With the population of the campus growing like it is, on-campus housing will become harder and harder to obtain, so more students will probably look to living off campus. The off-campus housing options range from complexes specifically for students like Nittany Pointe, College Park Apartments, Pennview, and Wehnwood Court to houses that students can rent with a big group of friends. However, the availability of convenient off-campus housing is always a problem, and the majority of places are houses farther away from campus than most students can comfortably walk.
The leases for the off-campus apartments are usually nine-months long, but many complexes have a summer option. The cost for housing ranges from $250 a month, not including utilities, to $400 a month with some utilities. Most places around campus are fairly priced but the farther away from campus, the more expensive the housing gets. This price jump is due to the fact that most of these places are a bit apprehensive about renting to younger people.