Off-Campus Housing

New Paltz, NY
Tuition (in-state)
$16,008 ($6,758)
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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Living in the town of New Paltz is very expensive as a student, but if you have a car you can live in nearby Poughkeepsie or Newburgh. If you do choose to live in New Paltz, it is very easy to find an apartment within walking distance of campus. The problem of course is the price, but for some people it's worth it.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are choices and apartments near the campus. Apartments are just made to be so unaffordable for college students these days. Its definitely something I know I can't afford.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Its an annoying process and the landlords around here can really be a pain, but living off campus is really worth it. Most things in this town are within walking distance, unless you get a place far from the center of town. The prices are a bit high, but I suppose that's the price you pay to live in a college town. You really have to check out the place before you sign a lease. I've seen some awful looking apartments and some beautiful ones.There are a lot of options, even if it doesn't seem that way. Check them out!

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of options if you want to live off campus. Most juniors and seniors live off. All housing is pretty close to campus.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It is usually very easy to find someone who has a room available.


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  • 291st
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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Samuel Borenzweig
New York City
Grad Year
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Living off campus is awesome—though, it definitely requires responsibility. Grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning, and paying bills are all in one's own hands; for some students, these tasks are too daunting to justify the move away from dorms and the dining hall.

There are many options for off-campus housing, though some are better than others. Some students opt to live in the affordable Southside Terrace Apartments, a kind of rundown apartment complex. Others find a group of friends to rent a house with. Students can pay as little as $450 or as much as $700 per month, depending on the location (prices rise depending on how close the house is to campus) and number of roommates (the more, the cheaper!).

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
The beginning of the second semester
Popular Areas
Southside Terrace Apartments
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $700
  • 2 BR: $1,060

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 47 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 47 responses

  • 2% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 6% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 72% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 19% 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 46 responses

  • 24% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 63% Somewhat helpful.
  • 13% Extremely helpful.
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