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Off-Campus Housing


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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: a lot of people get houses on Warrensville

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Get off campus as soon as you can. Best time at JCU.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of options but John Carroll doesn't really help in learning about them.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Houses are very close to campus, within walking distance. Some houses are nicer than others. Homes are located in very safe neighborhoods.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: I mean, these are college houses and apartments we're talking about. Some of the landlords take better care than others, but housing is always super affordable. I paid $250 a month my senior year as one of four in a duplex. We were a block from campus. You can't beat that.


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In University Heights, there is plenty of off-campus housing available for upperclassman students. John Carroll often helps students find a place through the campus housing program. Around campus, students generally rent apartments, duplexes, and houses. The convenience is great with how close off-campus housing is to campus; however, the availability and cost of off-campus living varies. Even so, most students believe it is worth the cost to live off campus and get the freedom to live as actual adults.

It behooves upperclassmen to at least look into off-campus living as an option. When it comes to living on campus, the dorms are somewhat small, and the housing program and lottery can sometimes backfire on upperclassmen who want to live in a nice dorm. Additionally, living on campus requires students to buy a meal plan, which some students may like, but most don't. Although living off campus requires you to be able to make Easy Mac and cereal for yourself, students tend to believe that the benefits outweigh the negatives.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
It is best to start looking for a place in the spring or the beginning of the summer before the school year you want to live off campus.
Popular Areas
Warrensville Road
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $682
  • 2 BR: $873
  • 3 BR: $1,275

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 45 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 46 responses

  • 26% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 50% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 22% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 2% 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 44 responses

  • 14% Extremely helpful.
  • 48% Somewhat helpful.
  • 39% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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