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Off-Campus Housing


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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Some places are super expensive. But there are a lot of options to look at to find that right price

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I lived off-campus my last two years and really enjoyed it. It was expensive, but still less expensive than the on-campus options (especially when you considered the reduced parking costs). It was quieter than on-campus, with larger space and more privacy, while still being a pretty close proximity.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Really any kind of place someone is looking for can be found within a mile of asu.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Most second year students move off campus and stay off campus. However, if you want to live somewhere nice it will be expensive. (600-1200 a month)

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Apartments around campus are expensive


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Many students choose to live in an apartment complex or house not too far from campus so that they can still have a place to stay without losing the ASU experience. Off-campus housing is definitely worth it because it is much cheaper than living on campus, you have more room to breathe, you won't be getting your stuff mixed up with your roommate's as easily, four people don't have to share one bathroom, and most importantly, you have more space to invite people over and have a good time! Most prefer to live off-campus so that they have more freedom to do as they please and don't have to worry about a community assistant catching them with inappropriate substances.

There are apartments and student housing all around the Tempe area, so there is no need to be concerned about the availability of off-campus housing. Even if you are not interested in living within 10 minutes of campus, there is all sorts of housing across the Phoenix area that you could check out as well. While some places may look pretty ghetto and others exceptionally luxurious, you will be getting exactly what you pay for. For instance, places like The Vue, Vista del Sol, Block 1949, Grigio Metro, and glamorous student living will come with a high price, so be ready to throw down some cash. If you live with roommates, however, it will help cut costs. There are plenty of places around Tempe, so take a day to check it out. You will surely find one that fits your lifestyle and price range.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
Usually it's best to start looking for an apartment about six months in advance so you can get the scope of what you and your potential roommates are looking to live in. By spring semester of your freshman year, it would be good to begin looking for a place to stay since most people move out of their dorms after freshman year and go on to off-campus housing locations.
Popular Areas
  • Apache Boulevard
  • Hardy Drive
  • Hayden Road
  • Lemon Street
  • McAllister Avenue
  • McKellips Street
  • Mill Avenue
  • Orange Street
  • Priest Drive
  • Rio Salado Parkway
  • Scottsdale Road
  • Southern Avenue
  • Spence Avenue
  • Terrace Road
  • University Drive
Average Rents
  • Studio: $500
  • 1 BR: $650
  • 2 BR: $800
  • 3 BR: $1,000

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 475 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 474 responses

  • 22% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 62% 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.
  • 4% 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 474 responses

  • 18% Extremely helpful.
  • 51% Somewhat helpful.
  • 30% Not very helpful.
  • 1% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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