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Off-Campus Housing

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: there is no off campus housing until you are a senior

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I dont live in the area but prices are fair

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I don't know anyone who lives off campus not with a parent

1 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: All of housing is on campus because 70% of students commute.

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2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Not a lot of affordable places in area of school

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Students are generally encouraged to live on campus. The off-campus housing that is affordable for students is generally not close to campus, and although the campus is within close driving distance of downtown Allentown, many students don't feel comfortable with the idea of renting an apartment in that area. 

If you are willing to drive a bit farther, you can find affordable apartments in a variety of neighborhoods. Some students find apartments outside of Allentown or in Bethlehem.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
70%
Freshmen Living Off Campus
18%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$10,171
Popular Areas
  • Bethlehem
  • Downtown Allentown
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $650
  • 2 BR: $940
  • 3 BR: $845
Did You Know?
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus. Exceptions are students who live with legal guardians within 60 miles of the College, students who have completed four semesters of college elsewhere, students who have achieved junior status, or students who are designated as "independent" for financial aid purposes.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 31 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 30 responses

  • 13% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 43% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 20% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 23% 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 30 responses

  • 7% Extremely helpful.
  • 30% Somewhat helpful.
  • 53% Not very helpful.
  • 10% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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