Commuting to College: Why Living at Home is Better

According to a study that was done by Sallie Mae (a financial services company), 51% of college students are commuting to college and living at home. Among those surveyed, about 77% of students enrolled in public two-year schools chose to continue living at home. 40% of students attending private colleges, and 38% of students attending four-year pu...

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Things Needed for College

As summer draws to an end, college students are moving back into the dorms and trying to think about the various things needed for college. There are the essentials like bedding, towels, school supplies, and your clothes, but there are some “must haves” and things needed for college to make your dorm room one of the coolest on campus. ...

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3 Dorm Room Decorating Ideas Using Household Items

So you’re finally there. You’re in your new dorm room your first year of college and so far, it’s great.  Every inch of the room screams “freedom!” No more parents telling you how you can and cannot decorate your room. Now, the decoration decisions are just up to you and your roommate. But now you are stuck with the brain freezing dilemm...

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5 Reasons You Will Love Living in the Dorms

Most universities require first year students to live on campus in residence halls. Although it will be an adjustment at first to start sharing a space with a roommate, I can assure you that it’s not as bad as it seems. After completing my first year living in a residence hall, I realized that there are some real advantages to university hous...

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Cool College Dorm Rooms: Do’s and Dont’s of Dorm Decor

When you first step into your new living quarters at the university, you may think, “Wow, is this it?” On your side of the room there’s just enough space for a twin bed, a small desk, a built-in closet and, if you’re lucky, a mini fridge. After you’re done packing in all your stuff (and sending the extra clothes back with mom and dad),...

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Cool Dorm Ideas for Girls

After finally making a permanent decision on your college, one of the perks of the lengthy and hectic preparation process is that you get to decorate your dorm room. While dorm decorating may add to the list of things you must get done before you move, it is usually a fun activity that can be ultimately rewarding and induce a comfortable setting th...

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How I Survived Communal Dorm Showers

You have finally made it to your college dorm, and your new surrounding environment is drastically different from what you are accustomed to at home. While you may feel, as a newly independent adult, that you have got this whole dorm situation handled, after the initial fun begins to die down, it will finally occur to you that it is time for your f...

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An Easy Guide To Understanding Dorm Room Layouts

Moving into your freshman year dorm room is concurrently one of the most exhilarating yet nerve-wracking days you will encounter in your college experience. Before the official move-in day, people tend to suffer anxiety and begin to express apprehension towards what dorm living will be like.  Read more... How far will my room be from the bath...

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