By the Numbers: How Common is Living Off-Campus?

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Most colleges and universities throughout the country have a significant percentage of their undergraduate population living off-campus. The City of Boston and Boston College is no different. Although demand for university housing and off-campus housing varies significantly by school based on availability and institutional culture, living off-campus is commonplace at most universities.

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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