Off-Campus Housing

Nashville, TN
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The housing would be pretty good except for the fact that it is not available to any students except for a handful of seniors this year. They make it very difficult to get away if you want to.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't lived off campus before so I'm not the person to ask

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Nashville has great off-campus housing options (houses, apartments, town homes, etc.) but the school refuses to approve students to live off-campus. The Residential Requirement to live on-campus is disapproved by the majority of the student body.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I'm not sure of specifics, but like I said before, basically everyone lives on campus.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is cheaper, nicer and just as convenient. There are several apartment complexes that are a shorter walk to classroom buildings than many of the dormitories. Highly recommended.

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  • 1291st
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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Christopher McDonald
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There are two large contributing factors as to why the great majority of Vanderbilt students live on campus all four years. One is that the on-campus accommodations are pretty good. The second is that it is almost impossible to get off-campus permission. In fact, students are not even eligible for off-campus status until their senior year, and by that time, you’re pretty much institutionalized to the dorms.

If you do decide that you want to live off campus, there is a wealth of places to live within a short walk or drive from campus. On average, these places are much larger, have more amenities, and are much nicer. At the same time, they are a lot less expensive. The quality of what is available is in the "A" range, but Vanderbilt’s ability to accommodate students who want to live off campus is in the "D" range.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
March and April
Popular Areas
  • 20 and Grand
  • Chowning Square
  • The Grove
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $550
  • 2 BR: $650
  • 3 BR: $1,100

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 40 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 41 responses

  • 32% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 27% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 29% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 12% 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 41 responses

  • 29% Not very helpful.
  • 20% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 37% Somewhat helpful.
  • 15% Extremely helpful.
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