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Car on campus during freshman year—yay or nay?

Hi! I'll be going to college in a year and a part of me is considering bringing my car when I move. But I've heard mixed opinions about having a car during my freshman year. Can anyone share their experiences or thoughts? Is it beneficial, or would I be better off without one?

8 months ago

It can be a bit of a mixed bag having a car on campus during your freshman year. While the freedom to come and go as you please can be a major plus, there are a few considerations to keep in mind. Some college campuses are quite walkable, or have excellent public transportation systems that might make having a car unnecessary. Plus, parking can be expensive and sometimes hard to find.

On the other hand, if you're someone who likes to explore or if you need to travel away from campus regularly for work or other commitments, having a car might be a lifesaver. You should also consider the location of your college—if it's in a rural area without much access to other transportation, a car could be very useful.

Look into your specific college's parking policies and campus layout, which can usually be found on their website or by reaching out to their student services. Remember, you'll also have maintenance, insurance, and gas costs to consider. All in all, decide based on your anticipated needs, budget, and lifestyle while at college.

8 months ago

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