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Off-Campus Housing


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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I believe that it is easier to live on campus or with family.

1 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It's not really an option to live on campus unless you are from the Spartanburg area.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are tons of apartments around Converse College. They all have a great price.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I'm new to this school and area, so I don't know what it's like to get a place outside of Converse. But, I have noticed that most students, even juniors and seniors, tend to stay on campus. Aside from married or commuting students, most remain in the dorms. Maybe Converse just doesn't allow students to live elsewhere.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Most off-campus living can cost just about the same as on-campus living plus the driving or early morning walks to campus. Converse College would rather have you live on campus so they can provide protection and be able to track your academics easier. Around the campus it can get pretty sketchy but on campus there is 24/7 security.


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Unless your parents live within a 35-mile radius of Converse or you’re over age 24 and/or married, you are expected to live on Converse’s campus. This is an unpopular policy with Converse students, who feel that it would be much more affordable to live off campus. Considering that Converse just spent a substantial sum of money building apartment-style senior housing, it is unlikely that this policy is going to change in the next few years.

Since most Converse students do not meet the requirements to live off campus, they live in campus housing. There are a few undergrads that live in an apartment while claiming to live with their parents, so it is entirely possible to lie by omission. However, this can become a rather complicated situation where you either have to look for an apartment you can afford on your own or be discreet in looking for roommates. Overall, expect to pay the room and board to live on campus.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
There are two apartment complexes in Spartanburg that cater to college students: Campus Suites and College Pointe. The best time to look for a place is during the summer when other students are in the process of moving as well. Otherwise, there is no good time to look for an apartment.
Popular Areas
  • Fernwood Glendale Road
  • Pine Street
Average Rents
  • Studio: $400
  • 1 BR: $450
  • House: $450

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 37 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 36 responses

  • 8% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 25% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 8% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 58% 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 37 responses

  • 8% Extremely helpful.
  • 19% Somewhat helpful.
  • 24% Not very helpful.
  • 49% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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