What Is Living On Campus Essay

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In high school, when I was signing up for the dormitories at The University of Oklahoma, I never questioned as to if there was any other option. To me, living in the dorms was something everybody did their freshman year of college. I came to realize however that many students decide to either commute from home, or get an apartment off of campus. I completed my freshman year and loved my dorm experience, and whenever people as my recommendation, I always tell them he dorms are the way to go. The University of Oklahoma actually implemented a policy saying that all freshmen under the age of 20 are required to live in the dorms. For numerous reasons, this Freshman Housing Policy embodies an effective campus living policy. Living on campus is the best way to become engaged in the Universities community. When you live in the dorms, you get the opportunity to meet people from all different backgrounds. You also make many new friendships with the…show more content…
Research has found that students who live on-campus their freshmen year generally make better grades. They actually have a 10 to 15 percent better chance of doing well in college than students living off-campus. On top of that, students who live on campus are more likely to graduate and continue to graduate education. There are many reasons as to why living on-campus leads to a higher chance of success. Some of these reasons are the proximity to campus resources such as tutoring and the library, being surrounded by peers to form study groups, feeling more engaged in the campus and its academics, and not having to waste time commuting, leaving more time for studying and sleep. These findings have lead to nearly 100% of the United States’ major universities requiring their freshmen to live on-campus. All of this is research done by The University of Oklahoma’s Housing and Food Service (Araujo,

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