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Off-Campus Housing

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Issues with pricing on some locations. Extremely expensive to live near campus and have a nice place.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Most places close by are too expensive to be worth living off campus.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I am excited to live off campus next year

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I live really far away.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I'm not really sure about much of this information, as I live in a dorm, and if I weren't living in a dorm I would be living at home, so I haven't had a need to find off-campus housing.

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Many students choose to live off campus after their freshman year. There is a variety of off-campus housing options—both houses and apartments, all within a reasonable proximity from campus. The closer the location, the higher the price—though, all prices are relatively cheap. Students who live off campus report being very happy about their decision and their new-found freedom. Many streets are completely occupied by students, and they sometimes hold block parties, which are open to the public. The main drawback about off-campus housing is the distance from grocery stores. If you live off campus and you don't own a car, your best bet is to purchase a dorm meal plan.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
66%
Freshmen Living Off Campus
3%
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
$9,996
Best Time to Look for a Place
Early fall
Popular Areas
Anywhere near campus, especially South Campus
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $750
  • 2 BR: $1,100
  • 3 BR: $1,200
  • 4 BR: $1,500

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 182 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 183 responses

  • 22% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 70% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 8% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 1% 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 183 responses

  • 9% Extremely helpful.
  • 56% Somewhat helpful.
  • 36% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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