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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

College Student

Off-Campus Housing: i dont live off campus but i know a lot of people that do and the food is cheaper and its a lot more convienent

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Being a freshman, I am not sure what the off-campus housing is like. There are a few houses that are owned by the school that the house owns that students can live in, but other than that, I am not sure the cost, quality, etc. of off-campus housing.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I do not live off campus or know anyone that does

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I currently commute from my parents house.


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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 37 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 38 responses

  • 26% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 45% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 26% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 3% 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 36 responses

  • 17% Extremely helpful.
  • 42% Somewhat helpful.
  • 42% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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