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Off-Campus Housing

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Many options that literally line the edge of the campus. There is an apartment complex for everyone.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is great here!

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Pros: They are nicer to live in and less strict. They provide parking spaces which is great

Cons: Utility bill may cost a lot

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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I don't know because I haven't looked into off campus housing yet.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: No houses- all apartments nearby. Still in walking distance!

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There are a variety of off-campus housing options for juniors and seniors. Because freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus, most students move off campus for their last two years. The most popular off-campus apartments are directly across the street from campus, but they are privately owned. Although there are plenty of options, all of the best apartments (two and three bedrooms are the most desirable) generally fill in November for leases starting in May and August of the following year.

All of the apartments close to campus are expensive, but they are still more affordable than on-campus housing. Although apartments two to three blocks away from campus are much cheaper, students are willing to pay the higher price to stay close to campus. The apartments directly off campus generally include utilities, cable, and Internet with the rent price, which is much more convenient than organizing it all on your own. Most of the apartments have been renovated within the past 10 years, and the landlords also offer facility perks that include the free use of exercise rooms, pools, and entertainment rooms.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
47%
Freshmen Living Off Campus
10%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$10,380
Best Time to Look for a Place
Start in September about a year before you want to lease. Although spots are available into March, the most desirable apartments (two and three bedrooms) are generally filled by November.
Popular Areas
  • Continental Life Building
  • Coronado Place
  • Drake Apartments
  • Lindell Towers
  • Moolah
  • PW Shoe Lofts
  • Spring Street Lofts
  • University Heights Lofts
Average Rents
  • Studio: $750
  • 1 BR: $900
  • 2 BR: $1,500
  • 3 BR: $2,200

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 92 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 91 responses

  • 34% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 58% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 7% 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 91 responses

  • 20% Extremely helpful.
  • 49% Somewhat helpful.
  • 31% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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