The College Experience, for ‘Nontraditional’ Students I The New York Times (Aug 2013)

By Anya Kamenetz Most college students in the United States never get the chance to live on campus. This is a shame, because dorm life is strongly associated with success in college.

Not surprisingly, research shows that students on campus get to know peers and faculty better and are more engaged in learning and personal development. Intentional “living/learning” communities, where freshmen are put together by interest group and provided special services and activities, have even better outcomes than campus life in general.

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