Bowling Green is full of available (and pretty affordable) apartments, which is why so many students choose to live off campus during their junior and senior years. Off-campus housing is cheaper than housing on campus, and you get more space! There are places that cater specifically to college students, such as The Registry, The Gables, Campus Pointe, College Suites, and Western Place, as well as renovated houses available downtown. Students have a lot of options to choose from. The places geared toward college students are usually all inclusive, where students pay a certain amount (usually $300 or a little more) and it includes utilities as well as access to a fitness center, pool, and many other great amenities.
There are only two things students should know before they get an apartment. First of all, getting back on campus can be a real hassle. Western is notorious for selling too many parking passes, so many people end up circling the parking lot or walking all the way from the bottom of the hill to their classes. There are some places that are close enough to campus that students can walk, which is a really great option, but many of these places charge a little higher rent for the convenience. Some of the more inclusive places offer shuttles back and forth to campus, so check to see before you rent! The second is alcohol. Truth is, many students move off campus for alcohol purposes because many of the apartment complexes are known to be home to lots of parties.