Off-Campus Housing

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Undergrads
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Tuition
$39,794
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: I think we only have one apartment complex that's actually associated with the school, and it's kinda crappy. There's a multitude of other options in the area, though, you just have to be concerned about proximity and safety. I rented a house a couple blocks away for my senior year and it was a great decision!

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It's most definitely cheaper than on-campus housing. A lot of times, Rhodes students tend to forget that we're in the great city of Memphis. We get stuck in the Rhodes Bubble. Living off campus helps break that cycle and serves as a reminder of the opportunities we have outside of our 100 acre haven.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: housing is to expensive on campus

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: We have an entire apartment complex available half a block away from campus. Rhodes also allows posters of available housing to be posted around campus.

4 College Junior

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

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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
$9,884
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 29 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

How helpful is the school in helping students find off-campus housing?    Based on 28 responses

  • 36% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 57% Somewhat helpful.
  • 7% Extremely helpful.

What is the off-campus housing selection like near campus and is it worth it?    Based on 28 responses

  • 14% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 21% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 46% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 18% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
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