Off-Campus Housing

Location
Upland, IN
Undergrads
1,846
Tuition
$28,514
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Many people chose to stay on campus, because we have strong ties to our dorm floors. There are affordable apartments that are both university owned and non university owned. There are also houses that always rent to students.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus apartments are available only for seniors. There are two "off campus" apartments that are pretty much on campus and are owned by the school, but there are some other options around Upland.

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: There are houses to rent and a few small apartment areas

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: My school has three on-campus apartment buildings, but they still count as off-campus. There is a neighborhood outside the school, so many students will rent houses there as well. The apartments are very nice and the houses seem to be better than descent as well. It is hard to get approved to move off-campus because so many students want to, but it's worth the process. I will definitely apply to move off-campus for my senior year.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It is extremely hard to apply for off campus housing, not many are accepted. You are granted based on credits and GPA.

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  • 1157th
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Chandler Birch
Hometown
Billings, Montana
Major
Professional Writing
Grad Year
2014
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Many Taylor students stay in the residence halls all four years. The reason for this is twofold: first, many students simply love their dorms too much, and second, getting into off-campus housing is incredibly difficult and complicated. Hopefully, the needless complications will lessen over time as Taylor acquires more housing options. Currently, the off-campus housing is quite limited, with a little more than 10 available homes for upperclassmen, but what the housing lacks in quantity it makes up for (largely) in quality: Most houses are close enough to campus that gas money is a minor consideration, and the houses are large enough to harbor as many as 10 housemates. 

On average, off-campus housing is roughly as expensive as on-campus dormitory life, if not a little cheaper. Other benefits include the chance to acquire even more independence and develop great relationships with housemates.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
18%
Freshmen Living Off Campus
4%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$6,206
Best Time to Look for a Place
Students should begin looking for off-campus housing opportunities at least a semester, if not a year, ahead of time. Because the Taylor-owned apartments use a lottery selection system, it is important to get one's name in as soon as possible.
Average Rents
3 BR: $850
Did You Know?
Married students automatically qualify for off-campus housing. Because Taylor students are known for "getting hitched" during or soon after college, it's not uncommon for single upperclassmen to be passed over for off-campus housing in favor of a married couple.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 44 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 45 responses

  • 16% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 24% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 47% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 13% 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 45 responses

  • 31% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 51% Somewhat helpful.
  • 18% Extremely helpful.
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