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What Freshmen Want In A Roommate According To Their Facebook Posts

We’ve all been through the frantic search for your first college roommate. While some Penn Staters  opt to live with a pal from home or use the random lottery, some take to social media for the search: the class Facebook page.

Based off the Class of 2021 Facebook page, here are a few things upcoming freshmen seem to want most in a roommate.


“I like to go out, but grades are important to me.” 

It seems most freshmen need to articulate that they love getting a bit wild on the weekends, but they’ll still get up for that English 015 class. 

“A gym buddy would be nice!”

As a Big Ten school, this one doesn’t come as a huge surprise. And since the Intramural Building is a two-minute walk from east halls, so there’s no excuse not to work out now and then.

“…To just Netflix and chill sometimes!” 

Our student body goes out and works out — but don’t be fooled, Penn Staters value some chill-out time as well. 

“I might rush, but I might not. But I probably will. Maybe not though.” 

In addition to mentioning their interests, clubs, and passions, a common note in these posts was whether the individual was planning on rushing during their college experience or not. 


Finding a roommate is a pretty daunting task, but never fear — if you’re committed to University Park, enjoy going out, value your studies, hit the gym now and then, and want to get involved, you’re a desirable candidate.

About the Author

Carolyn Popescu

Current senior studying Advertising and Visual Arts, Carolyn has a passion for entertainment and music. She also loves photography, film, graphic design, social media, and all things in between. She's the current Sony Music Marketing Representative for State College, so be sure to reach out to her with any local music scene questions, ideas, proposals, or if you just need someone to geek out about music with.

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