Bianca that's a great question. I would say that its better to live on campus in the dorm. Your first roommate and be a life long friend. I know that mine was. I know it can be difficult to deal with other people at times, but with having a roommate you can compromise and also come up with different rules. Even make your roommate aware of you pep peeves. When I went to college we actually had to write our roommates letters before we entered school. Shoot them an email say hello. Living off campus is something else if you aren't prepared. You have to pay lights, water, rent, buy food, and gas to get to class. You can save that money and stay on campus. I wish that I would've had something like this when I was coming up because it would've saved me a ton of money.
That depends on you and your situation. Usually dorms are more expensive to rent; however, they require no commute to campus. Also, you would be more included in the college/university experience when you live in campus. I personally lived in dorms twice in my life. Both experiences were negative for me. I did not get along with the people I share the space with. Would my experience be very different with other circumstances, of course yes.
Let us brake it to down:
- Personality / are you a people person?
- Availability / do you want a room for yourself? your own facilities or shared ones? ...
- Scholarship / does your scholarship cover the dorm? ... Mine did!