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Off-Campus Housing


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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There isn't much within walking distance at a good price

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There have been some safety concerns lately about certain areas. The cost is better than on campus if you can find roommates, but most of the fun is on-campus.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I'm living off campus, and I love it. You can make your home more your own so it feels like home. The prices aren't terrible, you pay for what you get.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Depends where you live and what you're looking for.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Parking is awful for guests, but the transit makes it convenient for getting to campus. It's also nice that some apartments lease by room and not by the whole apartment.


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Students at Auburn overwhelmingly prefer off-campus housing to on-campus housing. For the most part, it's convenient, relatively easy to obtain, and sometimes even cheaper than living in a dorm.

While off-campus housing is preferred, students still advise you to try living on campus for at least a year or so. When you do decide to get a place off campus, start looking early. Since off-campus housing is so popular, decent apartments, townhouses, and condos can fill up just as quickly as the dorms do.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
No later then beginning of second semester
Popular Areas
  • 221 Armstrong
  • Creekside
  • Edge West
  • Logan Square
  • The Exchange
  • The Garden District
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $350
  • 2 BR: $550
  • Studio: $285
Did You Know?
Don't worry about not being able to make it to class on time if you live off-campus-Tiger Transit has reliable day and night routes that travel between campus and almost every apartment complex in Auburn.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 141 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 140 responses

  • 37% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 57% 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.
  • 1% 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 142 responses

  • 20% Extremely helpful.
  • 51% Somewhat helpful.
  • 29% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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