Can I Commute?

<p>I know that the architectural work load in college is very rigorous but is it possible to commute about a half-hour to school or is it better just to dorm?</p>

<p>It is okay to commute at 30 minutes.</p>

<p>A lot of the learning that goes on in your studio classes comes from the interaction among the students working late into the night in studio. The students in my class who commuted tended to go home after classes were over and work at home. This deprived them of a lot of valuable input, and it showed in their projects. So as long as you are willing to stay at school in the evenings and not run home at the end of classes there is no reason why you could not commute.</p>


<p>I did a half-hour commute the past year and can say that it is doable. My best advice would be for you to manage your time well and aim to be out of studio by a certain time every night - I aimed for 11:30. I can tell you from many experiences that commuting home after an all-nighter isn't pleasant and can be dangerous if driving. </p>

<p>For the upcoming year, I decided to move within walking distance to campus. However, I do plan on moving away from the campus area and commuting again, albeit a shorter commute.</p>

<p>For much of my college years, I commuted. Commute was roughly 30-40 minutes by subway and walking 10 blocks from the station to the school. It was generally doable, and there were certainly others in my classes that commuted - this is NYC, so you can expect that. The other issues besides late nighters and not being with your classmates all the time was the issue of bringing large projects to school. When I had to build a chair, I took car service. It wasn't impossible, but it was a bit of an inconvenience.</p>