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Off-Campus Housing


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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: With Rochester College residing in Rochester Hills we are certainly surrounded by many different housing options. From apartments, to condos, to houses their are many options for students deciding to live off campus. However, it is at times hard to find something with an affordable or reasonable price because of the city we live in.

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2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I'm not personally looking for off-campus housing at the moment. However, I have heard that because Rochester College is right next door to Downtown Rochester Hills, most nearby off-campus housing is expensive. On a positive note, the atmosphere Downtown is so inviting, and it's so much to do, the cost may not be such a disadvantage.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Apartments Can Be Expensive – The campus is in a relatively affluent city, so the cost of living reflects the environment.

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are some apartments nearby, but not extensively. Decent houses two miles away though.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: The Difficulty Is Not Finding Apartments, but Finding Roommates – As far as I know, Rochester College doesn't help with any off campus payments. Also, each student must abide by specific rules as to whom their roommates are, no opposite genders living together, no partying, etc. There seems to be a pretty good availability of housing options nearby, in good neighborhoods, fairly affordable as long as you have a job.

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By default, most traditional undergraduates will live on campus. Upperclassmen have more flexibility in this regard, but they are still expected to commit to weekly chapel services and other worship-related activities required by the College.

Apartments in the immediate area (Rochester, northern Oakland County) ranged from about $500 to more than $800 for one- or two-bedroom apartments and townhouses.


Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
Winter is a downtime for moving in locally. As such, regional apartment facilities and landlords may be more willing to negotiate on prices and amenities.
Average Rents
Apartments or townhouses: $650
Did You Know?
Students are encouraged to seek roommates when they seek out off-campus living arrangements. A part-time job may be necessary if the apartment is not being subsidized by parents.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 15 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 17 responses

  • 0% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 76% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 12% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 12% 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 16 responses

  • 19% Extremely helpful.
  • 38% Somewhat helpful.
  • 31% Not very helpful.
  • 12% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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