Off-Campus Housing

Location
Saint Louis, MO
Undergrads
8,806
Tuition
$36,090
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: It is not cheap to live off campus, but it isn't that much more than living in the dorms. I lived in Coronado and my rent was $400 + $100 for parking. There are many options - all bordering the campus. All the apartments are pretty nice - I have seen much worse. There are really no bad options and it really just depends on what you are looking for.

It is really nice having so much off campus housing available across the street from campus. You just have to stomach the price.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: The quality is great, but the pricing is definitely high. Sometimes, there are long waiting lists.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The off-campus housing is average. I think that some of the prices are too high.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Options, a lot of them

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I do not know much about the off campus housing.

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  • 40th
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Katie Kuemmel
Hometown
Waukesha, WI
Major
Occupational Therapy
Grad Year
2012
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There are a variety of off-campus housing options for juniors and seniors. Because freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus, most students move off campus for their last two years. The most popular off-campus apartments are directly across the street from campus, but they are privately owned. Although there are plenty of options, all of the best apartments (two and three bedrooms are the most desirable) generally fill in November for leases starting in May and August of the following year.

All of the apartments close to campus are expensive, but they are still more affordable than on-campus housing. Although apartments two to three blocks away from campus are much cheaper, students are willing to pay the higher price to stay close to campus. The apartments directly off campus generally include utilities, cable, and Internet with the rent price, which is much more convenient than organizing it all on your own. Most of the apartments have been renovated within the past 10 years, and the landlords also offer facility perks that include the free use of exercise rooms, pools, and entertainment rooms.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
47%
Freshmen Living Off Campus
10%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$10,380
Best Time to Look for a Place
Start in September about a year before you want to lease. Although spots are available into March, the most desirable apartments (two and three bedrooms) are generally filled by November.
Popular Areas
  • Continental Life Building
  • Coronado Place
  • Drake Apartments
  • Lindell Towers
  • Moolah
  • PW Shoe Lofts
  • Spring Street Lofts
  • University Heights Lofts
Average Rents
  • Studio: $750
  • 1 BR: $900
  • 2 BR: $1,500
  • 3 BR: $2,200

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 76 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 77 responses

  • 1% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 5% 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.
  • 34% 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 77 responses

  • 32% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 49% Somewhat helpful.
  • 18% Extremely helpful.
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