Off-Campus Housing

Location
Salisbury, MD
Undergrads
7,323
Tuition (in-state)
$16,046 ($7,700)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Avoid any off campus housing on MD state names streets. Not a good neighborhood. Any housing off of Camden street is usually good and its close to the school.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I honestly would not know since I live on campus. I heard it's great though.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I have not lived in the off-campus housing yet as I am only entering my Sophomore year. Many students choose to live off campus and the university highly encourages it, offering plenty of help for finding off-campus housing. I do know that more often than not the off-campus non-affiliated housing is much cheaper than the university-affiliated housing.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: For the first two years, students are required to live on campus, after that, it is your personal choice. There are many houses and apartment complexes around the campus so its easy to find a place off campus if you want to.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Recently the school has changed its policy on housing, stating that freshman and sophomores must live on campus but juniors and seniors can find off-campus housing. There are three off-campus complexes that the school will gladly help the student find and complete the process. One of these is new and has just had its first residents in the past year or two. These complexes can be relatively expensive and the student will have a sort of Residence Assistant (RA). There is parking provided for these complexes and they are safe. There is also many housing agencies around the area that allow students to lease houses with two or three other roommates. These houses can range from relatively cheap to pretty expensive. The houses around campus don't really have a lot of parking but for the most part they are safe for the residents.

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  • 77th
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Harsh Desai
Hometown
Salisbury, MD
Major
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
60%
Freshmen Living Off Campus
17%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$9,990
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 52 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 51 responses

  • 4% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 4% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 55% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 37% 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 51 responses

  • 14% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 47% Somewhat helpful.
  • 39% Extremely helpful.
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