Off-Campus Housing

Newark, DE
Tuition (in-state)
$25,940 ($9,670)
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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I do not live off campus, hear other students comments regarding off campus living

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is decent on our campus.

5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: A great many options for off-campus housing, ranging in price, housing options, proximity to campus. Most locations are very good quality; I have not heard any major complaints about off-campus housing.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing can be really expensive and hard to find. It takes forever to sign the lease and it's really competitive for places which are close to campus. It can take up to 6 months for you to even get the place sometimes so file it quickly and know you are definitely going to live there if you sign the lease because even that is not an easy process.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The housing off campus seems great!


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  • 99th
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

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Danielle Todd
Newark, Del.
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Nearly all students move off campus after their sophomore year into one of the options surrounding campus. UD students have nearly taken over all of the neighborhoods around campus, much to the dismay of the few remaining elderly residents who maliciously call the cops for any late-night noise. Options range from apartment complexes to houses, old and new. Some houses are extremely run-down, and students planning on partying hard usually look for these houses on purpose. Other students generally find something at least nicer than the dorms.

While most students find off-campus housing a more enjoyable experience than the dorms, you have to be careful about where you live. Certain areas are more dangerous than others, and some are considered Party Central. All the best places go first, so it's important to start looking early. Some students have had major issues with bad landlords who refuse to fix broken pipes and air conditioners and try to take advantage of them. There are also some very strict rules in the Newark standard lease that are worth paying careful attention to before signing.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
Beginning of spring semester
Popular Areas
  • Cleveland Avenue
  • East Main Street
  • Towne Court
Average Rents
  • Studio: $650
  • 1 BR: $750
  • 2 BR: $815
  • 3 BR: $1,200
  • House: $1,420

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 113 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 111 responses

  • 0% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 10% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 67% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 23% 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 111 responses

  • 45% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 47% Somewhat helpful.
  • 8% Extremely helpful.
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