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Off-Campus Housing

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There is plenty of off-campus housing available to students within a 10-minute walk of the school, though prices can range considerably within that radius. There are nicer areas as well as areas that could certainly use some fixing up, though the housing options are all within fairly safe neighborhoods. I've seen better in terms of the quality of most off-campus houses I've visited, but overall the spaces have certainly seemed livable and fairly spacious.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It is not advised that students that are not from New Orleans to live off campus.

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1 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing can be cheaper, but the city is dangerous .

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Based on the off-campus housing I have seen/been to, they all seem pretty similar, and quite pricy even for multiple residents to be able to afford if they are full-time students.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of old Louisiana and new orleans style homes that can get you a good deal.

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First-year students have to live on campus unless they live with a parent or guardian. Sophomores are required to as well unless given special permission from the Office of Residential Life. After sophomore year, however, all students have the wonderful ability to live off campus. There are a variety of ways to go about searching for a place to live, and there are all kinds of offers out there, but just be sure you are willing to pay for utilities, furniture, and other necessities. At first, you may feel as if the pickings are slim, but if you start early enough and stay persistent, you will be sure to find the place that is right for you.

The split is about 50/50 who stays on campus and who goes off campus, but it is usually best to stay on campus because then you have access to free printing in the library and access to LUPD, plus living on campus helps you stay more involved avoid having to go home in the dark.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
52%
Freshmen Living Off Campus
20%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$11,862
Best Time to Look for a Place
Apply for off-campus housing as soon as possible if you are a sophomore. Otherwise, you just need to submit a form cancelling your housing application. Then start looking at the beginning of January.
Popular Areas
  • Amelia Street
  • Anywhere Uptown
  • If you have a car, the possibilities are endless.
  • Napoleon Avenue
  • Usually anywhere Uptown, like on Amelia Street or Napoleon Avenue if you don't have a car. If you have a car, then the possibilities are endless.
Did You Know?
  • The Office of Residential Life has a website to help students searching for off-campus housing.
  • Fliers are up all around campus, especially on bulletin boards, advertising apartments and other off-campus housing options.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 38 responses

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  • 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 39 responses

  • 15% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 62% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 21% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 3% 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 39 responses

  • 5% Extremely helpful.
  • 36% Somewhat helpful.
  • 54% Not very helpful.
  • 5% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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