5 Benefits of Off-Campus Housing

by Kevin Smith Author

Finding good accommodations is crucial to making your college experience more comfortable. Since they serve as your second home, they should be cozy. Many universities have dormitories, but apartments outside of campus are also excellent choices. Here are their 5 benefits.


Unlike dormitories, you'll live by yourself. You'll be comfortable since you won't have to worry about a roommate who wants to keep the lights on when they're sleeping or one who is untidy. Plus, you'll have more privacy. Communal bathrooms, for instance, are common in on-campus housing. If you're not used to sharing an intimate space with strangers, apartments outside your school are best for you.


You won't be restricted by many rules if you live outside the campus. Resident advisors are present in dormitories to reprimand those who don't abide by the policies. But, in apartments, you won't need to be home by curfew. Plus, it'll be easier to unwind with friends since you can invite them over anytime.


With your freedom comes responsibility. You'll budget for rent and utilities, unlike in dormitories where they're paid for in advance. Plus, you'll learn how to inspect for repairs needed in the apartment. Since you'll train yourself in handling these tasks, you'll have no problem adjusting once you've graduated from college.


You'll meet various people when you stay off-campus. Aside from other students, you'll also connect with neighbors, including families and working professionals. They come from different backgrounds and industries, so you'll learn many things from them. What's more, they can be a valuable resource who can refer you to the companies they work in if you need part-time job opportunities.


Living outside the campus will allow you to save money. You won't pay for an expensive meal plan, and you're allowed to cook your food. Plus, there are amenities you can use for free such as parking space. If you search for good deals, you'll find accommodations at cheap prices.


If you're in a beautiful city like Athens, Ohio, off-campus housing is the best accommodation option. You'll have the freedom to explore the area, even late at night. Plus, you'll have the chance to enjoy and meet new people while you learn how to handle real-life responsibilities. With a comfortable place to stay in, you'll have a more rewarding college experience.

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