Choosing a right dorm?

<p>Hey guys,</p>

<p>I'm in at USC and Univ. Miami. I have to choose between the two. How do you know which dorms are good for studying, making friends, partying, meeting new people? I also don't want to live in a crappy room too. USC's rooms all look decent, but I haven't gotten my info from Miami yet.</p>

<p>Please help me out.</p>


<p>i think its one of those things where you have to ask around like word of mouth</p>

<p>Try their livejournal communities. Search livejournal to find these (<a href=""&gt;;/a&gt;) and maybe make a post asking which is the best.</p>

<p>Also, there's probably floor plans for all the doorms on the school websites somewhere.</p>

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<p>You probably would get Stanford/Hecht towers at UMiami. Most freshman do, although there is the exception sometime. The towers are the best place for freshman to meet other people. </p>

<p>Stanford at a glance:</p>

<pre><code>* 900 students
* Two co-ed 12-story towers: Walsh & Rosborough
* Each floor assigned a gender
* Doubles and singles on each floor
* Central bathroom on each floor
* Phone/data ports in rooms
* Commons area:
o Vending machines
o Mail boxes
o Reception desk
o Masters apartment
o Classroom
o Music practice rooms
o Library
* First floor of Rosborough:
o Computer lab
o Conference room
o Laundry facilities
o Faculty apartments
* First floor of Walsh:
o Residence Coordinator residence