Essay on Sophomores in College

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College: most of us have all been there and for some of us it was the best four, or five, years of our lives. College is a place where we start fresh from high school and not only make something of ourselves, but also find out who we can really be. Aside from all the stress before even starting college, including the applications, the scholarships and a future career path, there is something we all must be a part of, and that is dorm life. All normal college campuses have dorms; whether they are big or small, have one thing in common. The entire freshman body has to live in them their first year. Most campuses actually have a rule that students have to live in a dorm the first two years of college, but is that fair? College kids are …show more content…
They are in their twenties and colleges are requiring them to live in the dorms again, which is not just a hassle for the second year students but for the school as well. The first reason that sophomores should not have to live on campus is because of the cost.
In today’s economy, people are all for saving money and getting a little bang for their buck. Residence halls, although they are very convenient, are also very expensive. The average cost of room and board will vary greatly depending on the college a student attends. Not only will the cost of room and board depend on the college, but also how flexible students are in their choice of housing. Some colleges have different rules and regulations for freshman and how broad the choices for housing will be. For example, some colleges have specific dorms made specifically for freshman and upperclassmen, while other colleges have dorms that are completely fair game depending on the times a student signs up. The cost of dorms is much higher than the cost of an off campus house or apartment. According to the Bowling Green State University website, “the cost of dorms range from the prices of $2,800 up to $3,100 depending on what residence hall you live in” (Bowling Green State University Residence Life). On the other hand, “living in an apartment or a house right off campus would only cost between $200-$300 a

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