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Off-Campus Housing


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5 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Very cheap, close-by, friendly neighborhoods

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: From what I've seen, off-campus housing is great and beautiful.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I love the Landing and cannot wait to move there. The facilities are amazing and it is gated. Quite a few of off-campus student living do not have gates to protect their residents which scares me. There is a huge list of options for off-campus housing which I think is necessary due to all the college students that attend ECU. The approximate to famous is great excluding the Bellamy and North Campus. North Campus is about a 15 minute drive from campus and the Bellamy is about ten. Off campus is the way to go unless you enjoy the dorms than on-campus os for you.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Some off campus hosing options are great but some are not so safe.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is awesome here. There are tons of apartment complexes catered specifically to students and come fully furnished, with individual rents, no overages on utilities, and roommate matching. All of them also have a bus running from the apartment to campus every 20 minutes. The cost is also very reasonable, depending on where you stay. But for the most part, rent is do-able, especially for all that you're getting. There is lots of parking at these housing complexes and from what I understand, they are very safe.

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Off-campus housing is suited for students who are not used to sharing or want more privacy than what the dorms offer. Greenville is fast growing, sometimes sickeningly so, which means there is plenty of housing near and away from campus. There are attractive older areas that actually have trees, but there is also an epidemic of monotonously hideous complexes that lack landscaping. Some students try to live within walking distance of campus in student-filled areas, like 10th Street and the area between Fifth Street and the Tar River. Others prefer to live farther away from campus, in places off of Arlington Boulevard or near the hospital, perhaps to be closer to their workplace or just to separate their school and home lives. ECU's extensive bus routes make living off campus convenient, as long as the area is on a route. Living off campus can be cheaper than living and eating on campus, but students should be aware that the deals that landlords and companies sometimes offer to students who are inexperienced in apartment hunting are not really deals. In addition, living off campus can be an isolating and sometimes disorienting affair for new students. Thus, students who want to focus on getting acclimated to classes, organizations, being away from home, and other aspects of college life should seriously consider living on campus for at least a semester or a year when they first arrive at ECU.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
Spring and summer
Popular Areas
  • Between Fifth Street and the
  • Campus Pointe
  • North Campus Crossing
  • Pirate's Cove
  • Pirate's Place
  • Tar River
  • The complexes on 10th Street
  • University Manor
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $375
  • 2 BR: $450
  • Studio: $300

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 167 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 164 responses

  • 37% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 57% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 4% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 2% 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 167 responses

  • 38% Extremely helpful.
  • 43% Somewhat helpful.
  • 19% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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