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Off-Campus Housing

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus is a lot cheaper, but the places are old and not very nice. You have to start looking a year in advance to find a good place.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Most off-campus housing is in the Logan neighborhood which really isn't the safest place to be, but as long as you and your housemates are cautious about that you're fine. Being surrounded by others who are also Gonzaga students also helps off-campus housing feel a bit safer. It is cheaper to live off campus, but as with any housing like this, the tenants take on added responsibility for utilities (most of the time) and cleanliness.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It can be hard to find a house and the Logan neighborhood can be a very dangerous place as you get away from the school.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't gone through the process yet, but my friends seem to love their homes and they haven't complained much about the process.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: It's cheap but be careful in the neighborhood

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In the Logan neighborhood, the rent prices and the distance from campus for decent houses and apartments are almost unbeatable. Very few off-campus students need to drive to school. The houses aren't always the sort of place you'd want to take your mom to, but hey, this is college. Peeling paint, drafty rooms, and beer-stained carpets don't seem like too big a deal. Sinto is probably the best street to live on, in terms of proximity to Gonzaga and general safety and appearance. Mission Park is pretty, but also more dangerous and removed from campus. Increased distance from campus means bigger houses, higher crime, and fewer students. But none can hold a candle to frat houses, either in terms of size or affluence.

Although living off campus can be cheap and convenient, it also has drawbacks. Landlords are a thoroughly mixed bag—some are helpful, but others will attempt to hassle, connive, and pilfer you at every turn. Most houses are poorly furnished and insulated, so be prepared to pay for warmth and comfort. Off-campus students have to work harder to stay integrated with the community. This life is terrific if you get a house with four of your best friends, but not so jolly if you end up sharing a dingy apartment with an acquaintance who was stranded like you. To end up in a good situation, you have to start looking early, research landlords and houses, and be wary.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
43%
Freshmen Living Off Campus
2%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$9,645
Best Time to Look for a Place
December through February
Popular Areas
Logan neighborhood (within four blocks of campus)
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $415
  • 2 BR: $725
  • 3 BR: $1,100

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 51 responses

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  • Availability
  • Cost
  • Ease of obtaining/process
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  • 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 52 responses

  • 35% 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.
  • 6% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 2% 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 49 responses

  • 24% Extremely helpful.
  • 65% Somewhat helpful.
  • 10% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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