This summer, sophomore Anna Clemons spent a really long time trying to find an off-campus apartment.
She visited different complexes with her dad, took notes and made neat lists of pros and cons.
"They're really expensive here," she says. "I don't know how they can afford that, but I can't."
Some of the places were more expensive than the dorms at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where she's a student. But then she found one that made sense with her budget.
The apartment is simple: fully carpeted, one bathroom and lots of beige.