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Off-Campus Housing

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: really hard to get, but pretty good once you get it!

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I'm a freshman, so idk.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: there are choices, not too many though

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is only available to seniors. There are many nearby apartment complexes and homes available for rent. Because Upland is so small, there aren't many stores or public transport nearby, so in order to get food, toiletries, etc, you'll need to go to Gas City or Marion.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are some pretty good locations for off campus housing, but I feel like the dorm life is just too much fun and full of activities.

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Many Taylor students stay in the residence halls all four years. The reason for this is twofold: first, many students simply love their dorms too much, and second, getting into off-campus housing is incredibly difficult and complicated. Hopefully, the needless complications will lessen over time as Taylor acquires more housing options. Currently, the off-campus housing is quite limited, with a little more than 10 available homes for upperclassmen, but what the housing lacks in quantity it makes up for (largely) in quality: Most houses are close enough to campus that gas money is a minor consideration, and the houses are large enough to harbor as many as 10 housemates. 

On average, off-campus housing is roughly as expensive as on-campus dormitory life, if not a little cheaper. Other benefits include the chance to acquire even more independence and develop great relationships with housemates.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
18%
Freshmen Living Off Campus
4%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$6,206
Best Time to Look for a Place
Students should begin looking for off-campus housing opportunities at least a semester, if not a year, ahead of time. Because the Taylor-owned apartments use a lottery selection system, it is important to get one's name in as soon as possible.
Average Rents
3 BR: $850
Did You Know?
Married students automatically qualify for off-campus housing. Because Taylor students are known for "getting hitched" during or soon after college, it's not uncommon for single upperclassmen to be passed over for off-campus housing in favor of a married couple.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 54 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 53 responses

  • 13% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 49% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 25% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 13% 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 54 responses

  • 17% Extremely helpful.
  • 54% Somewhat helpful.
  • 30% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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