On-Campus Housing

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.