College Bound: How Your Place Of Residence Will Impact Your Life As A Student

 02 - 26 - 14
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by Anita Ginsburg

Most of schooling on the rise, students are facing more and more difficult choices when it comes to their education. This is especially true when it comes to their living situation. Money isn’t the only factor, however, and both students and parents should understand exactly how their living situation will affect their higher education.

How Your Place Of Residence Will Impact Your Life As A Student


Eating Habits

There are quite a few stigmas when it comes to eating habits as a college student. Many assume that it is a time in which unhealthy foods are the only options, but where one lives can be a relatively large factor in this process. Even those that live off campus may have an option for on campus cafeterias while others will want to be next to larger grocery stores instead of fast food restaurants. Practicing healthy eating habits as a college student is attainable, but your choice of residence can make it much easier to do.


Creating a social network in college is an important step, and those that don’t keep this in mind could find themselves rather disconnected from other students. Many colleges now provide housing off of the campus that is for students only. They also may provide transportation services, parking, and cheaper eating options while still surrounded by other students.

Study Habits

Everyone studies in a different manner, and having a comfortable environment to work in could make all of the difference. Those living on or near campus will typically have easier access to libraries and other study areas. Wolverine Crossing Student Housing is a great option for students who want to have the benefits of living off campus, while still being close enough to walk there any time. It’s important to be close to campus to be able to study, get to class on time and work on group projects.

Finding Work

College towns are both a blessing and a curse when it comes to finding work. When farther away from the school, students may have more options for work due to a smaller pool of employees. Unfortunately, the turnover rate will typically be much lower, and this means waiting longer for the right job. One of the best places to look for work in college is on campus. On campus jobs have a high turnover rate, and the school is often flexible with hours so you can work around your class schedule.


The final, and typically most important component of deciding on a living situation, will eventually come down to money. Students will need to closely gauge not only rent, but also all of the other expenses such as utilities and food. They can then narrow down their choices to only a handful of options for what is viable.

The debate for college housing is endless and there is no single right answer. Those that do take the time to plan will improve their chances of making the right choice the first time.

Guest Post by Anita Ginsburg
Anita is a freelance writer from Denver, CO. She enjoys writing about education, finance, home and family, and much more. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys spending time with family and reading a good book.

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