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Off-Campus Housing


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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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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: so many options and always building new apartments

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Most places are fairly pricey

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are so many options for off-campus housing. Most are conveniently located very close to campus, and costs range depending on the amount of roommates you have and where you decide to live. Off-campus housing still makes you feel safe around campus and in Greenville, and parking usually will have no cost. Overall it is not hard to find a place to live. I recommend the Province because it is located in walking distance across from the library, has a pool, and relatively decent rent costs.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The off campus housing options are good. The only thing that is bad is the prices. Some of them are way expensive and for some of them you have to pay utilities along with the rent. Some others are expensive but include both rent and utilities. There are least 2 or 3 off campus housing that is a little far from campus but the school provides transportation to and from campus.


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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 120 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 117 responses

  • 36% 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.
  • 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 119 responses

  • 39% Extremely helpful.
  • 39% Somewhat helpful.
  • 21% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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