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Off-Campus Housing

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It's hard to find a place in June.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I do not live off campus just heard it was a better price

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It's definitely cheaper than dorming, and it's close enough that you can still see your friends.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: usually varies depending on how far or close you want to live or be from school.

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5 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is good for those students who have found a good group of people to live with, but on-campus housing is another good option as well. Prices are a little cheaper for living off campus, and it is a little closer to town and the train station, making it a little more accessible to the city. However, both on-campus and off campus housing is superb and every student chooses whatever option best fits their needs- there is no cookie cutter solution for everyone.

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Living off campus can save you money, and you are no longer under the long arm of Residence Life. Ever since the Boland Hall Fire a few years ago, the dorms are strict with guest policies and appliances. If you live in Boland, you are not supposed to be in another building past two in the morning. You cannot have a candle, extension cord, empty liquor bottle (even if it is decorated), or a toaster. You also have to walk in past a guard if you come in after hours. If you are in your rooms after hours, do not consider making any noise since the resident assistants roaming the floors will check your room out.

I personally lived in Boland and Xavier Halls, then moved to an off-campus house for a year, and now I am in an apartment. I made the move so I could have a car, since at Seton Hall, unless you are a senior, you are not allowed to park on campus. Living in a house is an amazing experience, but it takes discipline. I spent many hours in the library to keep my grades up. Housing is relatively easy to find in South Orange if you look early in the spring. Once May hits, if you have not found anywhere to live, you are pretty much stuck living in a dorm, which is not altogether awful, but good luck finding some privacy.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
55%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$11,898
Best Time to Look for a Place
Students should look for apartments at the beginning of spring semester, probably as soon as January or February. By the time the summer rolls around, most of the apartments around campus are already secured for the next academic year.
Popular Areas
  • Crescent Park
  • Grove Terrace
  • Seton Court
  • South Orange Ave.
  • South Orange Towers
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $1,100
  • 2 BR: $1,500
  • 4 BR: $2,750
  • Studio: $900
Did You Know?
  • Many local apartments buildings are rented entirely to Seton Hall students, especially on South Orange Avenue.
  • Even while commuting, students still have access to on-campus facilities, including the gym and library.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 116 responses

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  • 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 109 responses

  • 12% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 65% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 14% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 9% 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 115 responses

  • 11% Extremely helpful.
  • 48% Somewhat helpful.
  • 41% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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