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Off-Campus Housing


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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Havent really explored this option but a couple friends of mine have and the process can be a bit frustrating.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Not a plethora of options, and the area isn't made for it.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It may be cheaper but Berry will fight to keep you on campus.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing would probably be nice in many ways, but the college makes the process of applying for and obtaining off campus housing VERY difficult, to the point where it does not seem worth-while.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The off-campus housing seems like a good choice for students since on campus housing is expensive. I would rather stay on campus because of the security and proximity to classes.


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Unfortunately, Berry does not allow its students to live off campus. Making all students live on campus is viewed as an attempt to build community. Students must meet one of the following qualifications to move off campus: live within 40 miles of campus, be married, be a fifth-year senior, or be 25 years or older.

However, with the recent influx of freshmen coming to Berry, Residence Life has had to allow more students the chance to live off campus. The process is long, but it is significantly cheaper to live off campus if you have roommates. Off-campus housing information is not readily available to students, but Google searches often turn up viable options.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $450
  • 2 BR: $380
  • 3 BR: $530

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 55 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 55 responses

  • 0% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 31% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 18% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 51% 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 54 responses

  • 2% Extremely helpful.
  • 11% Somewhat helpful.
  • 35% Not very helpful.
  • 52% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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