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Off-Campus Housing


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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are buses that pick students up from all the apartments. The cheaper the apartment, the worse it is.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing can be a bit over priced but if it close to campus then it is worth it. The added freedom of not having to be on campus is also nice.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It is ok. The cheaper the rent, the worse it is. Unfortunately, the better the complex, the more expensive it gets. :(

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I really like i where I live but the wifi is constantly going out and the pool is always closed due to "broken glass."

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I live in a house now with 3 other fellows - decent year

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Once you have spent your year in the dorms and you know which great friends can double as great roommates, off-campus housing is easy to find. There is a pretty good split between those who decide to live in a house and those who decide to live in an apartment. For the house dwellers, the best place to live is Tech Terrace. This is a neighborhood right across from campus with an eclectic group of old houses. The best way to find a house in Tech Terrace is to go to the neighborhood located between 19th and 34th streets and University and Indiana avenues and scan yards for the "House For Rent" signs.

If sophomores are not quite ready for the responsibility of either living in a house or buying new furniture, they can live in one of the many fully-furnished apartment complexes. In these complexes, each roommate signs his or her own lease and gets a personal bathroom and a bedroom fully furnished with a desk, dresser, bed, and mattress. There are three complexes that all sit side by side directly across from campus (not to mention the football stadium). It is very easy to find rooms in these apartment complexes. Whether you choose to live in a house or an apartment, furnished or not, it is important that it is close to campus. The parking situation on campus is always being complained about and is slow to change, so location of living is everything.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
The best time to start looking for a place and a roommate is anytime second semester. There is more than enough apartment-style housing in Lubbock to accommodate students. If you are looking to live in a house, "For Rent" signs start popping up at the end of each semester. The best way to get a house you know you'll like is to rent one of your friends' houses when they move out. Also, keep an eye on the classified sections of the Lubbock Avalanche Journal or the Daily Toreador.
Popular Areas
  • Overton Park
  • Tech Terrace
Average Rents
  • Studio: $375
  • 1 BR: $500
  • 2 BR: $650

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 276 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 281 responses

  • 26% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 66% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 6% 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 277 responses

  • 17% Extremely helpful.
  • 54% Somewhat helpful.
  • 29% Not very helpful.
  • 1% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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