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Why Live On Campus?

University of Nevada, Reno research indicates...

Student Socializing in front of Lincoln Hall
  • Freshmen and sophomore students who live in the residence halls earn a higher grade point average than students living off-campus
  • Freshmen students who live in the residence halls are more likely to enroll in coursework the following year than students who live off-campus
  • Sophomore students (including transfer students) who live in the residence halls are more likely to enroll in coursework the following year than students who live off-campus and are more likely to earn a higher grade point average.
  • 92.6% of the 2015-2016 residence hall students expressed overall satisfaction with living conditions in the residence halls
  • 97.5% of the 2015-2016 residence hall students felt safe and secure inside their residence hall
  • 93.5% of the 2015-2016 residence hall students felt comfortable living on their floor
  • 97.9% of the 2015-2016 residence hall students are satisfied with their Resident Assistant's job performance
  • 91% of the 2015-2016 residence hall students are glad they chose to live on campus

National research indicates that students who live on campus in a residence hall...

  • Meet more people and make more friends
  • Are more satisfied with their college experience
  • Are more likely to earn a higher grade point average
  • Are more likely to obtain a baccalaureate degree in 4 years
  • Are more involved in academic and extracurricular activities

Alexander Astin Study 1977,1993 Gregory Blimling Study 1994

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