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Off-Campus Housing


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Off-Campus Housing: I don't live off campus yet, so I don't have much to say on this topic.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I currently live on campus, but am looking into off campus housing for the future. It has been somewhat difficult to find a place that is both suitable and affordable.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The houses look kind of old, but they look comfortable and safe.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The university has websites and website links to off campus housing. Prices are generally low and parking and walking distances are very manageable.

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: I live 1/2 hour from campus, but there seems to be a good selection near campus and walking is as close as commuter lots.


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Off-campus living is not that expensive at Lock Haven. It's worth it to live off campus because it’s not that costly—plus, it gets students ready for the real world and more accustomed to living on their own. Overall, the houses and apartments around "the Haven" are not far from campus, with a majority of them being within walking distance.

There is a lot of apartment availability if one chooses to live off campus. Evergreen Commons is a suite-style apartment complex owned by the University. This complex has two- and four-bedroom suites available for students. The proximity to campus is not far at all. The campus is small to begin with, and the walk to campus is beautiful. Overall, living off campus is cheap, convenient, and there are many options from which to choose.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
As soon as possible. There is an application form, and it will be entered into a raffle for campus village housing.
Popular Areas
  • Evergreen Commons
  • North Fairview Street
  • West Main Street
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $450
  • 2 BR: $550

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 56 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 57 responses

  • 25% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 67% 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.
  • 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 55 responses

  • 7% Extremely helpful.
  • 58% Somewhat helpful.
  • 35% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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