Living Policy Limits Choices of Students

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Living Policy Limits Choices Of Students Pepperdine requires two years of living on campus, which restricts students’ choices. Students should have the freedom to choose whether they live on campus or off campus. Many students disagreed with it, for many had various problems with living on campus, such as financial, cost performance, food, habits and relational. Most students agree to living on campus for their first year in order that they better understand the school and make friends. However, many believe two years is waste time. Students lose many chances to find part-time jobs and find out what the real world. First, money is the most important thing that students consider when considering living options. Dorm rates at Pepperdine range from $5440 to $6825 per semester, but only $5200 to $7200 when living off campus. Living off campus can also provide more comfort and freedom. Jackie Chen, a sophomore who has lived on campus for two years says, “ I have already live on campus for two years, it spent more than twenty thousand dollars. But if I live off campus that only cost me fifteen thousand dollars.” Jackie is not only one who cares about the financial situation. Matt, a freshman of Pepperdine says, “ My friend study in the University of Arizona and just spends $3000 per semester for living on campus.” Many students complain that the cost for on living in Pepperdine is too expensive. Even though students who live on campus spend more than the students from other schools and students live off campus, they think they enjoy less comfort. When living on campus, most of the students have to share a room and bathroom with their roommates, but if they live off campus they have their own rooms, bathrooms and kitchens. Hans Li, who lives in Malibu Canyon says, “ In my room, there is a king bed, a kitchen and a bathroom.” Also in some communities, there are basic
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