Off-Campus Housing

Raleigh, NC
Tuition (in-state)
$21,661 ($8,206)
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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: My current off campus apartment is terrible. I live in Wolf Creek. I would not recommend it to anyone due to the average behavior of the residents and the horrible response in action from the leasing office. The one good thing is that it provides a shuttle to and from campus running late into the evening. The price is also decent and the apartment is furnished with all rates included.

My new apartment that I'm living in is Campus West and it's going to be amazing. There is 24h security and the price is better than Wolf Creek for a three bedroom apartment. It's the same distance from campus but it's right beside Lake Johnson which is awesome.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Four or five apartments that are in walking distance. Some are even the same price or cheaper than living in residence halls on campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There is a large variety of off campus housing opportunities near North Carolina State University. I do not personally live off campus however i know may people who do. From my experience visiting these places and the views of those who live there i would highly suggest living off campus. The neighbors are friendly and generous. There is always someone to talk to or hang out with and the environment feels safe. I plan on living off campus next semester myself.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Everything is great in all categories!

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are a ton of places to live just off of campus! This upcoming fall will be my first semester off-campus and I really like the place we are living at. My three roommates and I all each have our own room and bathroom. The cost is also very nice, a big reduction from the price of living on campus. Also, our landlord seems lie a great guy and he's done a lot for us already to hook us up with a place. I'm very excited and would suggested living off-campus at least for one of the years you are in college.


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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Matthew J. Cote
Teaneck, NJ
English: Language, Writing, and Rhetoric
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Off-campus housing is more convenient than ever now. There are even some complexes owned by the University, like Wolf Village. The dilemmas of living off campus have been minimized, as many places now offer transportation to campus. Apartment complexes like University House and Wolf Creek have their own bus system which shuttles students to main campus. This service is beneficial because it eliminates the cost of a parking pass, but most importantly, it rids those students of parking stress. Living off campus also gives students their own living space-and the lack of privacy is by far the number one drawback of living on campus. Most complexes are nice, and if there is not a shuttle available, students can often find a place in walking distance of the Wolfline, like Kensington Park. Once again, this helps avoiding a significant dip in their bank account, and leaves stress for homework. A major inconvenience of living off campus, though, is finding places for visitors to park. Most complexes are strict about displaying the car's parking permit. Visitor spots are available, but it seems like there are never enough on the weekends or on game days. Towing companies usually prominently post their number for your convenience, and you can call them and get directions to where your car is. Yes, you have to go to them, and you usually have to pay $100 cash up front in order to get the car back.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
Summer before the fall semester or right after spring graduation
Popular Areas
  • College Inn
  • University House
  • University Suites
  • University Woods
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $400
  • 2 BR: $700
  • Studio: $250

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 99 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 100 responses

  • 1% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 6% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 73% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 20% 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 99 responses

  • 35% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 54% Somewhat helpful.
  • 11% Extremely helpful.
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