Every year, on-campus student housing at colleges and universities throughout the United States populates with over 2.6 million students, many of which are first-time freshmen. To students in housing, finding the right roommate can decrease the effects of homesickness, minimize roommate conflict, and help build long-lasting relationships. Research has shown that these roommate connections have significant impact in academic achievement and student retention. The majority of the students are subject to roommate matching that begins with the completion of the student housing application. This crucial information and how it is utilized by the university staff can be the difference between students’ success and failure. If you are a student, parent, guardian, housing administrator, or have anything to do with academia, this is a must read book. You should know if your university is asking the right questions on the housing application and how the roommate matching can be improved. After ten years of research, surveys were sent and housing experts replied.... here are the results.