Off-Campus Housing

Macon, GA
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3 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: Not many stay off campus

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: the housing contract is very ridiculous at the school.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It has many ups and downs, but you cannot beat the price.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I do not live off campus and I do not know many people who do.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I personally live off campus, however off campus housing is right across the street. I don't believe the school helps people find their own apartments. Monthly rent is usually decent. A friend of mine pays around $700 a month for a spacious 1 bedroom across the street from Mercer Atlanta campus.


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  • 743rd
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Janelle Richardson
Seattle, Wash.
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Though a large majority of Mercer students choose to live on campus, off-campus housing is a viable option for many. Multiple-room houses and apartments for rent are more common, so it is usually easier for a group of students to find a large place and split the rent. Since it is cheaper to live off campus, housing that is fairly close to campus can be somewhat limited during the school year. The houses and apartments for rent are generally older (at least 50 years old, if not more), which is typical for Macon homes. Prices vary with size, quality, and amenities.

Multiple-bedroom lofts immediately next to campus are being built above retail businesses. According to Mercer’s website, the University will lease the apartment units, while providing facility maintenance and managing the residential operations. Since the lofts are targeted toward upperclassmen and students who currently live off campus, this may be another option for students to consider in order to have “the best of both worlds.”

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
The end of each semester is a good time simply because that's when students are most likely to be moving out.
Popular Areas
  • Neighborhoods very close to Mercer
  • Streets near or parallel to Cherry Street (downtown)
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $500
  • 2 BR: $575

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 40 responses

  • 2% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 20% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 65% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 12% 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 40 responses

  • 40% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 42% Somewhat helpful.
  • 18% Extremely helpful.
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