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Off-Campus Housing


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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It can be hard and expensive to find places but is doable

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: What's nice is not having to worry about being too loud or annoying your RA's. It is very nice to have more of your own personal space by having off-campus housing. Sometimes it can feel a little overcrowded in the dorms especially if your room mates are home bodies. Also, you may not have to share a room if you live off campus. Availability is pretty great in Thousand Oaks, the neighborhoods are some of the safest in the nation and are very family oriented. Parking and distance from campus are not issues.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: A lot of people live off campus in various different types of housing. There are condos and apartments within a mile from campus but there are also a lot of housing developments that groups of students can go in for, which a lot do.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are off campus housing options, but it is often times cheaper to live on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It depends on where you look, but there are many complexes and houses for rent relatively near campus.


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CLU does not offer off-campus housing to students, so those who favor an apartment or house rather than the residence halls must venture off campus and do some research. Apartment rental prices vary, depending on the landlord and the proximity to campus. Be aware that apartments and houses close to campus tend to be a bit pricier than others, due to the close distance to CLU. Studios, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom rentals are available in local communities like Thousand Oaks, Moorpark, and Newbury Park. Students often pack up in groups of three to four when looking for apartments.

There are also room availabilities in houses near CLU. Homeowners understand that students like to look for places of their own during junior or senior year, and homeowners often rent out rooms to students at reasonable prices. Wherever students decide to live off campus, CLU is only a short walk, bike, or car ride away.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
The best time to look for off-campus housing depends on location and availability. It is best to look during the summer or late spring for fall off-campus housing. For spring off-campus housing, it is best to look during the fall.
Popular Areas
  • Moorpark
  • Newbury Park
  • Thousand Oaks
Average Rents
  • Studio: $975
  • 1 BR: $1,375
  • 2 BR: $1,826
Did You Know?
CLU does not offer off-campus housing options for students. Students must do their own research and planning if they choose to live off campus.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 60 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 60 responses

  • 15% 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.
  • 22% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 7% 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 61 responses

  • 10% Extremely helpful.
  • 43% Somewhat helpful.
  • 39% Not very helpful.
  • 8% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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