Off-Campus Housing

Salisbury, MD
Tuition (in-state)
$16,046 ($7,700)
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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Houses are not hard to find in Salisbury. Girls can only live with 3 other girls (4 total) or else it is considered a "brothel" by some ancient law that hasn't been overturned yet. You just need to be careful about the area you live in because some are pretty sketchy. There are a lot of houses close to campus that are cheap and have decent parking and everything so as long as you don't go house hunting last minute you should have a problem attaining a decent house in a decent location.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I don't know much about off-campus housing seeing as I live on campus right now but I have heard people mention that the prices are reasonable. There are also many brochures given to us in our mail that have to do with available housing.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Some of the places can be very expensive you just got to find the right deal. Once you're off campus your on your own so its kinda nice to not have RA's breathing down your back

2 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Lived with parents but know most housing expensive

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: freedom but costs a lot


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  • 77th
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Harsh Desai
Salisbury, MD
Biology/ Pre-medicine
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On-campus housing for upperclassmen is restricted to three buildings on campus. As a result, a large number of upperclassmen move off campus after their freshman year. However, this is not a big issue because the University owns a large amount of property surrounding campus and rents it out to students—there are usually four people per house. Other than houses, University Village and University Park apartments are available to students, and they offer shuttle service between the apartments and the main campus. There are also apartment complexes and housing establishments a few miles from campus, though students do need a car in order to live there. While rent is certainly more expensive than living on campus, there is plenty of space available, and the University holds a renters fair every spring to alert students to available spaces.

Most students live off campus after their freshman year, and only about a quarter of the total student body lives on campus. Most students are able to find housing within a couple of miles of the main campus. Making this housing choice offers students more independence and a look into "real world" living. For students who stay on campus, the major draw is the meal plan and the ability to sleep a little more without worrying about being late to classes. On the whole, off-campus housing is extremely popular and widely available at SU.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
Students planning to rent homes or apartments should start looking during the spring semester so they can secure suitable housing options close to campus and within acceptable price ranges.
Popular Areas
  • Camden Avenue houses
  • Cynthia Place is a popular housing establishment. Offering three bedroom townhomes, it is located within walking distance of campus.
  • The Seasons townhouses on Riverside Drive are specifically geared towards students.
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $700
  • House: $1,100

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 48 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 48 responses

  • 2% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 4% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 56% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 38% 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 47 responses

  • 15% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 45% Somewhat helpful.
  • 40% Extremely helpful.
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