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Off-Campus Housing in Wichita

Wichita, Kansas, is home to some of the best universities in the state. The largest university in the area is Wichita State University, but just 5 minutes from Mt. Carmel Apartments, you'll find Newman University and Friends University. No matter what college or university in Wichita you choose, we can help you find off-campus housing! 

Why Live Off-Campus? 

While there are a variety of reasons students choose off-campus housing. some of the most popular reasons to find an off-campus apartment are:  


1. More Space   

When it comes to living on campus, one frequent drawback is the lack of space. Many colleges have you sharing one room with another student and sharing a bathroom with a whole hall. While this is great for making friends in your first yea r of school, you're likely looking for a little more space and feeling like you have more of a home environment than a dorm can provide. 

Off-Campus Housing in Wichita

2. You Can Have a Pet  

Owning a pet can be fun and good for you and your mental health. Usually, on-campus housing doesn't allow pets. When you move off-campus to a pet-friendly apartment community, you can own a dog or other pet if it conforms with the community's pet policy. Be sure to check out our pet policy before getting a pet, and make sure you have a good plan for taking care of your pet. When you become a resident at Mt. Carmel Village, you can use our Bark Park! 

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3. Better Amenities   

Instead of stressing about finding a convenient parking space on campus, imagine having your own garage, and not having to scrape your windows when it snows. Whether it's having a garage or having a full-size refrigerator and no longer needing to squeeze your groceries into a mini fridge, there are certain perks of apartment living that dorm living doesn't offer. It's easy to see why amenities are a key reason students choose off-campus housing. 


4. More Flexibility   

Another main reason students choose off-campus housing is the flexibility. Often, when it comes to living on campus when the semester ends, you are forced to move. Some schools even require you to leave your dorm over school breaks. This can be stressful as a student, and it can be a real perk to not be tied down by the school schedule. For example, if you find an internship in the summer in Wichita, you already have a place to live. And if you live in the same apartment for several years, you don't need to worry about moving every school year.   

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Frequently Asked Student Questions:  


How far away is Friends University? 

Friends University is 1.2 miles (4 minutes' drive) from Mt. Carmel Village. 


How far away is Newman University? 

Newman University is 1.3 miles (5 minutes' drive) from Mt. Carmel Village. 


What is the income qualification?  

We require residents to make 3x (gross) the rent amount monthly. 


Do you have a business office or clubhouse to study?  

Yes, this is available during business hours, Mon-Fri 8-5, Sat 10-3. 


Are the apartments furnished?  

No, the apartments are not furnished. 


How does the guarantor process work?  

Guarantors must also apply and pay an application fee, be approved through the screening process, and make 5x the rent amount.  


Do you accept financial aid?  

We accept financial aid if it meets the income requirement.  


Do you offer student discounts or athlete discounts?  

We offer a $20/month discount for students. 


Will this help build my credit? 

It will, if you are making your rent payments from an account with your name on it or if you are an authorized user. Mt. Carmel Village partners with Esusu to report your on-time rent payments to the credit bureaus. Esusu never reports if you pay late. The best part is, you don’t have to sign up for it to participate! 


Find Your Off-Campus Housing by Friends University and Newman University

Whether this is your first apartment or not, we're here to help walk you through the process. While you're looking for off-campus housing in Wichita, some things to be mindful of are:


1. Are you going to live by yourself or with others? 

Living with someone else is a great way to save money on rent, but you want to be sure that you're going to live harmoniously together. So be sure to ask questions and be honest about your expectations and what you are looking for in a roommate going into it. 

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2. Decide what amenities you need versus what you can live without. 

Is location important? How far away do you want to be from campus? Do you already have furniture, or do you want a furnished apartment? Are you planning on having a pet? There are lots of important questions to think about before getting an apartment; this is just a starting place. Don't get too overwhelmed by the questions and deciding—it's a guide for questions to ask while looking for off-campus apartments so you can end up in a place that is just right for you!   


3. Give yourself time! 

While the school year doesn't start until August, if you're looking for off-campus housing at Newman University or Friends University, start early. Many apartment communities can pre-lease an apartment 6 or more months out, so don't put off your search. If you want certain amenities, location, or budget, the earlier you start the process, the easier it will be to end up in a place you love to call home. 


Explore Mt. Carmel's Apartments by Newman University and Friends University   

Mt. Carmel Village offers 1 and 2 bedroom apartments just 5 minutes away from both Newman University and Friends University. Check out our community for your off-campus apartment. With amenities like a garage, dishwasher, dog park, and swimming pool, it's easy to see why residents love living here.