For this generation of college students, foregoing the traditional roommate experience is becoming the norm. These students, who mostly grew up with their own bedroom, want their own, private space. As such, college campuses across the nation are investing in dormitories with more single rooms. And for those who can’t have single rooms on campus, off-campus renting is also attractive. At one of our own hometown colleges, the University at Buffalo offers upperclassmen the chance to live on or off campus in apartments that give tenants their own rooms. The university is also developing new townhomes, which offer tenants more private space for a higher price.