Off-Campus Housing

Staten Island, NY
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2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There is really no place to live off of campus. Everyone stays in a dorm.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It's NYC. Good luck with that.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: No one lives off campus by themselves. The people who commute live with their parents 99% of the time.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Staten Island has a large number of apartments available for rent, however, many renters are not very receptive to student tenants.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Not good option if you don't wanna live in dorms anymore but pretty much everyone lives on campus


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  • 1307th
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

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Alex Videll
Laurel, Md.
English, minor in Anthropology, pre-med program
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Freshmen are required to live on campus in Harborview Hall, and almost everyone else lives at Wagner, unless they commute from their family’s home in the immediate area. Wagner doesn't contract out housing for undergraduates, which may be why only a very small portion of the student body lives off campus in the traditional sense (not with their parents). The rents around Staten Island can be pretty reasonable, especially if you can find a couple of roommates, but the room and board fee at Wagner includes utilities and food, so it is still cheaper to live on campus.

If you really don't want to live on campus and you can afford food, gas, and car insurance, it's pretty easy to find an apartment. A quick Google search will get you tons of hits. It’s suggested that you drive by the areas in question just to make sure they’re not too far from campus or in really sketchy areas, but honestly, since you're a college student, you'll probably have to live in a sketchy area sometime in the future, and there's no time like the present!

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Average Rents
  • Studio: $700
  • 1 BR: $850
  • 2 BR: $1,200

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 31 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 29 responses

  • 41% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 28% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 28% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 3% 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 31 responses

  • 65% Not very helpful.
  • 10% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 26% Somewhat helpful.
  • 0% Extremely helpful.
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