Off-Campus Housing

Location
Louisville, KY
Undergrads
12,192
Tuition (in-state)
$23,146 ($9,662)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Historic old Louisville is right by campus. There are many beautiful victorian home for rent within walking distance of campus. The houses are old and have the problems inheirent with old homes, but most are nice and cost is reasonable.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I do not live in the off campus housing, but it seems really nice from second-hand experience.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Not the best thing in the world, and is pretty pricy as well.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I live in an apartment off campus and it is very nice and affordable! It is only three blocks from campus and I have about a 20 minute walk so it is very convenient

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I have never lived close to campus so I am not familiar with how much the houses cost along with other information.

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  • 305th
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Annie Muller
Hometown
LaGrange, Ky.
Major
French and English
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Choosing to live off campus is very common for U of L students. Renting a house with three or four other people and splitting the rent is significantly less expensive than living on campus, and many say they enjoy having their own private bathrooms and larger facilities that apartments and houses offer. Of course, living off campus has its challenges. For instance, you have to find your own roommate, which can be easier said than done—you have to advertise for someone you not only get along with, but who’s also able to pay their share of the rent.

As strange as it may sound, living off campus may even be more convenient than living on campus. For one thing, there is more variety in the apartments and rental houses near campus than dorm room options. Many apartments and houses are within walking distance of campus, in historic Old Louisville or close by. There are also new apartments, such as The Province and The Bellamy, that have quickly become popular, though some residents are unhappy with the quality or administrative aspects of these arrangements. Of course, if you live too far from campus and have to drive every day, you face parking at the stadium, but many students think it's worth it for lower rent and more independence.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
83%
Freshmen Living Off Campus
41%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$7,570
Best Time to Look for a Place
If you're looking to rent a place for the fall semester, start looking in May. If you wait until summer, most of the good places will be taken. If you're looking for a place for the spring semester, start looking in early fall.
Popular Areas
  • Old Louisville, the area that surrounds campus
  • The Bellamy, a student-only apartment complex right off campus
  • The Province, a student-only apartment complex right off campus
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $485
  • 2 BR: $625
  • 3 BR: $900
Did You Know?
Louisville is home to the country's largest Victorian neighborhood, and there are beautiful, historic homes surrounding the campus. Many of the apartments students live in are converted Victorian homes.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 84 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 82 responses

  • 1% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 12% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 71% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 16% 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 81 responses

  • 42% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 43% Somewhat helpful.
  • 15% Extremely helpful.

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