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Off-Campus Housing


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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing selection is okay

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Theu don't help you find off campus housing but the cost is to high and the quality is not worth it

It's good to have your own space but you definitely need a car unless you like to walk.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: really would not know because i live on campus

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Living with people, transportation, and grocery

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I stay off campus and enjoy the privacy.

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In 2009, Claflin students were offered the option of living in the Russell Street Apartments, which are in the former Hotel Eutaw on Russell Street. A Columnia lawyer had purchased the vacant hotel with plans for turning it into university housing. Claflin had a need for extra housing, so an agreement was made. Fifty male upperclassman Claflin students began occupying the apartments for the 2009-10 academic year. While the apartments are not traditional University housing, Claflin bills the students, the University’s housing department manages the rooms, and the same rules that apply to students who live on campus are also applicable to residents in the apartments.

The apartments average about 320 square feet, and there’s a kitchen area on every floor. Each room has air-conditioning, cable, and high-speed Internet access. In addition to the Russell Street Apartments, there are also several traditional apartment complexes in Orangeburg, but needless to say, not many students at Claflin live off campus. There are so many large residential halls on campus that house students at a reasonable price that there really is no need to move off campus.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
Before the beginning of each semester or academic school year.
Popular Areas
Russell Street
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $550
  • 2 BR: $665
  • 3 BR: $800

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 81 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 80 responses

  • 12% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 71% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 12% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 4% 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 83 responses

  • 17% Extremely helpful.
  • 51% Somewhat helpful.
  • 33% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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