Off-Campus Housing

Alliance, OH
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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of options, townhouses and apartments are available for students, as well as houses for rent close to campus. There is plenty of parking and lighting, and you can still use the advantages of campus security. The downside is that it is a little more expensive than traditional on-campus housing, but you get to live more independently.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It's so much cheaper living off campus.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I live off campus and love it

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It is good, if you have a car.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I know people that have found great apartments off campus, but I don't know how much the university helps with that.


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  • 449th
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Stephanie Monsanty
Doylestown, OH
English Literature & History
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Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus at Mount Union, and some students stay there for all four years. However, many students can't wait to move, and there are a decent number of off-campus options available. Several nearby apartment complexes, like the Glamorgan Apartments, cater to Mount students, and there are also houses available for rent in the area surrounding campus. Students say that housing is readily available and landlords are helpful and easy to deal with. Prices and other factors vary, but rates tend to be cheaper or comparable to the cost of living on campus.

There are a few downsides to moving off campus. Living in an apartment or house makes it more difficult to get to and from class, and some students say it's easy to miss out on campus events and activities. There isn't any help from the school in finding housing, either, so students are on their own in setting up living arrangements. Moving can also affect the financial aid package students receive from the University (make sure to check with the Office of Financial Aid to see how you will be impacted before making plans to move). However, for many students, the greater freedom and independence that comes with moving off campus outweighs any inconvenience.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
At least a semester prior to moving off campus
Popular Areas
  • Glamorgan Street
  • Potter's Creek
  • Union Avenue
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $300
  • 2 BR: $450
  • 3 BR: $500
  • House: $575
Did You Know?
All freshmen and sophomores at the University of Mount Union are required to live on campus unless commuting from a parent or guardian's home or living with a spouse.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 67 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 61 responses

  • 3% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 20% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 57% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 20% 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 61 responses

  • 52% Not very helpful.
  • 2% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 33% Somewhat helpful.
  • 13% Extremely helpful.
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