7 Most Excellent Reasons For Living Off Campus


Unless you are a college freshman, you probably can choose whether to live on or off campus. After just one semester of living in a crowded, noisy and smelly dorm building with people you really don’t like, that choice is a no-brainer.

college studentBut sometimes you still have to convince yourself that a move off campus is worthwhile. More importantly, you may have to convince the people who are footing your tuition—your parents—to pay for an apartment. Yes, they’ll probably pay more to help you maintain a place to live even with a roomful of roommates to help you out.

In any case, forget about having roomies—you don’t want to transfer a dorm based problem to your private living space.

To help you in your quest to get mom and dad to sign on, there are seven very good reasons for you to live off campus next semester:

1. It is quieter. A quiet environment means you can study in peace. Peaceful studying results in better grades. Better grades results in more lucrative job offers, monies which can certainly come in handy later in life as you return the favor to your parents. Just saying.

2. More room. Your dorm room is one-third the size of your bedroom with two more people living in it. Need I say more?!

3. Friends and family. Your parents have been visiting you twice each semester (or has it been three times) and staying at the $199 per night five-star hotel downtown. Having your own place means that they can now stay with you. Yikes!

4. Parking isn’t a problem. Finding parking space on campus is a chore. Plus, you have to deal with changing parking rules, fees, break ins, etc. That off campus apartment has room for at least one car—off street parking too!

5. Eat in. You won’t need to eat at the college canteen or eat out as much anymore because the kitchen in your apartment rocks. Besides, mom will supply you with everything you need including utensils, pots and pans, and dishware. She may even send more stuff from home to help fill your fridge.

6. Its cheaper. Wait a minute: didn’t you say it was more expensive to get an apartment? Not always. In some cities apartment rents are very cheap thanks to a glut in available housing. Save money and get more room. That’s nice!

7. After graduation. If you plan on looking for work in the same area where you went to school, then your college apartment can easily become your career apartment. Maybe not the best digs for an up and coming exec, but something you can afford and are already familiar with.

Need I say more? No, but you’ll need to be the one to convince your parents that such a move is a smart one. Do yourself a favor: research available apartments and their costs first before suggesting this option to them.

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