Off-Campus Housing

Location
Detroit, MI
Undergrads
12,471
Tuition (in-state)
$21,735 ($10,190)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I personally have not experienced it but I am in the process of looking. There are a lot of options. Some are just a five minute drive away with large lofts and spacious places.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I didn't live in off campus housing (stayed in a suite), but I know some people who do. It depends on where you choose to stay. Some places are nice, some are old.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are very very few options for off-campus housing, either its extremely nice but extremely pricey or its really cheap and really broke down, and anything that you can find in between the two have a huge waiting list or you need a car because its quite a walk in the winter without one

1 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Not really alot of off campus housing

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I don't live in town, I drive from about 25 minutes away. I wouldn't live in Detroit if you paid me.

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  • 443rd
    Best Off-Campus Housing Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kirsten Freitel
Hometown
Marshall, Mich.
Major
Pharmacy
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There are many choices for off-campus housing, but the cost will depend on where you look. For example, rent will be higher for an apartment right across the street from campus versus one that is a block away. Rents can range from $350 to $1,500 per month with varying utility inclusions and whether or not the apartment is furnished. Many landlords will give students a $20 break or so from rent. The quality of apartments varies, as well; some are brand new, others are older, and some have lots of potential. Currently, there are a lot of construction and renovation projects going on to help revitalize the Midtown area, which is where the campus is located, and many old buildings are being converted into studios or lofts. This is increasing the amount of local housing options.

Most students who attend Wayne State University are commuters, but a lot of students stay in on-campus housing even though it is more expensive (around $900 per month) because of the security, proximity to facilities, and hassle-free utilities.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
90%
Freshmen Living Off Campus
68%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$8,813
Best Time to Look for a Place
Early summer
Popular Areas
  • ABC Building Apartments
  • Belcrest Campus Village
  • Riverfront Apartments
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $600
  • 2 BR: $720

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 98 responses

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  • 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 98 responses

  • 6% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.
  • 13% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 63% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 17% 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 98 responses

  • 30% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
  • 52% Somewhat helpful.
  • 18% Extremely helpful.
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