Off-Campus Housing

Location
Kent, OH
Undergrads
18,378
Tuition (in-state)
$17,632 ($9,672)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Availability hasn't been too great.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is great. There is always apartments around the campus and even houses that people can rent out. Availability is good but sometimes in can be hard to find somewhere depending on how long you wait to find somewhere to live.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I don't really no much about off camuse houseing

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Apartments are expensive, especially the newer they are, but there are plenty of houses you can buy with friends and those are much more affordable, not to mention much more spacious.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I live at home in the next town over so I am not aware of off campus housing at Kent State

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  • 75th
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Andrew Rasner
Hometown
Sagamore Hills
Major
Architecture
Grad Year
2014
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On-campus housing has the distinct advantage of convenience, but most upperclassmen will opt out of dorm life for the independence and monetary savings that come with off-campus living. There are two distinct options in Kent—housing and apartments—and plenty of both. Most of the houses available for rent are standard, lived-in college pads. Some will need more work than others, but for those wishing to move into a pristine space from day one, newer apartments will be an enticing alternative.

With some of the nicer options comes a noticeable step in price, but even the most expensive rents are most likely cheaper than University housing. For some, a high-quality living space justifies a larger price tag, but others are purely interested in holding on to as much of their hard-earned cash as possible. Most housing is within walking distance of the University, and there are apartments available that are just as close to class as some residence halls. Students generally won't have trouble finding a place, since there are so many available, but the best options go quickly, so it's best to start searching as soon as possible.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
70%
Freshmen Living Off Campus
21%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$9,176
Best Time to Look for a Place
Start looking about a year ahead. Most students start hunting for a place in August and September.
Popular Areas
  • Campus Pointe Student Apartments
  • Eagles Landing
  • Holly Park
  • Sunrise Apartments
Average Rents
  • Studio: $425
  • 1 BR: $550
  • 2 BR: $700

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 137 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 137 responses

  • 1% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 9% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 59% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 31% 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 137 responses

  • 39% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 47% Somewhat helpful.
  • 14% Extremely helpful.

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