With the limited housing on campus for upperclassmen, many students move off campus junior or senior year. It isn't hard to find off-campus housing as long as you look early, know your budget, and aren't disappointed by not getting everything you want. You need to remember that renting in Burlington is usually only for a year, so don't worry about having a luxury apartment. Since most leases begin June 1, you need to be prepared to sublease or remain in Burlington over the summer. There is a high demand for housing in Burlington with the five colleges, so landlords can bump up the cost of housing. It is much less expensive with more people and figuring out if utilities are included.
Living off campus is worth it to some who like the freedom of no rules, but living on campus or at Spinner Place or Quarry can offer the same freedom of having a kitchen, with more convenience of all-inclusive utilities and transportation to campus. Living on campus as long as possible is more desired for convenience to the dining hall, the wellness center, and to classes. It is so much easier to roll out of bed 10 minutes before class and walk across the street rather than walk 30 minutes from downtown, especially in the winter.