Off-Campus Housing

Mahwah, NJ
Tuition (in-state)
$21,624 ($13,144)
Admission Difficulty
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2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: only some boys in frats live off campus

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I have no experience with off-campus housing.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I only explored off campus housing after I accepted on campus and I almost wish I would have lived off campus.

1 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are not really any options for off-campus housing, unless you're a guy and you join a fraternity--in which case, the frat houses are about fifteen minutes away from campus in New York state. Otherwise, there's nowhere else for students to live that's particularly close.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Awesome parties at some awesome houses. Its easy to get around mahwah and no house is more than 10 minutes off campus


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  • 1342nd
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Daniel Giacobbe
Communication Arts
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Aside from commuters whose families live in the surrounding area, there is little to no off-campus housing available to students. Mahwah is an upper-class area and property tends to be expensive; finding housing that is on a student's budget is next to impossible.

Students that elect to live off campus would do well looking in areas farther from Mahwah and braving a longer commute. Ramapo College does not have any official off-campus housing available at special or discounted prices; housing is guaranteed on campus for all four years for students in good academic and disciplinary standing. Students would be advised to live on campus, as it is the best deal in the area.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
Popular Areas
None-Mahwah is too expensive to be popular for a college student's budget.
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $900
  • 2 BR: $1,800
  • 3 BR: $2,100
Did You Know?
Sometimes, the College sets up students in hotels.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 35 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 34 responses

  • 44% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 35% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 18% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 3% 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 34 responses

  • 56% Not very helpful.
  • 15% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 21% Somewhat helpful.
  • 9% Extremely helpful.
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