a current student here
As an Economics major, cost evaluation was very important to me, going in. I analyzed all possible options and their costs to choose what I found to be the most "bang for the buck." That being said, I didn't have to look too hard or too long. Yeah, dorms can get expensive, but the campus takes care of a lot of the cleaning and maintenance for you. The meal plan is a little much, but you can eat as many times a day that you want, unlimited. Tuition is the big number everyone gets a headache over, but I feel like for what I pay, the education and resources I am getting in return is a fair trade.