When looking at Athens, OH, student rentals, many students are put off by the idea of living on campus. It feels more “grown up” to live in off-campus housing. But there are actually many benefits to living on campus, the most important being the positive influence it can have on your academic performance. Here are just a few ways that living on campus positively affects your academic career:

  • Access to academic resources – When living on campus, you’re in close proximity to important academic resources like the library, academic counselors, computer centers, and more.
  • Fewer distractions – Many off-campus apartments have a lot of distractions, including noisy neighbors and raucous parties. If you’re serious about your education, quieter on-campus housing is a better option.
  • Closer to classes – When you live on campus, you’re a lot closer to your classes. You can get there quickly and easily, and will be less tempted to skip your class simply to avoid inconvenient travel time.
  • Fewer responsibilities – Living off-campus, you have a lot of responsibilities in regards to maintaining your apartment, cooking for yourself, and so on. Living in on-campus housing, there are fewer of these responsibilities. You can eat at the university cafeteria, and housing is smaller so there’s less cleaning to do. The shorter list of responsibilities allows you to spend more time focusing on your studies.

Whether you live in on-campus or Athens, Ohio, off-campus housing, giving your studies the right amount of attention is the key to academic success.


Wharton Rentals is committed to making the off-campus living experience a positive one for college students in Athens, Ohio.

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