Off-Campus Housing

Location
Jackson, MS
Undergrads
828
Tuition
$30,974
Admission Difficulty
Average
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5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: The houses around the school are nice, however, no one really lives off campus because you lose a large portion of your scholarship if you do move off campus.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Living in Jackson Mississippi may not be expensive, but is it totally safe? There are plenty surrounding cimmunities that are a little nicer and "safer" but costs then rise. There are some benefits to living off campus though. One you don't have to have a meal plan which can get expensive also the cost of housing on campus may as well be rent for a couple of months for a place of your own and a couple of buddies.

5 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: I love the atheletic, small, community atmosphere that surrounds Millsaps College. The people are kind, the classroom size is small, and the liberal arts education is top notch.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Few Apartments Near Campus – Apartments are pretty scarce in Jackson. Most of the areas around campus are more expensive houses.

Niche User

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is discouraged by the administration. They have you live on campus and then buy the meal plan. It turned out well for me. I got a job at a law office, and now I think I'm going to pursue law school.

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  • 1264th
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Bryan Dupree
Hometown
Plaquemine, LA
Major
Political Science and French
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During freshman year, it is typical to hear from many peers that they will be moving out into their own apartments or homes before sophomore year. But by the time they have been living on campus for three semesters, complacency, enjoyment, and the difficulty of securing and maintaining one’s own home creates an insurmountable slope for most undergraduates. The fraternity houses and the dormitories house more than 80 percent of Millsaps students.

Students living off campus are either from the Jackson area and have support systems, if not homes, already in place. After that, maybe 5 percent of students actually rent and maintain places independently. The exceptions are fifth-year students and part-time students who have their fingers in many pies. The school does not have anyone with the position of arranging off-campus housing or aiding students with their off-campus experience. The SBA Senate maintains a place for off-campus students, but few organizations get input from this disassociated part of the student body. Of course, this is frustrating for the students that do not live on campus—there are strong complaints about their aloofness regarding social events.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
19%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$10,692
Best Time to Look for a Place
Just before summer
Popular Areas
  • Belhaven
  • Fondren
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $600
  • 2 BR: $800
  • 3 BR: $1,000
  • 4 BR: $1,300
  • Studio: $500

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 8 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 9 responses

  • 56% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 22% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 11% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 11% 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 8 responses

  • 50% Not very helpful.
  • 12% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 38% Somewhat helpful.
  • 0% Extremely helpful.
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