Conflict with roommates has consistently ranked as one of the biggest stressors in college and is among the top five reasons students drop out. Suffice it to say, choosing a roommate can make or break your semester; it can either lead to a long and fulfilling friendship or end up in disaster.

But it’s not just shooting in the dark when it comes to picking roommates, there are some key points to look out for in a potential roomie. First things first, you’ve got to identify your own qualities. Are you a night owl or an early bird? How do you feel about parties? What about your study habits? Once you got those things figured out, finding a roommate with compatible qualities will be much more simple and will likely lead to a positive shared space experience.

Looking for a roommate? Check out the rest of this infographic for more tips on how to choose the right one. Let us know what you think about it in the comments, and don’t forget to like and share.

Choosing a Roommate
Source: CheapestColleges.org

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