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Off-Campus Housing


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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Many friends I know have chosen to live off-campus (either with parents or in an apartment) and they like it. Of course, there's more freedom (if you have your own apartment), more space, and free bills (sometimes... if you live with your parents).

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: With my limited experience with off-campus living, I can only stand by what I have heard from friends or family who have lived off campus. Nearby the campus there are not many options, and while they might have cheap close apartments they are not in the best part of town. Farther away, there are some nice options which are not to pricey, especially if you have a roommate or two, yet it brings the burden of transportation. Living without any guardians seems like the dream, but they also have negative aspects with it, and living with your best friend can cause problems that you might have never expected. I would advise to live on campus if you have the opportunity.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Though I used to live on campus, I think living off campus is better, but if you want to experience what is like living in the dorms you should do so, but do make sure that you can pay for it. It's not a lot esp. compared to other schools. But for me it is since my financial aide wasn't enough to pay for it.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I do not typically go out in Vegas.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I am not too familiar with the living options around campus..

But there are a ton of little houses and apartments around UNLV just for students... Since they are for students I am sure they are reasonably priced. Finding a roommate is easy too, there is always someone around here looking for a roommate- which makes rent cheaper. (: There are always options!


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Housing is both easy and difficult to obtain in Las Vegas; it just depends on how high your ambitions are. If you’re looking to rent alone or with a roommate, finding housing can be a fairly simple process. Many people who need a roommate post ads on bulletin boards located all over campus and specify exactly what kind of roommate they’re looking for. If you need a place for yourself, there are plenty of apartments to the north and east of the campus that are within quick walking distance from UNLV, while to the west you can find some that are about a five-to ten-minute walk away. Prices are pretty decent compared to most other large cities, and the closeness of the Strip can keep you entertained yearlong.

If you’re looking to buy something, go for it. Condominium prices have plummetted in price in recent years. The housing market once boomed in Las Vegas in the late ‘90s, when moving to Las Vegas became the thing to do. Now there's a nice range of choices for potential buyers. Many apartment renters have had trouble around the Valley, as a lot of apartments have been converted into condos, leaving the lower-income market somewhat lacking when it comes to space available. Either way, the vast majority of students who live off campus live either with family (if they’re local) or in a rental. With some hunting, you're bound to find the right match. If money is tight, you'll probably need to get a roommate or two.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
It doesn’t matter, but you’ll have a slightly better chance after graduation.
Popular Areas
Anywhere on the East side, close to campus.
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $700
  • 2 BR: $800
  • 4 BR: $900
  • Studio: $600

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 247 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 249 responses

  • 21% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 63% 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.
  • 6% 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 243 responses

  • 13% Extremely helpful.
  • 57% Somewhat helpful.
  • 30% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.


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