So, I decided to do a poll. Because I am horribly incapable of making decisions myself, so this is the best way to go. A note on the options: assume that all options include cable TV and broadband internet, and all but student housing allow pets.
Where should I live?
Stay at home.
Live in student housing - share room
Live in student housing - suite
Live in student housing - solo
Rent a room at a house
Share rent in apartment/townhouse (i.e. roommate)
Get a single apartment