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Off-Campus Housing


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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are some close, cheap places. They aren't the safest.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: You can rent a house, but you're not allowed to live off campus until your 3rd year. There aren't many options for apartments off-campus, so your best bet is to find friends to rent a house with.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I never plan to live off-campus

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I am choosing to live on campus for my college experience. There are campus townhouses and apartments too.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't lived off campus


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Students are required to live on campus for their freshman and sophomore years. However, during junior and senior years, a decent amount of Concordia students choose to live off campus due to the lack of housing reserved only for upperclassmen. Walk anywhere within a five block radius of the campus, and there is somewhat affordable housing that students can rent.

There are many options for off-campus housing, and it gives students an opportunity to get a taste of "real life" by living independently with a few friends. The price of houses off campus will vary depending on how close the house is located to the school. Obviously the houses nearest Concordia are more expensive than the ones blocks away, but all off-campus living is generally a bit cheaper than living in the dorms. There is a lot of housing surrounding the campus, but students sometimes have problems finding the right place to live.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
Upperclassmen usually start their off-campus housing search at the beginning of second semester and are finished by the middle of the semester.
Popular Areas
Anywhere within four blocks of campus.
Average Rents
House: $300

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 39 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 39 responses

  • 10% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 72% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 10% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 8% 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 38 responses

  • 11% Extremely helpful.
  • 47% Somewhat helpful.
  • 42% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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