Off-Campus Housing

Location
Philadelphia, PA
Undergrads
24,382
Tuition (in-state)
$23,422 ($13,596)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Many different appartments and houses to choose from

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It is either expensive, dangerous, or a bad quality apartment.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There is not much off-campus housing.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Great but very dangerous at night.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I do not live near campus and I am a commuter. Therefore, I do not know much about off campus housing other than it issomeone expensive if you plan to live alone. However, renting a house with a group of friends is not too expensive.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 155th
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Overall, finding off-campus housing is not as hard as many people make it out to be. With Temple’s two-year on and two-year off program, you can live on campus for your first two years, but after that you do have to move off campus. Temple has an office to help students find off-campus housing, and a lot of the time off-campus housing may be closer or cheaper than on-campus housing.

The Edge at Avenue North gives you the experience of actually living in an apartment. Another plus is that these apartments are actually apartments rather than suites or regular dorms with a communal shower. They are more spacious, and you have your own kitchen space. Lots of Temple students, as well as other university students, live at these locations, so you will still receive the same experience of the college atmosphere as living on campus. If you are interested in off-campus housing, there are many resources, such as the Student Assistance Center and Temple News, the student newspaper.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
82%
Freshmen Living Off Campus
23%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$11,142
Best Time to Look for a Place
As soon as you realize you need housing-the earlier you look, the closer to campus and the cheaper the rent will be.
Popular Areas
  • In between Broad and 18th streets
  • The Edge at Avenue North
  • University Village
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $650
  • 2 BR: $1,020
  • 3 BR: $1,300
  • 4 BR: $2,000

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 188 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 189 responses

  • 2% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 8% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 66% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 24% 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 188 responses

  • 23% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 59% Somewhat helpful.
  • 18% Extremely helpful.

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