Off-Campus Housing

Burlington, VT
Tuition (in-state)
$35,612 ($15,284)
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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Expensive and hard to find a nice place, but there are nice places out there

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: You have to look a year prior to move in to even have a chance at finding a house. They go quick!

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I am currently going through the process of finding off campus housing for next year. It is hard when you don't know what your doing, but just be ballsy and go for it. Living in the dorms, no matter how nice some of them can be, really sucks.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is really kinda shitty. Burlington has only a few people who own many of the apartments, which means they don't get upkept as well as they should and are way overpriced.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing was incredibly expensive, and far from worth the price. Most of the apartments were in rough shape and heating costs were through the roof.


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  • 257th
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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jason Bushey
Burlington, VT
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With a few exceptions, UVM makes you wait until you are a junior to live off campus. But, when the time comes to move into an apartment, students often find it to be a pleasant change of pace. If you begin looking early enough, off-campus housing is convenient, fun, and certainly well worth it. While most jump at the opportunity, not all elect to do so. Some stay on campus because they enjoy the proximity of everything, while others are wary of the stress it may take to move away—bills, groceries, landlords. Burlington is pressed for housing, so look early and make arrangements with friends.

With an apartment also comes a large responsibility that often includes a year lease. Yet for those willing, ready, and able to move off campus, the biggest problem encountered is availability, and rooms in Burlington can be few and far between. One reason for the housing crunch is the city’s desirable qualities, and juniors often stay in the same place for their senior year. It is fun to live in an apartment, but living several miles away from school or the city can be an entirely different story.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Best Time to Look for a Place
Six months prior to desired move-in date (or earlier-they go fast)
Popular Areas
Anywhere within proximity to campus
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $800
  • 2 BR: $1,400
  • 4 BR: $2,400

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 46 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 50 responses

  • 0% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 8% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 76% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 16% 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 50 responses

  • 28% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 56% Somewhat helpful.
  • 16% Extremely helpful.
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