QUOTE (JessChy @ Apr 24 2012, 07:07 PM)
I'm doing a year exchange at buffalo state and am just wondering if it's better to live on campus or off campus.
I would say it's better to live on campus. I came to Buff State from a local high shool and I could have been a commuter or live in an off-campus apartment, but I decided to try living on campus. I loved it, and still do. I'm a lot closer to events on campus (some of which happen in the evening) and I met some of my best friends. I don't think I would have had the ability to connect with other people had I lived in an off-campus apartment. You get to know your neighbors and other people in your building, and it's really easy to meet people who might be in your classes or major. There are advantages to living off campus, like being able to have pets, not having to worry about signing in guests, or quiet hours, but if you're coming for just a year-long exchange, I suggest living on campus. There's a lot of support and connections on campus to take advantage of. That all being said, unless you have a friend in mind that you were going to live with off campus, I'd try and be a resident for a year, I think you'll like it.