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Off-Campus Housing


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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of off-campus options that are a good price and good quality, but the campus requires freshman and sophomores to stay on campus, so getting off-campus can be a challenge sometimes.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: off campus living is great

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I cannot wait to be off campus. All of my friends say it is great!!

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is great but they fill up super fast. Most waitlists go up before the end of the Fall Semesters.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I love living off campus. It is great to have your own place. DO NOT LIVE AT THE PROVINCE!!! They will rip you off and management is awful!


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On-campus housing has the distinct advantage of convenience, but most upperclassmen will opt out of dorm life for the independence and monetary savings that come with off-campus living. There are two distinct options in Kent—housing and apartments—and plenty of both. Most of the houses available for rent are standard, lived-in college pads. Some will need more work than others, but for those wishing to move into a pristine space from day one, newer apartments will be an enticing alternative.

With some of the nicer options comes a noticeable step in price, but even the most expensive rents are most likely cheaper than University housing. For some, a high-quality living space justifies a larger price tag, but others are purely interested in holding on to as much of their hard-earned cash as possible. Most housing is within walking distance of the University, and there are apartments available that are just as close to class as some residence halls. Students generally won't have trouble finding a place, since there are so many available, but the best options go quickly, so it's best to start searching as soon as possible.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
Start looking about a year ahead. Most students start hunting for a place in August and September.
Popular Areas
  • Campus Pointe Student Apartments
  • Eagles Landing
  • Holly Park
  • Sunrise Apartments
Average Rents
  • Studio: $425
  • 1 BR: $550
  • 2 BR: $700

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 253 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 253 responses

  • 22% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 70% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 7% 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 253 responses

  • 14% Extremely helpful.
  • 51% Somewhat helpful.
  • 36% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.


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