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Off-Campus Housing


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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing offers many options to choose from. Some options are on the low end of the rope when it comes to safety, parking, and quality, but these are generally the choices that are very cheap. The availability of the more sought for options is a good fare if you apply early enough. Availability is a problem only later during the Spring semester.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: From stories I hear from my friends and classmates, I was lucky with my apartment that I found. It is right off of campus, so close that I can still use the wifi and walk to class on most days. Parking is fairly easy on my road, Lake Avenue, and my landlord is pretty helpful and nice. The cost is a bit pricey but worth the extra amnetites like laundry, own room, kitchen, and AC.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I'm really excited to move off campus.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I lived in the dorm this year. I will live in the frat house this fall

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Evolve is the newest apartments we have close to campus and they are gorgeous and not at all far from campus. I'd highly recommend staying there.

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Most students choose to move off campus after one year of living in the dorms. Luckily, Knoxville provides many different options in terms of price, location, and comfort. In general, it is best to start searching as early as you can. Many of the more popular apartments actually have waiting lists and are difficult for the unprepared to rent from, so be sure to pick up free brochures and apartment guides so you will know the details.

The rules for freshman living arrangements are rather elaborate. Unless you are commuting from a dwelling with a relative, you are required to live in the dorms. Make the best of this by meeting as many people as possible and enjoying your first year. Living in an apartment comes with many responsibilities and expenses, but can be much more enjoyable in later college years.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
Popular Areas
  • Crossing Place Apartments
  • Sterling University Heights
  • The Commons
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $550
  • 2 BR: $700
  • 3 BR: $850
  • 4 BR: $1,150

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 219 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 217 responses

  • 26% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 67% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 5% 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 219 responses

  • 12% Extremely helpful.
  • 43% Somewhat helpful.
  • 44% Not very helpful.
  • 1% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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