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Old 02-24-2012, 07:48 AM
 
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CUA is a commuter school? Okay, I am not a graduate but that seems hard to believe. Mostly it has locals attending? According to their "Living at CUA" web page, 65% of students live on-campus. A few years back a number of those 35% who didn't live on campus lived in party houses near campus. Lots of "town-gown" issues, at least near campus. Catholic doesn't have enough dorms for all it's students, so many end up living in the neighborhood.
If you don't live on campus, aren't you by default commuting to the school? I believe attendance has grown the last few years and they are adding more dorms, but when I was there it seemed like more people had off campus housing or lived at home.
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:51 AM
 
Location: The Port City is rising.
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If you don't live on campus, aren't you by default commuting to the school? I believe attendance has grown the last few years and they are adding more dorms, but when I was there it seemed like more people had off campus housing or lived at home.

In this country "commuter school" usually implies most students are from the area, not that they live off campus.
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:52 AM
 
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If you don't live on campus, aren't you by default commuting to the school? I believe attendance has grown the last few years and they are adding more dorms, but when I was there it seemed like more people had off campus housing or lived at home.
NO, commuters are those who don't live in the immediate campus area. Who owns the space where students reside is irrelevant to the determination. Often students live in soroity or fraternity houses. Those aren't commuters.

Historically commuter schools have been second and third tier school that draw heavily on the local population who more often than not live at home with their parents.
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:08 AM
 
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If you don't live on campus, aren't you by default commuting to the school? I believe attendance has grown the last few years and they are adding more dorms, but when I was there it seemed like more people had off campus housing or lived at home.
I'd say that someone has to live a reasonable distance away from the campus to be a commuter. If you live 3 blocks from campus and walk to school everyday, I wouldn't consider you a commuter even if your building technically isn't a dorm. I'd consider someone to be a commuter if they live far enough from campus that they have to drive or take the metro or bus.
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