Off-Campus Housing

Nashville, TN
Tuition (in-state)
$18,954 ($6,426)
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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The apartments are really close to the school so that is a pro. There is a shuttle that goes to and from campus and takes students back to their apartment complex so that is another pro. A con would be that the apartment students cannot eat in the cafeteria they only get a DB.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing may not be the prettiest of the bunch but it does give you a breath of fresh air, from campus compressed environment.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus is okay for me.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: If you have a decent job and don't mind keeping up on bills, there are a lot of nice surrounding places.

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2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The housing near my school is not ideal. The apartments are not very nice, and the neighborhood isn't exactly the nicest or safest place in the city. The cost isn't bad, and it is extremely close to the school, but sometimes that isn't always a good thing.


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  • 932nd
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

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Stephanie Richardson
Tuskegee, AL
Art Concentration Graphic Design, Minor Communications concentration in Journalism
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The decision to live on or off campus is really dependent on the student and how much money they have. Many students live in areas such as Antioch or Donelson, which are at least a 20-minute drive to TSU, but the areas are safer and less expensive. Other popular areas include Bellevue and Brentwood, but these areas are pretty expensive, so it is best to have a couple of roommates, and the cost of gas and basic necessities when located so far away can be a hassle. There are several areas around TSU such as Charlotte and West End that have pretty decent apartments, but the rent is expensive because they are right in the middle of downtown Nashville; however, transportation is hardly an issue in these locations, because there are buses that run to and from school on the hour, but less frequently in the evening. It really depends on what you are looking for, how much money you have, and how well you know the area. The best advice is to talk to other students to get a good idea of what is available. Local residents and TSU students get along really well. Many of the local residents own restaurants in the area and they hire students to deliver, host/hostess, and help in any way they can. If you are on scholarships, which most students are, it is much cheaper to live on campus, because you don't have to worry about paying monthly bills such as rent and utilities. This allows a student to spend their money on necessities like food and partying, which are some of the best things about Nashville!

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
The summer before school starts and the spring semester before the summer
Popular Areas
  • Antioch
  • Bellevue
  • Harding Place
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $550
  • 2 BR: $680
  • Studio: $590

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 53 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 54 responses

  • 9% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 19% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 59% 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 53 responses

  • 23% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 58% Somewhat helpful.
  • 19% Extremely helpful.
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