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Off-Campus Housing


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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I've never been to an off-campus apartment, but I've heard pretty decent things about them.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Durham has a great cost of living to quality of life ratio. There's a wide variety of very luxurious off-campus options for low costs.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: No experience with off campus housing.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I know a few friends who live off-campus. Seems fine. Idk why you would tho. I love living in dorms.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: The variety is superb! There are residential units of every sort, size, and suitability within a mile of the university.

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Since you really can’t even start thinking about living off campus until senior year, most students don’t worry about it too much. However, if you’re a big “I want my own apartment!" kind of person, you might not be thrilled by Duke's options. While there are plenty of apartment complexes close to campus, Duke and Durham lack a cosmopolitan high-rise scene that other universities often possess.

That being said, the options off campus are more than sufficient. There are many new apartment buildings, and most are reasonably priced. Additionally, there are houses for sale or rent off East Campus.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Popular Areas
  • Erwin Mill
  • Houses off East Campus
  • The Belmont
  • West Village
Average Rents
  • Studio: $500
  • 1 BR: $650
  • 2 BR: $800

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 59 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 59 responses

  • 24% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 54% 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.
  • 10% 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 59 responses

  • 19% Extremely helpful.
  • 37% Somewhat helpful.
  • 37% Not very helpful.
  • 7% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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