Off-Campus Housing

Mount Vernon, OH
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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It is a safe area, but most students stay on campus.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is only available to married couples or commuters.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Housing is close and usually fairly reasonable.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There doesn't seem to be a lot of housing options to choose from due to the little town. I haven't fully explord the options though because i have to live on campus.

2 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Not Really Available – There Really isn't too much availability to live off campus unless you are already 21+ and then the types of apartments that are affordable aren't in great condition. The school will occasionally post notifications for off-campus, but would rather the students all lived on campus.

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Rachel Rummell
Uniontown, OH
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Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a residential campus. That being said, there are rules and limitations to students attending the University when it comes to living off campus. In order to live off campus, a student must be: living with a parent/guardian, in senior standing and at least 21 years of age, living with a child, 22 years of age or older, or legally married. Because of these limitations, many students are not even aware of the ability to live off campus or where to look for off-campus housing.

Most students graduate before or just as they turn 23. Unless they have parents living in Mount Vernon or get married before they graduate, it is more likely students will not have the need to live off campus. The positive side to this is MVNU provides apartment-style housing on campus, so students can feel more like an adult rather than always living in a dormitory.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
Depending on which semester the student is looking for off-campus housing, a month or so in advance is recommended. There isn't a wide variety of off-campus housing because the school is mainly residential, and the requirements to live off campus are limited.
Popular Areas
  • South Division Street
  • Upper Gilchrist Road
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $450
  • 2 BR: $650
  • 3 BR: $675

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 21 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 21 responses

  • 38% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 29% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 24% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 10% 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 21 responses

  • 29% Not very helpful.
  • 29% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 33% Somewhat helpful.
  • 10% Extremely helpful.
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