When getting ready to head off to college, you have a lot of decisions to make. Where will you go to school? Do you know what your major will be? Will you live in a dorm, an apartment or with your parents? Trying to answer the last question can be difficult for some students, especially if they choose a school close to home. To help make the decision, consider the pros and cons of commuting to college versus living in a dorm.
Benefits of commuting to college:
Drawbacks of commuting to college:
If you’re unsure about whether to commute to college, try it for a year. You can always move into a dorm after your freshman year, or even after the first semester. Ultimately the choice you make will depend on your proximity to the school, your budget, and which environment will allow you to thrive as a student.