Off-Campus Housing

Location
Las Vegas, NV
Undergrads
15,885
Tuition (in-state)
$20,615 ($6,705)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Apartments off-campus are pretty close to the school and at a reasonable price

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I live about 30 miles away from the university. I personally would not live anywhere near the college because its dirty and gross.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I live in off campus housing, on campus. Rent is cheap in Vegas, and parking is everywhere.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I don't live in apartments.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: The safety in the area will vary by what side of campus you are on and how much you are willing to pay.

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  • 176th
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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Meryl Manaog
Hometown
Las Vegas, NV
Major
Marketing/Film minor
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Housing is both easy and difficult to obtain in Las Vegas; it just depends on how high your ambitions are. If you’re looking to rent alone or with a roommate, finding housing can be a fairly simple process. Many people who need a roommate post ads on bulletin boards located all over campus and specify exactly what kind of roommate they’re looking for. If you need a place for yourself, there are plenty of apartments to the north and east of the campus that are within quick walking distance from UNLV, while to the west you can find some that are about a five-to ten-minute walk away. Prices are pretty decent compared to most other large cities, and the closeness of the Strip can keep you entertained yearlong.

If you’re looking to buy something, go for it. Condominium prices have plummetted in price in recent years. The housing market once boomed in Las Vegas in the late ‘90s, when moving to Las Vegas became the thing to do. Now there's a nice range of choices for potential buyers. Many apartment renters have had trouble around the Valley, as a lot of apartments have been converted into condos, leaving the lower-income market somewhat lacking when it comes to space available. Either way, the vast majority of students who live off campus live either with family (if they’re local) or in a rental. With some hunting, you're bound to find the right match. If money is tight, you'll probably need to get a roommate or two.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
90%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$9,512
Best Time to Look for a Place
It doesn’t matter, but you’ll have a slightly better chance after graduation.
Popular Areas
Anywhere on the East side, close to campus.
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $700
  • 2 BR: $800
  • 4 BR: $900
  • Studio: $600

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 118 responses

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  • 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 118 responses

  • 5% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 10% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 58% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 27% 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 118 responses

  • 30% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 54% Somewhat helpful.
  • 16% Extremely helpful.

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