Off-Campus Housing

Hamden, CT
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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I live on campus currently so I have not lived in the off campus housing but I have heard great things about it. It i every close to campus and the shuttle will pick you up from the residence housing and bring you to campus.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I have never experienced it, but it is supposed to be great. Those who live off campus love it.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are several different apartment options in Hamden and New Haven. Best way to go about it is to haggle price down with landlord.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I wish it were more affordable

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: its okay, people in the neighborhood can be annoying at times.

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  • 537th
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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Mary-Catherine Dolan
Broadcast Journalism
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Off-campus housing is often something many seniors look forward to, as a chance to experience real independence as a college student at Quinnipiac University. There is a pretty good selection of off-campus properties for students to choose from, and Quinnipiac owns many houses within two to five miles from main campus, as well. These houses usually hold from six to 10 people. The student pays the University a room and board portion of their tuition, but they are responsible for their own food, cable, and Internet. There is no University-supported cleaning service that cleans the houses.

The University also owns the Whitney Village apartment complex. The complex has a '70s-like feel, but it's a very popular option among students wanting to experience a more independent lifestyle. There are also many apartments that students can choose from in Hamden. The most desirable apartment complexes are Aspen Glen and Town Walk, located in the Hamden Hills area, just five minutes away from Quinnipiac. Apartments are either one- or two-bedroom accommodations, ranging between $1,200 and $2,000 a month.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
November or December, if you are looking for the following August
Popular Areas
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $1,000
  • 2 BR: $1,300

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 45 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 46 responses

  • 4% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 15% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 65% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 15% 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 45 responses

  • 22% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 53% Somewhat helpful.
  • 24% Extremely helpful.
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