This is a very personal decision and one that takes some thoughtful consideration. Ultimately, you'll need to weigh your lifestyle, budget, academic and social needs, as well as transportation options to help you reach a decision. Some students commute from their family home to USF. If you're generally afforded independence and privacy from your current residence, this can be a good option. Of course, you may need to factor in the commute and the possibility that you'd feel disconnected from student life. On the other hand, an apartment comes with costs you'll need to factor in like rent and utilities but you may be able to save on transportation by living on a mass transportation route. Still, some students prefer on-campus housing for part of their time at USF. While the choice between commuting vs. renting can feel daunting, utilize ApartmentsForBulls.com to help make it easier!