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 Washington

Seattle, WA

89%
Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

89%
Academy of Art University

San Francisco, CA

88%
California State Polytechnic University—​Pomona

Pomona, CA

88%
Corcoran College of Art and Design

Washington, DC

88%
Missouri Southern State University

Joplin, MO

88%
Montana Tech of the University of Montana

Butte, MT

88%
San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA

88%
University of Texas—​San Antonio

San Antonio, TX

88%
Western New Mexico University

Silver City, NM

88%

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