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Off-Campus Housing

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Just make sure that if you want to live in off-campus housing, submit your request in ASAP, when they first send the email.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I would rather live on campus instead of going off campus. It's worthless and dangerous.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are a million places to live: apartments, houses (nice and bad).

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The two apartment selections that our campus has to offer are decent. I lived in one of the apartment complexes, Eagle Landing, and I thoroughly enjoyed the housing. The appliances were all new and the rooms were fairly good. However, I was not a big fan of the furniture (the couch). Aside from the stiff couch, I think Eagle Landing was a great place to move into.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have a house lined up for junior year

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Living in an apartment is a great way to get out of the dorm, put space between you and the authority of an RA, and even save some money. The majority of students decides to live on campus, considering on-campus housing is available all four undergraduate years and is mandatory for two of those years. However, off-campus housing is still an option and can be a great one at that.

Aside from two large apartment complexes across the street, there aren’t many apartments within a good distance from campus. This is why most students who choose to live off campus actually prefer renting houses in the neighborhood instead of apartments. These houses are usually nice and spacious for an undergrad student. However, be careful about noise violations because most of the neighbors tend to be elderly people or families, and noise complaints are quick to be reinforced by the police. Rent tends to be a bit expensive, ranging from $700 to more than $1,000 for houses, but if you look hard enough, there’s sure to be some more reasonable prices. If you find it’s not worth the effort, as stated earlier, most students do tend to live on campus anyway.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
39%
Freshmen Living Off Campus
7%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$9,432
Best Time to Look for a Place
December to March-the earlier, the better
Popular Areas
  • Crestview Apartments
  • Fall Hill Apartments
  • Forest Village Apartments
  • Kilburn Crossing Apartments
  • Mill Park Terrace Apartments
  • Riverside Manor
  • Steeplechase Apartments
  • Townsend Square Apartments
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $750
  • 2 BR: $850
  • 3 BR: $950

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 55 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 54 responses

  • 11% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 59% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 20% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 9% 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 56 responses

  • 5% Extremely helpful.
  • 39% Somewhat helpful.
  • 52% Not very helpful.
  • 4% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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