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Off-Campus Housing


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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't really lived off-campus so far and I am not planning to, but there are plenty of houses that students can rent for different prices from very cheap to very expensive and the college does help the students to find good choices.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: You have to apply to live off campus, and usually only seniors do it. There are pros and cons to it. Living on campus all 4 years is nice because you're close to everything, but it can be irritating that you can't really grow up any and live on your own. Gettysburg has a lot of housing that's a little farther from campus than main dorms are though.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: school regulates this very closely.

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1 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: You have to apply to be allowed to live off campus so very few people do so.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: lived off campus for two years, it is great and near campus


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For the majority of Gettysburg students, experience with off-campus housing relates almost exclusively back to parties. Parties in off-campus houses tend to be a lot more relaxed because there is no threat of S&S breaking things up if it gets a bit loud. Of course, since only a relative few upperclassmen are allowed to live in off-campus housing, this exclusivity is much sought after, making parties at off-campus housing all the more popular. The houses themselves are generally well-kept, and there is an ample selection of apartments and houses within close distance to the college campus. The most popular locations are along Water Street, which is about a half-mile away from campus.

While off-campus housing is considered somewhat of a luxury, the College has made several on-campus housing locations "seem" like they are off campus, allowing upperclassmen the freedom of living away from the center of things with the security of being in campus housing and, unfortunately, subject to its security.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
May, when graduating students are moving out
Popular Areas
  • North Washington Street
  • Water Street

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 24 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 23 responses

  • 13% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 26% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 39% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 22% 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 25 responses

  • 16% Extremely helpful.
  • 52% Somewhat helpful.
  • 20% Not very helpful.
  • 12% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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