Off-Campus Housing

Washington, DC
Tuition (in-state)
$14,540 ($7,244)
Admission Difficulty
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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: The off campus housing selection is very ostentatious in comparison to other off campus opportunities I have come across. The variance of selections are priceless ranging from one to three bedroom options with kitchen, bathroom and living space.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I don't know much about off campus housing

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I am not very familiar with Housing off-campus. There is no on campus housing, of which I am aware. I was shown one of the apartment buildings very near the campus and told that it provided housing for students. Public transportation is basically on campus and very available. The buses stop right at the campus that the metro station is just feet off the actual campus. I am an adult student that lives in the same city, so I would not have a need for information about off campus housing and therefore am not very familiar with the availability, costs, quality, etc. of the housing situation.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I live off campus but not part of the school. campus life is pretty non existent here

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: i don't live on campus


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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jasmine Grant
Urban Studies
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The University of the District of Columbia does not offer on-campus housing, so all students must either find an off-campus apartment or live with their parents. The University does have a relationship with Archstone Van Ness, an apartment complex near campus. The complex reserves units for UDC students, but they must fill out an application through the University’s Office of Residence Life, and space is limited.

In terms of other off-campus options, there are lots of apartments around. The main con is that D.C. is expensive. Luckily, the public transportation system in the area is extensive, so students can search for cheaper apartments a little farther away and take the Metro to campus.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Popular Areas
Adams Morgan-it's a nice spot with lots of restaurants, bars, and nightclubs.
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $1,000
  • 2 BR: $1,250

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 27 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 28 responses

  • 7% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 25% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 61% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 7% 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 27 responses

  • 30% Not very helpful.
  • 7% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 52% Somewhat helpful.
  • 11% Extremely helpful.
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