How Common is Living Off?

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Living off-campus is not something that is unique to Boston College. In fact, most colleges and universities throughout the country have a significant percent of undergraduates who chose or are required to live off-campus, and Boston is no different. On and off campus housing policies and demand vary significantly by school based on availability and institutional culture. However, as you can see from the listings below, living off-campus at one point or another while in college is very common for students at almost all institutions in the Boston area. 

The following off-campus housing data is pulled from U.S. News and World Report.  

Institution: Babson College
Location: Babson Park, MA
Setting: Suburban
Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,107
Percent of Undergraduates Living Off-Campus: 24%

Institution: Bentley University
Location: Waltham, MA
Setting: Suburban
Undergraduate Enrollment: 4,264
Percent of Undergraduates Living Off-Campus: 20%

Institution: Berklee College of Music
Location: Boston, MA
Setting: Urban
Undergraduate Enrollment: 4,490
Percent of Undergraduates Living Off-Campus: 72%

Institution: Boston College
Location: Chestnut Hill, MA
Setting: Suburban
Undergraduate Enrollment: 9,154
Percent of Undergraduates Living Off-Campus: 15%

Institution: Boston University
Location: Boston, MA
Setting: Urban
Undergraduate Enrollment: 18,017
Percent of Undergraduates Living Off-Campus: 25%

Institution: Brandeis University
Location: Waltham, MA
Setting: Suburban
Undergraduate Enrollment: 3,727
Percent of Undergraduates Living Off-Campus: 23%

Institution: Emerson College
Location: Boston, MA
Setting: Urban
Undergraduate Enrollment: 3,765
Percent of Undergraduates Living Off-Campus: 42%

Institution: Emmanuel College
Location: Boston, MA
Setting: Urban
Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,082
Percent of Undergraduates Living Off-Campus: 28%

Institution: Harvard University
Location: Cambridge, MA
Setting: Urban
Undergraduate Enrollment: 6,694
Percent of Undergraduates Living Off-Campus: 2%

Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Location: Cambridge, MA
Setting: Urban
Undergraduate Enrollment: 4,512
Percent of Undergraduates Living Off-Campus: 13%

Institution: Northeastern University
Location: Boston, MA
Setting: Urban
Undergraduate Enrollment: 13,510
Percent of Undergraduates Living Off-Campus: 47%

Institution: Suffolk University
Location: Boston, MA
Setting: Urban
Undergraduate Enrollment: 5,496
Percent of Undergraduates Living Off-Campus: 77%

Institution: Tufts University
Location: Medford, MA
Setting: Suburban
Undergraduate Enrollment: 5,177
Percent of Undergraduates Living Off-Campus: 37%

Institution: University of Massachusetts, Boston
Location: Boston, MA
Setting: Urban
Undergraduate Enrollment: 12,700
Percent of Undergraduates Living Off-Campus: 100%

Institution: Wentworth Institute of Technology
Location: Boston, MA
Setting: Suburban
Undergraduate Enrollment: 4,329
Percent of Undergraduates Living Off-Campus: 51%

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