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Many freshmen still let colleges pick roommates

After Tom Sommers accepted a spot at Amherst College in May, he didn’t search for a roommate via Facebook­ or browse profiles of other students on a roommate-finding website.

He waited for the college to match him with his freshman roommate, using answers from a simple questionnaire. The low-tech, old-school approach is exactly what Sommers wanted.

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