Off-Campus Housing

Pittsburgh, PA
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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: lots of options. im looking into it myself.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Living off campus in one of the houses can be better due the amount of money a dorm rom costs, A student would be saving more money living off campus and have freedom to go as he/she pleases. The housing is about five minutes away from campus so traveling wouldn't be an issue. The public transportation is about a five minute walk and the bus comes right across from the school.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: they have a decent variety of apartment complexes in the area. some can get expensive if you are not rooming up with multiple people

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Living off of campus is cheaper but it is more difficult to find a parking space.

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: i live off campus but not near campus. i hear students like off campus living here


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  • 1023rd
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

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Amy Pennington
Zelienople, Pa.
Writing/French minor
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Let's face it—not many college students are rolling in tons of cash. And at La Roche, unless you happen to be one of the lucky few with tons of money to burn, living off campus here is quite pricey, and not many students do it. The ones who do live off campus—on their own and not commuting from their parents' houses—usually have several roommates to help cut the cost of living. However, the College does offer a financial aid package to help students who wish to live off campus (although they do not advertise this). So if you can work a deal with financial aid, it is usually much cheaper to get an off-campus apartment than it is to live in the dorms. Think about it—room and board is more than $7,500, and the school year (excluding breaks when you'd have to go home) is only seven months long. So you're basically spending $1,100 a month to live on campus, and the average rent for an off-campus apartment is about half that if you split the costs with roommates and factor in financial aid.

While most students just choose to live on campus, many students commute by their senior year. Either way it will cost a lot of money, and any financial support you can find should be welcomed with open arms.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
Any time
Popular Areas
  • Hickory Hills Apartments
  • Presidential Arms Apartments
Average Rents
  • Studio: $579
  • 1 BR: $580
  • 2 BR: $740
  • 3 BR: $1,000

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 11 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 12 responses

  • 8% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 25% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 58% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 8% 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 12 responses

  • 58% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 42% Somewhat helpful.
  • 0% Extremely helpful.
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