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Off-Campus Housing


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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are many apartment complexes located in the downtown area, or close enough to be within walking distance.

3 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: All of the costs to live in Lincoln are very expensive. The quality for the cost is not that great.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I mean the bottoms are the biggest hub for college student housing. And it is exactly that, college students in one area. So, it is what it is.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It honestly still depends on where you go. Some places will charge you basically nothing for a nice place or you'll live in a gross place in the sketch bottoms for 800+

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is way better than living on-campus. For one, it's about $3000 cheaper, and that's for a year, not just nine months. The convenience of housing is pretty good year I'm living a mile away from campus, which will be a 2 minute drive. So that's nice. The school does nothing to help you live off campus though, and I'll have to purchase an on-campus parking permit.


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As they grow older, students embark on a whole new world: off-campus living. UNL students have fond memories of the dorms, but there comes a time when students feel they need their own place. Lucky for them, there are quite a few places in and around Lincoln for a kid to call home. The commute is the largest concern among off-campus students, and they recommend never straying too far from the nest. Also, many students prefer to live in the college communities surrounding campus.

With three out of four UNL students living off campus, apartments are highly sought after. You probably won’t live in a mansion or cook anything more advanced than pasta or cereal, but it’s college after all.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
Start looking at places in the paper in January but get serious about it in March. Most places make renters sign at least a one-year lease and then it goes to a month-to-month lease.
Popular Areas
  • 17th to 33rd Streets
  • Claremont Apartments
  • Holdrege to Vine Streets
  • Stadium View Apartments
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $400
  • 2 BR: $650
  • 4 BR: $900
  • Studio: $525

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 137 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 136 responses

  • 24% 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.
  • 10% 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 132 responses

  • 8% Extremely helpful.
  • 42% Somewhat helpful.
  • 49% Not very helpful.
  • 1% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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