To have an “experience”, so to speak?

You crack me up. To be honest, the dorm I lived in, had it not had a girls only floor, it wouldn’t have been an option for me to have resided in my freshman year. My parents wouldn’t have allowed it, and I think I would have been uncomfortable. My sophomore year of college, I moved into an off campus, all girls apartment complex. Boys couldn’t even go upstairs without calling ahead and being allowed to enter the elevator without going through a security guard/doorman. I know this is old school, but I sometimes think we allow our children to live too progressive a lifestyle by funding their choices. I’m with you, debtfreemama, if I’m paying, I get a vote in the decision; otherwise, they can be on the financial hook for their choices.