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Off-Campus Housing


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Off-Campus Housing: As of recently , students aren't allowed to live off campus without a valid reason.

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Off-Campus Housing: Safety and Cost – Depending on your neighborhood, off campus housing is fairly safe. It is also very affordable. I am from the west coast and the costs here are much cheaper.

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Off-Campus Housing: There is a choice of apartments and houses to rent near campus, however you have to do some research in order to find a good deal


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Community is a big aspect of life at Centenary, so living on campus is a must if you want to be heavily involved in student life. All students are required to live on campus until they reach their senior year or turn 21. There are some exceptions. If your parents live in Shreveport, you can petition the administration to live off campus. Otherwise, first-year students and sophomores only live off campus if they have special circumstances. Many students will tell you that living on campus is much easier and cheaper. You don't have to pay bills, and you save money on gas. Other students complain about the fact that you can't have pets and the only communal kitchen is in James Hall. Students that do live off campus are generally spread out all over Shreveport. Many students rent old homes in the nearby neighborhood. Both the houses and apartments are pretty reasonably priced. Commutes to school are not too bad once you learn the roads.

It's not incredibly difficult to find a place off campus, but the College isn't very helpful to students looking to rent. Also, organizational meetings and other events are often scheduled at night, making such activities inconvenient to students living off campus. Students that live off campus often miss the community atmosphere of the College, but once you reach your senior year, you may have had enough of the Centenary College community bubble.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
Spring semester
Popular Areas
Students are pretty spread out, but several live in rental houses in the nearby Highland neighborhood
Average Rents
  • Studio: $500
  • 1 BR: $600
  • 2 BR: $700
  • House: $1,200

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 9 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 11 responses

  • 9% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 55% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 0% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 36% 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 11 responses

  • 9% Extremely helpful.
  • 9% Somewhat helpful.
  • 45% Not very helpful.
  • 36% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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