Off-Campus Housing

Coral Gables, FL
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College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Never been in off campus housing. Only been on campus.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Living off campus is cheaper than living on campus, but sometimes, it becomes a hassle dealing with traffic on the way to school

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: From what i see off campus is amazing

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I'm only moving off campus this year. I've lived in dorms prior to that so I don't know much about off campus life.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I don't really know much about it.


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  • 962nd
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Sana Khan
Lauderhill, FL
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To be able to live on campus, students have to not only pay for their dorm rooms but also their meal plans. Such costs on top of tuition lead to a very hefty payment at the beginning of each semester. Since Miami has many available places to live off campus, it may turn out to be a better financial decision to not live in the dorms, especially if you are going to share rent with a group of friends.Nothing can beat having your own privacy and bring able to sleep without someone in the next room making a ruckus at 4 a.m. A private laundry facility and bathrooms that come with having your own space are also a plus.

However, when living off campus, students get separated from the social atmosphere that is present when living in a dorm, but this all depends on how social you are. Still, depending on how far away your apartment is, traffic on US 1 is an absolute nightmare. An accident can make a 10-minute drive drag out to 30 or even 45 minutes. The traffic is nothing compared to the bad drivers that are prevalent throughout Miami. Sometimes it looks as if some people have barely passed their driving test. There is definitely some serious road rage here.Living with friends and experiencing the freedom that comes with living off campus may be worth it to some, but traffic may close the deal on living in dorms for all four years for others.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
Beginning or middle of second semester
Popular Areas
  • Brickell/Downtown
  • Coral Gables
  • South Miami
  • University Village
Average Rents
  • Studio: $650
  • 1 BR: $875
  • 2 BR: $1,200
  • 4 BR: $2,600

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 97 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 95 responses

  • 2% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 24% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 66% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 7% 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 95 responses

  • 35% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 48% Somewhat helpful.
  • 17% Extremely helpful.


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