Originally Posted: Nov 2, 2011
Last Updated: May 3, 2016
Higher Educational Consultants Association (HECA)
It is best to live on campus your freshman year (or your first year as a transfer student). This gives you an opportunity to meet lots of people, make new friends, and get involved in the campus. Studies show that students who live off campus do not have the same level of involvement in their college community. Living off campus requires more self sufficiency, motivation, and advocacy than living on campus.