Off-Campus Housing

San Antonio, TX
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are some housing options around school that aren't necessarily the nicest but they are convenient and not too expensive.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There's not really any off-campus housing.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I never used off-campus housing.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I truly don't know what it's like to live at off-campus housing. From the "Wanted" section I see around school, the rooms are a bit average. One person can't pay rent alone though. It's best to get about 4 roommates for a 2-4 bedroom. Yes, everyone wants their space, but the cost is much higher. The worry of the cost of living comes into question with such matters. I would seriously think it over before getting a bunch of friends and moving in somewhere. You have to be focused, have your responsibilities in check, reliable, and a steady consistent job that works for you.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I do not live off campus.


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  • 1060th
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Paola Cardenas
El Paso, TX
Bilingual Communications
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Living off campus is not always the best option if you do not have a reliable form of transportation. Although most of the time it is cheaper to find an apartment off campus, it is more convenient (but more expensive) to live on campus because there is no need to get up earlier to beat the traffic to get to class on time. Also, by living off campus, you do not get the full college experience because you miss out on the events held on campus. You will, however, learn important life skills for the real world and become a more independent adult.

Broadway is probably your best bet when looking for an apartment, as it is close to the University and has several options from which to choose. Finding a place on Broadway will be a good pick since most of the apartments are within walking distance of UIW.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
Two to three months before your desired move in date
Popular Areas
Broadway Street is very convenient for commuters.
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $550
  • 2 BR: $750
  • 3 BR: $1,000
  • House: $800

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 51 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 52 responses

  • 13% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 25% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 54% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 8% 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 51 responses

  • 43% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 49% Somewhat helpful.
  • 8% Extremely helpful.
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