Off-Campus Housing

Location
Moscow, ID
Undergrads
8,138
Tuition (in-state)
$19,000 ($6,212)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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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.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There's a very diverse set of living options for students of every walk of life. There is always someplace being offered to rent or buy around Moscow.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have not lived off campus

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  • 108th
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Toluwani Adekunle
Hometown
Accra
Major
International Studies
Grad Year
2014
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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
67%
Freshmen Living Off Campus
18%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$7,682
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 54 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 54 responses

  • 0% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 9% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 57% 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 54 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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