Before you head off to college, you have to make a decision as to whether to live on campus or rent an apartment. It is important that you thoroughly weight all pros and cons of both options before making the final decision.
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Pros of living on campus
Those who live on campus are always aware of all the latest college news. It takes such students less time to get to classes and what’s more, libraries, dining halls and sports facilities are within walking distance, which means the amount of wasted hours in a day is kept to minimum. When living in a dorm, you have unlimited opportunities to meet new people, make friends, and ask your fellow students for help when needed. Furthermore, you can be sure you won’t miss any important college events, be it a party, concert, club meeting, or football match. Also, when living on campus, you do not have to worry about your personal safety as most colleges have up-to-date security systems and use security guards services.
Cons of living on campus
While living off campus often means you have your room all to yourself, in a dorm you have to share it with another person, which always means less privacy. Another issue is space – most dorm rooms are really cramped, and you won’t be able to bring everything you want with you. Also living in a residence hall is often more expensive than renting an apartment. With all the campus hustle and bustle, you may find it hard to concentrate on your studies and you grades may suffer considerably if you prioritize social life over your academic progress. On top of it all, living on campus is often more expensive than renting an apartment.
To sum it up, you should be ready for new life and new responsibilities regardless of what option you choose.