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Off-Campus Housing


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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: there is always places to move in off campus. The cost can be pricy for a one bedroom but cheaper than dorms. some could be close to campus but usually more expensive. But either way there is always transportation to use to get to the school.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I live off of campus in a gated apartment complex and I would recommend it to anyone looking for an apartment. The prices are a bit steep but it's worth it. Everything feels safe because it's gated and there are a lot of amenities.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: This will be my first year with off campus housing and i will be living in the elements. I have heard good things about them so far, and they seem pretty nice.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: So many places to choose from!

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I personally live off campus and I don't regret it one bit. The area is nice since most of the neighbors are college students.

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There's something liberating about having your own apartment, even when it's frustrating. Sacramento has a lot of them to choose from, but they all have negative factors in common: bills and ever-increasing rent. Living on your own comes with new freedoms and a truckload of hassles. The average rent in Sacramento increases slowly but steadily, and college-student paychecks don't rise to keep up with it, so in most cases, expect to have a roommate or two. And then, on top of rent, you have to worry about food, utilities, and gas. California has some of the most expensive gas in the country.

Several people recommend, sometimes jokingly, to stay with your parents as long as you can if you happen to come from nearby. Most younger Sac State students went to high school in or around the Sacramento area, so this is a popular option. It doesn't really do too much for you, though, if you're ready to leave your teenage life (and your parents) behind for a more adult lifestyle. Just remember: Beggars can't be choosers. When times are tough and you're strapped for cash, pride might have to be the first thing to go. You may find yourself living like a little kid all over again under Mom and Dad's roof. If this isn't an option for you, get a good part-time job and learn to be wise with your paychecks—you're going to need them.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
A month or two before the semester starts
Popular Areas
  • Cadillac Drive
  • Fulton Avenue
  • Howe Avenue
  • Hurley Way
  • La Riviera Drive
Average Rents
  • Studio: $685
  • 1 BR: $760
  • 2 BR: $925
  • 3 BR: $1,250

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 204 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 201 responses

  • 27% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 65% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 6% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 1% 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 204 responses

  • 19% Extremely helpful.
  • 52% Somewhat helpful.
  • 29% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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