Off-Campus Housing

Location
Radford, VA
Undergrads
8,023
Tuition (in-state)
$20,160 ($8,590)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Have not lived off campus yet, but a lot of people seem to be pleased with it!

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: most people live off campus after their freshman year

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus normally means across the street from campus. Don't expect luxurious apartments and don't expect to save money living off campus. Most apartments don't come furnished so by the time you pay for rent, utilities, wi-fi, cable, and furniture you might as well have just lived on campus. It's too much of a hassle unless you're staying in your apartment/town house over breaks and plan to live there after graduation.

But many students live off campus even with all the hassle because they can throw parties and consume alcohol/drugs more easily.

1 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I do not live off campus, and do not look for apartments.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I will be living in Greenhill apartments next year along with many of my peers. They are beautiful and fully furnished, close to transportation and campus. It's perfect. Check it out.

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  • 78th
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kerith Rae
Hometown
South Africa
Major
Business Management/Public Relations
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Housing around Radford's campus is decent in quality and affordability. There are hundreds of options available from a multitude of realty companies, and many of them are within two or three blocks from campus. There are townhomes, apartments, and houses available in a variety of room combinations. Most off-campus housing ranges from $300 to $400 in rent and around $80 in utilities. The average college student can survive on $150 a month for food, not counting alcohol, so the total cost of living off campus is usually between $700 to $1,000 cheaper than living on campus. The majority of off-campus housing contains laundry facilities, either within the homes or apartments themselves or within the complex, for a fee. All realty companies offer a repair service.

The average off-campus apartment is old and thoroughly used, so it is important for students to know the policies of their realtors when it comes to repainting and replacement carpeting prior to the start of the lease. While most student housing is within two or three blocks from the campus, certain apartment complexes are a mile or two away. For students who choose to live in Hunters Ridge, the RU Transit is a convenient option for getting to and from campus. The complex has an agreement with the school, so there is no need for students living there to commute.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
63%
Freshmen Living Off Campus
3%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$7,498
Best Time to Look for a Place
As soon as possible. The earlier you start looking, the easier it is to find a place. Off-campus housing is incredibly popular, and the good places go very quickly.
Popular Areas
Two or three blocks from the school
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $400
  • 2 BR: $600
  • 3 BR: $900

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 41 responses

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  • 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 42 responses

  • 0% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 2% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 60% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 38% 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 42 responses

  • 26% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 57% Somewhat helpful.
  • 17% Extremely helpful.
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