When students enter university they often have to live away from home. There fore, many students opt to live in an apartment or in dormitories in the University. But before they make a decision, they need to consider all the aspects of these kinds of accommodation because each his its advantages and disadvantages. On the one hand, living in an apartment has many advantages. First, students can choose to live in a quiet neighborhood. A quiet neighborhood is conducive to studying. Away from the distractions of campus life, students can be more serious about their studies. Second, apartment life allows students to be more independent. For example, they can cook whatever they want to eat and have their meals whenever they want them. Third, students can often find apartments that are cheaper than the fee for room and board in a dormitory. On the other hand, apartment living also has disadvantages. Being away from campus life can make students feel isolated. Another disadvantage is that apartments close to campus are usually expensive, and those farther away are not within walking distance. Therefore, transportation must be considered. Finally, students who live in apartments must cook their own meals, shop for food, perhaps carry their laundry to a Laundromat, and clean their entire apartment not just their room.
As an incoming college student, you will be faced with the decision to live either at home or on campus. There are advantages and disadvantages that come along with either decision; however, the benefits of living on campus far outweigh the disadvantages of living on campus, as well as the advantages of living at home, for most people. Students living in the dorms enjoy the close proximity of school facilities, the closeness of their peers, a level of independence like they have never experienced and more.
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