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Off-Campus Housing


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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: So many different apartments and housing to choose from in the area.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I'm not sure if this is talking about the apartments Oakwood owns or apartments in general. I live in Colonial Grand and it's absolutely beautiful. The staff is very helpful if we have a problem, the neighbors are respectful. The price to live here isn't low, but it comes with perks. Garages, A pool, A gym and more. Only thing that's annoying is if you come here around like 8 pm, chances are you can't park right in front of your apartment. There's cops in here parked at different spots so safety isn't something that I worry about. The gates to the complex shut at 6 pm, so you can't get in without the code or a card.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The off campus housing is not affordable at all for the average college student.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Availability is excellent. We have one apartment complex that is very popular called Huntsville Place, that students from Alabama A&M and UAH also rents

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The apartment it's ok, but the zone is very unsafe.


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The off-campus housing near Oakwood is relatively close and inexpensive. There are many off-campus apartments available, and the quality varies. The benefits of living off campus are that students can have a swimming pool and a nice terrace to enjoy the outdoors while still being in the comfort of their apartments. These luxuries, of course, depend on the type of apartment students get. The apartments nearby provide a comfortable living environment, and they are safe areas with little to no crime. Some apartments are near the mall, providing easy access to the many student necessities.

Students have to be 19 years old or older to live in the off-campus apartments. Many find it worth it to stay off campus because there are no fines and the apartments cost less than Oakwood’s dorm prices. Students who cannot keep up with bills or are not responsible are better staying in on-campus dorms, but students that can handle responsibilities can benefit from the off-campus lifestyle.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
The first week of school
Did You Know?
Living off campus for all four years can save a student up to $4,000.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 86 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 83 responses

  • 31% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 61% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 6% 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 86 responses

  • 10% Extremely helpful.
  • 47% Somewhat helpful.
  • 36% Not very helpful.
  • 7% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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