Off-Campus Housing

Location
Lubbock, TX
Undergrads
24,338
Tuition (in-state)
$19,772 ($9,242)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The off campus housing mostly consists of apartments directly across the street from the university, making it easy for students to get from their homes to their classes. The university's bus system makes it extremely easy for students to get from one end of campus to the other, and will even take students within a block of their apartments or homes.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are several apartment complexes that are very close to campus, but the closest ones are the most high priced and are not affordable. I live close to campus but in an apartment complex that is farthest away, if that makes sense. It's not a very nice apartment, and it's still pretty expensive. I am paying too much to live here.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I live off campus. Its decision between proximity and cost. farther away the cheaper it is

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have visited a few of the options, and I personally am pleased

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I absolutely love living off campus but anywhere near the university is expensive. You can find decent prices further away but you definitely need a car if you are not across the street from school.

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  • 81st
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Abby Stone
Major
Journalism
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Once you have spent your year in the dorms and you know which great friends can double as great roommates, off-campus housing is easy to find. There is a pretty good split between those who decide to live in a house and those who decide to live in an apartment. For the house dwellers, the best place to live is Tech Terrace. This is a neighborhood right across from campus with an eclectic group of old houses. The best way to find a house in Tech Terrace is to go to the neighborhood located between 19th and 34th streets and University and Indiana avenues and scan yards for the "House For Rent" signs.

If sophomores are not quite ready for the responsibility of either living in a house or buying new furniture, they can live in one of the many fully-furnished apartment complexes. In these complexes, each roommate signs his or her own lease and gets a personal bathroom and a bedroom fully furnished with a desk, dresser, bed, and mattress. There are three complexes that all sit side by side directly across from campus (not to mention the football stadium). It is very easy to find rooms in these apartment complexes. Whether you choose to live in a house or an apartment, furnished or not, it is important that it is close to campus. The parking situation on campus is always being complained about and is slow to change, so location of living is everything.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
75%
Freshmen Living Off Campus
14%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$2,730
Best Time to Look for a Place
The best time to start looking for a place and a roommate is anytime second semester. There is more than enough apartment-style housing in Lubbock to accommodate students. If you are looking to live in a house, "For Rent" signs start popping up at the end of each semester. The best way to get a house you know you'll like is to rent one of your friends' houses when they move out. Also, keep an eye on the classified sections of the Lubbock Avalanche Journal or the Daily Toreador.
Popular Areas
  • Overton Park
  • Tech Terrace
Average Rents
  • Studio: $375
  • 1 BR: $500
  • 2 BR: $650

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 132 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 133 responses

  • 2% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 4% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 67% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 28% 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 132 responses

  • 24% Not very helpful.
  • 2% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 57% Somewhat helpful.
  • 17% Extremely helpful.
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