Off-Campus Housing

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Off-Campus Housing


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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It's a challenge and a risk. But more affordable than the options on campus.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are many options one has to go and find them.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It is the way to go for any upper classmen at UD

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There is a ton of variety but a lot of the houses are older and could use repair, but it is definitely better than living on campus.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: If you can afford it, or end up having things left over from your meal plan, off campus housing if for you. I forget to eat sometimes so I have a bunch of meals left over at the end of the semester. Most on campus housing doesn't have kitchens, so being able to cook on your terms is nice.

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Nearly all students move off campus after their sophomore year into one of the options surrounding campus. UD students have nearly taken over all of the neighborhoods around campus, much to the dismay of the few remaining elderly residents who maliciously call the cops for any late-night noise. Options range from apartment complexes to houses, old and new. Some houses are extremely run-down, and students planning on partying hard usually look for these houses on purpose. Other students generally find something at least nicer than the dorms.

While most students find off-campus housing a more enjoyable experience than the dorms, you have to be careful about where you live. Certain areas are more dangerous than others, and some are considered Party Central. All the best places go first, so it's important to start looking early. Some students have had major issues with bad landlords who refuse to fix broken pipes and air conditioners and try to take advantage of them. There are also some very strict rules in the Newark standard lease that are worth paying careful attention to before signing.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
Beginning of spring semester
Popular Areas
  • Cleveland Avenue
  • East Main Street
  • Towne Court
Average Rents
  • Studio: $650
  • 1 BR: $750
  • 2 BR: $815
  • 3 BR: $1,200
  • House: $1,420

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 163 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 163 responses

  • 23% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 67% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 10% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 0% 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 165 responses

  • 8% Extremely helpful.
  • 49% Somewhat helpful.
  • 43% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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