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Off-Campus Housing

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is great. You get more oportunities to do things unlike people who stay in dorms.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Never stayed off campus but i visited people who do and it's amazing

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: People move off campus more because they don't have to deal with the strict rules of the school and more freedom. The prices aren't too bad. Some give you student discounts. Just depends on where you are looking. The only problem is that you or your roommate(s) will probably have to have a car to get back and forth to the school.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The obtaining of off-campus housing is a tedious process go through if you do it through the school. You'd probably be better off staying on campus.

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Our of campus housing is only if there is no room on campus, our school isn't like a lot of other campuses that offer a lot of different complexes and the convenience of helping you find a roommate or a place to stay just while at school. Other off campus housing are just regular complexes that you would have to research on your own.

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Off-campus housing gives students the opportunity to be free from curfews, have their own space, and be independent. There are many different types of off-campus housing, some is provided by the University and some you can find on your own. Living off campus is a major convenience; however, it is strongly advised to live on campus freshman year. Living on campus your first year is a good thing because this allows you to get to know the campus and meet new friends and help you network with others. Living on campus can help you grow, but it also can get really expensive. It is actually cheaper to live off campus. For instance, if you moved into an apartment with three roommates and paid $224 per month apiece, you will pay $2,688 for 12 months (not including utilities) as opposed to paying $7,672 for 10 months. Now, that's well worth the time, plus it puts more money in your pocket.

Everyone pays for school differently. Some students recieve financial aid packages, others who are not eligable for financial aid get student loans or have their parents pay for school. If you depend on student loans, your best bet would be to live off campus because that will save you thousands of dollarsm which will be beneficial to you in the future. For students with a car or transportation, you can search for housing minutes away from campus. There are also programs through the school that offer off-campus housing such as the leadership houses that require students to participate in leadership training, complete a certain amount of community service, and maintaining at least a 3.0 grade point average. There are also houses that are rented out right by campus, but they are first-come, first-serve, which are very hard to come by, so you have to search early for availability.

Facts & Statistics

Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$9,400
Did You Know?
  • A good way to find a place is by researching it and hanging around the area.
  • Get a feel of the environment and find out if the neighborhood is quiet or noisy.
  • Pick a quiet area because it helps you to study in the comfort of your own space; otherwise hit up the Swisher Library on campus.
  • Before moving in make sure you have some money saved. Have at least two months of rent saved, plus additional money for deposits and first month bills because the first month is genuinely higher due to deposits.
  • Note that you have to be a part-time student in order to get an apartment in your name, so if you're not, it will be a good idea to put the place in someone's name who's not.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 67 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 67 responses

  • 16% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 63% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 15% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 6% 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 67 responses

  • 4% Extremely helpful.
  • 54% Somewhat helpful.
  • 40% Not very helpful.
  • 1% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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