Residence or Rent?

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  1. Wavybone
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    I'll soon be going off to university or college and I need to decide whether to stay in residence or to rent a place.
    I'm most likely going to live in residence for first year, then rent a place after that.
     
  2. Nicholas
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    I don't know if you're in the United States or not but if you are I definitely recommend living in the dorms your first year.

    Before college/university I was the quite one, never really the person that was willing to speak in front of people or do things like that in general but because of the great experiences and people I met in my freshman dorm I now have no issues speaking in front of large crowds or meeting new people on the fly.

    I'm best friends with some of the people that I met there and I run into a lot of others around town and campus all the time, its nice to be able to exchange and nice what's up or head nod every once and a while.

    As for my living situation, I'm off campus renting a place with my girlfriend, living on campus is great for a couple years but sucks afterwards lol.
     
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    As a student in the UK, I'd 100% recommend residence! It's by no means a nice place to live, but the people you meet there and the fun you have out-weighs the shitty accommodation. I suffered through a year of living in university housing and now I have 5 awesome friends I get to live in a house with next year.

    All first years should legally have to go into university residence! You won't get the full university experience if you don't.
     
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    I have lived in a dorm room on campus for the last two years, and I've had a lot of fun hanging out with my roommate, who turned into one of my closest friends. I recommend living on campus to anyone when they first start college. Living on campus is part of the college experience. I think I may commute to college and move back into my parents' house this year. I'm getting more and more student loans each semester, so it'd be nice to save a few grand by commuting.
     
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    I'm not just saying this as a resident advisor but on campus living is the way to go 100%. The benefits of living on campus FAR outweigh the cons. As a resident on campus, you are given real time support from floor mates/room mates/RAs, you have opportunities to grow professionally and inter-personally through RA programming and organizations such as NRHH, you are usually directly where the instruction takes place which is awesome because commuting can be exhausting, and ultimately, you are given memories that will last a life time.
     
  6. Geoffrey

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    It's certainly (usually) cheaper to rent off campus than live in a residence hall on campus, but the experience of living on campus can't be beat. I lived on campus all four years of my undergrad and loved it.
     
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    When I go to college, I plan on staying in a dorm room the first year. As I have never been away from home, I feel that a dorm would be the best option for me, and I know that my parents will feel safer with me in one. Maybe the following year I will venture out and rent a place with some new friends.
     
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    Both will be expensive, though. I'd personally go with whichever is cheaper.
     
  9. Warrior
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    Whatever is cheaper. Unless you've got a lot of money. In which case: whichever flat you like most.
     

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