Off-Campus Housing

Location
Orlando, FL
Undergrads
36,775
Tuition (in-state)
$22,345 ($6,247)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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2 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Lots of crime in the area, I would not recommend it.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: The ones that I have seen are much cheaper than the ones on campus but has more perks than the ones on campus.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: If you forget something you cannot simply walk back, you would have to take a bus or ride a bike. Other than that it seems to be about the same or a bit better than On-Campus.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is usually pretty expensive but located really close to UCF.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are all kinds of off campus apartments including a few that are affiliated with the university. There is also a shuttle system from these apartments to the campus

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  • 14th
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Nathalie Desdunes
Hometown
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Major
Marketing
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By a majority vote, living off campus isn't just the right way to go, it's the only way. UCF is a huge commuter school with most of its students living off campus in either apartments or houses. In and around the UCF area, it's easy to find what suits you and your budget. Many complexes are geared towards student housing and offer individual leases for each tenant. Apartments can offer you what dorms can't-your own washer and dryer, your own bedroom and bathroom, balconies, clubhouses, and many other amenities.

Apartments are conveniently located next to campus; some are as close as one mile away. Living off campus is convenient and more private. Off-campus living is very social; many students meet their friends through being neighbors and bumping into each other in their complexes. Off-campus living is strongly recommended.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
79%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$9,300
Best Time to Look for a Place
For Fall Semester, start looking during the preceding Spring Semester.
Popular Areas
Apartments within five miles of UCF’s main campus
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $810
  • 2 BR: $650
  • Studio: $480

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 969 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 956 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.
  • 60% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 34% 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 956 responses

  • 16% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 51% Somewhat helpful.
  • 33% Extremely helpful.
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