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.