Though many juniors and seniors prefer to live on campus in TCNJ's apartment buildings and townhouses, a sizeable number also seek housing elsewhere. Whether it is to gain more independence and flexibility between social and academic lives or to cut back on costs of tuition, TCNJ students find off-campus housing a convenient and often practical option. Ewing, N.J. offers plenty of options. Many apartment associations can be searched via the rent search engines and listing sites. This is also true for houses.
Most students find it prudent and comfortable to split costs among four or more people. There are availabilities outside of Ewing, as well, in towns such as Lawrenceville, Hamilton, Morrisville, and the city of Trenton. Costs per individual usually end up in the affordable bracket of $450 to $500 a month, plus utilities. This usually comes out to less than what room and board cost at TCNJ, along with the meal plan, and it allows for a place to stay during the winter and summer breaks, too.