Roommate: To be or not to be

<p>Okay, I need advice on whether I should take a single or doubles room. I am mainly attracted to the singles room because of the privacy that comes with it. I like that everything would be under my rule and I wont have to deal with others.</p>

<p>What I like about doubles is that, I might be able to make a friend who can help me with school. This is a really essential aspect that attract me to doubles. Unfortunately, I'm scared that I might get a worthless, rude, party person whom will just interfere with my schooling.</p>

<p>Any advice, anyone in the situation with a bad roommate?</p>

<p>Which do you think would be the best choice?</p>

<p>Thanks in advance</p>

<p>feel free to apply to singles (many do), but prepare to get rejected (most do). i've met both social people and hermits who lived in singles, just depends whether you want your privacy sometimes or all the time.</p>

<p>If you get a roommate who respects your privacy and personal space then it shouldn't be all that different from having a single; if that's the case then the only difference is that you'll need to put on headphones when you listen to music. For the most part though, having a good roommate can enhance your college experience.</p>

<p>I'm currently living in a triple and I have one good and bad roommate. I'm so happy that I had a chance to be closer with the good roommate, and when I think about it I would rather have a triple with both roommates than a double with the bad one.</p>

<p>If you want to make sure you have a roommate who can respect your personal space then be sure to put that on your survey.</p>

<p>I say have a double only because it may be the only year in your entire life when you have a roommate. When you begin living in the apartments you're back to having a single again (for most people anyways). Then again I don't know what it's like to be a single so I can't judge for sure.</p>

<p>i have a single. i love it.
first couple of nights i was a little jealous of the triples cause they had people to talk to and stuff. it didn't last long though. i mean we live in a suite. i see everybody all the time too, people hang out in my room, i hang out in theirs. </p>

<p>you can easily make friends in your suite even if you're in a single. unless the people in your suite are really antisocial. i guess i'm a little lucky. we get along really well in my suite. (well except for one guy) but we never actually fought or anything major. </p>

<p>it also depends what college you're in. i'm in warren and you have a good chance at getting a single. 4/10 people in the reshalls have a single. (4 singles and 2 triples in the reshall suites.) apartments have no singles though so yeah.</p>

<p>i'd go with a single. you're not really gonna have a choice sophomore year anyway you know?</p>

<p>singles are the bomb hahaha.</p>

<p>Absolutely nothing wrong can come from having a single. Hypothetically speaking: If there was someone in your suite who you would have lived with if you had a double and became amazing friends, the same would happen if they lived in a different room and you had a single. UCSD is a little different because of the suite arrangements, instead of dorm halls; you see your entire suite as much as your roommates. Plus the advantages of having your own room are great.</p>

<p>If I do go to UCSD, I really hope I get a social person. Honestly, I'm really down for doing my school work and stuff, but I plan on going out a lot also.</p>

<p>me too i want a really social roomate i plan on going out and having fun. i love the social scene, maybe we can plan roomates?</p>

<p>if you apply for a double, expect a triple. I'm not sure if the colleges have that many doubles, Warren sure doesn't.</p>

<p>know anything about revelle, how are they with colleges, single means double and double means triple? or what</p>

<p>..whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer,
the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
or to take arms against a sea of troubles..</p>

<p>well u can pick a single
"Better to be safe than sorry"
or not pick a double and you may
regret it</p>

<p>Thanks guys for the response.</p>

<p>Last question: If ever I get a doubles and I end up with a louzy roommate, is there anything I can do about it?</p>

<p>I live in ERC right now, and I'm telling you, everyone is jealous of my single. The space is awesome, privacy kicks ass, and it's really convenient for studying and DOING ANYTHING YOU WANT.</p>


<p>Just have a quick question...</p>

<p>If you choose for a single room, do you have to pay more?</p>

<p>^^^ Yes One</a> of the best housing values around!</p>

<p>Singles are better. They won't impede socialization. You'll still be part of a suite/apartment.</p>

<p>If your roommate is truly terrible, you or they can be moved.</p>

<p>I believe singles cost $500 more per year. It's well worth it, in my stingy opinion.</p>