Off-Campus Housing

Location
Jacksonville, AL
Undergrads
6,044
Tuition (in-state)
$12,720 ($6,360)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I live on campus and do not own a car, so I really can't review the offcampus housing. From what I've heard, seen and read though, some apartments are really nice and others are really, really ratty looking- the Penn House apartments being the worst offenders.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There's just not a lot of choices. The best thing is to know someone already living in some and take their place when they leave.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: JSU's off-campus housing availabilities fall into one of two categories: totally ghetto or super rich. There is no middle ground.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I live off campus and it is not hard to find a place to live off campus. There are apartments and houses that are usually rented out to college kids. I think living on campus does have its advantages to making friends and being active on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There is plenty of of campus housing at Jacksonville State University. The housing ranges from apartments to three bedroom homes. Students who live of campus may miss out on certain campus opportunities, but benefit in space, cost, and privacy.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 347th
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Crystal Hudgins
Hometown
Ranburne, Alabama
Major
Social Work
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Many students want more freedom and decide to live off campus. There are both advantages and disadvantages to doing this. Your safety is the most important thing, so be alert. Always tell someone where you are going and when you will be back. Try to get roomates that you know and trust. Make sure you can afford rent, utilities, and groceries before you sign a lease. Make sure your roomates are willing and able to pay their part of the rent.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
77%
Freshmen Living Off Campus
35%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$9,296
Best Time to Look for a Place
As soon as you find out you are going to JSU.
Popular Areas
Areas adjacent to campus
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $400
  • 2 BR: $250
Did You Know?
You can still purchase a meal plan if you live off campus.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 32 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 31 responses

  • 0% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 6% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 81% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 13% 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 31 responses

  • 45% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 45% Somewhat helpful.
  • 10% Extremely helpful.
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