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Off-Campus Housing


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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: If you want to live off campus it's usually to save yourself from the absurd prices of dorming on campus. Not a bad idea.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is great, there is no cons.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It's NYC. always hard to find a place and when you do the costs are ridiculously high.

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: For new york it can be pricey but if you find a roomamte you would be fine.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Don't really know to many people who live off-campus.


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A lot of students decide to live in apartments close to campus instead of paying the extra few thousand dollars to live in the newly-established dorms. Students may live in apartments with roommates or sublet from a family. A lot of homes include basements, and there are several families who will rent their basements out to students to make some extra income. Though it is of course convenient to live on campus, students also must abide by regulations in the dorms, and students who do not and are caught (drinking, for example) face serious consequences.

Depending on the size of the apartment, rent ranges from about $350 to $750 plus utilities for students who share an apartment. The lower end generally applies to those who share a room, as well. The off-campus housing in terms of availability, cost, process, landlords, parking, proximity to campus, public transportation, quality, safety, and variety are all pretty decent at QC. The Queens staff encourages students to live in the dorms on campus, although they are not very helpful to students who prefer to live in a house or apartment close to campus. There is a large selection of off-campus options, and students take advantage by paying decent amounts while still being close to campus. This seems to be the best way of living at QC, for those not necessarily looking for a dorm experience.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Popular Areas
  • Forest Hills
  • Jamaica
Average Rents
  • 1 BR Apartment: $1,200
  • 2 BR Apartment: $1,500
  • 3 BR Apartment: $2,000

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 68 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 68 responses

  • 18% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 60% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 19% 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 70 responses

  • 6% Extremely helpful.
  • 50% Somewhat helpful.
  • 44% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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