Your child is moving away for college and you’re faced with the decision of choosing between a dorm and an apartment. Although most colleges and universities require freshmen students to stay in university hosted dormitories and residence halls, higher level college students or those who are aged 21 and above may actually choose between living in a dormitory or an apartment.
Here are some advantages and disadvantages between the two:
- Proximity to school. Dormitories or residence halls are often located within the campus, or at least very near the campus. Access to classes and school facilities is faster and more convenient.
- Parents and guardians will be able to easily monitor their kids’ schedule and activities.
- Since dormitories are located inside campus, the academic feel will always be there which may lead students to become