Study shows how different types of college dormitories can affect grades

Jun 23, 2019 by

A new study found that slick, apartment-style housing might be aesthetically pleasing but could lower students’ grade point averages.

Colleges have attempted to woo prospective students in recent years with slick residence halls that are far cry from the minimalist construction styles of the past. And while studies have focused on how living on campus versus off campus can affect students’ attitudes and academic performance, little research has been conducted on how the actual architecture of a building can influence those same factors.

A group of researchers that attempted to determine the relationship between student housing and grades outlined their findings in a new study published this month in the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice.

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