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Off-Campus Housing

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1 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It is very expensive to live off campus, like crazy expensive

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: A lot of apartments or rental homes near campus.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The two most common apartments students go to is The Grove and Angelo Place, both are nice but a little pricey.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have not lived off campus yet, but I have begun looking and while there are many options only a few are realistic and close to campus. The school doesn't allow off-campus living until you have 60+ semester credit hours.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are many places to choose from in this town all over the place. There are many cheap apartments that if you got with a roommate or two, would be less than $300 a month for rent and utilities. The only downside would be the quality but even then, there aren't a lot of bad places to live in this town, or at least those places aren't close enough to campus to really consider living in them.

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San Angelo is a college town, military town, and retirement town. Because of this, there are many apartment complexes. The standard of living in San Angelo is lower than that of the rest of the state, with a one-bedroom apartment running around $550 a month. This is a bit expensive for a college student, but only marginally more expensive than living in the dorms. The saying "you get what you pay for" can apply easily to housing in San Angelo. To have a nice place, a student might have to cough up a hefty price.

A popular choice is to rent a house with friends and split costs two to three ways. Students have to deal with roommates but receive quite a bit of freedom in the process. This can be riskier because of possible difficulties with unreliable roommates that leave one or two left picking up the slack. For that reason, student housing like Angelo Place and The Grove is another popular choice. Because they rent out by the bed, an unreliable roomate will be kicked out without the others needing to pick up the slack. The majority of tenants are college upperclassmen, and it is a popular and social living space. However, with a large population of college students, parties also occur with great frequency.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
65%
Freshmen Living Off Campus
35%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$7,556
Best Time to Look for a Place
Houses and apartments fill up quick and with San Angelo being a college and military town, there is a high turnover rate at the end of semesters, or when deployment changes.
Popular Areas
  • Angelo Place
  • The Grove
  • Tuscany Apartments
Average Rents
  • Efficiency apartment or suite in student housing (i.e. The Grove, Angelo Place): $400
  • 1 BR: $550
  • 2 BR: $650
  • House - 2 BR: $750
  • House - 3 BR: $900

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 57 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 56 responses

  • 23% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 64% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 5% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 7% 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 57 responses

  • 16% Extremely helpful.
  • 47% Somewhat helpful.
  • 37% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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