Off-Campus Housing

New York, NY
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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Expensive but close to campus.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Housing in NYC is VERY different than other places (smaller cities). You're looking at smaller units with higher prices, and less amenities. However, it is not too difficult to find roommates, or units for that matter - but know what you are looking for and what you are willing to pay. If you use a Broker/Realtor to help, you will have to pay them 12% of the yearly rent (or sometimes one month, or a discounted rate for some because of student status) for their services. They are ALWAYS busy, especially during the summer, and they're not nearly as helpful (because of this) as what you may have experienced in other places.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Very expensive, lots of work to obtain a new lease

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: TC does not provide off-campus housing list. They give tips on selecting and contracting housing. But, students interact very actively on housing on facebook and TC portal.

College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Used a Broker – I already knew people in the city, which might make it easier to look for an apartment. It is less expensive to live outside of Manhattan, but it will be a bit of a commute.


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Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 10 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 9 responses

  • 0% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 11% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 89% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 0% 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 8 responses

  • 12% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 75% Somewhat helpful.
  • 12% Extremely helpful.
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