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Off-Campus Housing


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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: You need to be careful how far you're going off campus, but if you can get a house in a good location then you're good to go. There are a lot of apartment complex options as well.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is easy to find if you know what you're looking for. Watch out for some landlords though because they will attempt to take advantage of you. Also if you're not used to living in an area like North Philly, avoid moving too far from campus. Use good judgement when picking a location

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Lots of options but lots of crime.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Really depends on where exactly you live, the closer to campus the safer it is, but obviously more expensive. nicer than being in a dorm since there's no strict rules but can be sketchy if you live far enough off campus. 18th street and back is pushing it and anything north of the 2200 block of park is sketchy.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus in North Philly is definitely not a good idea. Students get robbery emails every now and then and its soo scary sometimes but that's the sad reality. THose homes are also cheaper than oon campus dorms so that's what makes them good apart from that the security is poor.


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Overall, finding off-campus housing is not as hard as many people make it out to be. With Temple’s two-year on and two-year off program, you can live on campus for your first two years, but after that you do have to move off campus. Temple has an office to help students find off-campus housing, and a lot of the time off-campus housing may be closer or cheaper than on-campus housing.

The Edge at Avenue North gives you the experience of actually living in an apartment. Another plus is that these apartments are actually apartments rather than suites or regular dorms with a communal shower. They are more spacious, and you have your own kitchen space. Lots of Temple students, as well as other university students, live at these locations, so you will still receive the same experience of the college atmosphere as living on campus. If you are interested in off-campus housing, there are many resources, such as the Student Assistance Center and Temple News, the student newspaper.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
As soon as you realize you need housing-the earlier you look, the closer to campus and the cheaper the rent will be.
Popular Areas
  • In between Broad and 18th streets
  • The Edge at Avenue North
  • University Village
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $650
  • 2 BR: $1,020
  • 3 BR: $1,300
  • 4 BR: $2,000

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 338 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 335 responses

  • 22% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 67% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 9% 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 335 responses

  • 18% Extremely helpful.
  • 55% Somewhat helpful.
  • 27% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.


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