have a kitchen, meaning you have a stove and bigger refrigerator, whereas on campus you onlyhave a microwave to cook with.

Cons- People have a better chance of robbing you.

Your meal plan become cancelled

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  • 1065th
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

The university offers off-campus housing for those students who chose not to live on campus. The Palisades is located right outside the campus gates for convenience towards the students. Each student who desires to live in the apartment has an opportunity to apply, and if space allows, they are granted an apartment.

Upon entrance, there are a few fees you must pay and contracts to fill out. This apartment can be paid through financial aid, and out-of-pocket rent is also permitted. If you apply before a special deadline, the Palisades offers a discount toward the rent.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
During the Summer
Popular Areas
North Side
Average Rents
2 BR: $500

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 39 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 39 responses

  • 15% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 21% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 54% 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 39 responses

  • 28% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 56% Somewhat helpful.
  • 15% Extremely helpful.
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