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Off-Campus Housing


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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It's great if you know where to look. There are some places that are an amazing price for good housing and theres some places that are terrible for a terrible price.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: It's not hard to find decent, reasonably priced off-campus housing. There are many clean, close-to-campus housing options to choose from. Most have great amenities that make college living more simple.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Depending on where you live, it's great. Most people live off-campus so the environment is cool. Some managers are cool but some are lame.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Pretty expensive and certain complexes you are going to want a car to get anywhere but for the most part it is worth it to get out of the freshmen hub that is the dorms.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I love where I live, its close and convenient.


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Most students prefer off-campus housing because it brings a little more independence and allows for a more diverse living arrangement between upper- and lowerclassmen. Many students will sign a contract for dorms their first couple of semesters, and then they have a chance to visit some of the apartments and decide on one where they would like to live. Some students prefer living with friends and sign contracts as groups, and others sign up to be with a random group of roommates to meet new people.

Most of the apartments are similar in setup, with three rooms and one bathroom area with two toilets, two showers, and two sinks. There are options for a single room, but the majority of students opt to have shared rooms because of the lesser cost. The higher-priced apartments usually have more options for shared rooms and more modern appliances and design, as well. Typically, women’s housing is better kept than men's housing. But all student-approved housing has regular "clean checks" that ensure students are keeping their apartments clean. The apartments also enforce the Honor Code when students sign their semester/two-semester contract. Students can also save a little money by signing a contract for two semesters instead of one.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
You'll want to start living at the apartment around one to two months before the semester.
Popular Areas
The apartments across the street from campus
Average Rents
3 BR: $1,100

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 348 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 343 responses

  • 59% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 37% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 2% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 2% 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 342 responses

  • 64% Extremely helpful.
  • 30% Somewhat helpful.
  • 4% Not very helpful.
  • 1% The school does not allow students to live off campus.


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