Off-Campus Housing

Knoxville, TN
Tuition (in-state)
$27,582 ($9,092)
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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I live in off campus housing and I absolutely love it. There are definitely some crappy off campus apartments and houses, but if you look hard you'll find what you're looking for.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Many options for off-campus living are available at the University. Majority are convenient and prices are competitive.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: School doesn't help you find off-campus housing (they lose money that way!) housing close to campus (the Fort) is less expensive, but not as safe. Housing farther away (Cherokee Trail, west Knoxville) is more expensive but nicer.

College Student

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't looked into off campus housing yet. I will be living off campus next fall though.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I would love to live off campus in an apartment!! It would be way cheaper than it is to live in a dorm! the only downside would be finding parking but it would definitely be worth it!

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  • 49th
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kristen Lewis
Litchfield, NH
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Most students choose to move off campus after one year of living in the dorms. Luckily, Knoxville provides many different options in terms of price, location, and comfort. In general, it is best to start searching as early as you can. Many of the more popular apartments actually have waiting lists and are difficult for the unprepared to rent from, so be sure to pick up free brochures and apartment guides so you will know the details.

The rules for freshman living arrangements are rather elaborate. Unless you are commuting from a dwelling with a relative, you are required to live in the dorms. Make the best of this by meeting as many people as possible and enjoying your first year. Living in an apartment comes with many responsibilities and expenses, but can be much more enjoyable in later college years.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
Popular Areas
  • Crossing Place Apartments
  • Sterling University Heights
  • The Commons
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $550
  • 2 BR: $700
  • 3 BR: $850
  • 4 BR: $1,150

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 123 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 123 responses

  • 2% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 3% 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.
  • 31% 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 123 responses

  • 46% Not very helpful.
  • 1% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 42% Somewhat helpful.
  • 11% Extremely helpful.
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