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Off-Campus Housing


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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are new places that are getting built to live around campus. There are many options to live on campus housing.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: A good number of people consider joining a fraternity or sorority for the community experience. There are also a number of people who rent out townhouses/houses to have that community experience. What people don't really know about are the houses owned by religious organizations; these also provide a great community experience with very affordable prices.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Some untrustworthy landlords. Otherwise great!

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: almost weekly emails from UO about housing availb

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I had such an easy time getting into my apartment. It is much cheaper than the dorms, and I am very close to campus. There are alot of options for students as far as off-campus living goes.

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Off-campus housing in Eugene can be convenient and cheap, depending on how far off campus you're willing to look. The vast majority of student housing is found in the many apartment complexes located near Autzen Stadium, across from the Willamette River (roughly a 10-minute drive from campus). University Commons, Ducks Village, and Chase Village all offer newer apartments at reasonable prices and try to cater to student needs. If you don't have a car, the bus system is really convenient. Although it's a bit of a walk from campus, the LTD bus line runs frequently near all apartments and is free to students. These students usually tend to stay in this area beacuse of its distance. This can be a great way of bonding but can feel a little secluded at times as well.

As far as housing within a short walk of campus, it's hit or miss. Several houses and apartment complexes are located just a few blocks from UO, though their prices vary greatly. Apartments close to campus tend to run the same price as apartments by Autzen, but they are more confined and have fewer amenities. If you want housing for the fall, you'll need to start looking in the spring, preferably early. Everything will have filled up by the time summer rolls around, and you'll have a lot of trouble finding anywhere to live. In general, prices tend to be reasonable and cheaper than living in the dorms. Although it's a little less convenient than being on campus constantly, the freedom that comes along with your own apartment will make it worthwhile, especially in your later years at the University.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
Popular Areas
  • Chase Village
  • Ducks Village
  • Stadium Apartments
Average Rents
  • Studio: $600
  • 1 BR: $620
  • 2 BR: $775
  • 3 BR: $1,100

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 189 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 186 responses

  • 23% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 72% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 4% 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 186 responses

  • 17% Extremely helpful.
  • 54% Somewhat helpful.
  • 28% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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