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Leaving your dorm to live in off campus BYU student housing can be a difficult transition. Dorms provide the structure and ease that some students want; however, off campus housing has some major advantages that can make the move worth it.

More Space:

Dorms are typically very small and splitting it with a roommate can be a straining experience. Even if you don’t mind it as a freshman, such circumstances become undesirable over time. Off campus apartments are significantly more spacious. They typically include a fully equipped kitchen, private or shared bedrooms, bathrooms, a living area, and storage space. Having more space is not only more comfortable but also ideal for hosting your friends.

Real World Experience:

Most people dislike the thought of taking on new responsibilities; yet, it’s something that all young college students need to do in order to mature. Off campus living acts as a slight nudge into adulthood. It adds a number of additional responsibilities, including:

  • Paying rent and other expenses.
  • Cleaning, grocery shopping, cooking, and basic home upkeep.
  • Contract interpretation and execution
  • Coordination with the property manager, landlord, and maintenance crew.

Save Money:

Surprisingly, a lot of off campus BYU student apartments are less expensive than on campus living; however, it takes some research on your part to find the best deal. Renting a luxury apartment is typically more expensive. Make sure you pick an apartment that fits your budget and lifestyle.


One of the major advantages of living off campus is that you’ll have access to a variety of amenities that may be unavailable in a college dorm. These amenities might include a pool, hot tub, grill, sand volleyball and a basketball court.

These are just a few of the benefits of living off campus. Enhance your college experience by moving to off campus BYU student housing!