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Off-Campus Housing


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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Moving into my first house this coming semester, landlords are a tad difficult. They are remodeling our house so thats a benefit, this year finding houses are very hard compared to last year. Houses closest are in San Carlos but you have to find the right area because some parts are dangerous while others are nice.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Nothing close is in a college students budget.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: live at home not too far from campus so i couldnt tell ya

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are very few apartment complexes near FGCU. the closet one is coastal village apartments. The management is poor and extremely ineffective. The are not concerned about the residents because we are all college students and they have no concern for your own privacy.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: FGCU is in estero and for the most part most homes are high end. There is however some home communities that have nice apartments and townhomes like timber walk, bella terra, and coastal village. There is also plenty of free standing homes to rent in three oaks. If you go a little farther out from campus like 20-30 mins away theres plenty of homes to rent in lehigh, cape coral, naples, and fort myers.


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The off-campus housing options are readily available. There are a lot of different options, including apartments, houses, and condos. Availability is great, but locations are scattered. The most popular off-campus place would have to be Coastal Village, which seems like a nice place to live, as it gets really great reviews from FGCU students.

The housing costs per student range from $435 a month all the way to $800 a month. It all depends on what you are looking for, how far you want to live from campus, and how much you can afford. All of the options are very nice, as Fort Myers is generally a nice area in which to live.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
Any time of year
Popular Areas
Coastal Village
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $464
  • 3 BR: $886
  • 2 BR: $960

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 109 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 111 responses

  • 26% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 58% 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.
  • 1% 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 109 responses

  • 17% Extremely helpful.
  • 51% Somewhat helpful.
  • 31% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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