There really isn't a correct answer to this question since each option comes with its own set of pros and cons, and varies depending on individual needs, preferences, and financial situation. On-campus life can be vibrant with social opportunities, close facilities (gym, dining hall), and various amenities (laundry, custodians, internet). Dorm drawbacks include a lack of quiet time, small space, communal bathrooms, and privacy. Living off-campus offers more space and privacy, and the ability to make your own household rules; however, it might include increased isolation, a longer commute, cooking, cleaning, and additional costs to live (internet, cleaning supplies, utilities, summer rent). Be sure to consider all aspects before making a decision.