I live in northeast philly so it's about 45 minutes for me also without traffic probably closer to 70 minutes with traffic. i would rather have the 2 hours a day to do work, get away from my home so i can focus more and save the gas and wear and tear on my car. 40 miles each way is tough. 400miles a week on my car, aside from the 200 miles i generally will put on it going back and forth, that's 600 miles a week and 3 tanks of gas. so i'm looking at 85-100 dollars a week in gas and that's kinda steep. I would rather borrow the money for dorms. Plus i really need to focus and at home i screw around too much. where did you do you're undergrad, is this your graduation year or you returning to school.