Off-Campus Housing

Location
Ewing, NJ
Undergrads
6,295
Tuition (in-state)
$24,530 ($14,378)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I heard its cheaper than on campus housing

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The school does not get involved in off-campus housing. Students can choose to get off-campus housing and after that the school generally walks away. There are plenty of houses in the area for students to get housing but sometimes it is difficult to round up enough people to fill a house and the housing can be near bad areas. The houses themselves are usually in good condition and the landlords seem nice enough.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: As a commuter, I live at home with my parents.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Some parts of town are very unsafe others are very nice. Landlords tend to rip people off and not repair things when needed. Don't bother moving off campus unless you have too.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus houses are few and far between if not in an organization that has a house already. Prices are much higher for off campus housing than at other bigger schools in the state.

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  • 488th
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Sam Khazael
Hometown
Millburn, NJ
Major
Clinical Psychology
Grad Year
2011
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Though many juniors and seniors prefer to live on campus in TCNJ's apartment buildings and townhouses, a sizeable number also seek housing elsewhere. Whether it is to gain more independence and flexibility between social and academic lives or to cut back on costs of tuition, TCNJ students find off-campus housing a convenient and often practical option. Ewing, N.J. offers plenty of options. Many apartment associations can be searched via the rent search engines and listing sites. This is also true for houses.

Most students find it prudent and comfortable to split costs among four or more people. There are availabilities outside of Ewing, as well, in towns such as Lawrenceville, Hamilton, Morrisville, and the city of Trenton. Costs per individual usually end up in the affordable bracket of $450 to $500 a month, plus utilities. This usually comes out to less than what room and board cost at TCNJ, along with the meal plan, and it allows for a place to stay during the winter and summer breaks, too.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
38%
Freshmen Living Off Campus
4%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$10,998
Best Time to Look for a Place
Places are usually available all of the time; however, the best times to look for an option are mid- and late spring. Usually, houses are filled by the summer preceding the new fall semester. For those looking to sublease for six months, it is advisable to look early to mid-fall.
Popular Areas
  • Hamilton
  • Lawrenceville
  • The most popular areas are usually in the immediate vicinity of TCNJ: Ewingville Road, Pennington Road, Parkway Avenue, and their tributaries.
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $900
  • 2 BR: $1,500
  • 3 BR: $1,500
  • 4 BR: $2,000

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 35 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 36 responses

  • 0% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 8% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 78% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 14% 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 36 responses

  • 42% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 47% Somewhat helpful.
  • 11% Extremely helpful.
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