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Off-Campus Housing


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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The prices are a bit much for college students, but they are nice!

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Most apartment complexes do a great job of providing a safe, modern place to live. However, the prices are starting to rise to ridiculous levels and it's hard to understand why!

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: closer the more expensive and more difficult to get to campus due to traffic or lack of bus stops

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The cost of close apartment is outrageous. Obviously, the further off campus the lower prices get. With new apartment complexes going up, hopefully it will be an easier process.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: This is a college town with a large number of apartment complexes and still more being built. There are so many options for off-campus housing that are all within 5-10 minutes away from campus. Some students choose to rent houses, but most live in nearby apartments.


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Students are required to live on campus their first year, unless they have family already living in the area. Most students live off campus after one or two years. Don't fret; students can still live on campus if they so choose, but there are literally thousands of apartments around the area for students to choose from. Some are close enough to walk to school, which is a huge advantage when considering the price of parking. These aren't the nicest apartments, but students can't beat the location. For students looking for nicer apartments, the Crowne Apartments are really popular and located behind the University's baseball field. There's also Southern View, Hill Place, and the Links, which all have their own perks.

Fayetteville also has plenty of houses to choose from for students. House rent depends on how many roommates split the rent and how close the house is to campus. Students can find a house for under $300 for each roommate, but paying closer to $350 is more common. The largest concentration of students living off campus is probably on Leverett Avenue. The street runs directly to the center of campus and is littered with several neighborhoods and lots of apartments. The Razorback Transit's Blue Route also runs along Leverett every 10 minutes, so students won't need to drive to class. 

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
Look for houses and apartments either at the end of the spring semester or before the fall semester. That is when most students are either moving home or moving into a new place.
Popular Areas
  • A lot of students live along Leverett Avenue. There are several small neighborhoods around, plus tons of apartment complexes. The Blue Bus, or the Arkansas Transit, also runs along this road, making getting to campus a breeze.
  • Hill Place is popular with a lot of students, especially the younger crowd. Its big attraction is being a type of community, almost like the dorms, and with an almost exclusive student clientele, it's easy for them to pull off.
  • The Crowne Apartments are located right behind the baseball stadium. They are a little pricier than some apartments, with the pool as the big attraction. There are usually big pool parties going on during the summer.
  • The Links at Fayetteville are popular apartments among older students. A pool, free golf, a weight room, and generally nice living spaces all combine to make this a great place to live.
  • The Meadowlands is about seven minutes from campus, but lots of students live here because the rent is cheaper than places closer to campus; plus, all of the houses are fairly new.
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $320
  • 3 BR House: $1,000

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 195 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 194 responses

  • 26% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 68% 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 195 responses

  • 21% Extremely helpful.
  • 55% Somewhat helpful.
  • 23% Not very helpful.
  • 1% The school does not allow students to live off campus.


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