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Off-Campus Housing


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1 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off-Campus housing would be fantastic; however, you have to be 23+ so there are very few people who take advantage of that.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There's just houses nearby so if you wanted to live near campus you would pretty much have to but a house or commute 45 minutes from the nearest apartments

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off - campus housing is in close proximity to the University. The school does have available units on their secured website.

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Off-Campus Living Places Are Scarce and Unpopular – There's not a wide variety of off-campus housing because very few people live off campus. There are some nice two-person houses available in the communities surrounding the campus. Most people don't have cars so don't want to travel the mile to get to class. The expense is about the same as living in the dorms, so most just stay in the dorms, which are clean, new, and spacious, and right near the academic building.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are lots of little apartments available in the town, and if you're wealthy enough, you could get one of the houses in the residential area just outside the town. I'm not really sure how expensive they are, but resident students are required to stay in the dorms unless they're married or in graduate school. If you're a commuter student, then you also don't need to live on campus.


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Ave Maria requires all its undergraduate students to remain on campus, unless they are married, older than 22, or has some specific situation that requires them to live off campus. However, there are even older students who remain on campus simply because of the convenience. Also, Ave Maria gives a lot of financial aid, so it the cost becomes a little more bearable.

If you can and are looking for off-campus housing, there are a lot of residential areas in Ave Maria, as well as in Naples. La Piazza offers condos and is by far the nearest to the school, though the prices may burn big holes in your pockets. There is also Del Webb, Middlebrooke, and Emerson Park, which offer homes and townhouses rather than condos with varying prices. There may also be affordable apartments and condos in Naples, but the distance from the University may not be worth it.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
If a student is looking for a place off campus, the best time to look is during the summer before the academic year starts.
Popular Areas
  • Del Webb is a popular residential area simply because the area is so nice. Be prepared to pay a hefty price, though.
  • La Piazza is a popular place for buying a condo because it's right in the center of town and close to everyone (Publix, restaurants, campus).
  • Middlebrooke is probably the most affordable of the residential areas and offers townhouses mainly for purchase, though rentals may be available depending on the discretion of the owner.
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $775
  • 2 BR: $890

Student Polls

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

  • 8% 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.
  • 40% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 36% 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 27 responses

  • 11% Extremely helpful.
  • 11% Somewhat helpful.
  • 19% Not very helpful.
  • 59% The school does not allow students to live off campus.


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