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Off-Campus Housing


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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is the only housing offered through UDC. The apartments are arranged through UDC and offer ease of access to the campus, stores, and parking if need. The best option is to find your own place that would be more conducive for you.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The Campus is in the District of Columbia which is a place where you kind of have to pick and choose what is important to you because you can have it all. but living on campus is very limited because the campus rents out apartments from a neighboring complex. So because it is located in a nicer part of the city everything around it is expensive. However, if you want to live a little bit further for cheaper you don't have to worry about getting around but you may have to consider safety and parking, landlords and whatever else is the problem with any city.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: from information given by friends and class mates i think it is okay varying from place to place.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: In DC it is very difficult to find a nice apartment, in a nice area for a great price. Finding space to park your car if you live in the area or go to school is also very difficult. If you can't find a space then you have to park your care in a garage, which costs a lot more.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Although I do not live on campus many apartments are nearby am very much in walking distance of transportation and campus.


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The University of the District of Columbia does not offer on-campus housing, so all students must either find an off-campus apartment or live with their parents. The University does have a relationship with Archstone Van Ness, an apartment complex near campus. The complex reserves units for UDC students, but they must fill out an application through the University’s Office of Residence Life, and space is limited.

In terms of other off-campus options, there are lots of apartments around. The main con is that D.C. is expensive. Luckily, the public transportation system in the area is extensive, so students can search for cheaper apartments a little farther away and take the Metro to campus.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Popular Areas
Adams Morgan-it's a nice spot with lots of restaurants, bars, and nightclubs.
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $1,000
  • 2 BR: $1,250

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 33 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 34 responses

  • 6% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 62% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 26% 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 34 responses

  • 12% Extremely helpful.
  • 47% Somewhat helpful.
  • 32% Not very helpful.
  • 9% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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