Off-Campus Housing

Storrs, CT
Tuition (in-state)
$29,074 ($11,242)
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College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I never lived in an off campus apartment.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are plenty of options for off-campus housing however it can get pretty pricey.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There isn't much around and once you leave campus you can't get back on.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I find it too far and expensive to live off-campus.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I've never lived in off campus housing, but from what I've seen the options vary greatly. The apartments are generally much nicer and more spacious than the dorms.


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  • 857th
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

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Jordan Acker
Harwinton, CT
Journalism & Sociology
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Off-campus apartments are where the major parties take place, so you can imagine what the inside of these apartments looks like. On-campus apartments are hard to get, so a lot of people opt to get one off campus. This requires you to have a car, even though there is an apartment shuttle bus that goes to Celeron and Carriage (the two most popular off-campus apartments). If you want to party on the weekends and don’t mind the noise, it’s a great place to live.  

However, there are lots of other apartment options farther away from campus (a couple of miles at most). Parking is definitely better when you live off campus and commute, too. On-campus apartments like Hilltop and Charter Oak are nicer and better choices if you don’t have a car. There are many apartments around campus to choose from, so do your research to find the best one and best location for you.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
During the housing selection process
Popular Areas
  • Carriage House
  • Celeron Square Apartments
  • Hunting Lodge Apartments
Average Rents
  • Studio: $600
  • 1 BR: $750
  • 2 BR: $965
  • 3 BR: $1,300

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 98 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 99 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.
  • 60% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 13% 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 98 responses

  • 16% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 61% Somewhat helpful.
  • 22% Extremely helpful.


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