Off-Campus Housing

Vestal, NY
Tuition (in-state)
$16,795 ($7,645)
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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Pros: close to the bars and downtown center

Cons: sometimes miss dorm life

Availability: lofts/apt. go quicker

Convenience: usually have multiple bus stops

Cost: depends on your location (more expensive the closer you get to the downtown area)

Landlords: really have to be careful (pages that help with this)

Parking: really expensive

Safety: decent but can be sketchy at times

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The neighborhood isn't the greatest depending where you get a place but theres some amazing student housing complexes that are gorgeous, new, affordable and many close to the nightlife.

5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Many students suggest off campus housing because it is cheaper.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Fairly close to campus with bus routes and inexpensive

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are different off-campus housing options, but I do not see myself leaving campus soon.

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  • 47th
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Mills Horton
Geneseo, Illinois
English-Creative Writing
Grad Year
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The decision to live off campus is one that should not be made without careful planning and consideration. Most students don't make the move until junior or senior year. Moving too early may be an unwise decision for students who find themselves unprepared to take on the responsibilities of living off campus. But with these responsibilities come a lot more privacy and freedom. The off-campus housing in and around Binghamton is extremely cheap, and the quantity of available housing never shortens. There is a large variety in the kinds of off-campus housing available. Some students prefer a location closer to the downtown and nightlife, while others choose to remain closer to campus. It is quite easy to live off campus anywhere in the surrounding area, even without a car, because of the simple public transportation.

Binghamton does not place or locate any off-campus housing for students. In order to find the best option, it must be a self-motivated effort. This kind of motivation and effort is what is needed to still successfully live and thrive in college while being able to enjoy the benefits of off-campus living.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
The best time to look for off-campus housing is in the later months of each semester: October, November, March, April, and May.
Popular Areas
  • Hawley Street Apartments
  • Hayes Community
  • Holly Brook Apartments
  • Leroy Street
  • Main Street
  • Oak Street
  • Riviera Ridge Apartments
  • Twin River Commons
  • University Plaza
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $400
  • 2 BR: $525
  • 3 BR: $775

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 85 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 85 responses

  • 1% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 1% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 61% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 36% 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 85 responses

  • 33% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 49% Somewhat helpful.
  • 18% Extremely helpful.


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