Find the perfect college roommate

October 6, 2009 3:13:52 PM PDT
As freshman roommates, Casey Waser and Stephanie Rzeszut couldn't be happier. Waser says having a roommate she gets along with made the adjustment to college easier.

Rzeszut says they bonded even before they got to the campus.

The match was made, through a website called Roommate Click.

Joel Quintong, a Sacred Heart University official says "The site has been successful for its incoming students, in helping to choose compatible roommates."

Roommate Click asks students to complete survey forms, spelling out some of their likes and dislikes.

Matt Laspino had complete agreement on that point from his roommate, Frank Labibbo.

Labibbo said he and his roommate even have similar sleep schedules.

The service is free for students. The university pays an annual fee of about $10,000. Lifetopia, the company behind roommate click, began as a site to help young urban adults find apartments and roommates.

"Pairing college roommates was a natural outgrowth of the business," said Bill Schneider.

The Sacred Heart freshmen say they are having better roommate experiences than some of their high school friends who are now in college.

Laspino says a couple of his friends at other colleges have changed roommates, due to incompatibility.

This is the second year for Sacred Heart University's deal with the website, and there are plans to continue the agreement for next year.


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