Off-Campus Housing

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Off-Campus Housing


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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus options in Both Athens and Beckley. Better in Beckley.

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2 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Landlords jack up the prices for poor quality places, thinking students won't know/be able to afford any better and actually use threats/intimidation among other shady tactics when they speak out. If you can find a decent landlord, good job. If not, move outside the area but close enough to drive/catch the bus to campus.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Not a lot of options. You can either live in North Towers (girls), South Towers (boys), Wilson (girls), Woodel (boys) or at some limited apartments a few miles away, or commute.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The school takes away grants if you live off campus.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are no options unless you want to live in a bad part of town or have a lot of money to waste on a place.


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Average Off-Campus Room & Board

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 30 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 29 responses

  • 10% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 59% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 28% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 3% 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 29 responses

  • 0% Extremely helpful.
  • 72% Somewhat helpful.
  • 28% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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