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Off-Campus Housing


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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It seems like the towers are a pretty good alternative for housing.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It's great in terms of the fact that there are several options, but the quality of those options is another point. Expense is an issue with both on and off campus housing unfortunately so there isn't a great advantage either way.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Depending on where you live you can have different experiences. Unless you have a car, you'd have to walk to Towers. Their payments are due monthly which can be difficult if you don't have a job, but they're cheaper than on-campus housing. Availability overall is somewhat limited. There isn't too many spots open so you have to have a back up plan. I was also told the apartments behind the diner have rats and are very dirty.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There weren't a lot of options when I was looking - but if you are looking to live with roommates, there are more options and price goes down quickly. Lots of students live in the Towers or just up the road.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The towers are the closest off campus housing and it is still a decent distance with the same local areas as the in campus housing.


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Most people live on campus at Arcadia, but there are some perks to living off campus. You get more freedom, can cook for yourself, and don't have to feel dependent on the University for everything. However, rent can be expensive, especially in the Philadelphia area. If you do choose to live off campus, the best bet is to find roommates to help defray the costs.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
When you get tired of living on campus
Popular Areas
  • Glenside Terrace
  • Rosemore Gardens
  • The Towers
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $755
  • 2 BR: $1,088

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 99 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 99 responses

  • 18% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 68% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 12% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 2% 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 97 responses

  • 9% Extremely helpful.
  • 46% Somewhat helpful.
  • 44% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.


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