right arrow
Examples: Monday, today, last week, Mar 26, 3/26/04

Commuter Campus VS. Residential Campus

SSJ2MysticGohanX1000SSJ2MysticGohanX1000 257 replies25 discussions. Posts: 282 Junior Member
edited May 2005 in College Life
Which is better? What are the pro's and con's of each?
edited May 2005
13 replies
Post edited by SSJ2MysticGohanX1000 on
· Reply · Share

Replies to: Commuter Campus VS. Residential Campus

  • justinmechejustinmeche 564 replies13 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 577 Member
    I lived in dorms for two years and I've been a commuter for two years at another school. Commuting is great for me. I live 20 miles from my school and I love the freedom of going to campus and leaving when classes are done. While living in dorms and going to dining halls was okay, the commuter life is a much better fit for me. Having my own apartment (I share one with my mom until I graduate) is much better than living in a dorm. I was never a socially active person so I don't miss out on the campus social life. Not much happens on campus in the evenings anyway since most students are commuters.
    · Reply · Share
  • SSJ2MysticGohanX1000SSJ2MysticGohanX1000 257 replies25 discussions. Posts: 282 Junior Member
    What school did you go to? How did you get to campus from 20 miles away?
    · Reply · Share
  • justinmechejustinmeche 564 replies13 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 577 Member
    "Dormed" at Cornell. Transfered to YSU and became a commuter. I commute with a car as does every other commuter at the school. Parking is surprisingly cheap: $68 for the academic year. I think Cornell was something like a few hundred for the academic year.
    · Reply · Share
  • vinnyp77vinnyp77 38 replies0 discussions- Posts: 38 Junior Member
    I have gone to 2 schools in NYC and commute from the bronx to manhattan everyday.

    I hate it. Its the worst. I spend hours a day waiting for busses and trains that sometimes just feel like they will never come. I have lived in the Bronx for my whole life but feel its time to go suburban.

    I hate a class ending at 12:20 and the next one starting at 2:20. What am I supposed to do for 2 hrs. There is alot to do in a city, But its not worth it when the work I need to do is at home. There is no way I will ever carry any textbook to school. Its to heavy and not even worth the effort. I dont read anyway.

    i say its easier to go away.
    · Reply · Share
  • justinmechejustinmeche 564 replies13 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 577 Member
    My drive is very easy since I don't live or go to school in a big city environment with lots of traffic and subways. My commute takes 30 minutes one-way. My MonWedFri schedule was bad because one class ended at 12pm and the next started at 500pm. Going back home would cost too much money in gas so I had to make sure I had enough work to last those hours. But if I did go to school in a big city I would prefer to live on campus.
    · Reply · Share
  • horseygalhorseygal 19 replies1 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 20 New Member
    I'll be attending a very residential college (over 90% of student population lives on-campus). Residential campuses allow for a much closer and tighter-knit community. I'm not quite sure what the downsides would be...
    · Reply · Share
  • SSJ2MysticGohanX1000SSJ2MysticGohanX1000 257 replies25 discussions. Posts: 282 Junior Member
    Everybody just want the best possible GPA. I think its better to commute in a big city environment because there is public transportation. I'm planning on taking the bus and subways because of lack of car. Does anybody here commute by subway? How is it?
    · Reply · Share
  • ottothecowottothecow 1031 replies11 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,042 Senior Member
    Guys, just leave this guy alone. He doesnt understand the biggest merits of a higher education and maybe if he commutes for a year he will figure it out.

    Besides, arent most schools past their housing deadlines?
    · Reply · Share
  • tired_studenttired_student 189 replies13 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 202 Junior Member
    Why do you even ask when you already decided that you're gonna commute. Are you just trying to convince others to commute as well?
    · Reply · Share
  • bigndudebigndude 1051 replies3 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,054 Senior Member
    This guy has made tons of posts that just cause controversy. I think he does it for attention, first he says something then when people give him advice he starts flipping out.
    My take:
    If you want to live on campus and be good friends with people do it. If you are an outcast and could care less about people commute. Commuter campuses are usually just filled with people who live very close to school or those who can not afford to go elsewhere. Its your own decision which you like more and where you would rather be.
    · Reply · Share
  • tealteal 847 replies28 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 875 Member
    Who the hell care about "tight knit community"!? Everybody just want the best possible GPA. I think its better to commute in a big city environment because there is public transportation. I'm planning on taking the bus and subways because of lack of car. Does anybody here commute by subway? How is it?

    You waste a lot of time and energy commuting w/ traffic back and forth..that you could be spending on studying for that gpa....
    · Reply · Share
  • SSJ2MysticGohanX1000SSJ2MysticGohanX1000 257 replies25 discussions. Posts: 282 Junior Member
    You would save a lot more money by commuting. most serious students commute anyways because they dont care about friends or partying and they care more about the GPA. living at home give you more time, space, money, freedom, fewer responsiblity, etc., so you could achieve a higher GPA. thats why the most serious students and people who actually go on to grad school live at home and commute.
    · Reply · Share
  • ottothecowottothecow 1031 replies11 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,042 Senior Member
    Now he is just making up facts and total lies...maybe the mods will close his threads because he is just spreading malinformation in a forum where accurate advice is traditionally available.
    · Reply · Share
This discussion has been closed.

Recent Activity