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Off-Campus Housing


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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have not seen the options for off campus housing but I know many people want it because they are apartments. I could not have that option because you have to be invited by someone who qualifies. In order to qualify, you must be into your third year of college

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I personally haven't experienced the off campus housing yet, but from my research it is reasonably priced and there are various rooming options avaliable.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: If you live in the school owned apartments that are off campus it is a wonderful accommodation, but they recently passed a rule tightening the restrictions on who can live off campus and when.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: The safety and the pros and cons are completely average; I'm not sure about the rest, though.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I've heard living in the apartments can be quite the hassel


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There are strict rules to live off campus, so most students live on campus until at least their junior year. Even then, strict rules apply to move away, such as a high GPA, married status, at least 24 years old, or within a certain radius of campus. Several options are available off campus, but students need to keep their eyes open for good deals. The best area to get an apartment or rent a house is close to campus. This may be obvious for time reasons, but the area around campus is much nicer than some other areas around Lakeland.

For some students, it is worth living off campus because there are no RAs and a meal plan is not necessary. Plus, this is a chance to experience complete freedom before graduation. However, campus has free laundry (where off-campus housing doesn't), and students do not have to fight for a parking spot every day when they go to class if they already live on campus.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
There are strict rules in place to be able to live off campus, so for most, it won't be possible until at least junior year. Even then, it is hard to get approved.
Popular Areas
Anywhere close to campus is popular because the area is much nicer the closer you get to campus.
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $450
  • 2 BR: $650
  • 3 BR: $800

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 62 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 62 responses

  • 15% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 53% 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.
  • 18% 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 61 responses

  • 10% Extremely helpful.
  • 36% Somewhat helpful.
  • 33% Not very helpful.
  • 21% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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