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Off-Campus Housing


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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It depends on what part of Brooklyn people want to live in and your budget of course.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It's much better to live off campus for the simple reason that it is MUCH cheaper. Paying for the dorms is the only reason I am considering leaving. Subletting and renting is a better option. It is just important to find a safe clean place. People are moving around the city all the time, so it is easy to find a place. For the academic year I would recommend looking for off campus housing immediately. First come-first served kind thing

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I'm currently living at home because I'm from New York City.

Even if you aren't from here though I highly recommend moving off campus after freshman year. Live on campus for freshman year to get to know the environment and New York City, but then move off campus for the other years. It's not worth it to pay dorming fees. You're paying about $14,000 a year for dorming with anywhere from 1 to 5 other people. That's more than $1,000 a month and you're sharing and don't have your own bathroom usually. If you get roommates and look around you can get a 3 bedroom apartment for significantly less. I also recommend considering living in Brooklyn instead of Manhattan. Manhattan is more convenient, but Brooklyn has more affordable, bigger apartments.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: The off-campus housing options are readily available when searching on your own through Craigslist and the like. The New School promotes independence and use of the city of New York's resources. However, the university itself does provide students with a list of potential off-campus housing options every semester. The list should be updated more regularly, and is based on renters voluntarily asking the school to put their apartments on the off-campus housing list. The pricing options aren't great, so I'd recommend looking for an apartment on your own. Living in Queens, the UWS, LES, and Brooklyn is very easy and can be extremely affordable. The only issue is that it takes time and dedication to find the right place.


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Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 12 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 13 responses

  • 23% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 62% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 15% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 0% 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 13 responses

  • 8% Extremely helpful.
  • 54% Somewhat helpful.
  • 38% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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