Commute or Dorm: The Pros and Cons

Depending on who you ask you will get different answers. There’s no right or wrong way to do college. Some people decide to stay at home and commute while others decide to move out and experience college like none other. Living on campus means you get to experience what those who commute don’t. Although living at home means that you have family support and access to luxuries that college dorm life lacks.

These are the Pros and Cons of living at home vs living at a college dorm:

Pros and Cons of Living at Home vs Dorm

The biggest deciding factor would be cost of living away from home. If you can afford it, we suggest you experience dorm life. The positives far outweigh the nuisances of living in a dorm. You get freedom, independence and more experience living in a dorm.

Remember everyone at the dorm is going through the same thing as you so nothing creates a better bonding experience than going through something shitty.

If you can rough it out for the next 4 years, you will really make some great connections for the rest of your life and be well ahead of your house dwelling peers.

Don’t feel bad though if you choose to commute to college instead living on campus, you have family support and a chance to spend your free time working and gaining real world experience which otherwise would be disrupted living on campus.

2 Comments
  1. Clerk_kent September 18, 2015 at 2:09 PM

    Pro: Sexual Freedom
    Con: Poverty

  2. ItsToka September 18, 2015 at 2:10 PM

    I like how a con to living at home is “in mature non college friends” and then the one directly below it is missing out on college pranks, like they’re only ok because they’re done by ‘smart’ students. Gold star. ☆

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