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Off-Campus Housing


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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is not as convenient because now we do not have access to Terrace Apartments where many people went to.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Very few off campus options.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: A lot of options, but it is super expensive and not very practical.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is pretty nice but it is only available for upper class-man.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There isn't too much Available however whatever is available is close to campus and close to shopping center. The school is mostly A commuter school so i don't believe they need any more housing anyways.


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Approximately two-thirds of the student body at Elmhurst lives off campus. Many students are commuters, and by the time most students are juniors, they are usually kicked out of the dorms anyway. There are many off-campus living options in the area, but the price and convenience vary considerably. The College offers nine houses, which house 36 students, and three apartment complexes: Elm Park, Elmhurst Terrace, and Prospect Apartments. Elm Park and Prospect Apartments are on campus but only house about 30 students each. Elmhurst Terrace is less than a mile from campus and is a much larger complex.

The College provides a shuttle service every 15 minutes between the apartments on campus, so a car really isn’t a necessity if you live there. The College is usually pretty helpful with the off-campus housing they provide. If you want other choices, you’re mostly on your own, and non-campus off-campus housing typically requires a car.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
The end of sophomore year.
Popular Areas
Near campus
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $800
  • 2 BR: $950

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 49 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 48 responses

  • 17% 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.
  • 4% 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 47 responses

  • 26% Extremely helpful.
  • 47% Somewhat helpful.
  • 28% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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