What Qualities Do You Look For in a Roommate?

Now that you’ve been accepted into college, you have to get use to the idea that you’ll be living with a total stranger in a small dorm room that’s barely big enough for one person, let alone two.

Fortunately, however, you and your roommate won’t be strangers for long. The best way to really get to know someone is to live together.

So, how do you make a good impression on your new roommate?

I asked 10 Cal Poly students what qualities they look for in a good roommate and recorded their answers in the video below.

Obviously it differs per person, but these are good qualities for you to live by so you can be a good roommate.

Still not sure what kind of college roommate would match your personality? Take our free college roommate finder quiz.

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Aaron Bandler

Aaron Bandler

Aaron Bandler is a sophomore at California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo pursuing a Journalism major and an Economics minor. Aaron's main passion is politics. As a staunch conservative Republican, he advocates for conservatism every day of his life. Aaron is also an avid sports fan who passionately follows the San Francisco Giants and 49ers. Outside of sports and politics, Aaron enjoys playing guitar and listening to classic rock music like The Who and Led Zeppelin as well as hanging out with family and friends.
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2 Responses to “What Qualities Do You Look For in a Roommate?”

  • Kait Freeberg

    Kait Freeberg on January 23, 2013

    Brava Aaron! This was so fantastic. The supplementary text really complimented the movie interviews you put together. It was wonderful hearing from a large variety of people, what qualities they look for in a roommate. It was short and to the point, but still made me laugh. The quiz was interesting too and I am anxiously awaiting my results. Great work!

  • Bryanna Maty

    Bryanna Maty on January 24, 2013

    Awesome post Aaron! I really enjoyed the video interviews; it was interesting to see how different everyone’s answers were and it’s great that you were able to capture such a wide variety of answers and expectations for college room mates. Also enjoyed the quiz at the end, nice touch :)

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