Off-Campus Housing

Location
Memphis, TN
Undergrads
1,899
Tuition
$38,092
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Most students live on campus all 4 years. Parking is difficult off campus.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I personally don't have a house, but a lot of the houses I have been to are super nice. They are in friendly neighborhoods with families (some of them like to call the cops...).

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Honestly I'm not sure as to off-campus housing. I know plenty of students who went about living off campus, and in many cases relatively close to the school. I know now, due to the increased number of students, Rhodes has been offering incentives to those who decide to move off campus. I stayed on campus all four years, so I don't have personal experience with that. But everyone who searched for off-campus housing found it, so I guess it is relatively easy.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Not having personal experience with off-campus housing, I have heard from friends that it is much cheaper to live off campus. However, you must take into account security as there are sometimes crimes in the area. However, campus safety patrols the area regularly 24/7. It is much more convenient to live on campus though and have your classes at your doorstep and not have to worry about driving or walking to class during bad weather, etc.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Approximately 25% of the students live off-campus at Rhodes. The city of Memphis provides plenty of housing near the college. Most of the locations are safe and conveniently located near basic necessities.

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  • 1118th
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Julia Fawal
Hometown
Birmingham, Alabama
Major
English
Grad Year
2014
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For students who decide to make the move off campus, there are plenty of nearby areas to pick from. Craigslist is an easy way to look for a suitable place, or you can take a quick drive around various areas and look for signs and advertisements. Safety is an issue, but there are many houses within walking or biking distance of Rhodes that feel a bit more homey than areas farther into the city. If parents are concerned, some Rhodes staff members in the offices are even willing to check out an area and give an honest opinion on its security.

In many cases, living in an off-campus house or apartment is even cheaper than remaining in the dorms. The expense varies depending on the location; some houses in Mud Island and Germantown are much nicer but much more expensive than houses closer to campus. That's one reason why most students don't tend to venture out too far away from Rhodes. In general, though, it's not too difficult to find a nice and reasonably priced place to live if you decide you're ready for a place of your own. Just make sure you factor in the price of food and utilities, have someone look over your lease, and double-check the safety of the area.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
27%
Freshmen Living Off Campus
5%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$9,504
Best Time to Look for a Place
Start of spring semester
Popular Areas
  • Midtown
  • Mud Island
  • Overton Park
Average Rents
  • Studio: $650
  • 1 BR: $700
  • 2 BR: $800
  • 3 BR: $1,000
  • 4 BR: $1,300
  • House: $1,200

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 27 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 24 responses

  • 17% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 21% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 50% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 12% 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

  • 35% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 62% Somewhat helpful.
  • 4% Extremely helpful.
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