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Off-Campus Housing


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1 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: You are not allowed to live off campus, even though there are a number of empty houses that could be used as special interest student housing. You aren't allowed to buy your own house to live in, even though the community outside of campus is dying and needs help from the students to stay alive.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: there are very few apartment options. You basically have to buy a house in order to live off

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The town around the college is kinda run down so must people just live on campus.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I want to live off campus to save money, but the school does not allow you to live in off campus housing.

1 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: You're not even allowed to live off campus.


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Albion College is a residential college, and they take that seriously. The only part Residential Life plays in off-campus housing is handing over a two-page application with a look of disdain. Don't bother asking them, or the College in general, for any help. In order to even be considered for off-campus housing, you need to provide a "legitimate" excuse with backup. For instance, if it's for health reasons, they want a detailed note from your doctor. If it's for financial reasons, they want documentation as proof of your financial situation.

The good news for future Albion students is that, as the College continues to accept more and more students into the school, room in on-campus housing is becoming scarce. Due to the lack of rooms and space, the College has recently become a bit more lenient toward allowing students to live off campus. It will hopefully continue to get easier as Albion's student population grows.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
As soon as possible
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $420
  • 2 BR: $510

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 25 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 25 responses

  • 0% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 16% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 36% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 48% 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 25 responses

  • 4% Extremely helpful.
  • 8% Somewhat helpful.
  • 48% Not very helpful.
  • 40% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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