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Off-Campus Housing


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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: This school does not have off campus housing because there really isnt anywhere off campus to live

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Everyone just lives on campus though there is apartment-like housing in the New Apartments and NCAs.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: All students are guaranteed housing all four years, and since there aren't many off campus housing options, most students live on campus.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing isn't available -- all students are required to live on campus for all four years (unless they travel abroad).

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College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: They recently just took away all options for off-campus housing.


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Off-campus housing does not exist at Kenyon College. The remote location coupled with an old-fashioned board of directors means that students are required to reside on campus all four years. Dorms are guaranteed to students for this purpose, and they are priced so that off-campus housing is not a financial necessity. However, there are two exceptions to this rule: students who are suffering from substance abuse problems and students who serve the volunteer fire department. In both instances, these students can petition to live in special housing that is closer to either a treatment center or the fire department.

While the lack of off-campus housing can be frustrating, there is little chance of this changing in the near future. The Kenyon community thrives on communal living, and any change to that would drastically alter the campus atmosphere. To alleviate the concerns of the student body about off-campus housing, the College has undertaken a new housing renovation project, to be completed in 2013.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $400
  • 2 BR: $600
  • 3 BR: $750

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 20 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 24 responses

  • 4% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 0% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 33% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 62% 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 24 responses

  • 0% Extremely helpful.
  • 17% Somewhat helpful.
  • 21% Not very helpful.
  • 62% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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