Off-Campus Housing

Bridgeport, CT
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3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: If you do not put in the work for finding an off campus house then you will have a lot of difficulty. Residential life does not really help find off campus housing but they do make it very easy to be approved to move off campus. Not too many students move off campus so I am assuming that is why Res life does not really provide too much information on that. When I lived off campus my sophomore year I had a lot of difficulty finding a cheap place to live that is close to campus. I couldn't get close to campus because it was pretty expensive living alone. I couldn't find a roommate because most of my friends are athletes and have their housing paid for by the school.

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: the area is not safe to live especially with kids.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Affordable

Cannot go wrong

Close to campus

2 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: The water front property in Bridgeport is historically toxic due to over pollution from industrial waste in the area. The gentrification is evident in the type of industry within the city. The off-campus housing is expensive due to a variety of reasons. For example the high taxes the city pays due to large government funding which has been historically exploited by corrupt politicians that manipulate gaps in legislation therefore continuing the cycle of high taxes. Although in the immediate area of the university of Bridgeport seems somewhat o.k. to the naked eye, slum lords and poverty is a major issue in the demographic area.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Parking Is available. Its a great to become an independent person.


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Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 34 responses

Very poor
  • 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 33 responses

  • 6% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 21% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 48% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 24% 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 33 responses

  • 42% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 45% Somewhat helpful.
  • 12% Extremely helpful.
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