This will most definitely impact how safe and comfortable you feel during your college career, says Roy. A few questions to consider:
* Are there options that suit your socializing and academic needs? (Like, maybe you want to be able to study in your dorm without worrying about crazy noise or maybe you're socially anxious and want a tight-knit dorm that'll make meeting people a little easier.)
* What are the resources available to help you should you have a conflict with your roommate?
* Is it competitive to get the kind of setup you want, like a single room?
* Is campus housing available every year or do students tend to move off campus at a certain point? (And if you do move off campus, is the area safe and affordable?)