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Off-Campus Housing


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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: On campus housing is the majority and very strongly supported by college

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I live on campus and have no interest in living off campus while attending, so I have never had to actively figure out how living off-campus works.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't experienced it, then I can't judge it. A big percentage of the students live on campus

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: There are plenty of apartments available for rent in the Decatur area. Closest to Agnes Scott are the Avery Glen apartments, which run about 700-900/month if you're not living there through the school's housing lottery system.

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College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Unless you're a commuter or you have special circumstances, you must live on campus! I don't think it's a terrible concept, but it can be frustrating. If I wanted to live off campus and commute, it would be difficult because within a five to ten mile radius, housing can be very expensive for college students.


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Agnes is a residential campus, so the only way a student will be able to live off campus is if she chooses to live with her family or if she marries while in school. Living off campus in the Decatur or Metro Atlanta area can range from being exceptionally expensive to unsafe, so finding affordable and safe off-campus housing is difficult. Those who don't want to live in the dormitories have access to the Avery Glen apartments, which are located off campus, but these apartments are still considered school housing. Most students live on campus for cost concerns as well as the benefits to living directly on campus. Living on campus in a double room costs nearly $5,000 per academic year, while a double apartment in the apartments is nearly $9,000 per academic year. The average monthly rent for Avery Glen apartments, without a residential contract brokered by the school, is approximately $850.

The other apartment complexes that are in the area are Ice House Lofts, Candler Court Apartments, and Oakview Gardens. All of these apartment complexes are beautiful and have great amenities, but they cost a lot. Ice House Lofts have a rent of $1,200 per month; Candler Court Apartments have a rent of around $830 per month; and Oakview Gardens apartments have a rent of around $900 per month. Given these options, most students at Agnes prefer to live on campus.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
Students at Agnes don't start looking for off-campus housing until their junior and senior years, but this is to gauge how much they will be spending after they graduate. If you would like to live in Avery Glen Apartments, you will need to fill out a Residence Life form around March, and you will then be entered into the housing lottery because there is a limited number of spaces available for Agnes students.
Popular Areas
Avery Glen Apartments are the No. 1 choice for "off-campus" living, but this living is usually chosen because Agnes students receive access to the apartments at a discounted rate.
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $800
  • 2 BR: $1,000
Did You Know?
Agnes is a residential college, so living off campus isn't an option unless you have children, are married, or have a condition that prevents you from living in campus housing.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 33 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 35 responses

  • 6% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 23% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 26% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 46% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.

How helpful is the school in helping students find off-campus housing?    Based on 36 responses

  • 6% Extremely helpful.
  • 22% Somewhat helpful.
  • 31% Not very helpful.
  • 42% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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