Why live on campus?
Living in University Housing is an experience of a lifetime. You have the rest of your life to live off-campus. Enjoy all that the University of Idaho has to offer.
Many students believe that living off-campus is cheaper than living on-campus.
Studies show that students underestimate their cost to live off-campus by 25-50%. University Housing researched the average costs that renters are paying in the Moscow area to give you a better understanding of the true cost of living off-campus.
For more detailed information on this cost comparison, view the Cost of Living Off- Campus.
Benefits of living on campus:
Make friends that last a lifetime. You are guaranteed to meet people who are close by for study help or hanging out.
Be close to everything
You’re walking distance to classes, faculty, library, computer labs, rec. center, and great places to eat!
Avoid money hassles
Avoid monthly bills, buying furniture, trips to the grocery store, paying for repairs, and chasing down roommates for their rent payments.
Have the time of your life doing intramural sports, clubs, student government, resident hall events, and everything the UI campus has to offer.
Studies show that students who live on campus are more likely to graduate, have higher GPAs, and be more satisfied with their college experience than students that live off campus.
Ease your stress
Don’t waste your time at traffic lights and finding parking spots in the morning. Sleep in and save money on car expenses.
You will be living with people that are going through the same experiences as you. You have the ability to talk to faculty, staff and students that can support your personal and academic needs.
When choosing between living options, think about what is important to you. You may want to put together a list of pros and cons. Living on campus can be cost effective and convenient. We want to make sure that you are as successful as possible throughout your University experience. By knowing ALL of the costs of living we hope that we can empower you with smart decision making when it comes to choosing housing options.