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Off-Campus Housing


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Off-Campus Housing: It's too much of an issue to finding a place

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is a safe place.

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Off-Campus Housing: We have the best hbcu dorms

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is somewhat limited because it is in high demand. Because the university is small, off campus housing is in high demand.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I would like to stay off campus because you have more freedom you don't have to worry about getting high priced fines


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Freshmen are required to live on campus (unless they have a specific reason for exemption) and other students are not allowed to live off campus unless they have at least 60 credit hours (usually their junior year) or are over the age of 24. But students don’t seem to mind because living on campus is a great way to get a feel for what college life is really like. And once you live on campus for a couple of years, you will really be able to make a decision about whether moving off campus is right for you. Off-campus living comes with a lot of responsibility like paying for utilities, rent, and food. On top of that, you have to cook for yourself, budget your finances to the letter, and make adjustments as time go by. But there are also a lot of perks to living off campus, such as the freedom to throw parties, cook food you like, and the chance to make your apartment a true home away from home.

If you decide to move off campus, there are several apartments and houses to choose from. The rent varies, but apartments are usually cheaper than renting a house. There are several apartment complexes within walking distance of the school, including the popular Stadium View Apartments and University Place. Theses apartments house everyone from local students to international students, which brings a mix of cultures, ethnicities, and languages. The best way to make off-campus housing as affordable as possible is to find roommates, which will decrease your rent and utilities.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
Popular Areas
  • Stadium View Apartments
  • University Place Apartments
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $530
  • 2 BR: $765
Did You Know?
Stadium View Apartments is the only complex near campus with a swimming pool.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 38 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 39 responses

  • 23% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 59% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 10% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 8% 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 39 responses

  • 10% Extremely helpful.
  • 31% Somewhat helpful.
  • 59% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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