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Off-Campus Housing


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1 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The off-campus housing is horrendous. Many students I know have to pay exorbitant rent, for low-quality housing. That said, most of the on campus housing is not much better. In the small town of Pineville, many student have to look into apartment complexes that are 30+ minutes away from the school.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: You have to be 21 or a living with your parents if you want to live ff campus. Parking on campus is atrocious and a nightmare. Cost of dorms doesnt live up to what it should be.

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2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Close to School – There is not a lot of options for off campus housing. But the apartments that are nearby are relatively cheap and close to the school.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Not Really an Issue for Me – We are not allowed to live off campus unless we are above the age of 21 unless you live with a guardian. So, I really have no knowledge of the subject.

1 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: the dorms are really old and outdated. they are always needing maintanence and it is a big reason why people don't come here


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Unless they live with relatives or are married, LC students are required to live in the dorms until they are 21 years old. By that age, most students have either graduated or are only a semester or two away from doing so, so this policy is frustrating to many students who would like to save money on housing and who prefer the independence of living alone.

Off-campus housing is not difficult to find, and it isn’t much more expensive than living in the dorms, so older students often choose to live on their own. There are several apartment complexes located under 15 minutes from campus. Small homes or apartments are easy to find in the Garden District. If you choose to move away from campus, though, you’ll miss out on some of the best experiences LC has to offer. The school and surrounding area can be pretty boring if you don’t get involved with residence life.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
There are always apartments available in the Pineville/Alexandria area, but it's a good idea to begin your housing search during the summer before the semester starts. Give yourself at least three weeks to search so you can be sure to get the best price and location.
Popular Areas
Quail Creek and Pine Highland are popular because of their affordable rates and proximity to classes.
Average Rents
1-2 BR: $500

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 22 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 16 responses

  • 6% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 44% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 31% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 19% 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 19 responses

  • 5% Extremely helpful.
  • 26% Somewhat helpful.
  • 37% Not very helpful.
  • 32% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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