Off-Campus Housing

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Off-Campus Housing

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The off campus housing for what ive seen is actually pretty close to campus, about a 2-5 minute walk depending on where you live. It is somewhat safe, not so much at night, but overall a decent location to live in.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There's an apartment style housing selection governed by residence life which is typically for juniors and seniors. Street parking is very difficult to find, however, the school does have a parking garage no more than two blocks away. The parking garage is somewhat pricey. Other students have chosen to get their own apartments a few blocks away from the school that are not governed by the school. Postings tend to show up on posts around the neighborhood and within school buildings on campus.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: As a freshman I didn't really look into off-campus housing so I dont know all the aspects of it.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: you get what you find and what you can pay for

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It's New York, apartments are small and expensive.

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The off-campus housing is good, but not great. It's New York City, so there are plenty of opportunities to get an apartment. The Manhattan College Residence Life Office, which is on the fourth floor of Thomas Hall, should help students find a place off campus. If not, the easiest thing to do is just find a newspaper and read if there are any apartments available. Students should just pick up one of the major newspapers in New York (The Daily News, New York Post, and New York Times). For listings closer to Manhattan College, students can get the Riverdale Press, which is Riverdale’s own newspaper. Another option is for students to walk around the Riverdale area and ask if there are any apartments available. However, this could take up a lot of time.

A student should remember that living off campus means that you are on your own and not receiving some of the luxuries of living on campus. Students have to pay rent and get all of the basic necessities to live. Off-campus living is truly a test to see if students can live on their own. If you can do it, good luck. The reviews from most of the juniors and students around campus are that they generally love living off campus; the only problem is that some apartments are a good 10-minute walk from campus. As a warning, that 10-minute walk may seem like forever when it's cold outside and snowing, but if you are willing to endure that, then off-campus housing is worth it.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
39%
Freshmen Living Off Campus
26%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$13,080
Best Time to Look for a Place
ASAP
Popular Areas
  • Grandview Apartments
  • The Majestic
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $1,000
  • 2 BR: $1,200
  • 3 BR: $1,700

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 33 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 33 responses

  • 15% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 48% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 24% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 12% 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 32 responses

  • 12% Extremely helpful.
  • 38% Somewhat helpful.
  • 50% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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