The off-campus housing near Oakwood is relatively close and inexpensive. There are many off-campus apartments available, and the quality varies. The benefits of living off campus are that students can have a swimming pool and a nice terrace to enjoy the outdoors while still being in the comfort of their apartments. These luxuries, of course, depend on the type of apartment students get. The apartments nearby provide a comfortable living environment, and they are safe areas with little to no crime. Some apartments are near the mall, providing easy access to the many student necessities.
Students have to be 19 years old or older to live in the off-campus apartments. Many find it worth it to stay off campus because there are no fines and the apartments cost less than Oakwood’s dorm prices. Students who cannot keep up with bills or are not responsible are better staying in on-campus dorms, but students that can handle responsibilities can benefit from the off-campus lifestyle.