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Off-Campus Housing


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3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Limited options, and very expensive.

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College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I do not live off campus and have no opinion of it.

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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: As a first-year student, I have not experienced any Off-Campus Housing process.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: It's okay, but I do not enjoy the shuttle rides.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Emory Point is one of the most accessible off-campus housing opportunities. Prices are affordable, and location is very convenient.


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Atlanta has an abundance of off-campus housing options for students at fairly reasonable prices. The area around campus, Druid Hills and Decatur, have very reasonable housing and apartment rates. Students can find four- to five-bedroom houses fairly easily and will not have to pay more than $500 a month or so per person, a price much cheaper than any housing options that Emory has to offer. Clairmont Tower apartments are nearly $800 a month. There are very many nice areas to live off campus that are only a few miles from campus as well as downtown Atlanta. There are several shuttle routes that have stops near various shopping centers, such as Toco Hills and other areas, but you are better off having your own car if you plan on living off campus.

While sophomores are required to live on campus, many students apply for off-campus housing claiming that they are "commuting." Students who live nearby in Georgia can do this fairly easily, while others from out of state have to come up with a nearby family member's address in order to have their request approved. Students often give a bogus address, resulting in a denied request.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
Second semester for apartments, and during the summer for houses.
Popular Areas
  • Apartments on Lavista
  • Arbor Hills Apartments on North Druid Hills
  • Calibre Woods
  • Gables
  • Highland Lake
  • Highland Park
Average Rents
  • Studio: $700
  • 1 BR: $850
  • 2 BR: $1,000

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 73 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 79 responses

  • 18% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 66% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 11% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 5% 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 76 responses

  • 12% Extremely helpful.
  • 55% Somewhat helpful.
  • 30% Not very helpful.
  • 3% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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