Off-Campus Housing

Moscow, ID
Tuition (in-state)
$19,000 ($6,212)
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4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: The pros of off-campus housing in Moscow are freedom, space, and being able to cook your own meals rather than eating campus dining every day. The small size of the town and the frequency and convenience of the free bus mean that living off campus is really not much more difficult than living on campus. Even when you live off campus, a car is absolutely not necessary. Walking, biking, and riding the bus are all completely viable options for your transportation. There are multiple property management agencies that cater mostly to students, so finding and renting an apartment or house is extremely easy. The cost is slightly higher than it would be somewhere that is not a college town, but it tends to be much less expensive than living on campus. The one warning I would give anyone looking for off-campus housing is this: DO NOT RENT FROM UNIVERSITY CITY

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I have not personally lived off-campus yet, but a few of my friends lived in an apartment that I spent a lot of time at, and more of my friends have grouped up in an apartment that they enjoy very much. From what I am told, cost-effectiveness is very good for a students who have part-time jobs, and the landlords are friendly and polite.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It's expensive to live on and off campus. Just because this is a college town, they charge astronomical prices for rent for crappy apartments.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I have not had the chance to live off campus yet but next year I am. I have lots of friends that do live off campus and they have really enjoyed it. The landlords are really nice and there are a few pretty new living facilities.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of selections, usually the cost of living off-campus is less because the cost of living on campus also includes a meal plan.


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  • 108th
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Toluwani Adekunle
International Studies
Grad Year
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There are a lot of apartments available to students who want to live off campus, and although proximity to campus is a very important factor, the small size of Moscow makes it easy. The factors to consider when searching for an apartment include cost, space, pets, laundry, and proximity to campus.

It is quite worth it to stay off campus, as you have your own space where you can invite friends over, cook your meals, and be free. A high percentage of students lives off campus. You will find freshmen and people in the Greek system in on-campus housing as well as some other houses that are run quite like the Greek system.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
The best time to look for a place is before the end of the spring semester.
Popular Areas
  • Apartments on all lettered streets
  • Apartments on or really close to campus
  • Apartments on streets behind campus
  • Downtown
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $575
  • 2 BR: $750

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 57 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 57 responses

  • 0% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 11% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 56% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 33% 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 56 responses

  • 52% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 46% Somewhat helpful.
  • 2% Extremely helpful.
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