College freshman year?

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  1. Lilylovee123 profile image58
    Lilylovee123posted 7 years ago

    College freshman year?

    When attending college as a freshman,do you have to stay in a orm on campus?
    Or can you stay in the area and just drive back and forth to school and home?
    please help me.

  2. Kate Spenser profile image80
    Kate Spenserposted 7 years ago

    It depends on the college. Most colleges, if you live nearby, will let you be a "commuter" student, meaning you live nearby and drive back and forth. If you don't already live in the area, some colleges will at least strongly encourage you to live in the dorms - the school I went to was a small liberal arts school and was a residential campus, meaning that unless you had family in the area you had to apply to live off campus - they did this to really encourage community in the dorms. But like I said, this will vary a lot according to the culture of the specific college you're looking at. If you feel strongly about living on or off campus, this is something you'll want to look for/ask about when you're looking at colleges, by asking what percentage of freshman live on campus vs. off campus, or what percentage live there vs. commute. Hope that helps!

  3. HannahRiley profile image61
    HannahRileyposted 7 years ago

    I did not stay in a dorm. I lived in an apartment & enjoyed it! I had all the benefits of going to college, but still had my little space away from a randomly picked roomie, or loud suitemates. It's personal preference.

  4. junkseller profile image82
    junksellerposted 7 years ago

    A lot of colleges do have an on-campus residency policy for freshman. You will have to check the specific school. Many also allow you to petition to be an exception: if you still live with parents, are over 21,or are married are common examples.

    I would recommend living on campus. It is a really great experience you should try out at least once. It was scary at first, but it ended up being the best time of my life, and I made several very good friends.

  5. profile image0
    csmartposted 6 years ago

    It depends entirely on the school that you attend. Some schools may require students to live in the dorm for their first year or two. Again, it depends on the school's requirements. I live in NYC and I decided to live at home for all four years of college. Since, everything in the city is in such close proximity to one another commuting is not so bad. At the college I am going to, some of my fellow students told me they live in areas such as New Jersey or Pennsylvania and they commute to the campus.

    In closing, you should check the individual requirements of the college you wish to attend. In my opinion it is better to live off-campus and commute than to live on campus. It is cheaper to live off-campus and you don't have to deal with all of the rules that colleges have for students living in dorms.


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