Off-Campus Housing

Location
Kirksville, MO
Undergrads
5,357
Tuition (in-state)
$12,968 ($7,096)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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4 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: Can't beat the cost of living around here, it's finding a parking spot that will cost you an arm and a leg.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Love the convenience. I am less than a mile from the school.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I still live on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Extremely cheaper than on campus housing, but much harder to find one close enough to campus.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: While the school doesn't help much in finding off campus housing, it is fairly easy to find on your own. Most housing is cheap, quality varies as does proximity to campus.

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  • 35th
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jessica Gasch
Major
French/Linguistics
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Kirksville is an excellent place for students to get their feet wet before the dive into complete independence, and rent will never run them dry. It's very uncommon for off-campus undergraduates to live alone, and one person's share of rent (including utilities) is almost never more than $275. There isn't too much luxury here, but most apartments are fairly new, with working facilities and not a whole lot of wear and tear. If a student chooses a house, the range is a little broader. Crickety porches and peeling paint are not uncommon, but as long as they're still standing, they're a pretty good investment.

If you are awarded a room-and-board scholarship, living on campus is obviously free, but if you choose to move, the University will give a per-semester stipend. However, remember that the freedom that an apartment allows is curbed by the responsibility of grocery shopping, cooking your own meals, and cleaning. However, since Truman is a dry campus, a house or apartment is the way to go if you want to throw parties. It's very important to thoroughly check out the fine print of the contract and the real condition of facilities before you sign anything. Don't let a smooth-talking landlord fool you into accepting a dripping faucet or a 12-month deal that will force you to pay while you're home for the summer.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
55%
Freshmen Living Off Campus
3%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$7,656
Best Time to Look for a Place
Late fall for the following fall
Popular Areas
  • Behind Centennial Hall
  • North of Normal Street
Average Rents
  • Studio: $250
  • 1 BR: $300
  • 2 BR: $485
  • 3 BR: $700

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 37 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 38 responses

  • 0% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 0% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 55% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 45% 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 38 responses

  • 50% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 45% Somewhat helpful.
  • 5% Extremely helpful.
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