Students at the College of Charleston are struggling to find affordable housing off-campus
by Gavin Turschmann
It's that time of the academic calendar … when College of Charleston students try to find off-campus housing for the following year.
And lately, that’s becoming an uphill battle.
“I know it is hard for people to find a good spot at a reasonable price,” says Lila Maller, a senior at the College of Charleston.
The demand for housing in Charleston has surged, driven by a booming student population and the city's appeal.
According to Norda Real Estate Investments, Charleston's population has grown by more than 14% in the past decade, and it is projected to continue to increase in the coming years.
As CofC has limited student housing - primarily reserved for freshmen - this puts even more of a crunch on upperclassmen.