Off-Campus Housing

Salt Lake City, UT
Tuition (in-state)
$22,642 ($7,139)
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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't looked at off-campus housing at my school, so I don't know much about it.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The school is located downtown which means no parking! it can be pretty costly especially for a full time college student. since the location is downtown that means that there are things a lot closer like food and entertainment, but that means it can be more costly as well.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I dont live on campus and I like it! Its cheaper

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Its okay, however, better resources would be nice. Students need to be able to gather straightforward info to make clear choices.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: This school is great for you if you are very career driven. They have programs that are catered for individual career needs, which is awesome. The social life here is amazing as well, with lots of dances and activities to get involved in on a weekly basis. There are also several clubs that are definitely worth looking into, especially if you enjoy sports or the outdoors. I would suggest applying for as many scholarships as you can. The U is more expensive than SLCC and USU, and money can get tight really fast if you are paying for everything out of pocket. It would also be good to schedule an appointment with a school advisor as soon as possible when you start. They help a lot when you are new and don't necessarily know what you are doing.


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  • 156th
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Brian Washburn
Salt Lake City, UT
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Nearly 90 percent of students live off campus, making the U a commuter school. It is often fairly easy to find cheap apartments located near campus within a five-minute drive. The U constructed brand-new dorms for the 2002 Winter Olympics that housed the athletes. These dorms are mostly used by foreign students who find it easier to live in the dorms than to locate an apartment off campus. The dorms are very expensive, and the meal plans that accompany them are often not very practical.

Some people like to live on campus and would prefer the meal plans and the dorm life. However, most campus life takes place off campus. There are very few parties and socializing that takes place in the dorms. Also, most people who live in the area attend the U, which makes it easier to find lodging—they just stay at home with their parents.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
The earlier in the summer, the better
Popular Areas
  • Sugar House
  • The Avenues
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $630
  • 2 BR: $730
  • 3 BR: $1,100
  • House: $1,400

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 115 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 116 responses

  • 3% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 8% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 70% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 20% 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

  • 26% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 61% Somewhat helpful.
  • 14% Extremely helpful.
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