Off-Campus Housing

Springfield, MO
Tuition (in-state)
$13,138 ($6,792)
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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I love it! I have an adorable house walking distance from campus

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Not interested in off-campus housing.

2 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: There are only a handful of apartment owners in town so selection is rather limited. There is no way to be approved unless you have a cosigner or work full time while attending school. The prices for this city are, in my opinion, way too high for what you get. The prices are comparable to a larger area that has a larger number of amenities.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are really nice apartments close to campus, but those can be very pricey. The inexpensive apartments that are near campus are very sketchy and old. If you want a nice, reasonably priced, safe apartment you most likely have to go 10-15 minutes from campus.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I found an apartment for $450 off campus but it isn't near campus but it's like 30 min walk and if I was taking the bus it would be 10 mins.


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  • 20th
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Off-campus housing in the Springfield area is relatively cheap. It's not at all hard to find an apartment off campus, and the price is definitely worth it (along with the independence). Most students move off campus after their freshman year. The average rent for a two-bedroom apartment is around $400, but you can find apartments for around $350, too. The more roommates you have, the better the price will be!

The apartments around campus are not as nice as the ones that are a little farther from campus. Those apartments are a little bit pricier, but still reasonable. However, while the apartments are nicer, the distance from campus often makes students feel disconnected from the University.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
Students should begin looking for apartments or houses during the second semester. Most people begin searching in February, but some don't decide on a place until April. There isn't a rush, but some of the nicer places go quickly!
Popular Areas
  • Battlefield Road
  • Cherry Street
  • Delmar Street
  • Dollison Avenue
  • Elm Street
  • Kansas Expressway
  • Kimbrough Avenue
  • Sunshine Street
Average Rents
2 BR: $400

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 52 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 53 responses

  • 0% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 2% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 49% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 49% 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 53 responses

  • 32% Not very helpful.
  • 2% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 55% Somewhat helpful.
  • 11% Extremely helpful.
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