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Off-Campus Housing


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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Well, I've never lived off campus, its too expensive. I mean, I would love to live off campus but its not an option for me because I'm an out of state student.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It is expensive so you probably have to become a commuter.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It's NYC so it's expensive and places are small.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I personally live on campus but I hear from others that they love it. It is nice to have your own place and not have rules to follow.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't have experience with this


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Being the most populated city in America, as well as one of the most expensive, New York City can be almost impossible when it comes to searching for an apartment. For students, costs can be cut by living with roommates; not only is the rent shared, but also utilities and security fees can be split. Having a roommate is an easy way to save, but be prepared for much smaller living spaces.

Although prices may be sky high, some students have found that if you break down the cost of a dorm room plus a meal plan, it is sometimes more beneficial to search for an apartment; it just depends on what is wanted. The prices may vary, but the freedom can sometimes be worth it.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
Although the real estate market stays busy all year long, a lot of people have said that January is the best time to find an apartment.
Popular Areas
  • Brooklyn
  • Chelsea
  • East Village
  • Upper West Side
Average Rents
  • Studio: $1,300
  • 1 BR: $1,500
  • 2 BR: $2,000
Did You Know?
FIT allows current students to post off-campus listings into an online database that is only viewable to FIT students.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 110 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 109 responses

  • 7% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 45% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 46% 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 110 responses

  • 9% Extremely helpful.
  • 37% Somewhat helpful.
  • 54% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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