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Off-Campus Housing


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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I have only researched location and pricing and the size of apartments located near the campus. I would rate upon those conditions as excellent. The price for the size and location of the housing is excellent. I do not currently live around campus, but a few towns away, so I cannot comment on the availability or safety.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Living off campus is very good.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Only two furnished apartments in town and both are very expensive with strict lease rules.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: The off-campus housing seems nice. I am a commuter; I live nowhere near campus.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The apartments off-campus are very close to campus, but it would be nice if they could be remodeled. Everything is really old.


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Many students want more freedom and decide to live off campus. There are both advantages and disadvantages to doing this. Your safety is the most important thing, so be alert. Always tell someone where you are going and when you will be back. Try to get roomates that you know and trust. Make sure you can afford rent, utilities, and groceries before you sign a lease. Make sure your roomates are willing and able to pay their part of the rent.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
As soon as you find out you are going to JSU.
Popular Areas
Areas adjacent to campus
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $400
  • 2 BR: $250
Did You Know?
You can still purchase a meal plan if you live off campus.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 49 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 48 responses

  • 23% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 71% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 6% 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 51 responses

  • 8% Extremely helpful.
  • 51% Somewhat helpful.
  • 41% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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