Off-Campus Housing

Location
Eugene, OR
Undergrads
18,738
Tuition (in-state)
$27,653 ($8,789)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are quite a few apartments around Eugene.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: We have very good off campus housing and many options.

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: It would say great, but prices have continued to rise each year for over eight years straight due to newer construction. Basically, new apartments and townhouses are built with usually really high prices, which you think would make the older options lower their prices to keep their tenants. You'd be wrong! They actually raise them, because they know that you don't have cheaper options now. Uncommons has units that are over $1,000 PER PERSON and that doesn't even include all utilities. Not surprisingly, the student has started petitioning to cap rent.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Being a college town, UO is surrounded with many neighborhoods to the east, south, and west. It is extremely affordable to live here and off-campus. There's also a huge variety of companies to rent from and a great online community that gives reviews. It's easy to find a place to live that fits your needs, I came from out of town and was able to get my key and move-in in under an hour and I'm very happy with my landlord and neighbors.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are tons of apartments around campus, but a lot of them are not as nice as I would have hoped they could be. I am staying at a new apartment duplex for next year, which is the nicest option around. It is pretty pricey, but I am willing to pay for it because it is worth the distance and newness of the rooms.

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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Amy Beemer
Hometown
Pacific Palisades, CA
Major
Humanities
Grad Year
2014
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Off-campus housing in Eugene can be convenient and cheap, depending on how far off campus you're willing to look. The vast majority of student housing is found in the many apartment complexes located near Autzen Stadium, across from the Willamette River (roughly a 10-minute drive from campus). University Commons, Ducks Village, and Chase Village all offer newer apartments at reasonable prices and try to cater to student needs. If you don't have a car, the bus system is really convenient. Although it's a bit of a walk from campus, the LTD bus line runs frequently near all apartments and is free to students. These students usually tend to stay in this area beacuse of its distance. This can be a great way of bonding but can feel a little secluded at times as well.

As far as housing within a short walk of campus, it's hit or miss. Several houses and apartment complexes are located just a few blocks from UO, though their prices vary greatly. Apartments close to campus tend to run the same price as apartments by Autzen, but they are more confined and have fewer amenities. If you want housing for the fall, you'll need to start looking in the spring, preferably early. Everything will have filled up by the time summer rolls around, and you'll have a lot of trouble finding anywhere to live. In general, prices tend to be reasonable and cheaper than living in the dorms. Although it's a little less convenient than being on campus constantly, the freedom that comes along with your own apartment will make it worthwhile, especially in your later years at the University.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
81%
Freshmen Living Off Campus
20%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$10,580
Best Time to Look for a Place
Spring
Popular Areas
  • Chase Village
  • Ducks Village
  • Stadium Apartments
Average Rents
  • Studio: $600
  • 1 BR: $620
  • 2 BR: $775
  • 3 BR: $1,100

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 119 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

  • 1% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 2% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 75% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 22% 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 117 responses

  • 28% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 57% Somewhat helpful.
  • 15% Extremely helpful.
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