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Off-Campus Housing

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2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: All of the houses near campus are horrible. Old and dilapidated and in poor condition. Most of the previous tenants just trash the homes so the new tenants are stuck in crappy conditions and the landlords don't bother with fixing anything because the next day it will just be broken again.

If you want a decent place off campus, your best bet is looking on the other side of town.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Lots of places to choose from

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I live off campus and I would much rather this because there is so much more privacy and space and there is a kitchen! so I don't need a meal plan. the down side is to drive I still need a parking pass so I have to ride the bus which can be inconvenient at times

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I live in a house about two miles from campus. It is a very nice little place and the price is very reasonable

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I live at home so I am not sure what it is like

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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 83 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 84 responses

  • 26% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 69% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 4% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 1% 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 81 responses

  • 15% Extremely helpful.
  • 49% Somewhat helpful.
  • 36% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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