vs. Off-campus: Part 2
Well let's just jump into it.
The PROS of apartment life:
Privacy. You can often have your own bedroom
and share common rooms with only a few roommates - who
you in many cases chose.
You can eat and sleep on your own schedule
(no timings to keep except your classes).
Apartment buildings are usually
quieter than dorms.
At the end of the day, you are away from
campus and there's a sense of separation.
There are no adults around (aside from
landlord) to supervise or oversee your activities.
You will often have more space in an apartment
than in a dormitory.
The CONS of apartment life:
Social life may be harder to come by -
unless you have a big house.
You will be responsible for cooking and
cleaning and determining who handles what with roomies.
Utilities are am added monthly expense.
You will have to pay for your own high-speed
Internet access or deal with lower speed dial-up access
if your school provides it.
Surrounding people/neighbors are likely
to be of many different ages and lifestyles -- not all
of them understanding/liking college activities.
Transportation to and from campus can
be a concern/hassle.
You will need to provide your own furniture,
kitchen essentials, and bath necessities, which is/could
be a huge start-up cost.