Where do University of Alberta students live?

University of Alberta students live primarily in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, where the university’s main campus is located. The university also has a campus in Camrose, Alberta, but most students live in Edmonton.

There are two main options for housing for University of Alberta students: on-campus residence and off-campus housing.

On-campus residence is a popular option for first-year students, as it provides a convenient location, a supportive environment, and opportunities to meet other students. The university offers a variety of on-campus residences, ranging from single rooms in traditional dorms to shared apartments in townhouses.

Off-campus housing is also a popular option for students, as it offers more privacy and flexibility than on-campus residence. There are many different types of off-campus housing available in Edmonton, from apartments and houses to student housing complexes. Students can find off-campus housing through the university’s housing website, or by searching for apartments and houses in Edmonton online or in local newspapers.

Here are some specific neighborhoods where University of Alberta students often live:

  • Old Strathcona: This trendy neighborhood is located just west of the university’s main campus and is home to a variety of restaurants, shops, and bars.
  • North Campus: This neighborhood is located near the university’s North Campus and is home to a number of student housing complexes.
  • Strathcona: This neighborhood is located just north of Old Strathcona and is also home to a variety of student housing options.
  • Downtown: Downtown Edmonton is a convenient location for students who want to be close to the university and the city center.

The cost of housing in Edmonton varies depending on the type of housing, the neighborhood, and the size of the unit. On-campus residence is typically the most expensive option, while off-campus housing can range from more affordable options to luxury apartments.

Here are some average housing costs in Edmonton:

  • On-campus residence: $8,000-$10,000 per year
  • Off-campus apartment: $600-$1,500 per month
  • Off-campus house: $1,000-$2,000 per month

Student housing can be competitive, so it is important to start looking for housing early in the fall semester before the new academic year begins.