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Off-Campus Housing


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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is really decent. You will find a lot of people living in Anitoch

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I am not sure of the off campus housing and how to find them.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I can say that most of the apartment that are off campus are least and affordable for people .

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are not a lot of off-campus housing very close to campus. There are a couple but there are not a lot. Other housing options are further out.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Not too many 'safe' options close by but the campus apartments are feasible.

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The decision to live on or off campus is really dependent on the student and how much money they have. Many students live in areas such as Antioch or Donelson, which are at least a 20-minute drive to TSU, but the areas are safer and less expensive. Other popular areas include Bellevue and Brentwood, but these areas are pretty expensive, so it is best to have a couple of roommates, and the cost of gas and basic necessities when located so far away can be a hassle. There are several areas around TSU such as Charlotte and West End that have pretty decent apartments, but the rent is expensive because they are right in the middle of downtown Nashville; however, transportation is hardly an issue in these locations, because there are buses that run to and from school on the hour, but less frequently in the evening. It really depends on what you are looking for, how much money you have, and how well you know the area. The best advice is to talk to other students to get a good idea of what is available. Local residents and TSU students get along really well. Many of the local residents own restaurants in the area and they hire students to deliver, host/hostess, and help in any way they can. If you are on scholarships, which most students are, it is much cheaper to live on campus, because you don't have to worry about paying monthly bills such as rent and utilities. This allows a student to spend their money on necessities like food and partying, which are some of the best things about Nashville!

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
The summer before school starts and the spring semester before the summer
Popular Areas
  • Antioch
  • Bellevue
  • Harding Place
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $550
  • 2 BR: $680
  • Studio: $590

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 102 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 100 responses

  • 10% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 62% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 15% 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 101 responses

  • 15% Extremely helpful.
  • 58% Somewhat helpful.
  • 27% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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