Living on Campus…

Saves You Money

Annual Expenses w/o Roommate

Annual Expenses w/Roommate

Rent*

$8,280.00

$4,896.00

Gas/Electric

$720.00

$360.00

Water/Trash/Sewage

$180.00

$90.00

Landline Phone

$120.00

$60.00

Cell Phone

$360.00

$360.00

Food

$2,400.00

$2,400.00

Gas (Car)

$1,200.00

$600.00

Cable

$720.00

$360.00

Internet

$360.00

$180.00

Renters Insurance

$300.00

$300.00

Laundry

$180.00

$180.00

Furniture/Appliances (one-time fee)

$500.00

$250.00

TOTALS (OFF CAMPUS)

$15,320.00

$10,036.00

 

Cedar Crest StudentsSaves You Time

Check out the average hours per week for the items you’ll be responsible for when you live off campus:

  • Grocery shopping - 1 hour
  • Cleaning your home - 1 hour
  • Cleaning Bathroom - .5 hour
  • Going to the Laundromat - 1.5 hours
  • Yard Work - .5 hour
  • Cooking - 7 hours
  • Getting gas - .25 hour
  • Dishes - 3 hours
  • Shoveling out car - .5 hour
  • Taking trash to curb - .25 hour
  • Driving to campus - 2 hours
  • Driving to visit friends - .5 hour
  • Paying bills - .5 hour
  • Total: 18.5 hours

Keeps You Connected

  • Lots of Neighbors
  • Residence Life staff act as advisors and campus mentors
  • Free activities planned through academic departments and campus clubs and organizations
  • Campus calendar and special events are conveniently found right outside your door, at your fingertips, and on your TV screen
  • Residence hall movie channel shows the latest releases
  • Great places to hang out on campus including the residence hall lounges, Butz Basement
  • Lounge, fitness center, and Rodale Aquatic Center, Tompkins College Center

Is Good For Your Grades

  • Classmates live down the hall
  • Study groups can be arranged at any time
  • Easy access to computer labs
  • Quick commute to your classes
  • Minutes from home after a night class
  • Library is a quick walk away

Helps You Succeed

Research proves that students living on campus:
  • Have a greater level of satisfaction with their college experience
  • Are more likely to be involved with academic and non-academic activities
  • Earn higher grade point averages
  • Are more likely to have contact with faculty
  • Are more likely to graduate
  • Feel safe