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Off-Campus Housing


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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Haven't had to look for off campus housing but my friends have and they say it's somewhat a challenge but I think if you email /call the right person at UConn they will help you a lot.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I've heard that it's kind of iffy and that it can be really expensive.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have heard great things about Off-Campus Housing and actually plan to live there in the next few years.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It all depends on how early you start searching

4 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: I know some people who live off-campus and they are very happy. It is close for them to come to the university.


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Off-campus apartments are where the major parties take place, so you can imagine what the inside of these apartments looks like. On-campus apartments are hard to get, so a lot of people opt to get one off campus. This requires you to have a car, even though there is an apartment shuttle bus that goes to Celeron and Carriage (the two most popular off-campus apartments). If you want to party on the weekends and don’t mind the noise, it’s a great place to live.  

However, there are lots of other apartment options farther away from campus (a couple of miles at most). Parking is definitely better when you live off campus and commute, too. On-campus apartments like Hilltop and Charter Oak are nicer and better choices if you don’t have a car. There are many apartments around campus to choose from, so do your research to find the best one and best location for you.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
During the housing selection process
Popular Areas
  • Carriage House
  • Celeron Square Apartments
  • Hunting Lodge Apartments
Average Rents
  • Studio: $600
  • 1 BR: $750
  • 2 BR: $965
  • 3 BR: $1,300

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 178 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 178 responses

  • 12% 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.
  • 21% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 5% 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 177 responses

  • 19% Extremely helpful.
  • 61% Somewhat helpful.
  • 20% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.


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