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Off-Campus Housing


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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: We have many options from furnished to unfurnished apts. I wish they were more accessible to school bus stops. Costs are rising.. and rising...

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have not lived off campus but a few friends have. They love it and are doing it again next year.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are some great options real close by if you have the money. Some more sketchy options as you venture further from campus.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of good places that students have the opportunity of leasing at a reasonable cost.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Lots of options, especially off of Avent Ferry. Prices are competitive. NCSU has bus lines that go through all the major apartment areas so you almost always have an option of getting to campus that way.

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Off-campus housing is more convenient than ever now. There are even some complexes owned by the University, like Wolf Village. The dilemmas of living off campus have been minimized, as many places now offer transportation to campus. Apartment complexes like University House and Wolf Creek have their own bus system which shuttles students to main campus. This service is beneficial because it eliminates the cost of a parking pass, but most importantly, it rids those students of parking stress. Living off campus also gives students their own living space-and the lack of privacy is by far the number one drawback of living on campus. Most complexes are nice, and if there is not a shuttle available, students can often find a place in walking distance of the Wolfline, like Kensington Park. Once again, this helps avoiding a significant dip in their bank account, and leaves stress for homework. A major inconvenience of living off campus, though, is finding places for visitors to park. Most complexes are strict about displaying the car's parking permit. Visitor spots are available, but it seems like there are never enough on the weekends or on game days. Towing companies usually prominently post their number for your convenience, and you can call them and get directions to where your car is. Yes, you have to go to them, and you usually have to pay $100 cash up front in order to get the car back.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
Summer before the fall semester or right after spring graduation
Popular Areas
  • College Inn
  • University House
  • University Suites
  • University Woods
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $400
  • 2 BR: $700
  • Studio: $250

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 119 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 117 responses

  • 20% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 73% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 7% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 1% 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 118 responses

  • 10% Extremely helpful.
  • 53% Somewhat helpful.
  • 37% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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