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Off-Campus Housing

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: From what I hear, you can't live off campus unless you're a certain age or some other reason I had forgotten. Most students don't reach the age requirement to live off campus.

1 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: OWU is a residential campus. Off-campus housing is basically nonexistent unless you live really close to the school. If you have a special issue or reason to get off campus housing, it is really hard to get it approved.

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2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: OWU is considered a residential campus. Students must live on campus unless they live in Delaware, County or apply to one of the 5 exemptions. The process of trying to get off campus is long and you wait a long period of time even though you will probably be denied.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus is usually better than on campus, the catch is finding an excuse that'll permit you to get off campus housing. The off campus offered is cheaper than the dorms and are usually bigger than the rooms offered on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: off campus food is great

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Living off campus as a student of Ohio Wesleyan is about as likely as winning the lottery, and in fact, a lottery is how you are chosen! An off-campus option is only open to students that are at least 23 years old, so they are most likely seniors, and even at that time, the process seems more difficult than what it is worth. The simple reality is that the University wants its students to live on campus, and thus, it becomes a less-than-easy proposition to request to live elsewhere.

More than 100 students will apply to live in off-campus housing, and only a fraction will actually be given the nod to do so. If you are one of the chosen ones, there are many options from which to choose within a few blocks of campus. There are a lot of apartments on the main street, as well as many old houses in the surrounding area that are available for rent. The houses and apartments are relatively inexpensive, and living off campus will probably end up costing you less than living in one of the residence halls. Students that rent off-campus houses have been known to throw great parties, but not being near most of the students can cause them to be a bit isolated from a lot of their friends. Living off campus is an appealing, albeit rare, option for some, but most students are content living in the residence halls or fraternities, as they are very central and overall nice places to live.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
16%
Freshmen Living Off Campus
3%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$6,500
Best Time to Look for a Place
The semester prior to living off campus
Popular Areas
  • Sandusky Street
  • Winter Street
Average Rents
  • Studio: $500
  • 1 BR: $600
  • 2 BR: $700

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 37 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 37 responses

  • 8% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 16% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 32% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 43% 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 37 responses

  • 8% Extremely helpful.
  • 5% Somewhat helpful.
  • 38% Not very helpful.
  • 49% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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