Would you recommend living in a dorm the first year or an apartment?
I would definitely recommend living in a dorm your first year, even if it is the only year you do. It is much easier to meet new people and make friends when living on a community hall, and you will instantly feel more like you are involved in campus life. Not to mention classes and everything else on campus are closer, so it makes things a lot more convenient. I believe it is an essential part of the college experience to live in a dorm room at least once, and I highly recommend it be your freshman year.