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.