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Off-Campus Housing


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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have only lived on campus and plan to live on campus for my next year as well.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I think it's pretty bad that current freshman are mandated to get off campus housing next fall which is more expensive.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The dorms are a scam. Living off-campus is half the price since you don't have such a large meal plan. Old Louisville houses are huge and around $400 a month, but I've heard they often over charge on utilities. Also, I heard Germantown is close and cheap. Card towne is expensive and not really worth it. The Clubhouse and The Retreat are about to open and they're cheaper, but farther from campus. The Province and The Bellamy are the same as mentioned before. The Grove is right next to speed school and the train. Louisville in general isn't the safest city.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of places to rent all around campus. Safety has been an issue since its close to downtown, but as long as you have common sense you should be fine.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: really good quality but awfully expensive which is sad


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Choosing to live off campus is very common for U of L students. Renting a house with three or four other people and splitting the rent is significantly less expensive than living on campus, and many say they enjoy having their own private bathrooms and larger facilities that apartments and houses offer. Of course, living off campus has its challenges. For instance, you have to find your own roommate, which can be easier said than done—you have to advertise for someone you not only get along with, but who’s also able to pay their share of the rent.

As strange as it may sound, living off campus may even be more convenient than living on campus. For one thing, there is more variety in the apartments and rental houses near campus than dorm room options. Many apartments and houses are within walking distance of campus, in historic Old Louisville or close by. There are also new apartments, such as The Province and The Bellamy, that have quickly become popular, though some residents are unhappy with the quality or administrative aspects of these arrangements. Of course, if you live too far from campus and have to drive every day, you face parking at the stadium, but many students think it's worth it for lower rent and more independence.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
If you're looking to rent a place for the fall semester, start looking in May. If you wait until summer, most of the good places will be taken. If you're looking for a place for the spring semester, start looking in early fall.
Popular Areas
  • Old Louisville, the area that surrounds campus
  • The Bellamy, a student-only apartment complex right off campus
  • The Province, a student-only apartment complex right off campus
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $485
  • 2 BR: $625
  • 3 BR: $900
Did You Know?
Louisville is home to the country's largest Victorian neighborhood, and there are beautiful, historic homes surrounding the campus. Many of the apartments students live in are converted Victorian homes.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 101 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 101 responses

  • 15% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 69% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 14% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 2% 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 100 responses

  • 15% Extremely helpful.
  • 47% Somewhat helpful.
  • 38% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.


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