Off-Campus Housing

West Haven, CT
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College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I wouldn't know much about off-campus housing. But I believe that off-campus housing are pretty good, there are a large variety of off-campus housings around campus.

3 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: I don't have much experience with off-campus housing but I know that the availability is low and the cost is a little high.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I love living on campus everything I need is nearby.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are not many options for off-campus housing in a safe area, however you do save money.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I don't live on campus so i don't really know about the price. It's pretty safe around campus.


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  • 695th
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Nicholas Shirley
Lebanon Connecticut
Forensic Science
Grad Year
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The Office of Residential Life has a database that students can use to search for off-campus apartments. Living off campus as an upperclassman can offer many benefits. Students can still have involvement on campus with the events that are scheduled, but they also have the luxury of living with their friends in an off-campus location where it can be closer to jobs or internships they may be taking. Most if not all of the houses and apartments that do get rented out are also at a discount for the students of the University so that they can still afford it.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
For most students that leave for the summer, the best time would be during the spring semester before they plan on living off campus. Otherwise, summer would probably be one of the best times as it is right before and students can start moving in before school starts.
Popular Areas
  • Campbell Avenue
  • Savin Place
  • Whitney Avenue in New Haven
Did You Know?
The Office of Residential Life has an online database of apartments to rent. Students can go to the Residential Life website and view up-to-date listings.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 68 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 69 responses

  • 1% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 16% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 77% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 6% 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 68 responses

  • 26% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 56% Somewhat helpful.
  • 18% Extremely helpful.


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