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Off-Campus Housing


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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Lots of available places, sometimes a little overpriced

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I like living off campus, but I'm also lucky to only live two blocks away.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I live in FarmHouse Fraternity, and it has many benefits. We are less than 1/4 of a mile from campus, I have free parking at my fraternity, and it is cheaper than living in the dorms. It is a benefit to live in a greek house, if a person has the option. It provide a time for someone to get to know a lot of people, just like themselves.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I found my future apartment in a week with a great landlady. The company is family run and it couldn't have been easier transitioning even further from life at home with your parents.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is convenient, but dirty.


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Unlike a lot of schools, K-State maintains no policy requiring students to spend their freshman year on campus, so many students don’t even bother waiting until their sophomore year to forsake the residence halls. Sometimes abandoning ship means a studio apartment, sometimes a frat house, but it virtually always amounts to a more cost-effective living situation. This is not to say that off-campus housing is categorically cheap (landlords near campus are not oblivious to the marketability of their location), but provided you’re willing to put in some effort, scoring something affordable isn’t too tough.

Needless to say, living off campus requires more maturity than living in the residence halls. Filling out a form and signing your name at the bottom isn’t going to cut it. You’re going to have to track down your own place, deal with utilities, forage for sustenance, and undertake a daily commute. Even going Greek means increased responsibilities, as most houses enforce mandatory study hours and make community service a membership requirement. Still, if you’ve reached a phase in your life where hall-wide Halo tournaments cease to dictate your schedule, flying the coop is probably worth it.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
January through March
Popular Areas
  • Aggieville
  • Chase Manhattan
  • Founders Hill
  • University Commons
  • Woodway Apartments
Average Rents
  • Studio: $400
  • 1 BR: $500
  • 2 BR: $600

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 193 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 188 responses

  • 16% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 73% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 10% 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 187 responses

  • 12% Extremely helpful.
  • 53% Somewhat helpful.
  • 35% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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