Off-Campus Housing

Greensboro, NC
Tuition (in-state)
$19,934 ($6,136)
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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Housing surrounds the campus, there is student housing along with houses that people rent out on their own. Prices vary, but the quality of everything I've seen is great!

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I am staying at The Grove and it is affordable but spectacular.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I dont live on off-campus housing.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are new dorms in process. Also I have not been searching information on these buildings. I see them as I am on my way home. But I have heard in my waits at the Financial aid office that many off campus are horrible. Very loud extravagant party areas. People can not even study or concentrate. the providence came up a few times and in a not so flattering tone.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It's pretty decent, a tad bit expensive though.


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  • 42nd
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Brook Taylor
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Even though UNCG has built nicer dorms in the past, like Tower Village and the Spring Garden Apartments to make older students feel more comfortable, a large number still flock to off-campus housing opportunities. It's not hard to see why; the outskirts of campus are full of student-friendly apartments and rental houses. With such close proximity, all students—not just upperclassmen—can still get the full "college experience" while living in the more comfortable accommodations of off-campus housing. An added bonus: If you live close enough to campus to walk to class every day, you don't have to fork over the $200-plus for a parking pass.

Of course, there are drawbacks in choosing private digs over dorm life. For starters, you have to supply all of your own furniture, whereas if you lived in a dorm, all of the basics are provided for you. You also don't have the option of a meal plan. While it may be beneficial to not visit the Caf, it also means you have to buy and prepare all of your own meals, which can be overwhelming to students who have never had to do that before. In addition to paying rent and making sure you don't starve, you will also be responsible for paying your electricity and water bills on time, if those aren't included in the price of your rent (and they're probably not). Living off campus definitely has its benefits, but you have to make sure you are responsible and financially stable enough to make it work before you sign the lease.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
March to early May
Popular Areas
  • Mendenhall Street
  • Tate Street
  • Walker Avenue
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $450
  • 2 BR: $550
  • 3 BR: $800

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 68 responses

  • 1% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 3% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 62% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 34% 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

  • 24% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 57% Somewhat helpful.
  • 19% Extremely helpful.
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