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Off-Campus Housing


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1 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Campus life rarely permits off-campus housing for students unless they are over 21, or they have a doctors note with some kind of medical issue that requires them to live off campus. it is completely ridiculous.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I would recommend living on campus.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Good variety of housing for students.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Guilford is not helpful with living off campus. They would prefer you to live on campus. But offcampus is cheaper if you live near by like I do.

2 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: Most of the students live on campus and off campus housing is limited.


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With freshman class numbers increasing in recent years, Residential Life has been forced to grant more requests due to a lack of adequate on-campus housing. There is affordable living in a lovely setting close to campus, such as in the neighborhoods of Friendly Hills and Madison Woods. If you are searching for a historic, beautiful house in a large off-campus college community, you only have to travel a bit farther.

Generally, students find it easier and beneficial to stay involved with the Guilford community by living on campus. The alternative houses and the student apartments are similar to more independent living situations, but without the hassle of having to keep track of all the bills. However, those who do live off campus are happy and pleased with their decision and accommodations. If you're an independant person, then living off campus is a practical option.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Popular Areas
  • College Hill
  • Friendly Hills
  • Madison Woods
Average Rents
  • Studio: $450
  • 1 BR: $550
  • 2 BR: $650

Student Polls

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

  • 12% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 54% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 21% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 12% 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

  • 4% Extremely helpful.
  • 28% Somewhat helpful.
  • 68% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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