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Off-Campus Housing

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are so many off campus places that are affordable and in walking distance to the university.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is not as convenient but it is always great to have a kitchen!

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Spent the last few months looking. Great places close to campus but will be a lot more expensive.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: I've stayed in off-campus apartments from my first semester onward. I have switched from close to campus to further out as the years went on. Landlords are accommodative to the student schedule and willing to sign independent 9 month leases for multiple bedroom apartments. This is a positive aspect of the town being geared toward the college, almost all options thinkable are available one way or another. They are also constantly building new apartments and replacing old apartment complexes as well. The rent is quite inexpensive if you are used to pricing from any metropolitan city in the state. Just make sure you ensure your are on the bus route to campus if you don't have seniority to get good on-campus parking.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Apartments close to campus get filled fast.

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Most Texas A&M students start off living in a dorm and then upgrade to an off-campus apartment or a house. Living off campus has its advantages and disadvantages. On the plus side, you get your own personal space, a kitchen, and a living a room, so it’s practically a home. But, on the other hand, you will have to pay your own utility bills and deal with finding transportation to school.

There are hundreds of apartments near campus, all at reasonable rates. Some students prefer to live in cheaper houses in Bryan, but this means they have to sacrifice the convenience of living close to campus. Many students say the best option is to try to get a house close to campus, so you won’t have to search for parking on campus. Plsu, the bus system is pretty good, and there are routes from most apartments to different spots on campus. Obviously the choice is yours, but remember that any place, big or small, can be called home.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
76%
Freshmen Living Off Campus
34%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$8,450
Best Time to Look for a Place
Around spring break (for the following year).
Popular Areas
  • Scandia Apartments
  • Sterling Apartments
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $600
  • 2 BR: $700
  • 3 BR: $1,000

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 358 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 356 responses

  • 33% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 61% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 5% 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 350 responses

  • 22% Extremely helpful.
  • 53% Somewhat helpful.
  • 25% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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