Off-Campus Housing

Riverdale, NY
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2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing in Manhattan is incredibly expensive, for what your options are. The areas around the school aren't very safe either so it is not worth the money or risk.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I am only a freshman so I live on campus. I cannot really speak of off-campus housing.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Riverdale is a great place to live. Off campus housing is great if you're an upperclassmen and want to save some money. Overlook Manor is a hit or a miss

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3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: its in the Bronx. It's busy.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The parking situation isn't good since this school is located in the Bronx. Riverdale is a safe neighborhood.


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  • 1059th
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Cecilio Gomez
Communications/Spanish and Business minors
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The off-campus housing is good, but not great. It's New York City, so there are plenty of opportunities to get an apartment. The Manhattan College Residence Life Office, which is on the fourth floor of Thomas Hall, should help students find a place off campus. If not, the easiest thing to do is just find a newspaper and read if there are any apartments available. Students should just pick up one of the major newspapers in New York (The Daily News, New York Post, and New York Times). For listings closer to Manhattan College, students can get the Riverdale Press, which is Riverdale’s own newspaper. Another option is for students to walk around the Riverdale area and ask if there are any apartments available. However, this could take up a lot of time.

A student should remember that living off campus means that you are on your own and not receiving some of the luxuries of living on campus. Students have to pay rent and get all of the basic necessities to live. Off-campus living is truly a test to see if students can live on their own. If you can do it, good luck. The reviews from most of the juniors and students around campus are that they generally love living off campus; the only problem is that some apartments are a good 10-minute walk from campus. As a warning, that 10-minute walk may seem like forever when it's cold outside and snowing, but if you are willing to endure that, then off-campus housing is worth it.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
Popular Areas
  • Grandview Apartments
  • The Majestic
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $1,000
  • 2 BR: $1,200
  • 3 BR: $1,700

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 26 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 27 responses

  • 15% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 26% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 41% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 19% 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 27 responses

  • 52% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 33% Somewhat helpful.
  • 15% Extremely helpful.
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