Reasonably Priced and Easy to Find – UNCW really wants people to live off campus. The school itself doesn't have enough dorm space to house everyone! It's near the beach and a great city location, so there are tonnes of apartments in the area, and for the most part they are decent. If you can find a roommate, the flats are really reasonably priced, usually costing less than 500$ a month. Some even include utitilies in the rent. Most places are pet friendly and off-campus life is a great and affordable experience.