I agree. And, I do think that girls tend to want to connect with a potential roommate ahead of time, whereas I've seen a lot of guys just go with the randomly placed roomie. It might be that there is sometimes more drama associated with females sharing a close space. But, I definitely think it can be beneficial to choose a roommate via someplace like the Facebook Class of_______pages. That doesn't mean going with whomever the school places you with is necessarily going to be a failure. It can work out either way.
"i don't see how the fact that they only ask one question relates to what i said. its a personal preference, and not everyone can get along iwth anyone they are in a room with. also, i don't know whether you are a girl or a boy but generally girls are different, and can be much more beneficial to pick a roommate for some people. while not choosing obviously worked out in your favor, there are plenty of people i've talked to that tell me its extremely important to pick a roommate."