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Off-Campus Housing


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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I heard the off-campus housing are very good and that the more students you move in with, the less expensive it's.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It all depends on where you want to live

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Way better than living in the dorms but can be expensive

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing isn't easy to find. It fills up quickly

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: New Paltz is a small community with many housing options. It is easy to get in contact with roommates and there are many houses and apartments to rent.

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Living off campus is awesome—though, it definitely requires responsibility. Grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning, and paying bills are all in one's own hands; for some students, these tasks are too daunting to justify the move away from dorms and the dining hall.

There are many options for off-campus housing, though some are better than others. Some students opt to live in the affordable Southside Terrace Apartments, a kind of rundown apartment complex. Others find a group of friends to rent a house with. Students can pay as little as $450 or as much as $700 per month, depending on the location (prices rise depending on how close the house is to campus) and number of roommates (the more, the cheaper!).

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
The beginning of the second semester
Popular Areas
Southside Terrace Apartments
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $700
  • 2 BR: $1,060

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 80 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 80 responses

  • 21% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 70% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 8% 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 79 responses

  • 10% Extremely helpful.
  • 61% Somewhat helpful.
  • 29% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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