I would say it's a good idea to live in the dorms for 1st Semester, then decide where you want to live. I chose to live a little further from school than most, about 10 - 15 min drive, and save a bunch of money on rent. (I paid $650 excl utilities for a 1 bedroom place right on the beach) Of course it has it's drawbacks, but there are also positives for 'getting away' from school. Sure I had to buy a car, but I sold it for about what I paid for it when I left the island so no loss there, plus shopping/island exploring was easy.
Most places within walking distance are $1000 plus pm, you just have to decide what will work best for you.
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