Off-Campus Housing

Lincoln, NE
Tuition (in-state)
$19,848 ($7,563)
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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have never lived off campus.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I hear that there is some great off campus housing. The only downfall is that in busy times like right before fall, there is a lack of availability. I know people who are on waiting list to get into apartments. But there is plenty of options out there. There's even nice ones on the other side of Lincoln that don't fill up as fast as the ones downtown. That's a huge perk about Lincoln being a smaller city. You can live on the opposite side of town and it will only take you 15 to 20 minutes to get to school still.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing around campus is not that great

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have been offered many options to living off campus, but i like the convenience living on campus offers.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Some areas are bad some are good but the good areas are of course way more expensive


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  • 121st
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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Mandi Pflasterer
Grand Island, NE
Animal Science
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As they grow older, students embark on a whole new world: off-campus living. UNL students have fond memories of the dorms, but there comes a time when students feel they need their own place. Lucky for them, there are quite a few places in and around Lincoln for a kid to call home. The commute is the largest concern among off-campus students, and they recommend never straying too far from the nest. Also, many students prefer to live in the college communities surrounding campus.

With three out of four UNL students living off campus, apartments are highly sought after. You probably won’t live in a mansion or cook anything more advanced than pasta or cereal, but it’s college after all.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
Start looking at places in the paper in January but get serious about it in March. Most places make renters sign at least a one-year lease and then it goes to a month-to-month lease.
Popular Areas
  • 17th to 33rd Streets
  • Claremont Apartments
  • Holdrege to Vine Streets
  • Stadium View Apartments
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $400
  • 2 BR: $650
  • 4 BR: $900
  • Studio: $525

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 77 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 77 responses

  • 3% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 4% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 64% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 30% 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 77 responses

  • 40% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 48% Somewhat helpful.
  • 12% Extremely helpful.
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