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Off-Campus Housing


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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I've never known anyone to choose off-campus living, but those who do not get on-campus housing (or on-partner college's campus housing) , then get an apartment just a street across from Mudd campus for the same price as living in a dorm.

1 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There is almost no off campus option and certainly none that are economically wise. Just live on campus. It isn't great but it beats the off campus options.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Claremont is a heavily residential area where many families and retirees live. Most of the homes in the area are too expensive for students. There are a few apartment complexes around that students can live in; however, most just live on campus all four years.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I dont plan on living off campus, so I do not know much about this topic, but I know there are many options; you can most likely live at any of the other four colleges, or off campus apartments. There are also a few houses for Scripps students that you simply have to apply for, which are nice and spacious living areas.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It's there if you want it. It's not as beautiful as the dorms though.


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Housing on Scripps is guaranteed for all four years, and most students take advantage of this. After the first year, housing is done lottery style by class level, and usually all students end up with single rooms by their junior year. One option for students who want to get away from dorm life is the Senior Routt Apartments, which are small apartments, complete with a kitchen for four students in the middle of campus. Anyone can apply to live in them, though the apartments almost always go to seniors. Thus, there is no real need or desire for off-campus housing.

Off-campus housing can be inconvenient and requires having a car or some method of reliable transportation. Because of Claremont’s residential nature, off-campus housing tends toward groups of students renting a house or a room within a house, rather than single apartments. Studios are pretty much non-existent, and finding an individual apartment that is both affordable and near campus is a very difficult task that most students would rather not have to take on. Living off campus is unconventional in Claremont because it is costly and inconvenient, in addition to the fact that most students prefer to be heavily active in school, which requires being on campus for a large proportion of the time.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Best Time to Look for a Place
Summer or winter break
Popular Areas
  • Claremont
  • La Verne
  • Upland
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $1,000
  • 2 BR: $1,300
  • 3 BR: $1,800
  • 4 BR: $3,000
  • House: $2,500
  • Studio: $600

Student Polls

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

Very poor
  • 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 18 responses

  • 6% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 6% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 33% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 56% 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 17 responses

  • 29% Extremely helpful.
  • 47% Somewhat helpful.
  • 24% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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