Being a student and moving out of home is an exciting and stressful time.
For most, it is the first time that they are fully responsible for everything in their lives from cooking meals to doing their laundry. For this reason, many prefer to live on their own off campus which may seem odd but living on campus can come with a lot of stress that people prefer to avoid. By going to off campus housing, people typically have a vehicle that they are able to park without paying an arm and a leg and it is easier to get to other places that they may need to get to. Renting student apartments can be difficult to get and as a result, off campus housing is more accessible and may be cheaper.
By going off campus, they can get several roommates if there is space and the household duties can be split so one person isn’t responsible for everything that needs to be done. This is especially beneficial if someone has skills that the others do not have or owns supplies that the other roommates don’t such as a full set of pots and pans. Sharing financial responsibility helps to keep costs down