Sharing a shoebox-sized dorm room with a relative stranger is not part of
the college experience for all students.
At a few of the universities on this list, commuting is the only option,
as some urban schools and several rural schools don't offer on-campus
Students at many of the other schools listed below may opt to live at
home and avoid costly room and board fees or share off-campus housing for
a little more space and independence.
These colleges reported the highest percentage of their students who were
commuters for the 2011-2012 academic year.