Off-Campus Housing

Location
Lawrenceville, NJ
Undergrads
3,931
Tuition
$33,420
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It is expensive, regardless, due to tuition rates.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: The School gives you no help.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I'm only a freshman, so i can't move off of campus yet. I've heard decent things about the process of living off campus, but since i haven't gone through this myself, I can't really say much about it

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Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: I'm a commuter and live with my parents while going to Rider, so none of my answers for this section are applicable.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Unkown on this topic i live on campus

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  • 840th
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Mell Chase
Hometown
Mount Laurel, NJ
Major
Biology
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Off-campus housing is cheaper than living in the dorms, but many students say it can be hard to find a good place to live off campus. There isn’t any off-campus housing within walking distance of the main campus, so be prepared to drive at least 10 minutes to get to class. There is commuter parking available at Rider, but it is always full, so you'll need to arrive early to campus to get a spot.

The benefits of living on campus are that you won't have to worry about parking and it is easier to make friends, but there are benefits to living off campus, as well. The main one is that it teaches you responsibility before you head out into the "real world." You'll get to learn how to manage your money, and you’ll get to cook what you want (and perfect your cooking skills!). Generally, it probably makes the most sense to live on campus your freshman and sophomore years, and then move off campus when you’re a junior or senior.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
44%
Freshmen Living Off Campus
12%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$9,600
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $1,100
  • 2 BR: $1,500
Did You Know?
The Office of Off Campus Living is there to assist students who commute or want to live off campus. It provides resources such as budget worksheets, apartment listings, and safety tips.

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 40 responses

  • 12% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 20% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 52% 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 39 responses

  • 41% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 54% Somewhat helpful.
  • 5% Extremely helpful.
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