Best Off-Campus Housing Badges

The following information describes our annual off-campus housing awards and selection criteria. To find out which award(s) your school qualifies for, find your college using our homepage.

Overall

We award Overall badges to colleges that meet the requirements for all three core badge categories.

The three core badge categories are Quality, Value, and Location.

To find out if your school has been awarded the Overall badge, find your school from our homepage.

Quality

We award Quality badges to colleges where the off-campus housing community's quality score is > 65/100.

CollegeStudentApartments.com works with a property quality research firm and also collects reviews directly from students to determine property quality scores. Quality scores range from 1-100. A school's off-campus housing overall quality score is the average of all off-campus properties within 5 miles. Colleges that score 65 or greater are awarded the Quality badge.

To find out if your school has been awarded the Quality badge, find your school from our homepage.

Value

We award Value badges to colleges where off-campus housing costs are > 25% below the national average.

CollegeStudentApartments.com is a part of the world's largest off-campus housing search engine network. Leveraging pricing data from across the network, CollegeStudentApartments.com calculates the average price for off-campus housing nationally. Schools are awarded the Value badge when off-campus properties within 5 miles of campus are > 25% below the national average.

To find out if your school has been awarded the Value badge, find your school from our homepage.

Location

We award Location badges to colleges where there are more than 10 off-campus housing options within 5 miles.

CollegeStudentApartments.com is a part of the world's largest off-campus housing search engine network. Leveraging unit availability data from across the network, we are able to determine how many off-campus housing options are available to students near campus. Schools that are surrounded by more than 10 off-campus housing options within 5 miles are awarded the Location badge.

To find out if your school has been awarded the Location badge, find your school from our homepage.
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