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2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There is little to no off-campus housing available. In order to live off-campus, you must either have a medical reason or a permanent address in the area. That basically means you must live there all year which is not easy to do, especially if you do not have a car.

1 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The school makes you jump through hoops for it

College Student

Off-Campus Housing: I don't know of a single person who has lived off-campus. It is very strongly discouraged.

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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: If you have a medical reason or you live in the town that the campus is in, or your parents rent out a home for you, then you can live off-campus otherwise everyone lives on-campus.


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  • 1287th
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Evan Matthew Reas
Economics/Management concentration
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Living off campus as a student of Ohio Wesleyan is about as likely as winning the lottery, and in fact, a lottery is how you are chosen! An off-campus option is only open to students that are at least 23 years old, so they are most likely seniors, and even at that time, the process seems more difficult than what it is worth. The simple reality is that the University wants its students to live on campus, and thus, it becomes a less-than-easy proposition to request to live elsewhere.

More than 100 students will apply to live in off-campus housing, and only a fraction will actually be given the nod to do so. If you are one of the chosen ones, there are many options from which to choose within a few blocks of campus. There are a lot of apartments on the main street, as well as many old houses in the surrounding area that are available for rent. The houses and apartments are relatively inexpensive, and living off campus will probably end up costing you less than living in one of the residence halls. Students that rent off-campus houses have been known to throw great parties, but not being near most of the students can cause them to be a bit isolated from a lot of their friends. Living off campus is an appealing, albeit rare, option for some, but most students are content living in the residence halls or fraternities, as they are very central and overall nice places to live.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
The semester prior to living off campus
Popular Areas
  • Sandusky Street
  • Winter Street
Average Rents
  • Studio: $500
  • 1 BR: $600
  • 2 BR: $700

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 22 responses

Very poor
  • Availability
  • Cost
  • Ease of obtaining/process
  • Landlords
  • Parking
  • Proximity to campus
  • Proximity to public transportation
  • Proximity to shopping
  • Quality
  • Safety
  • Variety

How helpful is the school in helping students find off-campus housing?    Based on 20 responses

  • 40% Not very helpful.
  • 45% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 5% Somewhat helpful.
  • 10% Extremely helpful.

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.
  • 38% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 14% 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.
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