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.