Off-Campus Housing

Naperville, IL
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College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I have never lived off campus

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I wouldn't know what it's like since I have to live on campus, but Juniors and Seniors almost always live off campus.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I live at home with my grandparents.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: large amount of places to live near campus

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The school doesn't allow first and second year students to live off campus, unless they are living with their parents. As far as the third and forth year students, you're on your own if you want to live off campus, the school doesn't assist with that. I've never lived off campus so I would know about the landlords, convenience, cost, availability, or safety.


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  • 942nd
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kyle Coia
Lake Villa, IL
Business Management/Political Science
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North Central College is a commuter school. Most students are drawn from the local area and live with their parents. Compared to residents and commuters still living at home, students living in Naperville apartments are the minorities. This is partly due to the demographics of the school and because of the school's location.

Naperville may be a great area with tons of apartment options, but the area is also a higher-income area, meaning rents are usually out of most students' budgets. If students can connect and share an apartment with another, they can get a much better value than living on campus. However, they have to be willing to stay or at least pay for their unit year-round.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
For the best selection and price, students should look during the late winter and early spring.
Popular Areas
  • Huntington Condominiums
  • The Towers at Four Lakes (Lisle)
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $900
  • 2 BR: $1,200
Did You Know?
  • Students living in an area apartment have the option of getting a meal plan if they desire.
  • First- and second-year students are required to live in on-campus housing, but they can appeal to the Director of Residence Life for an exception to this policy.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 33 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 33 responses

  • 0% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 36% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 58% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 6% 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 32 responses

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