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The pro is that it saves you money. <br />
The con is that you don't have your personal space, and if you have different preferences it can lead to some conflict (ex: neat freak roommate paired with a messy roommate).<br />
A lot of people will disagree with me, but I think it is better not to seek friendship in roommates until you no longer have to share a room. Be courteous and friendly, but don't try to be best friends. I found it harder to have boundaries, 'peace and quiet' and time alone when I was friends with my roommates. That room will be the only place you can unwind and clear your head. I had a roommate meet me at the door almost every day and go on for 4 hours about ex-bf problems. I really value her as a friend, and still do, but sometimes you have your own problems and just want to go home and crash.<br />
Also, I try not to bother roommates unless something is life-threatening. Ex: If someone doesn't do their dishes, I won't say anything even if it bothers me. Especially with girls, they can get over-sensitive, and when drama hits, it's hard to shake off. Guys are more casual about these things, but girls can take them personally. That has been my experience.

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Thanks for the honest answer and for the advice. I thought trying to be friends with roommates would make things easier, but I'm glad you helped me see it in a different way. I'm not really going there to make friends anyway... I'm the studious and solitary type.

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Thank you. This was just my experience, and different things work for different people. I hope you will be able to strike a balance between your wellbeing and forming a friendship. Good luck with the transition.

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It totally sucks. I dealt with it for one semester, then I moved in with my girlfriend (yes we were gay) for the rest of the four years.

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