Off-Campus Housing

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Off-Campus Housing


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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: You have to live on campus now for the first three years at GU. Off campus housing is really seniors-only and somewhat hard to find, start looking far in advance. Also very expensive in the Georgetown neighborhood, on-campus apartments are actually pretty similarly priced.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of houses in Burleith and in Georgetown that students can rent. However, it is now mandatory that students live on campus for 3 of their 4 years. The neighborhood isn't always a big fan of the students on the weekend. The university was here first.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The townhouses are amazing. Georgetown is known for these houses and the kids that live in them absolutely love them. They are all close to everything.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Good landlords are hard to find, but the opportunity to live in cute Georgetown townhouses is one of the best parts of attending the university.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Students pay huge amounts of money to live in the small but expensive townhouses near campus.


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Students agree that off-campus housing is something to be faced with planning, ample time, and parental advice. There seems to be no shortage of landlords looking to screw over Georgetown students; indeed, there is a quite vibrant realty market devoted entirely to renting cool townhouses to the University students—at sky-high prices. These houses, generally located just beyond the swath of University-owned homes, can constitute either a form of domestic salvation or a difficult living situation. The main upside is that Georgetown is a beautiful and renowned area to live in.

The principle problem with off-campus housing is that the neighbors of Georgetown University are paying literally millions of dollars to live in Georgetown, the area. They are not fond of the drunk student populace found wandering through their streets, and they have been quite vocal about it, specifically in the past couple of years. The landlords tend to charge very high prices because of the fight with the neighbors, and this is not the most favorable scenario. Although the struggle is unfortunate, any area worth living in will have residents who are not fans of the "college lifestyle." This is a fact of life that Georgetown students learn to live with.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Best Time to Look for a Place
Middle of the second semester
Popular Areas
  • Any other immediate areas around campus
  • Burleith
  • Reservoir Road
Average Rents
  • Studio: $1,200
  • 1 BR: $1,000
  • 2 BR: $1,000
  • House: $2,200

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 69 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 72 responses

  • 14% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 60% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 24% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 3% 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 72 responses

  • 21% Extremely helpful.
  • 54% Somewhat helpful.
  • 24% Not very helpful.
  • 1% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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