Students who live on campus for one year are
- 43 percent more likely to finish college than those who never live on campus.
- More likely to do graduate work.
- Likely to have a higher GPA in undergraduate or graduate work.
- Improved self-confidence and ability to speak in public
- More satisfied with undergraduate experience.
- More interpersonal contacts with faculty and peers.
- Increase in artistic interest.
- Greater increases in interpersonal self-esteem.
- Greater participation in outside class activities.
Source: What Matters in College: Four Critical Years Revisited by Alexander Astin. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1993.