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Off-Campus Housing

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Most people live off campus, but there is not a lot of availability so sign your lease early!

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: You have to act early to get a spot off-campus

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: I like living off campus, I have my own room, kitchen, living room, I can make my own rules or decorate any way I like.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I personally don't know all the ends and outs but they seem fairly priced and plenty of options but the availability goes quickly so you have to be on top of your stuff.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: For me, the cost of my apartment is $300/month with a utilities and internet bill. It was easy to find and I live with three other roommates.

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Housing around Radford's campus is decent in quality and affordability. There are hundreds of options available from a multitude of realty companies, and many of them are within two or three blocks from campus. There are townhomes, apartments, and houses available in a variety of room combinations. Most off-campus housing ranges from $300 to $400 in rent and around $80 in utilities. The average college student can survive on $150 a month for food, not counting alcohol, so the total cost of living off campus is usually between $700 to $1,000 cheaper than living on campus. The majority of off-campus housing contains laundry facilities, either within the homes or apartments themselves or within the complex, for a fee. All realty companies offer a repair service.

The average off-campus apartment is old and thoroughly used, so it is important for students to know the policies of their realtors when it comes to repainting and replacement carpeting prior to the start of the lease. While most student housing is within two or three blocks from the campus, certain apartment complexes are a mile or two away. For students who choose to live in Hunters Ridge, the RU Transit is a convenient option for getting to and from campus. The complex has an agreement with the school, so there is no need for students living there to commute.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
63%
Freshmen Living Off Campus
3%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$7,724
Best Time to Look for a Place
As soon as possible. The earlier you start looking, the easier it is to find a place. Off-campus housing is incredibly popular, and the good places go very quickly.
Popular Areas
Two or three blocks from the school
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $400
  • 2 BR: $600
  • 3 BR: $900

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 55 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 59 responses

  • 37% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 59% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 3% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 0% 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 54 responses

  • 13% Extremely helpful.
  • 65% Somewhat helpful.
  • 22% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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