Most Campus Commuters

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 housing. 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 2012-2013 academic year.

School Students who live off-campus
University of Nevada—​Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV

University of Houston—​Clear Lake

Houston, TX

California State University—​Fresno

Fresno, CA

Indiana University—​South Bend

South Bend, IN

California State University—​Sacramento

Sacramento, CA

Boise State University

Boise, ID

California State University—​Dominguez Hills

Carson, CA

California State University—​Fullerton

Fullerton, CA

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL

Indiana University-​Purdue University—​Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne, IN


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