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Off-Campus Housing


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2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I don't know anything about the off-campus housing options except the hotel that overflow housing students get when the campus runs out of space that forces them into the most expensive option. While you can be grateful to have a place to stay during the semester, it would still be nice for more options to open so students could avoid the situation.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It's very expensive, its better off to stay living on campus.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I can't say something bad I've never experienced.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: if you want close, expect to pay a ton; if you want cheap expect to drive

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I live in a home.


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Living off campus is not always the best option if you do not have a reliable form of transportation. Although most of the time it is cheaper to find an apartment off campus, it is more convenient (but more expensive) to live on campus because there is no need to get up earlier to beat the traffic to get to class on time. Also, by living off campus, you do not get the full college experience because you miss out on the events held on campus. You will, however, learn important life skills for the real world and become a more independent adult.

Broadway is probably your best bet when looking for an apartment, as it is close to the University and has several options from which to choose. Finding a place on Broadway will be a good pick since most of the apartments are within walking distance of UIW.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
Two to three months before your desired move in date
Popular Areas
Broadway Street is very convenient for commuters.
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $550
  • 2 BR: $750
  • 3 BR: $1,000
  • House: $800

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 93 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 94 responses

  • 7% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 53% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 30% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 10% 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 94 responses

  • 9% Extremely helpful.
  • 48% Somewhat helpful.
  • 44% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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