Last Updated: July 22, 2013
In Friday College Town Hall, we post a question about college, and you leave an answer in comment field.
The average distance students go away for college is about 94 miles. How far or close to home do you think is the right distance?
Have a thought or an answer? Leave a reply below.
We’ve also asked our @Cappex Twitter followers to chime in! Here’s what people are saying on Twitter:
@AshleySchmidtke You can never go to far. Go to the school that is the right fit and it will not matter the distance. Home away from home!
@AndreaDior Not far enough RT @cappex: Is 94 miles from home too close or too far? Reply to this tweet, and we’ll post your response on the blog!
@SarahFaithJ9 @cappex I think its just about right. It gives you freedom, but yet you’re still kind of close to home if you need anything:)
@_iShotdaSheriff @cappex thats pretty good mileage if you ask me! Not too close, but close enough to make it home for emergencies
@Andreais40nfab @cappex too close. For college? U need to be a minimum of 200 miles away
@steph_eff318 @cappex well college for me isn’t that far from home. It takes about an hour and a half by car and even less than that by train
@jotamjota @cappex I don’t think distance matters. Its what YOU make of college and how involved, how active, and how engaged you become on campus.
Original Post Date: July 15th, 2011