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On or Off-Campus (any difference)

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by ebola95, Dec 29, 1999.

  1. ebola95

    ebola95 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Dec 28, 1999
    Downers Grove, Illinois
    is there a big difference between on or off campus living during medical school? Specifically at CCOM?
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  3. doatc

    doatc Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Oct 25, 1999
    Lake Bluff, IL, USA
    The whole housing issue really depends on you and what you're used to. I am a MS2 at CCOM and I live off campus. I think my class is pretty much split between on and off campus. Most of the older students elect to live off campus because they are used to that life style. Personally, I can't live in a small room. Living on campus obviously has its perks. Easy access to all of the campus facilities etc, but by living off campus it is easier to get away from it all. I don't think being on or off will affect your involvement in any social activities. Most parties, and such, are held in apartments off campus, but living on campus dosen't exclude you from the fun. The biggest down side to living off campus is the traffic. You really have to do some research before choosing a place to live. I live 40 miles from campus, and it take me about 40 min to get there. I have friends that live 15 miles from campus and it can take them a hour to get there. I don't think that it is any cheaper to live on campus, as far as the cost of housing, but you save in gas money. As far as the living arrangements and their effect on school, I think it is what you make of it. If you need isolation, then live off campus. To be honest, a lot of off campus students come back to campus to study in the library. If you have any other questions on CCOM drop me an e-mail.
  4. DO DUDE

    DO DUDE Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 17, 1998
    Don't know about CCOM but I live directly across the street from my school and rarely ever drive my car. I live in an apartment that is technically "off-campus" but about a 1/2 mile closer to the school than the closest "on-campus" rooms. It's extremely convenient and is the primary reason I chose to live where I do. My rent is pretty high but I get a monthly scholarship stipend that covers it all. If you are using financial aid alone it may be difficult to pay for rent and utilities off-campus.

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