Should I live the college campus life or commute?

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Answered by: Tyler, An Expert in the On-Campus Life Category
Living on a college campus will be the best experience you'll ever have. It opens doors to new friendships, it helps you grow as a person, and it even helps students keep their grades up if you can believe that. The college campus life is a great life.

Everyone has heard some kind of horror story about terrible roommates in college. (This is completely understandable because you have never met these people and all of a sudden you are living with them!) However, this isn't always the case. In fact, I would argue that MOST people have great roommates and end up making lifelong friends because of that. When I first moved into my dorm I didn't know anyone, but after one day I already knew these guys would be my best friends. My roommates and I do everything together. Our squad rolls deep. If you mess with one of us you are going to have to deal with the rest. That's just how it is. College campus life will show yourself who you really are whether you like it or not. I remember when I was in high school, stressing over what I was going to do for the rest of my life. Yeah... don't do that. Everyone told me not to stress over it while I was in high school also. I didn't listen and you probably didn't either but I'm here to tell you that you probably should. That's what college is for. You go through so many changes during your time there. So when the time comes, you'll know it. Just let it come to you. If you stress over it too much than it'll pass right by you and you won't even notice it. Let the changes and growth happen, trust me it makes life easier. (On a side note, try not to get too involved with the opposite sex or whatever because you need to focus on school. Sorry I know that's like a huge thing for young people but you'll get better grades I promise.) Actually that's another point I'd like to bring up. Dating in college (especially on campus) is a completely different thing compared to dating in high school. Everything is more serious. If you still have a highschooler's dating mindset don't date in college.

Anyway, where were we? Grades. Living on campus will help you get better grades than some commuters. Why? You are more likely to go to class. I mean don't get me wrong, I know a lot of successful commuters who make it happen and get all A's, but it's difficult. If people who live on campus have trouble going to class, how do you think commuters feel? They have to get up and drive all the way to school. They probably sit in a bunch of traffic. Ew. I would not want to do that. (Nothing against commuters) That's just my opinion I suppose.

In conclusion, if you are debating on living on or off campus, I have the answer for you. Live on campus. Just do it. You will be more involved, you'll be able to go to all of the sporting events, hang out with your friends, and yes, even go to some parties. (We all know you were thinking about that) Hopefully I've made this decision easier for you!

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