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Off-Campus Housing

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4 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: There are plenty of housing options off-campus and they're generally pretty nice places. The prices are decent, availability isn't really an issue, and they're never far from campus so you can get to school pretty fast. The parking s usually pretty good, plenty of space.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: I live off campus and prefer it.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: You can live at Bengal Creek Apartments and take the bus to campus every 15 minutes from 8-5pm. It's cheap, but like a nice dorm in that you share the place with 3-5 other people (same sex only), but you have your own bedroom, so it's not horrible, and the living room/kitchen/2 bathrooms are spacious.

The other places to live are mostly other apartment complexes or houses you can rent with varying numbers of rooms, and varying costs/values. Lots of places are close to campus though. And if you choose to drive your own car, a parking pass is only $100 for a year of parking on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I don't know. I don't live in Pocatello.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: to be honest I don't know that much about this. I have been a resident in Pocatello most of my life.

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A majority of the ISU student population prefers off-campus housing to on-campus dorms. Pocatello offers a variety of housing opportunities, including townhouses, apartments, and duplexes. If students are interested in meeting new people but do not want to pay for the dorms, RM Properties is one great way to go. These non-alcoholic facilities have a total of 12 tenants in each apartment. The buildings are located along 4th and 5th avenues, right off campus. Another option is Bengal Creek Housing, with 700 available spots for students. Each apartment houses six tenants with private rooms furnished with a bed, dresser, closet, and desk, and the facility includes a clubhouse with a theater, swimming pool, hot tub, pool table, and more. This is a great option for new freshmen to dive into the college world.

Apartments are not the only way to go at ISU. There are numerous renting possibilities for students at any academic level. There are always basements and houses for rent and even houses for sale, and a lot of them are right by campus. Housing for nontraditional or married students is also very accommodating off campus. But just a word of advice—get going on your housing search early, not because all the good places will be gone, but because there is a lot out there to look at!

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
93%
Freshmen Living Off Campus
76%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$8,280
Best Time to Look for a Place
Summer, before fall semester
Popular Areas
  • Bengal Creek Housing
  • Hillside
  • RM Properties
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $400
  • 2 BR: $500
  • 3 BR: $640

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 55 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 56 responses

  • 36% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 62% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 2% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 0% 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 56 responses

  • 14% Extremely helpful.
  • 50% Somewhat helpful.
  • 36% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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