Off-Campus Housing

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Tuition
$45,874
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing options are plentiful and of excellent quality. Since Saratoga Springs is largely a summer town, there are plenty of options from Fall-Spring. That said, the on-campus options for upperclassmen are also very good so most just live on-campus.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't look for or lived off -campus.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Students must live on campus there first two years. After, students can either live in the apartments on campus or seek off campus housing. Since there are many on campus options that are more convenient, I don't intend to move off campus, but there are plenty of options. Most parties happen off campus.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus apartments are great to live in.

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  • 762nd
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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Caroline Wurtzel
Hometown
Great Neck, NY
Major
English (Studio Art Minor)
Grad Year
2012
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Approximately 15 percent of Skidmore students live off campus. So, off-campus housing is not as popular at Skidmore as it is at other colleges. This can be attributed to the two on-campus apartment villages that allow upperclassmen to live in apartments and still be on campus, protected by the Office of Residential Life. However, for students who do choose to live off campus, the price can be cheaper than living in Scribner or Northwoods. There are many options for off-campus housing; it is not very difficult to find a house to live in off campus that is in close proximity to school. It is certainly helpful to have a car if you're living off campus, but it's not required if you live near a bus stop. The off-campus housing ranges from studio apartments to full-sized houses.

Students must register with Res Life if they are living off-campus. Residential Life can help, minimally, with your search for off-campus housing. Additionally, you must be a junior or senior to live off campus.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
15%
Freshmen Living Off Campus
0%
Best Time to Look for a Place
The spring semester before you plan to move for the fall
Popular Areas
  • Anywhere close to downtown/campus
  • Church Street
  • State Street
  • The Algonquin on Broadway
  • Woodlawn Avenue
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $750
  • 2 BR: $995
  • 3 BR: $1,400

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 26 responses

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Excellent
  • 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 26 responses

  • 8% Extremely helpful.
  • 46% Somewhat helpful.
  • 46% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.

What is the off-campus housing selection like near campus and is it worth it?    Based on 27 responses

  • 26% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 52% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 11% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 11% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
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