15 popular college towns where it’s cheaper to buy a house than live in a dorm

Although sharing a tiny dorm room is a rite of passage for many undergraduate students, it’s not always the most fun experience.

And, at some schools, it’s also not the most economical choice. For students looking to begin investing in real estate early, or just to save a buck, finding a place off-campus might be a smart starting point.

Residential real estate company Redfin compared the monthly cost of living in a dorm at 195 public colleges across the U.S. to the median monthly mortgage for a condo in the same cities to determine where it’s actually cheaper to buy. Read more.


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