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Off-Campus Housing


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3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Got to know where you are going to live, don't go through thorden when your coming home from the bars. all the greek life housing is best then euclid and its off streets. closer = better in my book

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: nice to have your own place but a little farther walk from your classes

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Usually a decent number of houses. Not always best quality

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: One of the nice things about Syracuse University are all the available off campus housing options. There are apartment complexes everywhere, and living in Syracuse is very affordable. There are many apartment complexes within walking distance, and even if the apartment is slightly further away, there are always bus lines running in and out of campus. Cons are that the apartments won't necessarily be as nice as on campus dorming, in terms of cleanliness, space, amenities, and there are some unsafe areas to live in around campus. Parking varies depending on the apartment complex, but there are lots to park in for a fee. I don't know if the University can help you find off campus apartments. But, there are many websites available to help students find the right housing.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I don't live on South Campus or any of the houses off campus, but walking by them some of them look a little sketchy and run down. There have been multiple safety issues that have occurred off campus too, like burglary and some minor physical conflicts.


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There is a broad selection when choosing an off-campus house. Most students find it both appealing and fairly easy to move into an off-campus house or apartment in their junior year. One of the main appeals is simply a matter of economics-living off campus costs less than living in the dorms. Also, most off-campus locations are close to campus (within a 20-minute walk), and you are afforded a little more freedom since there are no RAs or Public Safety officers to bother you. The process can be a bit lengthy, since there are many realtors and many locations to choose from. Make sure you start your search about a year in advance.

A good alternative to off-campus housing are the SU-owned apartment complexes in South Campus, which require a five-minute drive or bus ride to get to. South, as it is known, is a good option for someone to live outside of the dorms but not completely on their own. South is usually a popular choice for sophomores. Although technically considered on-campus housing, the South Campus apartments give a good "partially off-campus" feel. Students seem to enjoy the apartment-style living option because it is a good transition point between dormitory life and being completely on your own. However, many students choose to live entirely on their own, and they enjoy it just fine-except for having to walk everywhere. If you do decide to move off campus, a car is an investment you should take into serious consideration.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
At the beginning of the school year for for next year's off-campus housing
Popular Areas
  • Comstock Avenue
  • Euclid Avenue
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $575
  • 2 BR: $700
  • Studio: $450

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 187 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 187 responses

  • 26% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 68% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 4% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 2% 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 186 responses

  • 13% Extremely helpful.
  • 55% Somewhat helpful.
  • 31% Not very helpful.
  • 1% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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