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Off-Campus Housing

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College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing isn't practical, it's easier and cheaper to live on campus.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Near housing to campus looks very clean, organized, and fresh. However, I have never tried for off-campus housing because it is really not that important. Their is an off-campus housing area known as the Vinnings where students can live if they win in the housing lottery. It's a nice apartment place where it is more luxurious than what is on the campus main body. However, i wouldn't put in my money for other off-campus housing options. They can be expensive, although they are close to campus. Most students stay on campus because it is much cheaper and available to them.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The Vinings, the off-campus housing, has no furniture and Furman doesn't cover amenities. Plus, it's ridiculously expensive.

1 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There is no off-campus housing options unless you get special permission. You have to be approved and its a hassle.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off-Campus housing is limited, and you have to pay for internet, electricity etc. I recommend staying on campus.

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Furman requires that all undergraduate students live on
campus. Because there isn't enough housing, seniors are
allowed to enter an off-campus housing lottery. The reality is that the on-campus apartments are just about as nice as anything off campus. They each have two baths with either two or four bedrooms, and they are furnished relatively nicely. Most students love the convenience and sense of community they get from living on campus. The only major downside is that even if you are over 21, you are not
allowed to have alcohol on campus. If you are caught with it, you can be written up, fined, and have a letter sent home. Although it is pretty easy to get away with having alcohol, it seems unreasonable that a 21-year-old caught with a bottle of wine will have a note sent home to their parents. The ones who usually get in trouble are only the rowdy, loud drinkers.

Despite the regulations, Furman students usually love campus apartment life. However, only juniors and seniors are allowed to live in the apartments, so you have to wait a few years to get there. Because of the tight housing situation, they run out of room for a few groups of juniors every year. This is a big problem because they have to live on campus and either live in the dorms or with people they don't know.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
10%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$10,840
Best Time to Look for a Place
Spring term
Popular Areas
There are only a few decent apartment complexes close to campus
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $600
  • 2 BR: $760

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 28 responses

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  • 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 27 responses

  • 7% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 7% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 26% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 59% 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 27 responses

  • 0% Extremely helpful.
  • 26% Somewhat helpful.
  • 22% Not very helpful.
  • 52% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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