Off-Campus Housing

Fredericksburg, VA
Tuition (in-state)
$21,620 ($9,306)
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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I've never lived off campus so I don't know the answers.

College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: I do not live by the school. I live at home in the county next to the school's. I do know there are many housing apartments near the campus and have heard that they are relatively expensive. They look nice from the outside, but I have never been in any.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I've seen nice places for cheap but they might be hard to find.

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2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: hard to come by from what I hear. Places close to campus are very expensive, places far from campus you need a car and parking is hard to find here.

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1 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: To go over the basics, the surrounding area is a joke. Don't expect to come into a college-town environment, or anything close to it. The crime rate, and rate at which students get mugged/robbed is alarming. Now this is all off campus on campus isn't as bad but I've seen homeless people and beggars on campus frequently. It is especially scary when you are alone and at night.

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  • 1033rd
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Sandy Nicole
Grad Year
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Living in an apartment is a great way to get out of the dorm, put space between you and the authority of an RA, and even save some money. The majority of students decides to live on campus, considering on-campus housing is available all four undergraduate years and is mandatory for two of those years. However, off-campus housing is still an option and can be a great one at that.

Aside from two large apartment complexes across the street, there aren’t many apartments within a good distance from campus. This is why most students who choose to live off campus actually prefer renting houses in the neighborhood instead of apartments. These houses are usually nice and spacious for an undergrad student. However, be careful about noise violations because most of the neighbors tend to be elderly people or families, and noise complaints are quick to be reinforced by the police. Rent tends to be a bit expensive, ranging from $700 to more than $1,000 for houses, but if you look hard enough, there’s sure to be some more reasonable prices. If you find it’s not worth the effort, as stated earlier, most students do tend to live on campus anyway.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
December to March-the earlier, the better
Popular Areas
  • Crestview Apartments
  • Fall Hill Apartments
  • Forest Village Apartments
  • Kilburn Crossing Apartments
  • Mill Park Terrace Apartments
  • Riverside Manor
  • Steeplechase Apartments
  • Townsend Square Apartments
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $750
  • 2 BR: $850
  • 3 BR: $950

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 26 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 29 responses

  • 10% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 24% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 55% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 10% 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 28 responses

  • 54% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 36% Somewhat helpful.
  • 11% Extremely helpful.
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