Accommodation is a big issue with colleges. It can affect the retention & the admission rate. Colleges with less accommodation facilities and options are less preferred by students as it affects the social and educational growth. Studies from UK universities reveal that students who live on campus are more involved in campus life & have a lower social rate, this is the reason students prefer living outside. Colleges should understand the importance and be student-friendly.

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