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Off-Campus Housing

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: If you go to a purpose built apartment complex for students adjacent to campus called university center you will actually pay less per year than you would if you lived in on campus housing, however you wouldn't be able to get a meal plan so it's a choice.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I've heard from other students that it isn't so bad.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There's the UC and there's Society Hill. I also know some students live in the Ironbound or in Kearney/Harrison, but to live there you'd definitely need a car.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: I dont leave in off campus building.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: You only get pointed in the right direction and after that, you're pretty much on your own when it coming to find housing off campus.

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At NJIT, the only off-campus housing that can be considered safe is several miles away. This is because the area immediately surrounding NJIT is known for project housing and robberies; safer housing would be located far enough to avoid these areas. So if you decide to live off-campus in a secure area, there will be a slight commute to NJIT. If a student wishes to seek off-campus housing and doesn't want to live near a subway entrance, he or she is going to need a car.

Students sometimes do not even feel safe living in on-campus housing, so few dare to seek off-campus housing. However, if any off-campus housing is available, it is usually a short drive back to campus, so proximity is not a concern. It is also generally the same price as on-campus housing, depending on the housing unit.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
76%
Freshmen Living Off Campus
53%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$11,200
Best Time to Look for a Place
Several months prior to the start of the semester
Popular Areas
Within a few blocks of campus
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $800
  • 2 BR: $1,100
Did You Know?
With four on-campus residences, housing scholarships, and a high local crime rate, it is rare to see an NJIT student living off campus. If more than one student lives off campus, it's a shock.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 46 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 45 responses

  • 13% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 47% 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.
  • 7% 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 46 responses

  • 7% Extremely helpful.
  • 50% Somewhat helpful.
  • 43% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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