Why Living Off Campus Is Popular?(校外租房何以流行?)
Nowadays living off campus enjoys great popularity among college students. Why, then, do students do so when they are provided with very modern apartments and good services on campus? The reasons can be listed as follows.
First, living off-campus can relieve the student from time consuming and energy consuming trivialities. Since people from different places have different personalities, habits, and interests, etc, some students think that it is difficult for them to get along with their pals. If they live off-campus, they don't have to spend time worrying about and thinking of how to get along with their roommates. In this way, they will have more time for their studies. Secondly, living off-campus can offer them a lot of freedom. Freed from the regulations of the university, they can do whatever they want in whatever time they like. For example, they can stay up late, reading books or surfing on the Internet. Lastly, living off campus can give them more privacy. If they live in a dormitory, they have no "human rights" so far as privacy is concerned.
I think living off-campus has both its benefits and shortcomings. If we live off campus we will not have the chance to experience the rich and colorful social life on campus. Away from our classmates, we will not have the chance to learn how to communicate with those who have divergent opinions. We will lose the chance to learn to cooperate with others.