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Off-Campus Housing


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2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: If you don't live at home you live on campus

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It is cheaper to live off campus than living on campus. However, there are many parts that are dangerous to live, due to violence and gang activity.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: No one is allowed to live off campus at Wesleyan College unless your permanent address is less than 30 miles away.

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1 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Can't Live Off Campus, but Facilities Are Not up to Date – No one is allowed to live off campus, unless married or with child, therefore students must always pay room and board fees that consistent increase each year and do not provide us with state of the art equipment nor wireless in any of the dorms.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Not Many Options – There are not many choices for off-campus housing. The school does not seem to support the idea of off-campus housing for its students and the places that are available are on the expensive side.


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Not many Wesleyannes live off campus, as the school encourages students to reside in the dorms and apartments on campus. The students who do live off campus are generally nontraditional students, students who live with a close relative nearby, or students who are married or pregnant. 

Not having off-campus housing options is both a burden and a blessing. Because most people live on campus, this arouses a sense of unity and community. However, many students feel that being forced to live on campus is a pain in that the room and board fees consistently go up every year, burning a hole through their pockets. Plus, the dorms aren't necessarily up-to-date when it comes to having wireless access and other amenities. 

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $350
  • 2 BR: $685

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 34 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 35 responses

  • 6% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 43% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 17% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 34% 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 36 responses

  • 6% Extremely helpful.
  • 25% Somewhat helpful.
  • 36% Not very helpful.
  • 33% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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