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Students looking for off campus housing have a wide range of options. There are often specific shared student accommodation houses listed on campus as well as plenty of other opportunities. When you are looking for off campus housing consider your personality as well as your lifestyle as well as your future goals, your belongings and your budget.

Off Campus Share Houses

One of the main options when it comes to off campus housing is a student house. These are often run by the college or university as offer a similar environment as a dorm room but with more responsibility. Off campus houses often house at least four students and often many more. You will each have your separate bedroom with a shared living room, dining area, kitchen, laundry facilities and bathrooms. In many off campus shared housing, the furniture is already supplied so you can simply move in.

One of the good things about these types of houses is that you are amongst people that are in the same situation as you. You will be able to experience the social side of college with plenty of gatherings and parties. However, on the flip side, it can be hard to get any work done if you are living in an off campus house that is known as a party house. You need to be highly motivated to study in order to do well in school.

If you are not very motivated it might be a good idea to choose a less social setting as well as a home that is as close to school as possible. The closer you are, the easier it is to get there and thus the less likely you will sleep in and skip class.

Off Campus Apartments

Another option many students will choose is to live in an apartment either with one other roommate or alone. This is the more expensive option, so you won't want to choose an expensive penthouse apartment, but also provides you with more freedom as well as more space to enjoy your things. You will have the freedom to decorate your home as you see fit and will likely be living in a much quieter environment. It will be easier to study at night without the constant distractions of the other students and you will have more say in the cleanliness of the house.

Off campus apartments are often better suited to those that put school first and socializing second. Furthermore, if you enjoy your space and peace and quiet, then this is probably the better option for you.

Choosing an off campus house starts with you. You need to think about your individual personality to determine what would be the best fit. If you are a highly social person then an off campus share house may work best. However, if you are easily distracted, then an apartment with less people will be better. Do you have furniture to furnish your new home- if so, then your own apartment would be the better choice. However, if you are only arriving to school with a bag of clothes, computer and books, then a shared house might be better. If you enjoy your individual time and space, then an apartment is a good option but if you prefer to be around other people and enjoy sharing your things, then an off campus share house is a good bet.

There is no right or wrong type of accommodation when it comes to off campus housing. Decide what you are looking for, what you can afford and what suits your personality and go from there.

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