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.