Off-Campus Housing

Providence, RI
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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: PC has off-campus housing on many of the nearby streets, and many of the apartments seem relatively new.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I have heard different stories about off campus hosing, it was either good or bad. I have heard people mention that they had no problem with their off campus housing and I also have heard how someone had broken into their apartment and had stolen a few things.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I am not eligible for off campus housing until junior year.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I don't live off campus but the houses seem to be nice.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Fun but some houses are meh and a bit dangerous


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  • 330th
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Amanda Mathieu
Groton, CT
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If you’re looking for a smoother transition to post-college life, off-campus housing may be the choice for you. But there are downfalls. While all the houses are on the streets immediately surrounding campus, migrating to campus in the bitter cold may take a little more motivation. Renting an off-campus house may seem like a rule-free college experience, but it comes equipped with its own set of worries, including bills, landlords, and housemates, and some of the houses are poorly maintained, while others are newly renovated. Pinehurst, Oakland, and Pembroke are some popular off-campus streets and usually play host to late-night and ticket parties.

The college now requires students to get permission before they can move off campus, and freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus. If you decide to move off campus, the Office of Off-Campus Living makes finding a livable space much easier by providing listings of available spaces, cooperative landlords, and people searching for housemates. Living off campus isn’t for everyone, but those responsible enough to handle the bills and walking to campus seem to thoroughly enjoy the experience.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
Beginning of 1st semester junior year. Many of the houses on Eaton St. are "snagged" by students during the fall of their sophomore year for senior year
Popular Areas
  • Eaton St.
  • Oakland
  • Pembroke
  • Pinehurst
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $950
  • 2 BR: $1,200
  • 3 BR: $1,400
  • 4 BR: $1,500
  • House: $1,600
  • Studio: $900

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 26 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 26 responses

  • 4% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 12% 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.
  • 27% 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 26 responses

  • 12% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 54% Somewhat helpful.
  • 35% Extremely helpful.


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