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 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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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Have yet to move into my apartment, but so far its great

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are so many off-campus living options, it's dizzying. Whether you want to live in luxury or want to find a cheap apartment, there are options for you. However, due to the size of the city and school, some locations aren't very convenient.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Have different selection can choose

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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 213 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 211 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 210 responses

  • 22% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 60% Somewhat helpful.
  • 18% Extremely helpful.
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