ERIC Number: ED100236
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec-31
Reference Count: N/A
Student Demand and Preferences for University Area Housing.
Strong, Stanley R.; And Others
Research Bulletin, v15 n14 Dec 1974
A survey of 941 randomly selected students on the Twin Cities campuses of the University of Minnesota indicated that 72 percent or an estimated 28,800 students lived or would consider living near the campuses. Of the 28,800 students it was estimated that 11,000 students did not live in the university area but would consider doing so. Both single and married students rated two bedroom apartments as the most desirable accommodation near the university, and one bedroom apartments were rated the next most desirable. Single students also rated other accommodations, such as group living with six or fewer other students, sleeping rooms, fraternities, sororities, and domitories as desirable. Both married and single students did not rate any alternative to apartments as desirable. Both married and single students showed moderate interest in cooperative housing, and both preferred lowrise building apartments to highrise building apartments. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Office for Student Affairs.