Dorm, on campus living; vs apartment,off campus living...
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I have orientation for transfer students coming up and will most likely be commuting for at least my first semester. The reason being, I don't want too much debt when I get out of college, and also, I would like to meet someone I am compatible with to be room mates! When I decide to be a resident student, I am wondering if I would benefit more from living on campus vs off campus, especially since I will be a Junior and not a Freshman. Are most Dorm students Freshman?
Good question. To be short, it depends on the school you're going to and what the city around your school is like.
So really, your best bet would be to make as many friends as possible this coming semester and get a look into their residential lifestyle. That way you'll see for yourself whether on-campus or off-campus living is more suited for you. Along the way, you'll discover if there's someone you may want to room with, and they'll have opinions about their living situation as well!
To answer the last part of your question, I believe most schools have a balanced ratio of freshman dorms vs (rest-of) undergrad dorms, if not also grad dorms. Thus, you should have an easy and comfortable time living on-campus or off-campus as you decide. Hope this helps!
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It is smart to save money by living at home. Your life will be more difficult if you have debt after graduation.