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Today’s Students Don’t Have to Suffer if They Hate Their Roommates

Over the last few years, many colleges and universities have adopted online roommate matching programs that help incoming students look for and select their own first-year roommates. Like dating sites, the roommate analytics systems can match people based on preferences like music volume, sociability and even tolerance for snoring.

But schools are not offering first-year students roommate personalization engines merely to ease their transition to college life, as I noted in my article for Sunday Business this week. These educational institutions are trying to reduce an expensive problem: roommate conflicts so severe that they can prompt students to transfer or drop out before their sophomore year.

Read more: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/07/20/todays-students-dont-have-to-suffer-if-they-hate-their-roommates/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

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