Off-Campus Housing

Location
College Station, TX
Undergrads
36,219
Tuition (in-state)
$25,035 ($8,506)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are many apartments in College Station. Most student opt to move off the campus after their first year. It is important to shop around and get the best price and not to fall for the tanning salons, water-park worthy swimming pools. On the other hand don't just go for a super cheap apartment, check the crime ratings! There are also many houses and condos for rent, these often require a year-long lease. Don't forget to check for bed bugs. With the high traffic of people moving in and out of the housing this can be a problem.

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Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: I maintained a residence not far from campus so I did not stay in off-campus housing nor did I stay in a dorm. There are no dorms at this campus but I know based on the communications I received from the school, the housing offered was reasonable.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Living off-campus promotes a sense of self-sustainability, while at the same time promoting good study habits. Off-Campus housing is respectful and empathizing with students about student life.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: I have loved living off campus. It has given me extra freedom.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Texas A&M doesn't require freshman to live on campus and a new housing community goes up just about every week!

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  • 18th
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Isuey Asuzena Iraheta
Hometown
Houston, Texas
Major
Psychology
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Most Texas A&M students start off living in a dorm and then upgrade to an off-campus apartment or a house. Living off campus has its advantages and disadvantages. On the plus side, you get your own personal space, a kitchen, and a living a room, so it’s practically a home. But, on the other hand, you will have to pay your own utility bills and deal with finding transportation to school.

There are hundreds of apartments near campus, all at reasonable rates. Some students prefer to live in cheaper houses in Bryan, but this means they have to sacrifice the convenience of living close to campus. Many students say the best option is to try to get a house close to campus, so you won’t have to search for parking on campus. Plsu, the bus system is pretty good, and there are routes from most apartments to different spots on campus. Obviously the choice is yours, but remember that any place, big or small, can be called home.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
76%
Freshmen Living Off Campus
34%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$8,400
Best Time to Look for a Place
Around spring break (for the following year).
Popular Areas
  • Scandia Apartments
  • Sterling Apartments
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $600
  • 2 BR: $700
  • 3 BR: $1,000

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 216 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 213 responses

  • 1% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 4% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 61% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 35% 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 213 responses

  • 22% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 59% Somewhat helpful.
  • 19% Extremely helpful.
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