Colleges have always encouraged their students to live on campus, especially freshman. This is for the reason that living on campus allows student to encounter new cultures, participate in organizations, and reach academic heights. For example, Tarleton State University states that “Living on campus will enable [the student] to interact with diverse people enriching [their] educational experience and will provide convenient access to professors and academic resources the campus offers. In addition, on-campus students are more likely to become and stay involved in clubs and organizations” (Tarleton State University, 2016). Along with the notion that students residing on campus are likely to reach academic heights, a study conducted at the University of North Dakota during the fall semester of 1966-1967
Everyone love to save money. Don’t they? Well even though I still pay for gas to drive back and forth from school I know that I'm not taking a bulk load of money paying for food, housing, etc.. There are many different ways to save money by not being
Commuting or Dorming College is one of the biggest stepping stones of life. For some, the transition can be rough. Many important decisions have to be made, one of those being housing arrangements. The decision to dorm or commute
There are many advantages for living on campus, however, there also many disadvantages too. Constant companionship in your living space can sometimes be a disadvantage, especially in situations when you want privacy. If you are accustomed to living in your own room in your parents’ house and suddenly have to share a room with others, this can take some adjustment time (Bartkowski1). Noise also is huge factor to the disadvantages of living on campus. Dorms can be a noisy place, considering there are many students living there who gather in dorm rooms or the lounge. However, if you need some quiet time to study or do homework, you can always go to the library.
Introduction: According to the National Center for Education Statistics, of the students seeking a bachelor's degree at a four-year university, on average, only 59% of them graduate within six years. It is unfortunate to note that even with the extra two years, students still struggle to persist through graduation, due to
As an incoming freshman, I was a nervous wreck about living away from home. I’ve gained a lot of independence from living on campus. Thankfully, my mother did my laundry while I was younger, so I learned real quickly on how to do that. One benefit to living on campus would definitely be the amount of independence compared to commuting from home. There are still rules but I found it amazing that I could hang out with my friends until late at night and not have a curfew to come home. Another reason I would influence living on campus is the amount of great people you will meet. I find it interesting that people from all different kinds of backgrounds and towns can come together and be friends and continue to be friends for a
The focus of this paper is to dispel a common view that community colleges do not provide on-campus housing and to provide greater insights into the types of community colleges that provide on-campus housing, the typical student who resides in on-campus housing, a guide to various California community colleges that provide on-campus housing, and the impact that on-campus housing has on student learning outcomes, financial gains for community colleges that provide on-campus housing, and an overview of the lack of data in the area of not only on-campus housing in community colleges, but community colleges at large. According to Cohen and Brawer (2008) access to student housing is one of the fundamental dissimilarities between public
Numerous studies all over the world have made assumptions about the academic performance of students staying on campus in residences and those who travel to campus every day. Some studies suggest that those students who live in campus residences tend to have an advantage over those who don’t (Peterson, 1975). The following review based in related literature will strive to be as thorough as possible about the chosen topic and problems.
Although Valdosta State University is a smaller school compared to some of the big SEC schools in the state of Georgia, it is still considered to be a well-known university. With a count of about nine thousand undergraduate students attending the school, “First year freshmen are required to live on campus” (“Freshmen Residency”). There are a couple of reasons for this requirement that most people will agree are extremely valid. For example, experts say that students that live on campus for their first year seem to achieve better grades; they also have a better chance of meeting more people around campus since they spend most of their time in the perimeter. Since most first-year students
While tuitions rose and salaries static, families no longer see the need to splurge on the “college experience”. Not only are students paying for the expense of academics, but on campus dorms and a meal plan as well. Although Students could choose to commute to cut out the cost of dorms, many colleges are too far away from home to do so. If living on campus and commuting were out of the question, then students may enroll in online schooling to get the education they need
Many students prefer to live in close proximity to the college, which is one main reason the university has put together student housing on UCF grounds. This is done for many reasons from convenience and safety, to school profitability while promoting campus life styles with school pride. Students can choose to live on school campus right by their classes and most of the time they are walking or biking distance. Statistics show students who lived in the University of Central Florida Housing for two, or more years are 20% more likely to graduate on time. In order to define the right fit for each student, UCF has quizzes that future students can take to see what housing is right for them. (“University of Central Florida.”)
First Year College Experience The first year of college comes with many changes and challenges. These changes can include the food in the cafeteria, study habits, time management skills, and much more. Every student has to find their own way to handle the first year and determine what works best for them. For many the most essential change is living away from home. Campus life provides opportunities to become a part of a unique, diversified community. With these opportunities come challenges, such as having a roommate, being away from one’s parents, and determining self-limits.
College Living Going into college is like going into a foreign land. The student does not know many people, most likely will not know the area, and does not have much money. More so does not have any. A college student will do whatever it takes to save a penny, whether it is getting a part time job or even selling their fortunes on Ebay. Living on campus has many benefits just as living off campus. Looking at the cost, the community, and responsibilities the student will have to determined the best living that will fit your needs.
Students Should Live in Dorms College is a life changing experience for students. College is a new environment for most students and comes with lots of challenges. Things such as the increased difficulty of academic work and not being around the same social groups as a student was before college can
Cost is one of the main factors people give when deciding whether to live on or off campus, but there is no clear evidence that proves which is more cost efficient.