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Off-Campus Housing

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Have not really look off campus but there is a lot of good off campus affiliated apartments and cottages that are wonderful.

1 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Completely unreasonable pricing. Truly takes advantage of students.

1 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The off- campus, campus-affiliate(Bellamy, Province, Retreat, Grove, etc) housing and apartments are really nice, but outrageously expensive. They charge around $800/mo. per person. So if 4 people live in an apartment together, it's still around $800/mo per person.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Overall the living places themselves are really nice, such as the Provence. There is a pool, sand volley ball court and a movie theatre, which are all really nice and a great way to meet new people. the apartments themselves are spacious and the all of the appliances are up to date and the location to campus is really close, within walking distance. Even though the apartment are nice, they are also expensive and most find it hard to find ways to make payments. It would be more helpful if upper classmen still had the option the live on campus, but there are still other options, although not the cheapest.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I personally haven't dealt with off-campus housing but I've heard people around me talk about the experience.

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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
83%
Freshmen Living Off Campus
41%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$7,710
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 112 responses

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  • 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 115 responses

  • 16% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 64% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 17% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 3% 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 111 responses

  • 17% Extremely helpful.
  • 47% Somewhat helpful.
  • 36% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.

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