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Off-Campus Housing


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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There is quite a bit to choose from.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It's better to live on UNCG side.

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3 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: I stayed with my cousin in an apartment while he attended A&T, It was pretty spacious and seemed worth while.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It is way better and cheaper then living off campus.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I only know one person that lives off campus, and they've already graduated college. I really don't have an opinion on off campus housing, except it can be kind of dangerous. Breaking and entering is big problem with living off campus.


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Off-campus housing is a very popular option among upperclassmen at North Carolina A&T. After a year or two of living on campus, sharing a bathroom and dividing living space, there comes a time when many students decide to move off campus. Aside from feeling "too old" to have a roommate, some students move into off-campus apartments because they may feel that the lottery process for choosing a desired room, roommate, and dormitory is unfair. Choosing an off-campus apartment may seem less complicated than waiting for a lottery number. Living off-campus provides students with more freedom than they are afforded while living on-campus. You have access to your own kitchen, which you may or may not have to share with roommates, a spacious living room and a personal bathroom. Some neighborhoods may even have move-in specials, such as a reduced security deposit or move-in fee, free flat-screen TVs for new residents, and free Wi-Fi. Also, some students report that living off-campus costs less than or just about the same as living on campus. Although living off-campus affords students with more freedom, it can also be an inconvenience. Some neighborhoods are further from campus than others, which requires students to walk or drive longer distances than others to campus. Also, although you may not be required to have parking permits in certain neighborhoods, you are still required to have one to park on campus, and this can be quite the inconvenience. Some neighborhoods are also safer and more closely monitored than others. Although there may be more security issues in some neighborhoods compared to others, the Greensboro Police pay close attention to areas where house parties are thrown and crime may occur, which are most likely in neighborhoods inhabited by college students.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
You can find housing throughout the year. Although this is one of the advantages of Greensboro and its college town nature, it would be best to start searching for off-campus housing in the summer. Most neighborhoods surrounding college campuses have summer move-in specials, which attracts many students and local residents. These apartments aren't solely for college students, which means that certain neighborhoods have competitive future residents.
Popular Areas
Campus Green, formerly known as Campus Habitat or Riverwalk Apartments, is one of the most popular areas to live in near North Carolina A&T. It is one of the least expensive all-inclusive apartment complexes near the University.
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $680
  • 2 BR: $1,000
  • 3 BR: $1,080
  • 4 BR: $1,560
Did You Know?
There are seven popular apartment complexes around NC A&T's campus alone. Also, some students live in campus housing around other universities, more specifically, near the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 147 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 148 responses

  • 31% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 63% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 4% 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 148 responses

  • 14% Extremely helpful.
  • 51% Somewhat helpful.
  • 34% Not very helpful.
  • 1% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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