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Off-Campus Housing


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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Always a clean place can be found.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Houses are pretty well priced. I compared to other schools. I would say you pay 400-500 a month if there are 5 people living in your house.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It great location to have your own space

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Unsafe and kind of dirty.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I don't live off campus but from what I have heard it is worth it.


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Most of the neighborhoods surrounding Canisius are filled with students. Their occupants are called "resi-muters," since they technically don't live on campus but "commute" by rolling out of bed and walking down the street to get to class. Of course, everybody wants to live in these houses, so good luck getting one of them. The College itself isn't super helpful in finding a place off campus for you to live—other than giving you a list of places and landlords—so count on doing the majority of the legwork yourself. Good apartments are available here and there around the city, but a lot might be out of the average student's budget (which is presumably very minimal, even with a job). 

If you find a solid apartment on the other side of the city from Canisius, don't fret. Commutes in the Buffalo area are very quick, smooth, and easy—no matter what direction you're traveling. You'll have no problem getting to class on time if you're already in the city. Nearly all students by their junior year are at least living off the main part of campus, in one of the college townhouses, apartments, or the homes in Hamlin Park.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
You should start looking for an off-campus place to live well before you actually need to be living there-say, six months in advance.
Popular Areas
  • Hamlin Park
  • Humboldt Parkway
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $600
  • 2 BR: $775
Did You Know?
Between 400 and 450 students live in the neighborhood around Canisius.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 46 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 47 responses

  • 32% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 62% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 4% 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 45 responses

  • 7% Extremely helpful.
  • 60% Somewhat helpful.
  • 31% Not very helpful.
  • 2% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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