College Roommates

Can My High School Brother Be My College Roommate?

Question: I’m going to be entering college in the fall of 2018 and I already know that your roommate can be your brother if you like, however, I would like to know if it would still be possible for us the share a room if my brother is still in his second year of (online) ...

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Can a Freshman Room with a Sophomore BFF from Home?

Question: My best friend just started college, and I’m still a senior in high school. I am very interested in attending her college next year. Can we be roommates if she’s a sophomore and I’m a freshman? Yet again it’s time for The Dean’s least favorite (but perhaps most frequent) answer … “It depends.” You ...

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Getting to Know Your Roommate

Living in the same room (or small group of rooms) with someone (or with others) whom you’ve never met can be exciting or challenging. Many of you current or about-to-be first-year college students are about to find this to be true. Obviously, the process of getting to know your roommate (singular, for the purposes of ...

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Can I Room with My Best High School Friend in College?

Question: My best friend and I have been accepted at three of the same colleges so far. If we both go to the same place, can we be roommates? “The Dean” is actually going to answer TWO questions here. The first is the one you asked and the second is, “Do you really WANT to ...

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College Mythology 101

The annual cycle of college admissions just keeps on turning. Here we are again on the cusp of yet another November 1 Early Action (EA) and Early Decision (ED) deadline. The gears keep on grinding, year after year. The desire to seek higher education is something that is either born into or instilled into young ...

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Can I Room With My Best Friend in College?

Question: So in college can I choose my roommate like for example if my best friend and I are going to the same college can I choose her to be my roommate  ?  how ? Roommate-assignment policies vary from college to college.  Most colleges have a housing form that all freshmen-to-be who plan to live ...

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Dorm Life vs. Off-Campus Living

Many colleges require freshmen and sometimes sophomores to live on campus. Juniors and seniors usually have the option to live off campus, which may be a way to save money and possibly improve social and academic circumstances. I’ve experienced both sides of that coin. I lived in a dorm my first year of college and ...

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